Yoga can be pretty intimidating. I know because for many years I was too afraid to try it. But now I practice it every morning for 10 to 20 minutes and I feel so much better about starting my day. Yoga will make you feel healthier, more positive and comes with a laundry list of other wellness benefits.
One of the hardest things to do is to just get started. I’ve taken classes over the years but I find it hard to commit to going. I’m much more likely to practice if I do yoga on my own time. I love learning with my virtual instructor — Esther Ekhart. She has a YouTube channel with many yoga videos that you must try. She’s very soothing and gentle.
For those of you who want to try yoga but don’t know how to get going — this checklist is for you. It was written by a yoga instructor from BentonLearning.org named Susie Lopez. Bent on Learning is a wonderful program that is bringing yoga to New York City public school children. Read more