What encompasses a personal practice?

Students often tell me, “Oh yoga comes so easily to you.”

In every practice I take time to analyze where my body needs to work and try to think of ways to open it. Much of my practice is spent experimenting.

I videotape my practices to make sure the mind (what I think I am doing) and body (what I am actually doing) are on the same page.  Yoga (or as Prashant says, “Yog”), does not come easily to me.   I have to be very disciplined and make time to practice every day.  This becomes more important as I get older in order to keep the body and mind sharp.

This personal video practice is dedicated to B.K.S. Iyengar and his teachings, my teachers and Jyoti Hansa, AKA Snow Leopard, born Thelma Jeane Porter who reached out to me and touched my heart.

 

About EssentialYoga Studio

Roberta has been practicing yoga since 1988 and has been teaching yoga since 1994. She has trained under master yoga teachers Swami Padmananda, Patricia Walden, Manouso Manos, Father Joe Pereira, Zoë Stewart, Karin Stephan, Liz Owen and others. She continues to study with her Iyengar teachers, Patricia Walden and Peentz Dubble. Roberta has studied yoga at the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Memorial Institute in Pune, India during June 2011, February 2014 and attended Abhijata's intensive in Pune, India December 2016. Roberta is currently enrolled in Peentz Dubble's two year Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Program. Additionally, Roberta completed training and certification with Elise Browning Miller as 'Yoga for Scoliosis' instructor. She completed a 500 hour Hatha Yoga Certification program with AURA Wellness Center and is registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500. She has been a Certified Meditation Teacher since June 2007 and has been an Usui Reiki Practitioner since 1989. Roberta's Personal Practice Philosophy: Health issues have changed and deepened my practice. You will see many photos of me using a variety of props. On days I don't feel well, instead of saying, "I can't practice today", Iyengar Yoga has taught me to say, "How can I practice today".
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2 Responses to What encompasses a personal practice?

  1. Great! Find your video’s really helpful and inspiring. Every Tuesday I will try practice bowing hanumanasa against the wall in remembrance of Guruji! Your personal practice inspires ours. Keep it going! Thanks.

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