My Continuing Yoga Journey

I recently wrote a post on the start of my yoga journey.  It’s been a couple weeks so I wanted to give an update since I’ve taken several more steps on my journey.  I hope this inspires others who are have been hesitant to try yoga to take the first steps on their journey.

Online Resources

First of all, one of my awesome readers mentioned that she did yoga with a Youtuber named Adriene.  I love when readers leave suggestions in the comments because it is helpful to me and I like to leave comments that are helpful to others.  It’s such a great community.  I gave Yoga with Adriene a look and now I am OBSESSED!!!  I feel like she is my new best friend…lol.

She is uplifting and chill.  I love her calm voice and playful nature.  The speed is just right…I can’t say enough about her awesomeness!!!  I am a kindergarten teacher and I have my students do yoga every day in class and I have incorporated some of Adriene’s shorter classes in our day.

Yoga Props

I have the tightest hips and IT bands on Earth.  My hip issues are the cause of said tightness.  I ordered some yoga blocks (affiliate link) which help support my legs in certain poses because I don’t have as much flexibility in those poses.  They are a life saver.

Modifications

Yes, as I’ve said above, I need to modify some of the poses.  This is partly due to my hip issues and tightness AND partly because I’ve just started the yoga journey.  I know that once I become more familiar with the poses and strengthen and stretch the muscles, it will become easier.  I found some wonderful resources for modifications.

courtesy of Yoga Journal website

My FAVORITE active wear retailer Athleta has a blog where I found a great post with wonderful visuals and suggestions.   When I googled yoga modifications, I found some great images from Yoga Journal.  They were exactly what I was looking for and it was easier to find them in Google images than their actual website.  The Yoga Journal website has a plethora of information on yoga and is a great overall resource.

I will continue to update my journey here.  Most of all if you have any more suggestions or ideas, please keep them coming.  As a result of your comments, I have learned so much from my readers and love the community we have.  Thank you. Namaste.

Author: Kim

Golf/Hockey mom, dog mom, kindergarten teacher, wife, avid book reader, lover of sports, fitness fan, nutrition studier, wellness & happiness seeker

44 thoughts on “My Continuing Yoga Journey”

  1. I love yoga! I also watch Yoga with Adriene and other YouTube videos – they’re so helpful. 🙂 I’m definitely going to save that Yoga Journal website and check it out later! Great post and thank you for sharing! <3

    1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Adriene…my new best friend…so glad I found someone who I connect with who motivates me to do the yoga practice. Thank you Tami:)

  2. I started doing Yoga about a year ago and I also use Adrienne. I’m obsessed too – she’s amazing. I love the way she allows you a little room to interpret the postures and movements in your own way.

    1. Try Yoga with Adriene…she is really great and she often says do what feels good for you so there is no pressure or stress about it. LOVE HER!!!

  3. Loved this! Thanks for the great tip about those online yoga videos. I really only do yoga in class, so it will be good to do some at home too 🙂 Cheers, Mary Jane

  4. I’d love to try yoga but i think I’d need to do it with someone at first to understand it abit more because I am disabled. Around my area though, there is no where to learn and practice it.
    I loved your post however, really informative especially your part about modifications for your hip!x

    1. If you google modified yoga, I’m sure you could find some yoga classes on youtube that would work for you. I sometimes watch the videos before I do them so I know what to expect:)

  5. Yoga with Adriene is great! I really have to get back to doing yoga, it just makes such a big difference in my mental and physical state.

  6. Good for you!!! And thanks for the encouragement! One thing on my Life List is to get into yoga. I’ve been to a few classes here and there but nothing consistent. I think it does wonders to mental health!

    1. Blankets have really helped me sit in a cross-legged position too…I stack a couple and sit on them and I can actually comfortably sit cross-legged. I have hip issues too.

  7. Thanks so much for the info on Adriene’s Youtube channel. I just subscribed! I did yoga regularly for a while, using the Gaiam DVDs. I have fallen off with regular practice and think this would be very motivating to keep up with. I know I feel much happier and relaxed when I do yoga regularly.

    1. Don’t you love her!!! I have been doing her videos for about a month and I am obsessed. I’ve already noticed improvements in my practice. Another great yogi is Allie from the Journey Junkies:)

  8. Yoga has been my life line this year! It’s so great to see others on the same journey. If you are interested there’s a facebook group called “Live Your Journey” hosted by Allie at the Journey Junkie. People post inspiring things and it’s great, but the best part is when you have a question and aren’t sure how to do a modification or what’s wrong about your form, you can go there and answer and people are so kind!

  9. I’ve been thinking about doing more yoga, so this post came at a great time! Thank you for these tips – I’ll definitely check out Adriene’s channel!

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