I've recently finished my Yoga For All teacher training and one of the biggest take aways was this: the postures should be adapted to suit individual bodies - not the other way around.
In a vinyasa practice, this advanced posture is a staple pose - yet many of us struggle with it. Worry not: chataranga is in reach! Like everything else in life, it just takes a bit of patience, practice, and humility.
To follow-up on Harriet’s blog entry about the benefits of a studio practice, I would like to talk about the benefits of using a home yoga practice as a complement. I myself practice at home daily and find it beneficial both as a form of meditation and as a means to further improve my practice by having a private space to experiment with more challenging poses.
Speak to almost any long-term yogi, and you’ll soon discover that they have some form of regular home practice. I say almost any yogi, because I definitely do the vast, vast majority of my practice in a studio. As a yoga teacher who prefers studio practice almost exclusively over home practice, I definitely fall into the minority.