Because it's the secret ingredient.
The one thing you can do to get more and better out of your yoga classes is to practice at home.
Will it make you more flexible? Yes.
Is this the reason to do it? No.
The reason to practice yoga at home, on your own (not with a video) is that this is where you learn to pay attention (as Mary Oliver says, it "is our endless and proper work.") to your own inner knowing.
Does it know as much as the teacher? Probably not.
Does it know different things than the teacher? Definitely.
Learning to listen to your own knowing - intuition, inner voice, whatever you decide it's called - is magic. Listening is magic because it is the basis for all wisdom, self-care and transfer of your mad yoga skills on the mat to your life off the mat.
You will take classes differently. You'll relate to your practice differently. You will slowly but inevitably begin to live differently. More like yourself.
Isn't that why we get on the mat in the first place? To feel more like our true selves, like we know we can feel, to feel closer to essence, truth, love and beauty?
If you're like most people, you may be intimidated by rolling out the mat and standing at the top. What happens next? How do I know? How will I know I'm doing it right? That's why I created the HYP (Home Yoga Practice) Workshop: A guided practice creating experience.
When you leave you will have a solid start on your own HYP. You'll never be alone again, because you will have created an authentic structure, body memory and have new skills to respond to your changing needs.
Click the link above to sign up for Saturday 20 September 2014 from 1-4pm in Albuquerque. (If you've taken the workshop before, email me for a special link with a VIP alum rate).
To be on the list for when the online version comes out, click here.
And whatever you do, make sure that you roll out your mat at home today. Give it 5 minutes and honor that limit. It will leave you wanting more... and you'll be on your way!