This guest post comes from sober hero and yoga teacher Sue (@suek).
Everyone knows they should be doing some physical self care right? And many of us have found yoga is an amazing tool for recovery. But I know doing yoga can seem like a huge leap; getting to a class can be a massive challenge, and even if you do make it to a class, it can be intimidating or overwhelming, especially if you’re a beginner but also even if you’ve been practicing for years.
I teach yoga, and I’ve recently made some video classes for my students when we have to cancel classes because of snow. (That happens regularly where I live in Canada!) I was talking to Mrs D the other day, telling her about my new video venture, and we thought how about yoga videos for the Living Sober tribe?
I’ve made two 20-minute classes for you—one for those times when you need to calm yourself down (like when you’re having a raving craving), and one for when you need to amp up your energy (when the pink cloud goes dark and you need a perk up, or to get going first thing in the morning). They are both chair practices, and should be good for any level of experience, even complete beginners.
There’s also a 50 minute practice for if you’ve got more time.
I purposely do the videos “raw” as in no make-up, no lights, no editing, no special effects. Just me and my laptop in the spare room. My yoga is for daily life.
Give them a try, and let me know if you find them helpful.
And feel free to send me any ideas for other videos you think would be good for this community.
Ps. As I will not be in the room to watch over you while you practice, please take it easy and don’t over-strain yourself. These practices are very simple, and you will have the support of the chair, but you are responsible for looking after yourself and not overdoing it!