Yoga Warehouse 2 Go
Many of our students who own the “Yoga Warehouse 2 Go” double CD audio recordings (one class with Shyam, one class with Mohini) have told us that the classes help them to keep up their Yoga practice at home. For years this CD set has been available for $24 (and still is … if you happen to have a CD player 🙂 ). We now are offering the classes here for free. However, if you’d like to make a donation to support the Yoga Warehouse, we will gratefully accept it. You can make a donation through Venmo (user name @ywyogis or search for “Yoga Warehouse” — you will find the Om symbol), or with a credit card by calling or texting us at 954-525-7726.
These recordings were made specifically for students who are already familiar with the Classical Hatha Yoga sequence that is taught at Sivananda centers and ashrams around the world, so there is not much instruction for beginners or first-timers. That said, a most important instruction, whether you are a beginner or more experienced, is to never strain when you’re practicing. In fact, one of the great things about Hatha Yoga is that the benefits come without straining, so remember: Less is more!
There are 12 asanas, or postures, that form a framework for our basic class. For specific instructions on some of the practices in the audio classes, please refer to our somewhat amateurish but hopefully informative videos:
YOUTUBE INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS
1) Kapalabhati Breathing
2) Alternate Nostril Breathing (Anuloma Viloma Pranayama)
3) Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar)
4) Sun Salutation Using a Chair
6) Headstand (Sirsasana)
7) Shoulderstand and Plow (Sarvangasana and Halasana)
8) Shoulderstand and Plow from the Legs-Up-The-Wall Position
9) Fish (Matsyasana)
10) Crow (Kakasana)
You’ll find even more helpful instruction and benefits in the Learning Center of this website. The breathing exercises, or Pranayama, are described in the Proper Breathing section. Additional information on how to practice the postures, or Asanas, can be found in the Proper Exercise section. Our Learning Center describes the Five Points of Yoga (Proper Breathing and Proper Exercise are two of them), and the Four Paths of Yoga. Good to know!
Another useful and relevant Yogic practice is to keep your nose clean with Jala Neti (nasal irrigation) which helps to clear mucus from the nasal passages. One of the functions of that mucus is to trap potentially harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi before they make their way deeper into the respiratory system, so keeping this nasal filter clean is a way to keep these invaders at bay.
If you have questions about any of these practices or suggestions for additional instructional videos, feel free to contact us. Please stay connected by signing up for our occasional emails so you can receive notifications of additional resources or happenings at the YW.