Friday, August 16, 2013

Network Learning Project - Beginning Yoga

Network Learning Project - Beginning Yoga

I have met my network learning project objective. My learning objective was to introduce myself to Yoga.  I wanted to take the mystery out of Yoga before I formally attended class. I believe I have a much better understanding of Yoga practices.  I have shared my project with an avid Yogini and I will be attending a class with her soon. Through this lesson I curated resources for those interested in beginning Yoga. Click on the link to view a presentation on some of the information I found on the Internet about Yoga.

There are scores of free resources online for someone interested in starting Yoga.  For example, I used yoga forums, blogs, associations, and videos to learn about Yoga. I wanted to use different types of resources.  This led me to Pinterest. Within Pinterest, I spent several hours exploring various magazines and videos on Yoga. I also found Pinterest to be very robust and found information about my other interests in children’s books and teaching.  I did  make a Yoga board with resources aimed at the Yoga beginner. I haven’t fully explored Pinterest. It’s a resource I would like to play with. In terms of exercising, Youtube was by far the most useful resource for learning how to enter and perform Yoga poses. I went through several Youtube videos looking for videos that explained the pose in a clear and concise manner.  

Meditation was my favorite practice. Once I found music and focussed on my breathing, I found meditation to be very relaxing and calming. I started with 10 minutes a day and am now sitting quietly for 20 minutes every morning.  

This project was extremely helpful to me.  I feel more confident about attending Yoga class. I am looking forward to my formal class.  I believe Yoga practice will be beneficial to my health and well being.


1 comment:

  1. Nancy,

    That sounds great! I am going to share your post with my husband because I think he is in need of some meditation and we were just talking about it the other day. Thanks for the insight!