5 Ways to Start an Aqua Yoga Practice

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5 Ways to Start an Aqua Yoga Practice…Even if you don’t own a pool

#1 Just do it!  Even if you own a pool, there are always obstacles.

#2 Practice one or two postures on land to learn the difference of how it feels in your body.

#3 Incorporate visualizations into your movements throughout the day.

#4  Apply yoga philosophy to all aspects of your life.

#5 Work one posture into the beginning or end of an aquatics class.

Applying these five tips will help you get started.  How can you build on it to get some pool time?  Do you know a friend who would let you use their pool?  Most municipal pools have free swim hours for a very affordable fee, can you go there?  Can you join your local Y?  Pick a pool and practice.  You got this.

This short video covers the same concepts with a little more explanation. 

Feel free to comment below with the trick or tip that helped you take the plunge and get started in the pool.

If you need more resources for how to practice an aqua yoga centered approach to yoga philosophy, buy my book, There’s no P in our OOL, using yoga philosophy to transform your aqua yoga practice.

If you need help before you start an aqua yoga practice, join my online aqua yoga ecourse starting in April.  It will take you from aqua yoga newbie to calm, confident mermaid.  We’ll cover ways to start an aqua yoga practice all the way through to maintaining your own practice with video, audio, and poolside content.  Sign up for my email list to receive priority enrollment and early bird discounts.

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I'm a yoga teacher who specializes in making yoga accessible for those with chronic health conditions in the pool and on land. My teaching style is engaging, responsive and fun. 

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