I recommend that you work in a space that allows a stable balance point on all 4 sides of you. No matter which way you turn as your practice evolves, you'll want to be able to reach out to a chair, wall or other solid item for balance and support.
To help assure your success, join us in loose or stretchy, comfortable clothing. As you prepare to maneuver in ways you never thought possible, you'll need your Yogawear to do the same.
Choose a non-slip floor area for work, and use a rug or other cushiony surface to protect bony parts such as your knees from bruising. A Yoga mat would be the ideal, serving as cushion and non-slip for your safety and comfort. Watch for my giveaway of these coming soon.
Grab your dog, a Yoga mat*, and your humility as we begin this journey of mind, body and spirit--with our dogs. We'll be here with a new Doga pose each Saturday for a few months; we hope you will join in the fun and practice frequently with us. I'll share the links to each pose as we progress so that you may go back and continue to work on those that challenge you most.
One last request? Please help me get the word out so we can build a community of Dogis; haha, I coined a new word! Click the RT button and tell your Twitter followers:
Join @AllThingsDog & @AllThingsDoga for beginner #Doga poses ea Sat. during #WeeklyWag starting 3/15: http://t.co/CvtaJeeZ43
— Carrie Boyko (@AllThingsDoga) March 10, 2014
*Additional comforts for making Yoga practice more enjoyable include a blanket, thin pillow, and yoga blocks for reducing the stretch of some poses to make them achievable for you. I've linked to examples of a few of these essentials to assist you with seeing what you may wish to acquire. While none are absolutely necessary, they will help you to enjoy and progress in your practice.