The Yama Yoga Challenge –
Tip 1: Forecast your day of rest.
As you begin the 40 day challenge begin by setting a schedule. For strong and motivating practices visit the studio whenever you can. For the days you simple can not get there do a home practice. Five to ten minutes still counts – just as long as you do something. Regardless of if you are at the studio or at home make one day a week a restorative restful session. For ladies Yama Yoga offers a gentle yoga class on Sunday nights at 7:15 but if you can’t make this it is easy to practice at home.
Check the out the following links for more information on restorative yoga.
And for some video tips look at these.
These are just some random examples – there are many others.
If you are practicing very strongly for 6 days a week (especially those practicing astanga) a castor oil or almond oil bath is the recommended alternative to the day of restorative yoga. There are many many benefits of Castor Oil and again proper attention to a Castor Oil bath or Castor Oil massage counts as a day of practice.
For more information on this see
http://elephantbeans.wordpress.com/2009/10/22/pamper-yourself-diy-castor-oil-bath/ or any castor oil bath reference on the web site.
Good luck in your preparations.