Where to start?


I have done yoga on and off for the past 13 years. For the past year I have been mainly lifting weights and doing aerobic activity with little or no yoga. I have had a number of abdominal surgeries so constantly have to work at strengthening that area and also struggle with low back issues. I am trying to decide if I should go back to the beginner classes or intermediate. I want to get back into regular practice but also don’t want to lose the strength and muscle I have gained over the last year. I don’t have the margin to maintain a regular fitness routine including all of these elements.

Any help would be appreciated!


You may want to begin by establishing your core stability, then progress through some hatha classes that emphasize alignment. Does that sound in line with your needs? It would ensure that you start again with the fundamental principles in play, so you maximize the benefits and protect yourself from injury.


I was leaning that direction, but was not sure the best place to go after
restarting with some fundamentals. Your suggestion to start with some hatha
classes is very helpful. Thank you so much for your time!