Recently, a student emailed the following question:
"At home I don't seem to have the discipline yet to be able to do a session like the ones that you facilitate. Is there a book or author that you could recommend that might be of some help in remembering what some of the progressions that you teach are?"
This is a common question. Currently, I am in the process of writing a book (of some sort) on this very subject--creating a successful home practice. In the meantime, here is a list of sources that have helped others in the past:
Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness by Erich Schiffmann
OM at Home by Cyndi Lee
AM and PM Yoga for Beginners DVD by Rodney Yee
Yoga for Stress Relief (With the Dalai Lama) DVD by Barbara Benagh
Yoga Sanctuary: A Guided Hatha Yoga Practice CD by Shiva Rea
A wonderful way to really learn Yoga (and continue to learn) is to attend classes and use supplemental resources (like the ones listed above) to understand alignment and action, as well as learn new asanas (postures). Once you have learned a number of asanas and feel comfortable with Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation), I think it is wisest to branch away from someone else's sequence and create your own. This is when the practice becomes more "alive" and filled with meaning both physically and mentally. I'll share when my book on this subject is ready for release.
Namaste, My heart to your heart,