Practicing yoga in your personal space has various benefits. It can be practiced anywhere, either night or day, and you don’t need any equipment for it. There are many classes and teachers right in front of you, also it is cost-effective.
The best thing is, practicing yoga at home teaches you to pay more attention to your body, without worrying about others. It motivates you to understand what you need the most and practice in such a way which supports you mentally, physically and emotionally. Here are the tips to help you make most from the home yoga practice:
1- Make some space
Try to find the place at your home that’s quiet and peaceful. Having a wall only in front of you can be helpful but it is not vital. Many people like decorating their space with things such as incense and candles, any quote or photograph that keep them inspired. The essential thing is a lot of space where you can easily stretch out and not bump into chairs, tables, etc.
2- Grab a mat and props
What’s best about yoga is not much equipment is needed. However, with props and mats, you can pose comfortably. Nowadays, accessories and mats are booming and industry is on rise too. With various choices, there’s something for everyone. Yoga accessories might need some space but you can substitute with the household items.
3- Plan and play
Another benefit of practicing yoga at home, primarily if you are taking online class and you don’t have much time, is you can think of deciding for the class before the class only so that you don’t have to decide while getting on the mat. Do the set-up a night before so that before starting, you only have to hit the play button.
4- Commit to the chosen time
Consider if you are a morning or an evening person? Can you perform yoga while on a lunch break? As the perfect time to practice, you don’t need to think that for how much time your friend performs yoga, or what is a proper yoga practice, only go with the practice that is best for you. Perhaps, commit to yourself practicing minimum of 10 minutes a day. Here, the key is, it has to fit your lifestyle.
5- Follow the lead of your body
If you have been following a particular session, once a week close your laptop or book and start practicing on your own. This might feel a daunting task but you just need to ignore it as if you don’t know what to do. Sit on your mat, practice for five minutes that feels good to your body, or you can just sit and relax. Any day you truly listen to what your body needs and do it that way, is what yoga is.
Practicing yoga at home can be challenging than studio. But, the key thing is come up on your mat, open it, be present, and do your thing. #HappyInternationalYogaDay