5 tips for doing yoga at home
Now that we are still not allowed to open our studio doors, we give you our five best tips to continu your yoga practice at home. Maybe the best tip of all is to not forget that moving your body, taking deep breaths, and stretching your muscles with some (gentle)yoga can help relieve some of the anxiety and stress you may be feeling right now. So don’t forget to take time for your yoga practice!
1. Create a space where you can practice yoga
If you try to do yoga in a chaotic room with a lot distractions it may be difficult to stay focused. So where do you have enough space to practice? Is it in your living room, bedroom or kitchen? Wherever it is, make it your space. Bring a candle or flowers to that room and roll out your mat. This is your energy zone where you can let go and recharge yourself.
2. Get your yoga props
All you really need is a yoga mat, one that isn’t slippery. There are a lot of different types of yoga mats so do a litlle search before you buy one. At Yoga Specials they will help you to find the prefect yoga mat. Blocks are a great addition but they can be replaced with books and other household things. A bolster is also nice to have but you can also use a stack of pillows and blankets instead. If you normally us a strap at home you can also use a belt.
3. It doesn’t have to be a long yoga class!
There is no time limit for a yoga practice. When you go to a studio one class is usually 60 or 75 minutes. You can do that at home as well, but if you have kids or share your home with others it can be changellings to find that time. So it’s okay to start with a 20 or 30 min class. Did you know that we offer daily 45 min live stream sessions? Click here fort he schedule.
4. Stay safe, prevent injury
This is one tip with no shortcuts. Always watch your boundaries and especially be mindful of your body’s vulnerable areas. Particularly vulnerable areas are knees, hips, spine and neck. If you feel any painful sensations, adjust, soften, come out of the pose if you need to. Don’t force or push.
5. Don’t skip Savasana
It is really important to give your body time to relax in Savasana after a yoga practice. The nervous system needs time to assimilate the benefits it has gained during the practice. You can otherwise feel unnecessarily wired after a yoga practice, especially after an intense yoga class.
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6. Put on your favorite yoga music
When practicing yoga online, you always have the option to pick your own music. Maybe the music playing in the studio isn’t the one you prefer, or you just want to yoga with your favorite playlist. Press play and enjoy, you are in charge!