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Yoga is a part of my everyday life. I like to do it to relax in the evening and to start my day out right. I don’t always do it both times each day, but I do try to do it at least once a day, even if i it’s just from my computer chair. I believe yoga has some great healing properties for both mental and physical health. It keeps me limber as well since I suffer from stiff joints and chronic pain type issues. I was intimidated when I first started doing yoga at home as I was under the assumption that to really learn it, I would need to do it in a class under the direction of a yogi. I have learned that my misconception was wrong and that yoga can easily be self taught at home and there is the advantage of not worrying about ‘messing up’ on a pose at home and getting time to practice it and perfect it. If you want to learn to do yoga in the comfort of your own place, here are my tips for doing yoga at home.
Tips for Doing Yoga at Home
Use free videos on YouTube or on streaming services– Free videos on YouTube are all over and some of them are full yoga sessions. If you have something like Amazon Prime, you can watch hundreds of free Yoga programs as well. Many of these programs are for every skill set and level and some are just a few poses rather than full sessions to give you an idea of what kinds of poses you want to work on. As you advance and create your own sets, yo u can look for relaxation music on YouTube to play during your sets as well.
Make sure to wear comfortable clothing- I like to wear my many sets of Rainbeau Curves leggings for my yoga sessions because they wick away sweat (yes! I actually work up a sweat when I do yoga!) and they are fun and colorful as well as being extremely comfortable. Make sure whatever you are wearing allows for full movement and does not restrict you in any way. I also like to wear a good bra such as the Grace bra from Rainbeau Curves because it holds in the girls well so I can be free to move about in any position.
Use the right tools- If nothing else, get yourself a yoga mat and blocks. These two tools are a definite need in any beginner’s yoga toolbox. The mat will help you with comfort and slippage as well as give you a space to do your poses. The blocks help you achieve certain positions that you aren’t quite able to without some support yet.
Find a quiet space- This can be quite a challenge for some. It is vital that you find a space that is quiet and where you can be alone to practice your yoga without interruptions. This could be a time when young ones are in bed or at school or even before they get up. In order to fully give yourself to yoga, you need to be able to concentrate.
Get a spouse or child to do the practice with you- If you are having trouble with finding a quiet space, why not get a spouse or child involved in your practice? Yoga is excellent for kids because it teaches them to self-soothe and meditate while listening to that quiet voice inside them. Your spouse might find that it helps them with work related pain and helps them sleep.
Challenge yourself- When you get past a certain pose, don’t end there. Continue to push yourself and challenge your body! At-home yoga is a great way to feel confident in pushing yourself to try something new.
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