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How to Start an At-Home Yoga Practice

maryjoy-caballero-IKAO7n6aMX4-unsplash The Basics of Practicing Yoga at Home

What a bright day it is for several postures!

Many people perceived fitness to be all physical as that was the only way it was understood to be. On the contrary, being fit involves lifting weights or doing cardio, but your diet plays a massive role in the overall results. The introduction of meditation and mindfulness through yoga has made it possible for many people to practice fitness with a different approach. So before we get the details on how you can begin home yoga practice, let’s get the basics.

  • Yoga Practice

Yoga is a combination of spiritual, physical, and mental disciplines and practices that trace their origin to ancient India. It’s among the six orthodox philosophical schools of Hinduism. Yoga is broad, and the patterns are shared within Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism. However, the schools, goals, and practices differ in all three beliefs. In these modern times, and precisely in the Western world, people practice modern hatha yoga and yoga exercises done in the form of asanas or postures.

  • Benefits and Importance of Yoga Practice

The practice of yoga is packed with a lot of benefits. This is probably why many people out there prefer it to the regular gym sessions of lifting weights. Some of the general benefits of yoga that you should know about include;

a) It improves your strength, flexibility, and balance
b) It’s known to relieve your back pains
c) It’s possible to ease arthritis symptoms by practicing yoga
d) Practicing yoga will improve your heart health
e) It induces sound sleep by helping you to relax quickly
f) It contributes to a good mood and energetic feeling
g) It is a means of stress management
h) It provides an excellent connection to a supportive community.

Some of the importance of yoga to your body includes;

    1. It helps improve your posture
    2. It'll boost your body's metabolism
    3. It'll help to lower your blood sugar
    4. It'll increase your blood flow
    5. It'll keep diseases at bay
    6. Yoga increases your self-esteem.

  • How to Start an At-Home Yoga Practice

We now have a clear picture of what yoga is and how you can benefit from its practice, but how would you begin yoga at home free? A live studio class is more effective because you can directly interact with your instructor and get assistance for the more complex poses. However, we've got the pandemic going on, and everything is shut down, so the only way you can get back or begin your yoga routine is by doing it at home.

So what will you need?

  • Requirements for Yoga Beginners

There are essentials for a good yoga session. Some equipment will be necessary for particular poses, and you should get it. Some of the things to include in your shopping list include;

  • Proper clothing (sports bra, yoga pants, yoga tops, shorts, capris, tanks, and pullover).
  • The Right Approach and Strategy

It would be best to put together several things to have the perfect yoga at home for weight loss sessions. These are factors to consider for the best results, effectiveness, and convenience of the entire session.

Oh, my back feels so much better

  1. Get the Gear

Ensure that you have all the necessary equipment needed for each session. Some of the time, you'll do the yoga in your backyard, sometimes in a room, and sometimes in the outdoor space, and each area requires some dressing for comfort.

  1. Create Yoga Space at Home

You have to make enough room to concentrate in the sessions and give your best in every stretch and posture. This should be in terms of space, comfort, and accessibility. Choose a room that doesn't have many things to move before and after the session, and apparent distracting noises. If you choose the outdoor space, then you have to do some mowing and make sure that there are no snooping neighbors to make you uncomfortable.

  1. Have a Schedule

Create a schedule that can work properly. You should factor in your family's time and the typical duties and spare time for your yoga sessions. One issue that’s a significant challenge in yoga for beginners at home is having a proper schedule since the inconsistency affects the performance.

  1. Find an Ideal Flow

If you want to customize a routine, you have to choose the correct postures and align them well to come up with a good flow. Some of the best yoga postures for beginners include;

  • Cat-cow
  • Downward facing dog to down dog split
  • Low lunge
  • Warrior I
  • Warrior II
  • Reverse warrior
  • Plank to chaturanga
  • Upward facing dog
  • Downward facing dog
  • Child’s pose
  • Plank pose
  • Four-limbed staff pose
  • Cobra pose
  • Tree pose
  • Triangle pose
  • Seated half-spinal twist pose
  • Bridge pose
  • Corpse pose.
  1. Make Plans

With a proper schedule and a pool of yoga poses to choose from, you can develop a plan on when and how you'll be doing the poses. This will give you a sense of direction, and you'll have a better outline to follow.

  1. Let Your Body Be in Control

Beware of any pains, pinches, or pushing. If you feel that your body needs a particular posture, then it is at that time that you should go for it. The body has different needs, and it is crucial if you address them at the right time.

  1. Make it Fun

Enjoy the process. Slide in some relaxing music, bring in some candles or even include a partner if possible. The more fun it becomes, the more you do better and enjoy the process.

There you go, kiddo, that's how it's done.

  1. Slide-in Some Meditation

Don’t concentrate too much on the postures and forget the meditation part. This should be part of your plan. Take some time to reflect and clear off the negative vibrations from your life.

  1. Be Persistent

Do not at any point feel like giving up. Push yourself as hard as you can but also take a breather when need be.

  • Conclusion

Practicing yoga has many benefits. You can practice yoga in the comfort of your home with ease. All you need to do is to get the necessary equipment and ample space for your postures. You can think of including a family member in your routine so that you can help each other in the challenging poses.

Do you want to practice yoga at home? What equipment do you have? Leave a comment.

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