Are you ready to practice yoga at home but aren't sure where to start? You're in the right place! Here, we'll show you how to start a yoga practice in the comfort of your own home, find an online yoga trainer, and get started with free yoga online.
No matter where you are in your yoga journey—just starting out or perfecting your arm balances—practicing yoga at home puts you in control of your time, energy, and effort. And, it can go a long way towards increasing your commitment to your yoga practice.
As you already know, there's a difference between knowing and practicing. Even after we learn about the benefits of a personal yoga practice at home, we do just about everything we can to keep from putting it into practice.
We tell ourselves that we don't have the time, the space, the right gear... Or, we think we're not far enough in our yoga journey to get anything from the time we invest in practicing yoga at home. For whatever reason, we seem to think that our practice is "real" only when we're in a crowded room full of Lululemon-clad fitness models twisting themselves into uncomfortable positions and risking injury because they don't want to be the only one not doing it "right."
That's why we recommend an at-home yoga practice with an online yoga trainer from myYogaTeacher to get you started on your path to an inspiring yoga practice.
Getting set up with an at-home yoga practice is actually pretty easy. Let's look at the 5 steps you can take to get started today.
Yoga can be calming, invigorating, and relaxing—sometimes all at once. It's all about mindful movement, incorporating physical movement, and meditation to deepen your mind-body connection.
It's important to keep all of this in mind when building your at-home yoga practice.
To help you create a yoga practice that brings you peace, joy, and happiness, let's take a look at the 5 steps you can take to get started practicing yoga at home.
The foundation of a gratifying at-home yoga practice is having a space that makes you feel good. If you have a space that you can leave set up to practice, with your props easily accessible and your mat unrolled and ready to go, that's wonderful! Of course, most of us aren't that lucky.
If you don't have a space where you can leave your yoga gear set up all the time, don't worry about it. Just choose a space that's peaceful and has as much space as you can use. To create the right ambiance, you can light candles or incense but that's not necessary unless you enjoy those things.
What's most important about your space is that it's inviting and makes you want to practice yoga. And, if even that is too much to ask, just practice wherever you can!
To be clear, you don't need yoga props. You don't even need a yoga mat, though they're really nice to have and make your practice both safer and more comfortable.
Start by looking around your house for items you can use as props. No blocks and no money to buy some? Try some books. No yoga strap? Grab a belt or a towel. Need a bolster? Stack up some blankets and pillows.
Your yoga practice isn't about the clothing you wear or the tools you use. While props can make your practice more comfortable, there's no need to rush out and spend money on them. If you find that the props are worth it for you, get some. If not, no worries.
What are you going to do when you're on your mat? There are so many different types of yoga out there and it's likely that you're going to find more than a few that make your body and mind feel great. Start out by asking what your body and mind need and then build your practice around that.
There are many yoga practitioners who move intuitively, not following a program, or hitting specific poses, just moving their bodies in a way that feels good. Others scour the internet for the perfect class.
Our recommendation? Don't get caught up in finding the "perfect" series of movements or class.
Think about what you need, what will make you feel the best, and either do those movements or find a class that matches that style without stressing over finding a class that ticks all your boxes.
Even if you already practice yoga at home, we recommend finding an online yoga trainer so you can relax your mind and let the instructor handle the cueing. With myYogaTeacher, you can sign up for either live online group yoga classes or one-on-one classes with an online yoga trainer.
Finding an online yoga trainer is an excellent complement to your existing at-home yoga practice. Working one-on-one with an online yoga trainer will help you improve your own yoga knowledge quickly. This means that you'll be able to move more intuitively over time and will be able to enjoy your own yoga practice anywhere, anytime. Working with an online yoga trainer is also a great way to learn asanas safely.
With myYogaTeacher, you can enjoy all of the benefits of an at-home yoga practice with an online yoga trainer who will keep you safe and gives you that teacher-student relationship that makes yoga so much more enjoyable. Sign up with myYogaTeacher today!
Setting up a space at home to practice yoga is just the beginning. After you've made your plans you still have to roll out your mat and practice. Using free yoga online through myYogaTeacher will free up your mental space so all you have to do is show up.
We offer live yoga classes online—all day, every day—for any yoga style you can imagine. Our instructors are expert yoga teachers from India who have grown up in the culture of yoga and are eager to impart their wisdom to you. Check out more benefits of live online yoga classes.
No matter whether you take one of our free online yoga classes, sign up for one-on-one teaching, or enroll in one of our amazing yoga workshops, myYogaTeacher has everything you need to practice yoga at home safely.
No matter whether you're interested in starting a yoga practice or deepening your yoga practice, myYogaTeacher has the tools and expertise you need. With the tips we've included in this article, you'll be able to set up the best framework to practice yoga on your terms. And myYogaTeacher is here with you every step of the way.
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