Many times, getting to the Yoga studio for a specific class at a specific time of the day can be a hard task. You may have too much going on at work with no time to commit to the whole 60 or 90 minute class, or perhaps you paid rent yesterday and you’re broke. If you’re like me, getting to a Yoga studio five to seven times a week would be fantastic, but it’s out of the question. Here are a few benefits to having a home Yoga practice:
-Time – Less commute time to and from the studio.
-Me Time – Sometimes you’re not in the mood to go to the studio where you may feel pressured to look a certain part or act a certain way. Spend time with yourself, do your Yoga practice, and you may feel better afterwards.
-Perfect Your Practice – It’s easy to get caught up in attending class after class at your favourite studio and not taking the time to truly learn a new pose; activate the muscle memory and allow the body to absorb the benefits of Yoga.
-Learn a Tailored Sequence – If you are wanting to work a certain muscle group, for example the shoulders, or perhaps work on your alignment in standing poses, a tailored sequence allows you the opportunity to target your needs. After having a one-on-one session with me or maybe another teacher, you will have a Yoga plan tailored to meet your needs.
So what do you need to have a home Yoga practice? You don’t need a statue of Buddha, a tapestry from India, a bonsai tree and handmade prayer beads from Tibetan monks. A reasonable, decluttered space will work, free of distractions such as the television and your cell phone. Turn your cell phone off; there’s nothing like the ding of a text notification to get you itching to check your phone.
When it comes to equipment all you need is a good Yoga mat (if you don’t have carpet), and some DIY props such as a blanket, pillow, a scarf or belt to act as a strap and a couple of books of the same size to act as blocks.
Feel free to contact me if you would like to have a tailored Yoga plan to suit your needs.