Why practice home yoga?
For many of us, it’s not always easy to carve out time to practice yoga at the local studio. Maybe we have jobs that keep us busy, or young children that need attention, or an aging parent that needs help. A home practice is the perfect way to ensure you have the time for the healing, support and self-care that yoga provides. Starting and maintaining your own yoga practice at home can save time, money and energy.
A home yoga practice is something you can do regularly on your own, without having to depend on a teacher or class schedule. Yoga is a practice of constantly learning, growing and evolving. While this is best facilitated by an experienced yoga teacher, you can still grow and deepen your practice from the comfort of your home. In our Home Yoga section, we discuss how to create and maintain a home practice where you can learn the basic poses, develop strength and flexibility, and enjoy the many benefits that a home yoga practice brings.
Can you do yoga at home?
Yes, you can do yoga at home, alone or with a partner, whether you live in a small apartment or a big house. There are tons of yoga DVDs, online videos, and yoga apps that you can choose from. If you have never done yoga before, it would be best to take a beginner class at a yoga studio to give you the proper instruction and guidance to avoid injuries. Establishing an home yoga practice may seem daunting at first, but if you start with just a few yoga poses you can easily build up your practice in just a few weeks.
Is doing yoga at home effective?
Yes, a home yoga practice may have more benefits than a studio practice. While it requires a bit more discipline, a home practice will cost less, build self-confidence and be more convenient. For the best success, start your home yoga practice with just the basics and take your time to slowly add more asanas, pose sequences, pranayama, and meditation to increase the amount of time and level of difficulty.
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