Home Yoga Practice

17 Nov 2020 0 Comments
  • Home Yoga Practice
As a result of social distancing, most of us have found ourselves transitioning to a full home yoga practice once again.  For some with an established self-practice this may have been a little easier but a loss of community can still be difficult.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the benefits of having a home practice, some essential supplies and a few resources to get you started. 

The Benefits
  • Yoga can be a great aid for your wellbeing and mental health during these challenging times.
  • You can go at your own pace without the judging eyes of your teacher!
  • You don’t have to travel to the studio so you can enjoy that extra time in an even longer savasana!
  • You set the schedule, so if you feel the desire to work on opening your hips today then you open those hips all evening if you like.
  • Pyjama pants make great substitutes for yoga pants and it cuts down on laundry too!
  • It can be a great way to dive deep internally and enjoy the peace which can sometimes be difficult to cultivate in a busy studio.

The Essentials
  • The most important investment is a good quality yoga mat, make sure to keep it clean and put it away once you’re done to keep yourself out of bother with anyone you might share your house with!
  • A nice quiet space which is free of clutter and not too close to any precious heirlooms you don't want to knock over. 
  • Yoga blocks can be a great tool for your practice too.  They can help give you a little extra lift in your hand balances or extra height and support for your forward folds.
  • Comfortable and unrestrictive clothing can really help to free up your movements.
  • A good quality towel can be great for keeping sweat to a minimum whether you chose a full mat length towel or just a smaller hand towel.

The Resources
  • Not that she needs our promotion, but the undisputed queen of lockdown-YouTube-yoga was definitely “Yoga with Adriene” and with good reason, she has some great videos for those looking to develop a sustainable home practice.
  • Our personal queen is Kino MacGregor, she kept us sane through lockdown and helped us continue to build on our practice through a difficult time.  She has many free resources on YouTube but if you can afford the membership to Omstars it is a really brilliant tool with videos from some of the best teachers around.
  • Purple Valley have also been doing some weekend workshops online with some great teachers too, with an added benefit that they’ve been using the money generated throughout lockdown to support their staff and local families in Goa, India who have been really hard hit by the pandemic.
  • One upside of the current situation is that almost all yoga teachers have gone online so you can practice with almost any teacher regardless of how far away they are.  

Good luck, keep inspired and stay safe!

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