Home yoga practice can sound scary and daunting– where to start??? but it doesn’t need to be.
- Start where you feel safe and comfortable and work from there.
- Start with your favourite pose, start with your favourite breathing practice.
- Start where you are- you don’t need to be on your mat even, bring it into your day, taking a mindful moment while brushing your teeth or drinking your morning brew.
- Start with kindness and compassion for yourself- it won’t be like at a class, but it will be beneficial.
My first yoga teacher always encouraged home practice, this always seemed so intimidating to me, but I am so glad she did, and I am so glad I listened. This is where I truly began to understand the practice and myself. I didn’t know where to start when I first started practicing at home, it seemed impossible to remember everything from class. I was scared of getting it wrong. I had to have all my other ‘chores’ done before I could do it. I had to have at least an hour free. Having all these requirements meant that I didn’t actually do it as often as I wanted. Now, I don’t have any of those requirements, the first requirement of the day is to do a bit of yoga, whether it is a few minutes with the kids, 5 minutes or an hour alone, I try to make it part of my daily routine- like brushing my teeth, yoga is there to help keep my body, and mind healthy.
If you have questions about your home practice, get in touch;)