Home Yoga Practice

Home yoga practice can sound scary and daunting– where to start???  but it doesn’t need to be.

  1. Start where you feel safe and comfortable and work from there.
  2. Start with your favourite pose, start with your favourite breathing practice.
  3. 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.
  4. 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;)

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