Take your personal practice to the next level
Updated: Mar 17
Home yoga practice. Here are some tips to improve your yoga practice when you can't get to a studio.
Welcome to our first blog post! We are excited to share tips and tricks with you to keep you inspired and practicing with or without a studio!
The best part about home practice is, you don't need anything! Just yourself and a comfy space (maybe a mat or a soft carpet)
Lets start there. If you are looking to take a step into maybe 10..20..even 60 minutes of yoga at home. Start by buying yourself a Mat, a good quality one if you can, something that stands out to you and catches your attention, but if things are tight any will do. Its a commitment, the start of something beautiful.
One of your proudest moments will be seeing some wear and tear on your first yoga mat. Your hard work will show and the connection with your mat should be an intimate one. Small victories in succession become big victories later on.
Tips for Moving your Body:
- You might know and maybe even love some of the basics already. Practice them well and have a strong foundation for your practice going further.
- Start by getting in touch with your breath. Ujjayi Pranayama in child’s pose or a seated position works well.
- Warm up the spine and backs of the legs slowly with some nice gentle stretches – cat/cows, rag doll forward fold, gentle lunges are all good options.
- Sun Salutations – ESSENTIAL! Both Surya Namaskar A and B. Really use the breath to compliment the full range of movement. Be strong through the vinyasa positions – and if chaturangas are a work in progress. Knees and chest down - Press up to Cobra ;)
SAVASANA!!! - Shhhh! – Give your body the time to integrate all of the energetic movement that you built up through the physical practice. Let your mind and body relax and be receptive. Always relax the jaw and the tongue and melt away with deepened breath.
*THE BEST PART ABOUT ANY YOGA CLASS*
At the end of the day - Try not over think it.
What about when life piles up, making even a five-minute downward dog extremely unlikely? Get creative and playful with it.
“At its heart, a yoga practice is an intention to observe your actions and reactions. It doesn’t necessarily have to take a certain form. Sit on the floor more often and check in with yourself." - Pearce-Hayden
Its a Journey.