Nowadays, practicing yoga at home has become very easy and convenient. There are great websites with video classes and articles, youtube videos that you can watch and follow. It has become possible to take your yoga practice anywhere.
If you are a beginner, it is highly recommended to go to a few yoga classes for you to get introduced into the practice and to get suggestions from your teacher.
So, what are the benefits of doing yoga at home? Here are some of them:
1. You can practice whenever you want – You can practice everyday and any time of the day. There is no need to stick to a particular schedule, you set your own time. You will realize and feel better if you do yoga after waking up. With a home practice we have the freedom to choose what pose to do next based on what we need that day. Practicing at home offers us the option to make our practice more instinctual, without the constraints of a set agenda.
2. It builds discipline – It takes some extra discipline when practicing yoga at home. This can transform how we respond to tempting things that surround us.
3. You can’t compare yourself with anyone – If you’re in a yoga studio, it’s hard not to compare yourself to anyone. You learn to respect your body for not being perfect when practicing at home. And if there are times when you find it hard to practice in a room full of people, try doing yoga at home instead.
4. There’s no rushing out. – The beauty of practicing at home (especially in the morning) is that you don’t need to be anywhere—you literally can step out of bed and breathe into a forward fold.
5. It doesn’t cost a thing– For those of us on budgets who still want to practice every day, sustaining a yoga practice can be challenging. So, why not spend on a few less classes a week by doing it at home? You can try our videos from Yoga Instructor Steve HERE.
6. Concentrate on Yourself – Practicing yoga at home can benefit You. You ca fully concentrate on yourself, what you are feeling, your own breathing and the thoughts that crosses your mind. Increased self-awareness will benefit not just your yoga practice, but also your life in general.
If you’re finding that you need more yoga than there is time for, try incorporating some home practices into your schedule, even if they are short. Having a home yoga practice is just convenient: location wise, time wise, not to mention economically. And convenience is critical when you have a busy life.