Keys to doing yoga at home. Yoga is an activity full of physical and mental benefits, which you can start practicing at any time, as long as you feel motivated enough.
One of the advantages of yoga is that you can practice it at home, marking your rhythm and your own schedules. But it is also true that this is more difficult to be constant than going to a yoga center with more people, and we run the risk of leaving in a short time. So that this does not happen, there are a series of guidelines that can help you to enjoy yoga and its benefits.
It is not necessary that you have an exclusive room, but a space, a hole in the house that is relatively spacious and quiet enough so that you feel comfortable when doing your exercises. Delimiting a space will also help you to establish a routine and to associate that place in the house with the practice of yoga.
Do not leave yoga for when you have free time. Set a schedule and try to adjust to it to the fullest. And before you start to prepare yourself as if you were going to a class at a yoga center or gym: get dressed in comfortable clothes, pick up your hair, put on music, prepare a glass of water to keep it close, arrange the materials exactly as you go to need … if you take care of these little details you yourself will take your yoga session more seriously and you will start more concentrated.
Although Hatha yoga is the most widespread modality, there are many others that could be better adapted to you, such as Ashtanga yoga, or Kundalini yoga, also dynamic, but less demanding.
When you know what your type of yoga is, plan your session because it is very important that you know what you are going to do before you start. If you already have experience, surely you can design your own routine, thinking about your needs and creatively. If not, you can resort to yoga manuals and virtual classes that will be of great help.
It is not necessary that you have a lot of material, but there is a minimum that is essential. The main thing is that you do with a mat, which if possible does not slip. It is not necessary to make a large investment, since there are many types of mats on the market, at a good price, and of good quality, for you to train comfortably. Depending on what exercises you do, a block or brick of yoga, especially recommended for the most rigid bodies, may suit you.
As for clothes, it is only necessary to be comfortable and breathable, so that you do not limit your movements when making any position. Of course, comfortable does not mean you can go in your pajamas: as we said before, get dressed to do yoga as part of the routine.
No doubt this is easier said than done, but you need to be constant and patient to start feeling comfortable and notice results. In fact, the most normal thing is that at first you feel a little awkward and the postures do not go as well as you would like. Our advice is that you do not despair, any learning needs time and you do not have to answer to anyone. Just take a deep breath and enjoy each new step, it is benefiting you more than you imagine.