Yoga at Home? (Part 1) First Things First...You Need a Dedicated Space

Honestly, the hardest part of starting a personal yoga practice lies with being solely responsible for your own preparation, progress, and perspiration. Sure, there are tons of free and subscription-based yoga videos available on the Internet. Perhaps, your in-person studio – if you have one – is likely offering online Zoom classes as well. Furthermore, you may be one of those who find comfort in and camaraderie through in-person classes. But as we all know, the likes of Corona have changed that – at least for the time being. Perhaps, that’s the very reason why you prefer to take up go it alone. But to do so, will require implementing a few surefire ways actually becomes a definite reality. Long before you concern yourself with the “right props” or even in finding the “right live or on-demand online lesson/teacher,” you need to find the right physical space. Doing yoga at…

Yoga at Home? (Part 2) Finding a Yoga Teacher in a Post-COVID World

Now that we’ve gotten your sacred space squared away, it’s time to select the right teacher based on your preferred yoga style. In the face of recent global events, many yoga studios were forced to close and haven’t been able to reopen. Or have reopened to strict guidelines for offering in-person classes. With that said, many independent yoga teachers and/or yoga studios have moved their classes online. Unfortunately, not all of these yoga teachers are tech-savvy, which could damper even the best teaching styles. Unless you have a preferred yoga teacher from your previous in-person classes who transitioned online, or perhaps you’re a yoga newbie, here are a few things to consider for doing yoga at home until you can return to a physical studio if desired. It really boils down to whether or not you want a yoga experience that’s passive or active. Passive or Active Yoga Classes? A…

Yoga at Home? (Part 3) The Top 4 Tools & Props You'll Need

Now that we’ve secured a sacred space in your home, decided on your preferred yoga style, teacher, and platform or studio, now it’s time to ensure that you have the right yoga gear. This article will highlight common yoga tools and props you’ll need for effective home practice. Of course, you don’t have to buy these items but it’s better if you are serious about practicing in the comfort of your own home. “Yoga is the art work of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul.” ~Unknown Yoga Mat If you purchase nothing else for your practice, it should definitely be a yoga mat (with a carrying case). If you ever want to take your mat on the go or decide to attend yoga classes in person, due to COVID restrictions, you’ll need your own mat. There are different styles of mats – ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), polyvinyl chloride…

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