There’s no denying that yoga is a brilliant way to exercise, stay healthy and have some fun all at the same time! Millions of people around the world take up yoga each year, and many of them do so in the comfort of their homes.
Is that something that appeals to you? If so, you might be wondering how to go about getting started with home yoga. Don’t worry, because my handy guide will tell you all you need to know!
Set up a schedule – and stick to it
One of the reasons many people give up on yoga is because they don’t have a set routine. Instead, they try to fit it in amongst their other daily tasks. Of course, you don’t need me to tell you how busy many people are these days.
As a result, yoga becomes something that happens once a year rather than two or three times a week! That’s why it is important you set up a yoga schedule that works well for you. Make sure you select days and times that aren’t likely to conflict with other events.
Oh, and make sure you stick to your yoga sessions. If you want to be a yoga master some day, you’ll need to get plenty of practice first!
Don’t skimp out on your yoga session times
There’s no such thing as a “quick” yoga session; at least, there isn’t if you want to be serious about it! You should aim for 45 to 60-minute yoga sessions where possible.
That way, you get to try out various yoga positions and have longer to make your body healthier and stronger. Now, some of you might tell me that public yoga sessions are longer than that.
But, here’s the thing: long home sessions don’t work! Why? Because you’ll end up getting bored or frustrated. That’s because it’s likely you will be doing home yoga sessions alone. 45-60-minute sessions at home are about the right amount of time for most people.
Get the right gear
If you think you can do yoga by just wearing jeans and a T-shirt, you can forget it! You need to make sure you buy the right gear to use for each home yoga session.
For a start, you’ll need to go and buy some suitable clothes from your nearest yoga apparel company. The main item of clothing you’ll need are some yoga pants.
You should also invest in a yoga mat and some blocks to help with some positions.
Plan your sessions
Last, but not least, you’ll need to know what to do in each of your yoga sessions. There are plenty of exercises you can take, but I recommend starting with easy, basic ones at first.
It’s worth investing in an instructional yoga video, as I have done. That way, you can see how you should be doing each exercise the right way. There are plenty of DVDs and Blu-rays you can buy. Just make sure you get one that has good reviews and is suitable for your skill level.