8 Tips for Cultivating a Yoga Practice at Home
Updated: Jul 29, 2020
There are lots of reasons why practising yoga at home can be tricky.
Lack of time and energy, not in the mood, can't come up with your own yoga sequence.
I'm a busy mum with two young children, so I know what it's like to be short of time and feeling tired.
Sometimes, getting your yoga clothes on and rolling out the mat can be the hardest part of actually committing to a practice at home.
I've been there, resisting, coming up with excuses of why I can't do yoga today.
But I promise you as soon as you have got yourself to the point of stepping on your mat ready, the hard part is over.
So here's the thing...we know it's so good for us and we know that a regular practice is even better for us and we feel great after doing it.
So here are my 8 tips to help you cultivate a yoga practice at home that will leave you feeling great about yourself, and your body and mind will thank you for it.
🧘🏻♀️ Get your mat handy, put it somewhere you will see it daily to remind you.
🧘🏻♀️ Try and do some yoga 2 or 3 times a week. This doesn't have to be a full session every time. 10, 20 or 30 mins is fine. Have an idea of when you'd like to do these sessions, what days and times. Try and get into a routine.
🧘🏻♀️ Short of time? Do a few rounds of Sun Salutations, then sit quietly for a few minutes focusing on your breath.
🧘🏻♀️ Putting a yoga sequence together at home?
Try and include a pose for each of the following - Connect with your breath, Warm up, Strength (maybe a Warrior), Balance, Side Bend, Twist, Forward Fold, Back Bend, Hip opener, Semi Inversion/Inversion, Relaxation and stillness at the end.
🧘🏻♀️ Tune into your own body and let it tell you what feels good. Enjoy the poses.
🧘🏻♀️ Look on yourself with kindness during your home practice.
🧘🏻♀️ Don't want to put your own sequence together, find someone on YouTube you connect with.
🧘🏻♀️ Always end with a bit of quiet time at the end, either sitting or lying in Savasana, allowing your mind to be quiet.
Enjoy and get creative!