Three Creative Ways to Start a Home Yoga Practice

Going to the yoga studio multiple times each week can be a hassle. It requires more time to drive yourself each way, cutting into an already busy schedule. Not to mention, there’s a definite cost associated with taking a professionally-taught yoga class in a real studio. That’s the reason many yogis develop a home yoga practice to help them save on the costs of guided classes. 

Have you considered opting for a home yoga class, even for just a few days out of the week? It can be a great way to deepen your experience of yoga practice and to roll out your mat more frequently. If you’ve been struggling to find a good place to get started, here are three ways to give you a solid foundation. 

Watch Videos Online 

If you have access to a television or a laptop, then you have everything you need to set up your own home yoga studio. YouTube and fitness video websites allow you to search for the specific type of yoga practice that you want. Look for practices devoted to hip openers, strengthening your inversions, or guided forms of your favorite yoga style. 

What’s the best part about selecting a video to guide you through your practice? You know just how long it’s going to take. You can choose shorter videos or longer ones depending on how much time you have available. 

Dive Into Practice With A Structured Sequence 

Some yoga styles naturally lend themselves better to a home practice than others. Particularly for beginner yogis, a more structured yoga practice may be better for getting your home practice off the ground successfully. All you need to do is pull on a pair of trusty yoga pants and follow the prescribed sequence. 

You can investigate the traditions associated with Bikram or Ashtanga yoga for a rigorous practice that guides you through the asanas safely and gracefully. You won’t need to improvise or come up with sequencing if you have the practice laid out before you. 

Subscribe To A Yoga Magazine 

Do you love staying up to date with the current yoga fashion trends and want to move more in-depth with your practice? Subscribing to a yoga magazine can give you the best of both worlds. Learn how to pair beloved hoodies with your high-waist capri leggings this fall and winter while also learning the foundations of the Warrior I pose. You’ll learn about everything related to yoga in today’s modern world. 

If you’re a visual learner, a yoga magazine is a helpful tool because it’s usually replete with plenty of pictures. Many of the more popular subscriptions feature sequences for you to focus on each month. You’ll have a practice that you can come to rely on until a new issue is released. 

Gradually, you can cycle through these sequences based on what your body needs or as you feel comfortable to develop your own sequences. 

Coming up with a home yoga practice is a great way to move deeper into the practice as well as to save a few dollars. Consider all of the creative ways that you can get started on building a strong home yoga practice this week.