Sara Of Happy

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Tips For Practising Yoga At Home


       I have been practicing yoga on and off now for about 6 years, both at home and in studios, and I am absolutely in love with it. I really enjoy going to yoga classes in my city but for someone who was once a student and now living on my own trying to pay my bills, yoga classes can get really expensive. Because of this I have created an at home practice that I do almost everyday that has really helped me expand my practice while being completely free. I think that there are so many benefits to practicing yoga at home like, not having to leave your house, having the privacy to be by yourself, and basically being able to curate a class that is exactly what you need in that moment. I've been practising at home for awhile now and I feel like I've finally just figured out exactly what I need to get on my mat every day and feel good afterwards. I thought it would be great if I could share some tips with you in case you are looking to develop your yoga practice at home.
1. Set up your space
This is probably the most important one. Regardless of what your space may look like, whether it's tiny or big, find a corner where you can roll out your mat and have some alone time. I remember living at home with my parents and wanting my own yoga space so bad but lacking a space that was large enough and quiet enough. I decided to get rid of mostly all my furniture in my room except my bed so that I'd have a quiet space to practice in. Whatever type of space you have, make it work! You can check out my little yoga corner Here. where now I'm actually lucky enough to have an entire room just for yoga.

2. Have some props
Having props to support you and make you feel comfortable during your practice is really important. You don't necessarily have to go out and buy a bunch of expensive yoga props, you can use blankets, towels, pillows, books, and anything else laying around your house. Especially when you are a beginner in yoga, props can really help with alignment and easing yourself into postures. Using things around your home will also give you a good idea of what type of props you want to eventually invest in later.

3. Create a playlist
Depending on the type of yoga I'm practicing or the type of mood I'm in I love to practice to a good yoga playlist. Music can help relax you or it can give you the energy to flow through your practice.

4. Set the mood
The best thing about creating a yoga space is decorating it. Fill your little corner with candles, flowers, plants, crystals, and anything else that you love. It's also a good idea to keep things like journals, pens, books, tarot cards, matches, or incense handy for when you need them. By setting the mood you are able to enjoy your space more and want to come back to it every single day.

5. Watch videos or go to classes for inspiration
When I first started practising yoga at home I found that I could only remember a select few poses and over time my practice got really boring and I had a hard time practising daily because it was no longer interesting. My advice is to attend a couple of yoga classes and after class write down your top three favourite poses you practiced so you can remember them at home. Or you can watch free YouTube yoga classes and gain inspiration that way. Keeping our practice fresh with new postures and ideas will make us want to return the next day.

   Do you practice yoga every day? Let me know in the comments below!

xo Sara

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