5 ways to deepen your yoga practice at home
First, I would like to congratulate you on your decision to continue your yoga practice at home! This is a big step towards your health and youth. As a yoga instructor, I understand that it is very difficult to start and deepen the practice at home. In general, it is difficult to practice at home, because next to a bed and cookies with tea;) As an experienced practitioner, I understand how difficult it is to start meditating as well. Since it was also not easy for me to practice at home, I decided to make a list that may be useful to you in the initial stages of mastering the practice!
Choose a place
It is very important to have a quiet space and time to practice. Ideally, no one was at home. Or early morning when everyone is asleep, or evening when you have free time. Look around, find the most comfortable place for you, where you can lay the rug for an hour or two. Personally, I use the space between my desk and bed. In the morning this space is illuminated by the sun and it is very pleasant to practice.
Create an altar
I cannot tell you exactly how to do this, because we are all different. I will give an example of my table, on it there are candles, incense, a column with music, books on yoga, a statue (if you follow any particular religion), objects that help you feel comfort, light and peace in your world.
Take responsibility for your practice. Ask your family to respect your practice time. Just tell them how important it is for you to practice at the same time, and what results you want to achieve by practicing yoga. You will see, they will soon join you. And make sure you respect your own time too. How? Put your phone away. It’s incredibly easy to get distracted every 10 minutes by watching a feed on social networks. Therefore, if you say that now is the time for yoga, use this time exclusively for yoga. Without being distracted by trifles. If for some reason you were unable to practice at the right time, do not be discouraged and put it off for the evening, for example. But don’t make it a habit. Try to practice on time to build a habit anyway.
Be kind to yourself
Even if you only spend five, fifteen, or thirty minutes on the rug, it’s much better than not a single minute at all. You will feel like a winner that you personally spent a little time for yourself in the whole day. There is one powerful practice: writing down your emotions, feelings, after meditation and yoga. Journaling is called. This method perfectly helps to see your progress in practice and to know yourself, your feelings.
It is very important to understand why you need yoga and meditation. And when you answer yourself this question, the practice will always be a joy. Because you won’t force yourself. Time for practice will naturally be found when there is a desire. Remember, your priority is not to shirk the practice, but to deepen it.
By following these simple steps and introducing the habit of practicing yoga regularly, you will notice how much lighter you feel on the mat. Find time and energy for yourself. The simplest secret to regular home practice is to simply create a space in which you can comfortably practice and immerse yourself in your senses.
Taking the time to get to know yourself is a life-long worthwhile endeavor. Why not start today?