Starting yoga practice at home

Practicing yoga at home is worth it: you can do your practice at your convenience any time of the day or night, wear what you like and no need for much equipment – and there’s no travel required (like to our exotic yoga retreat in Bali)!  With yoga teacher training at home you can pay attention to your own body, to understand it’s needs on any and to practice in a way that supports you both physically and mentally.



To start off:


Yoga doesn’t need much equipment. The basics, a mat and a few props can make some poses comfortable and help your alignment.


Most of us don’t have the luxury of a dedicated yoga room. Find a place to practice in your house that’s peaceful and quiet. Having a wall nearby can be helpful. The most important thing is that you have enough space to stretch out without bumping into furniture or stuff. If the space you are practicing in is clutter-free, you’re more likely to un-clutter your mind.


Are you a morning person or an evening person? Would you have squeeze in a bit of yoga on your lunch break? Do what works best for you. As for the ‘ideal’ length of time to practice, go with what works best for you. Start off by committing 10 minutes a day. The key is, yoga teacher training has to fit in with YOUR life – if it doesn’t you won’t keep it up.


Yoga is any time that you take to tune in to listen to your body and let it rather than your mind, lead the way to yoga retreat Bali.


Always honor your body’s boundaries and avoid pain, pinching and pushing. If you’re new to yoga teacher training you may find it difficult to distinguish between pain and discomfort. Whereas pain feels hot and sharp, discomfort is more of a dull, nagging sensation. If you do feel pain, move gently rather than suddenly out of the pose. If you feel discomfort, perhaps you can soften or adjust or even use props to assist you.



It’s always advisable to warm up properly before attempting advanced poses and be especially mindful of the transitions between poses. It’s during these moments at yoga retreat Bali that we often forget to pay attention to our alignment.


You can decide beforehand which class you’re going to do the previous day itself. Once you plan your session, you’ll start looking forward to it.


Once you’re used to a sequence, once a while, just get on your mat and do your yoga teacher training. Just get on your mat and wriggle around for five minutes doing what feels nice for your body – or even just sit in quiet and peace.


When starting out, practice the poses you enjoy so you’re motivated to roll out your mat. Or you can practice with friends. You can visit one another’s houses – or commit to practice at the same time / day each week in yoga retreat Bali. This helps to keep you motivated and you can share experiences.


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2 Responsesto “Starting yoga practice at home”

  1. Brenda Hill says:

    Thanks for this post, Maralyn. I know the benefits and pleasures of yoga, however no yoga available near me.

  2. Ulla says:

    Nice introduction to an ancient practice, Maralyn.

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