If you’ve always thought about starting yoga but you don’t ever seem to get time to go to a studio, a home practice may just be the thing you need to get started. You may feel uncomfortable about taking a class. You may not be able to afford classes at the moment. You may want to get more practice before doing yoga around other people. Doing yoga at home is a great way to get the benefits of yoga without having to take classes. You will be able to practice in the comfort of home, with no pressure and no stress.
When I was living out in the countryside a few years back, there were no classes on offer anywhere even remotely close. I had done some kundalini classes before but I was essentially a beginner. I didn’t even have a yoga mat at first and used an old doormat and a towel instead. Thanks to YouTube, I was able to get my practice started with the help of online classes. Starting yoga was something that I will never regret. Although I have been a bit off my practice lately, yoga has been there through the ups and downs. Doing yoga at home is nurturing, calming, and energising, all at once, making it the ultimate self care activity. Keep reading to find out how to get started with yoga at home.
Thinking About Starting Yoga?
The great thing about starting yoga at home is that anyone can start. You do not need to be super fit, super skinny or super flexible. You don’t need to be able to sit in the lotus position or do headstands (unless you want to, of course). Yoga is for everyone – even kids. There are many, many different types of yoga and many yoga videos and channels that can be found online are made to cater to all experience levels. That means that you don’t even need to have been to a class before to get started. All you need is a mat, a towel, and a bit of time.
Thinking about starting a home yoga practice? Here are some great yoga channels that offer a wide range of videos that are suited to beginners as well as those with a bit more experience.
This is one of my favourite channels. Brett has a number of easy to follow videos that are perfect for beginners. She talks through each pose and her practices always leave me feeling great. Videos range from short 15 minute practices to longer hour plus practices. She has a large collection of beginner-friendly videos, along with a variety of online classes, from vinyasa to kundalini.
Yoga With Adriene
Another one of my favourite channels, Adriene’s videos are always fun. She has a variety of challenges and videos that cater to all levels. I love her healing yoga classes that help with specific ailments – headaches, bad days, tummy pain, and other issues. She always explains things well and the pace is never too fast or too confusing. She is also warm, kind, and ‘human’, which is always a plus.
Yoga with Kassandra
I also always enjoy Kassandra’s online classes. She does amazing yin yoga classes that help to relax and restore. I also love her chakra balancing classes. She is calm and relaxed and her classes are always well-planned. She also has a variety of different classes for different levels, ailments, and focuses. Classes range in length, with long, medium, and shorter videos depending on how much time you have.
A regular home yoga practice will help you deal with stress, find your balance, and deal with just about anything. All that you need is 15-60 minutes a few times a week. Even once a week will give you the benefit. If you’re thinking of starting yoga, get out that mat, make some time, and invest in yourself.