The global coronavirus pandemic has thrown a wrench in the lives and plans of millions of people around the world. For Yogis who have come to rely on time in the studio to de-stress and get in tune with themselves amidst the chaos of everyday life, the effects have been especially challenging.
Whether yoga is already an integral aspect of your being or you are a beginner interested in experiencing its many benefits, now is the perfect time to start practicing yoga at home. Below are a few essential tips to make the transition from studio to home easier and as effective as possible!
Create an inviting at-home yoga space.
To begin practicing yoga at home, choose a quiet, inviting spot where you will have plenty of room to move freely. Roll out your yoga mat and grab any accessories you will need during your session to help you get in the right frame of mind.
For the deepest, most powerful at-home yoga sessions, try to create a peaceful atmosphere (using candles, plants, flowers, a calming playlist, etc.) that makes you want to practice regularly. If possible, keep this area reserved for yoga only—a designated sacred place for you to delve into your yogic journey.
Establish a routine for yoga practice.
It can be difficult to find and maintain your flow at home if you are used to practicing in a live studio or new to yoga altogether. Getting in the habit of practicing on the same schedule, for the same duration, and with the same style can help you reestablish your spiritual discipline.
When choosing a style of yoga, consider what you want to get out of your practice. Are you seeking restoration? Chakra balance? Meditation and breathing techniques? Self-awareness? Committing to the best style for your goals will help you achieve them. As you overcome obstacles in your sessions, you can apply these same techniques in your daily experiences.
Use online yoga classes to take your home practice to the next level.
Yoga is about spiritual, emotional, and physical growth. Once you have found your flow, it is important to break up that routine periodically to challenge yourself and learn new things. An online class with a trained yoga teacher is the perfect way to do this when you are limited to an at-home practice. Online teachings can help inspire and motivate you, as well as give you tools and techniques you can use to develop your independent practice.
“Keep up and you will be kept up.” -Yogi Bhajan
From Daya Kaur’s home studio, we can continue sharing the valuable teachings of Kundalini Yoga with those who wish to participate. We are offering online Kundalini Yoga classes to help you find balance and harmony in this time of uncertainty, until we are able to welcome you back in person.
Please visit our website to learn more about Kundalini Yoga and register for an online session today!