Yoga At Home

(June 30, 2010)

How to perform yoga at home?

Yoga has become increasingly popular all across the globe, mainly because of its several health benefits. People practice Yoga to deal with several problems like stress, obesity, sinuses, heart problems, aches and pains, etc. Several gyms and health centers offer Yoga classes at affordable prices. However, there are many people who cannot attend these classes, either due to time or financial constraints and prefer practicing Yoga at home. Practicing Yoga at home is not only more economical, it is also a lot more convenient. However, it is important to be well prepared by first learning more about how to do yoga at home. There could be some specific yoga equipment that you require.

How to do Yoga at home?

It is strongly advised that beginners learn the basics of Yoga from a qualified and experienced teacher. In the beginning Yoga poses and exercises should be practiced in the presence of a supervisor, so as to minimize the risk of any injuries. Nevertheless, in case you do not have the benefit of attending classes, you can practice Yoga at home, by using the following steps:


  • The basics of Yoga are very important and should be learnt first. Simple breathing, relaxing and stretching techniques should be mastered, before moving on to more complex poses and exercises.
  • There are many Yoga videos and DVDs that are useful for beginners, which are easily available at most stores or online. In case you do not want to buy them, you could check your local library for such Yoga videos. Before buying these videos, make sure that the camera angles are good.
  • A Yoga mat is very important to ensure your comfort while practicing various poses at home.
  • Yoga cannot be practiced properly if your movements are restricted by inappropriate clothing. Make sure that you are dressed in loose fitting and comfortable clothes, that allow you to move freely.
  • There are different varieties and styles of Yoga. Find out more about each style, to identify which style suits you best.
  • Create a routine that can allow you to practice it at your convenience, when you are most relaxed. It is quite alright to change your routine or mix and match them.
  • Set realistic goals for yourself, that can keep you motivated, while you practice Yoga on your own.
  • Choose a certain part of your house, for daily practice. Please make sure that you have enough room to perform the stretching exercises, without any restrictions.

Submitted by A on June 30, 2010 at 08:50

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