Yoga training is can be done either at a class although more people want to do it at home, getting the body ready and flexible before deciding to join a class. Below we’ll show you what you need to do as well as preparing yourself.
Doing yoga training at home seems simpler, no need to take transport, or adapt to the environment of the overcrowded Yoga studio at peak hours. You are at home, warm, ready to do your asanas (yoga postures). This apparent simplicity, however, has its prerequisites that will allow you to install your weekly routine, even daily for the most motivated.
- Choose an hour of time during the day when you will not be disturbed
- Unplug your electronics (smartphone, iPad, etc.), or put you in “airplane” mode
- Ground your yoga mat, blanket, brick and strap/elastic band
- Put on some nice music if it can help you relax otherwise choose silence
- Put a glass of water or tea nearby, this will stop you from interrupt the training to pick it up in the kitchen
- Start a timer with a bell (Gong style) that will alert you 5 minutes before the end of the practice
Benevolence as a starting point
The training at home even though it is a time saver also has its own virtues:
- You exercise your autonomy. As no one can be in your body for you, you are best prepared to look after your first home: your body
- You are alone in a known environment, you are focused on yourself
- You develop an inner dialogue, you are both the teacher and the student
Finally, it does not seem so simple and you may wonder how to start.
Whether you are a regular at yoga studios or a neophyte, the starting point is the benevolent motivation towards yourself. The yoga training has already begun.
Yoga is a method that aims to unite you in your different aspects: psychic, spiritual, physical. If bodily exercises are aimed at a body disposition, the qualities of caring, intention and benevolent motivation will make your lotus bloom.
How to start and finish your training? The 5 minutes that make the difference
Whatever your chosen sequence, take 5 minutes at the beginning and end of practice in the “posture of the corpse”.
Lie down on your mat and release your weight on the ground, stay motionless doing nothing but do not fall asleep, listen to your breathing.
How to choose and build your training?
To begin, identify 3 simple postures in which you feel good enough to want to continue. Then choose 3 more complicated postures and train yourself by repeating them without hurting yourself. Alternate the postures according to their difficulty and take breaks, returning to Shavasana (corpse posture) when necessary.
As you go through the training and you progress, you will add new postures. Remember to visit a course from time to time so as to better evaluate and secure your training and check videos to know the existing sequences.
It is better to start with ground postures and gradually move to a vertical position