Top Tips for Successfully Sticking to a Home Yoga Practice

A woman stands in tree pose during her home yoga practice.
You feel great after yoga. You genuinely enjoy practicing. So why is it so hard to actually get up and do it day after day? Sometimes it’s like finding the will to practice can take as much effort as doing the postures themselves.

So what do we do when we’re all on our own at home and have to convince ourselves to roll the mat out? With the following tips, you can nudge yourself closer to daily yoga motivation.

Wear Yoga Clothes

During quarantine, people have become very fond of shopping for loungewear. But most yoga clothes are comfy and casual, too. Instead of getting up and putting on your favorite sweatsuit to wear on the couch, put on your yoga clothes.

That way, when the urge strikes, you can act fast - before you think of something less physical to do.

Get a New Teacher

Since many yoga studios have been closed, we’ve really missed our usual instructors. However, there are tons of them online who could use economic support, even if it comes in the form of YouTube views. Check out some of our picks here!

Try a new yoga teacher every day for a week. By then, you’ll surely have found someone whose style you like.

A Change of Scenery

It’s understandable to feel like life is just…really stagnant right now. However, doing yoga at home doesn’t mean you have to actually be inside of your home. If you have a yard, a porch, a balcony, a walkway, or several square feet of grass, you have outdoor yoga.

Fresh air, fresh perspective, and a fresh way to enjoy a home yoga practice.

Create a Challenge

Admit it - you’d like to do an arm balance or the splits, wouldn’t you? The kind of covetousness that comes with our desire to do impressive, social media-worthy asanas is never encouraged by our instructors. But for now, let yourself set a goal to get into your “dream pose.”

Now you can work every day on moving toward that pose. Just always make sure to put safety first, and ease your way into it. There are tutorials for nearly every asana out there that show you which less-advanced asanas can ultimately help you get there.

Get Social

Maybe it’s the camaraderie and community you normally get from your studio yoga class that you’re missing. You’re not alone! In addition to live online classes, many are using Zoom and FaceTime to avoid practicing alone.

Yoga isn’t a solitary pursuit for everyone, and that’s okay. If your studio practice is part of your social life, look for ways to virtually bring people into it from home.

Have you been practicing yoga at home? What do you do to keep your yoga practice fresh? Where in your home do you practice, and what time of day do you like to roll out your mat? Let us know in the comments!

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