5 Tips for an Effective Home Yoga Practice

during the time of most yoga classes that I would like to take myself. So, I often end up practicing at home. Here are my five tips to establish a good home practice.

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1. Set a Yoga Schedule

When possible, it’s best to choose the exact days and times you will practice before the week even starts. Aim for three times a week in order to see real benefits and progress.

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2. Aim to Practice Thirty to Sixty Minutes

Many public yoga classes are 75 to ninety minutes. If you try to do this on your own, you may just end up frustrated, discouraged, or distracted.

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3. Have a Plan and Keep It Simple

If you just arrive at your mat and say, “Here goes nothing,” then you’ll likely end up getting lost. Have a specific plan for what you intend to accomplish on your mat, and keep it simple.

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4. If You Can’t Do It, Don’t Do It

In a class setting, a trained teacher can guide you closer to poses you haven’t quite mastered yet. On your own, you could harm your body by doing these poses incorrectly. If you’re not comfortable in a pose or aren’t sure of the alignment, then skip it.

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5. Be Consistent

Like anything, yoga only delivers benefits after practice. If you want to become more flexible and stronger by using yoga, you have to commit to many days a week for months or years. The good news is you will have little triumphs along the way

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