How to start a home yoga practice
There are lots of different types of yoga, so you can choose what suits you best.
Hatha Yoga is often good for beginners, because you hold each position for a few breaths.
While you do not need to do everything on our list to be successful, the more you check off, the more successful your practice of yoga will become.
1- Find your spot.
Beginning is as simple as identifying a place to practice. This can be a special spot dedicated to your practice, or any place where you can lay down your yoga mat and have enough room to move safely
2- Gather your equipment.
If you practice at home, you will probably need a mat, blocks, and other props. And if you practice outdoors, you may need a blanket, a mat, and some water.
3- Choose a style of yoga that works for you.
There are many styles of yoga, each with its own set of benefits. Some styles emphasize stretching and flexibility, others focus on strength building, and still others are all about relaxation.
4- Choose your focus.
Yoga posture sequences are a series of postures arranged to flow together one after the next. This is often called vinyasa or a yoga flow.Start with the Basic sequences and gradually proceed to beginning and advanced sequences, like in this video.
5- Start simple.
Get started with a short, basic and beginner type of practice and build from there. At the start, it is more important to build the habit of a home practice than what it looks like.
6- Commit to a practice schedule.
Be honest and realistic with yourself, so you are more likely to stick to it. How long will you practice? What time of day will you practice? How many days a week will you practice? If you are still taking classes, it may be useful to try to practice at the same time on your off days.
7- Experiment and go deeper.
Once you have established a regular practice, consider experimenting with different styles and practices. Try different styles, such as Iyengar, vinyasa flow, or power yoga.
Source: yogabasics.com & youtube: Yoga Poses Motion Graphics