Yoga At Home
Whether you’re new to yoga, have been practising for a while or just looking to incorporate a few minutes of movement and calm into your day, yoga can be a great solution and support to your mental health. With studios and gyms closed, this is a great time to practise in the comfort of your home and with so many online classes and videos available, we’ve put together our top picks:
Support your Local Community
If you regularly practise yoga, make sure to check in with your local studio as lots are hosting Zoom or IGTV classes that you can join in with. Many studios are rolling out weekly schedules, so hopefully there’s a class that suits you. Teachers are also sharing their wisdom online and on their social channels, so make sure to get the most out of technology at this time and continue to support your local yoga studio, teachers and community.
A Few of our Favourite Teachers:
We love Cat's energy and way of teaching. She's got a huge archive of different classes on her youtube channel, offering flows from as little as 5 minutes to as long as an hour. A great place to start if you are a beginner.
Bringing knowledge and fun to her flows, Helen offers a wide range of free videos that you can practise along with. From quick flows you can fit into your lunch break to tutorials to help you master more difficult poses.
With an online community of 6 million YouTube subscribers, Adrienne's channel is all about feel good movement and being kind to yourself. One to try if you're a complete beginner and find the concept of yoga intimidating!
Studios with Online Classes:
Head to their Instagram page for live flows, barre and meditation classes everyday from 7.30am!
Book online yoga and Pilates classes at Triyoga, where they are offering a wide range of styles and levels to suit everyone.
A small boutique studio in Surrey with a large library of pre-recorded yoga flows. From vinyasa to yin to barre and hiit workouts.
A library of online hour long power flows to help you feel strong and empowered.
Tips for Practicing at Home:
Find a space - which allows you to move freely and lay down your mat (if you don’t have a mat you could use a rug or towel, or nothing at all if your room is carpeted.)
Reduce distractions - make sure to de-clutter your space and reduce any distractions, but don’t worry if you do get disturbed, it’s completely fine to come back to your practise later on.
Try different styles - there's so many forms of yoga, find which one you like best.
Listen to your body - practise for the amount of time that is best for you. Whether it's 5 minutes, half an hour or an hour, there is a large range of online classes to fit in with you.
Ease yourself in - If you’re a newbie, go slow, why not start with a 10 minute morning stretch?
Give yourself time - don’t expect to master all the poses straight away. Be consistent and over time you’ll see improvements.