Tips for Doing Yoga at Home

It helps to start off with some tips for beginners at home.

We recently asked some yoga experts what advice they could offer for newcomers who are looking to try yoga at home.

Our Bulldog Online leaders have special expertise when it comes to exercising at home.  Their fitness tips will help you make the most out of beginner yoga workouts, no matter where you happen to be doing them.

 

Tip 1 – “Decide if it’s right for you”

If you’re bringing your workouts home, you might find yourself feeling tempted to keep things loose and unstructured. After all, if you can access a beginner yoga video in the comfort of your own family room or jog around the block, why plan ahead… right?

Wrong — at least according to bulldog online leader Tessa Jenkins, who recommends scheduling workouts (even at-home ones!) by putting them in your calendar and setting reminders on your phone. There’s nothing like an annoying phone alert to keep you on track with your plans to try yoga for beginners.

 

Tip 2 – “Choose online yoga classes designed  for beginners”

Per the University of Rochester Medical Center:

“Yoga has been proven to ease everything from high blood pressure and headaches to arthritis and osteoporosis. It can also improve your mental health by reducing anxiety, depression, and stress.”

If you’re new to yoga, you might want to start by thinking about what you most want to gain from a yoga practice. This will make it easier for you to choose the beginner yoga class that is best for you.

 

Tip 3 – “Set up everything you need before you start your beginner’s yoga workout”

Before you cue up your online yoga class, be sure your mat, reusable water bottle, and towel are within arm’s length of your workout area. Knowing you have everything you need, you can get into your fitness flow more calmly and confidently.

 

Tip 4 –“Minimize distractions”

Hide your devices before you get started with your next beginner yoga video. We don’t want you to be tempted to scroll through Instagram or check your email when the going gets tough with your workout.

Remember: all of those alerts will be waiting for you when you’re finished with your yoga session.