We received your feedback and noticed that a lot of you find it difficult to make your way on to your mat at home. Even though we agree that there's nothing like the warm, calming studio space at Equal, we do want to encourage you to practice! Here's our tips on how to make the most of it:
1. Get a mat and a block
You don't need much for your at home practice. All you need is a good quality mat. We love the anti slip yoga mats by ecoyogi that are used in our studios because they have good grip. We also recommend buying a yoga block, not just for modifications but as a really useful tool to help move your body into a pose.
2. Create your space
If possible try to find a space in your home dedicated to your movement practice. A space you have enough room to stretch without bumping into anything. Make it your own- warm and inviting plus feel free to add anything that might help you focus, inviting connect with your body and mind. Some people like to add candles, incense, warm lighting or even an inspiring quote.
3. Plan ahead
Decide on what time works best for you and commit to it. Try to make a weekly plan and stick to it. Some days you'll feel more motivated than others. Try to prepare as much as you can in advance. From booking your classes, preparing your space the night before, even your workout clothes and post- workout snack. Once you get into the flow, you'll feel lost if you miss a practice. Remember that not every practice has to be 60 minutes. A short 10 or 20 minute practice can give you just as much energy to fuel your day.
4. Make it fun
Step off your mat with a smile. Introduce playlists, try a new class or type of workout. Invite a friend for the extra motivation or try a practice outdoors. Keep challenging yourself to grow. Because good things come to those who sweat.