Yoga classes at home
Yoga at home is as important as attending group classes with an instructor. After all, you need to train every day, and often visit the yoga center is expensive and time and financial. How to properly organize your home yoga classes?
If you have the opportunity, allocate a separate place for yoga classes, spacious enough to accommodate a practice mat there and so that neither hands nor feet touch any interior objects while performing asanas, and the head does not rest on anything forward . Also try to keep your small ashram of 2×2 meters in size always on the same place, rather than wandering around the apartment, depending on the situation – this is also important from an energy point of view.
During classes, no one should disturb you. If your child asks him to tell him a fairy tale while you are trying to maintain balance in the Mayurasana house yoga class, and the mother-in-law from another room is interested in your opinion about price increases, then most likely there will be no question. This is really very important! Your senses, all your attention should be occupied solely by your practice. But you still have the same annoying internal dialogue! So choose a time when nobody will be at home, or urge your family to not bother you. Turn off the phone. Turn off the TV. In short, minimize external stimuli.
Remove those details of the situation that will disturb you in a mental sense. Bright annoying colors, eye-cutting, a thing that reminds you of something unpleasant or just annoys you with its shape – all this will bring disharmony to your home yoga classes.
Maybe you will need some sacred object for you, reminding you of the sublime, giving you inspiration and stimulating your aspiration. This can be a Buddha figure, a picture of a yoga master, whom you especially admire, or any other item related to you with spirituality. In the presence of such a catalyst, the process will go much easier and with greater joy.
Also use incense to create an atmosphere. The main thing is to choose a suitable fragrance that will set you up specifically for the practice of yoga. It should not be too harsh or sensual (aphrodisiacs are clearly not suitable), inclining you to relax or dreaminess. Experiment and you will find what you need.
During yoga classes you can use music. Again, it should help you, not interfere. It is difficult to advise something, everyone will have their own recipe. Only through trial and error will you be able to choose the option that works in your particular case. For example, Doiter’s album “Nada Himalaya” helps me a lot.
Make sure that you do not feel too cold or too hot.
And finally, use intuition! If it seems to you that everything written here and elsewhere will not help you, that in order to succeed in yoga at home you need the music of the Scoprions group, and no fragrances, on the contrary, are needed in principle – so be it! Follow your nature, and then home practice of yoga will bring the maximum effect.