One of the things that lockdown has taught us is that when it comes to working out, there are no excuses.
Even when gyms, sports clubs, and training facilities are closed, we have managed to remain resilient and explore brand new alternatives: from jogging at the park, to hiking in the woods, to following YouTube workout videos from the comfort of our living room.
One common protagonist in our weekly workouts was Yoga. If you haven’t yet hopped onto the yogi train, it’s never too late to start. Don’t feel intimidated by all the incredibly flexible yogis you come across on social media. The beauty of yoga is that it can be adapted to all levels. From beginner flows, through meditation, to advanced flows, there’s always something new you can try.
Now that the chance of visiting yoga studios is quite limited and we’re turning to a remote-working world, it is a perfect opportunity to start or enhance your practice at home and start enjoying the benefits of stretching and relaxation.
Thefirst step to successfully keep your practice consistent is making some time in your day for yoga. You can try blocking some time off your calendar, stretch when your body is feeling tired, or have a yoga session during lunch, whatever works for you. You own your day. But the key is to try to practice at least 3-4 times a week to start developing the habit.
Thesecond step to practice yoga safely is to set up your “at home yoga studio”. You want to be able to work, meditate, flow, and relax in a safe space. You don’t need to live in a 5 bedroom house or own a yoga loft to do this. Just by rearranging some furniture, you’ll be able to practice comfortably even in the smallest of apartments.
Thethird step to achieve your yoga goals is by using the right gear. You should let go of limitations like ‘I can’t afford to buy the nicest things to practice’. Yoga doesn’t require you to have the trendiest equipment to enjoy its benefits. If you’re serious about starting to practice, investing in a non-slip yoga mat will allow you to gain confidence on what you’re doing to try new postures. But even that can be substituted with a towel if you’re just starting out and are uncertain that yoga is for you.
If you think about it, almost all the yoga props can be substituted with objects you might have at home: take thick books for blocks, a belt for a strap, and pillows and blankets from your living room. Don’t feel discouraged if you haven’t yet bought your gear, the good news is, that yoga doesn’t require them.
What you do need to make sure is that you feel comfortable when practicing. And the best way to do that is by wearing lightweight, stretchy, conforming, stylish activewear that you can take anywhere: whether it is grocery shopping or to a home workout. At Truefeat, we offer premium-quality activewear for active women everywhere. Browse our collection here.
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