What is the best type of music to practice yoga to?
Often it’s best to try and link the music to try and calm your breath and so your breath can follow the beat. The music shouldn’t be so slow that people become short of breath but also not too quick so that people become unrelaxed.
There are so many different yoga poses that you can try, why not start with mastering the below:
- Corpse pose
- Downward dog
- Bridge pose
- Spinal twist pose
- Triangle pose
- Tree pose
- Cobra pose
- Plank pose
- Child’s pose
Simple yoga workout to get started
Follow the below sequence to energise your body, activate your muscles and create a sense of openness and stability throughout your day. Pay attention to the way the floor feels beneath you when moving between poses. Make a physical and mental note of all of the sensations that you are feeling and let any negative out through each exhaling breath.
- Find a peaceful space in your home with little distractions and select your music playlist. Lie on your back, inhale and exhale focusing on your breath.
- When you feel ready, bring your legs into your chest and hug your legs, then start rocking back and forth creating a momentum to a standing position.
- Roll your body down and then move into a downward dog position. Hold this position comfortably for a minute.
- Then move into the cobra position in a smooth movement, hold this position.
- Extend back into downward dog, then walk your feet towards your hands and slowly roll your body to a standing position
- Stretch your hands above your head and flex from left to right
- Slowly sit back down, close your eyes and focus on your breath, meditating for a couple of minutes. Open your eyes when you are ready and feel enlightened for the rest of your day.
Now you know the basics of how to practice yoga at home, are you ready to start? Why not read our other yoga pages on what the most essential clothing and equipment is.