CREATING A HOME PRACTICE

CREATING A HOME PRACTICE

Living through these times of social distancing and isolating at home it's more important than ever to keep your body moving and take time out of your day for some self care. Here's some tips to get your home practice started.

SET UP YOUR SPACE

One of the best things about a Yoga or Mat Pilates practice is that you don't need a lot of space nor a lot of equipment, just a mat. Find a space in your home that makes you feel pleasant and calm - somewhere with natural light is always good! Also check that you won't bump into anything (stubbing your toe is the opposite of pleasant and calm). If you have the space you can make it your own little sanctuary by adding things like a plant, an oil diffuser, a candle, or a piece of art. Whatever brings you joy, and takes you to another place out of your ordinary day.

With props you can get creative. Having a wall nearby can be handy for balance, cans of beans can be used as hand-weights, a thick book can become a block, a scarf can become a yoga strap, and a chair or a bench can become a barre. Check out our video below on how to create your own bolster out of towels.

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GET ONLINE

Sometimes when we start a home practice we step onto the mat and cannot think of a sequence to do besides Sun Salutation or Savasana. There are lots of great options online to help guide you through a practice. A benefit of joining our Zama Online group is that instead of just viewing videos you get to engage as a community and stay connected.

One thing we have to keep reminding ourselves during this time is that we are not alone. If you've got friends in the group why not organise a time and class to practice together to keep you motivated? Comment on the video on what enjoyed the most and see what others liked too.

CREATE A FLEXIBLE ROUTINE

A big adjustment is that we've been thrown out of our usual routines and have to create a new normal so we don't get stressed or overwhelmed. Be kind to yourself and start small with just 10 minutes of practice. A great thing about our Zama Online classes is that we don't have set times to stream the class, so you have the flexibility to scroll through and choose the class you want to do when you want to do it. Our classes range from a 5 minute arm tune up to 90 minutes of deep relaxing yin, so you can always find something to fit whatever time you have available.

PRACTICE OTHER THINGS TOO

If you can't get onto the mat take 5 minutes to simply breathe or meditate (we call them yoga snacks). We are all going through this together and something that allows us to keep moving through it and feeling happy and at peace is the practice of gratitude. Grab a piece of paper and simply just write one thing you are grateful for each day.

If you're not a member of Zama and would like to join check out our membership deal to get you online!

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