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Doing Yoga at Home

UPDATED March 17, 2020: I'm copying the info on where to find online yoga to the top of the article so you don't need to scroll down. You are still welcome to read the entire article. ;) 

Original article below:

Although it’s imperative to learn and practice regularly with a certified yoga teacher, there are times when doing yoga at home has its benefits.

Tell me more, you say? Don’t mind if I do. 😊 

Recovering from an injury


There is a time period between physio and rejoining your regular yoga class when you are able to perform 50 – 70% of the poses. Practising from home is a great way to bridge the gap until you are ready. I had a little (not so little) ski accident in January and I am not ready to go back to class just yet, so I’ve been slowly doing about 20 minutes a day online – at my own pace.



Doing yoga every day at a studio can add up for the average person. Supplementing your weekly practice with online classes is a good way to keep costs down and your asanas on point.



You can do your online yoga from anywhere in the world. This way, you can keep up your regular routine without having to get up to speed in a new and unfamiliar class.

Time & energy constraints


On the days when you are feeling tired or don’t have much time, you can just do 10 – 20 minutes of yoga and have the freedom to stop when you are tired or have multiple demands on your time.

Snow day


If you are Canadian, this needs no further explanation.

Prep for beginners


I can’t stress enough how important it is to learn yoga from a certified teacher. However, watching or practising with online classes can help newcomers get a handle on what to expect before stepping into their first class. (But please, do take it easy and be careful.) 

One of the reasons I developed the Gurugrid was to help with at-home yoga. Although it won’t take the place of a teacher, you will have these basic elements covered. Click here for a more detailed explanation.

Proper shoulder-width position Eg. Chaturanga 



Midline feet alignment Eg. Warrior 


Feet placed at the proper distance Eg. Triangle


Proper hip-width position (parallel) – Eg. Camel  


Proper hip-width position (extended) – Eg. Pigeon 


Pelvic & thoracic alignment – Eg. Standing Forward Fold  


Mirror Imaging – Eg. Any pose with a right/left component 


Find correct hand, foot, knee, elbow placement – Eg. Spinal Twist 


Measure progress – Eg. Seated Forward Fold 


Focal points help to maintain concentration – Eg. Downward Dog

We have covered why and how, the next question is where? 

A lot of people can do self-guided yoga. I'm not one of them. I need someone telling me what to do. There are a ton of great options on the internet. Here just a few excellent suggestions to get you started.

Doing yoga from home is a great way to supplement your practice. All you need is your mat, your props (if you use them), and a computer. And you don’t even need to get dressed - sometimes, I do yoga in my jammies.

Heather 😊 xo

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1 comment

  • Lee S

    Yoga is a great activity to do from home, especially at the moment witht the current pandemic!

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