It's a time to start home yoga practice


Sunday. I am usually always at home on Sunday. On Sundays I used to be alone and I liked to review the week. I looked how much I have spent on weekend and I swore to God I would change myself. Not this Sunday. I would like to go out, have a nice dinner on date with a beautiful woman and spend money enjoying life.

I see the present crisis as nothing else but a crime against humanity. I will not write about it. I am sick and tired of COVID-19 news, statistics, projections, predictions and other shit. I cannot call that anything else but shit. Sorry for my language.

One woman who reads my blog told me "you should not be so vulgar". Oh well.

I worked yesterday and today a lot. Last night I logged in at 3 am and I worked until 7 am. Then I slept and I got up at noon and again worked until 3 pm. I finished a lot but because my Angular UI is dependent on REST services which others did not quite completed I could not finish my work.

But, today's post is not about my work but it is about home yoga practice. I am in my shorts and I am about to start 15th yoga practice of this month. I think this is a great accomplishment. I am getting into shape. I lost 3 kg since beginning of this month, I got the momentum.

April, a great month for yoga

My friends, I urge you with all my might to start home yoga practice. You see, daily yoga practice at home can help you to stay healthy, have more energy, be calm and a little more happier in these sad days.

If you are completely new to yoga, first watch ashtanga yoga, 30 minutes, practice on YouTube videos. Choose the one you like and stick with it for some time. Watch each pose (or so called asana) and try to do it on your own. If you cannot do it find appropriate replacement for that pose.

When you comfortable with all poses on that video then try to do vynasas and introduce breath count between them. Downward dog pose is very important to be known and practiced in a relaxed manner as well as you need a strength to do a lot of chaturangas (plank poses).

Now, is there motivation for your home practice? That is another story. Start with something you can accomplish. 30 minutes video is a great start and your goal should be ashtanga full primary practice. Don't worry, you will learn all poses. You only need to practice every day.

Practicing yoga in the morning is generally considered to be the best as it keeps energy levels high during the day. Yet, if it does not happen, don’t let it be an excuse to skip your practice. You are all day at home, so you have opportunity to do the practice even after 6:00 PM. So you will have no excuse to miss the practice. Yoga at 6 PM can also be a good way to refresh the mind and release stress collected during the day.

You don't need a separate room in your apartment for daily yoga practice. It is enough to find a spare place besides your bed large enough to roll out your yoga mat. All you need to ensure is that your yoga space is clean, it is beside the window so it is well ventilated, and away from furniture or sharp objects. It is good to have the mat always on the its own spot just inviting you to do the practice.

If you can I suggest that you do some strength exercises before doing yoga postures. This is a great thing because you may be at risk of straining your muscles. I start by warming my body with push ups and I do a few sets of stomach crunches.

Then I do exercises for the arms, biceps etc. I respect my body and I do heavy lifting gently with a smile. Doing them increasingly fast or going beyond what my body can take will not bring faster results. It will only make my practice more difficult and painful. So first strength exercises for about 10 minutes and then you start with sun salutation.

Since April 1st I've lost 3 kg or 6 pounds

In daily yoga practice the consistency is the major point. It is very important to be regular with yoga practice – make it a part of your daily schedule (as I mentioned above, find a time where you can comfortably fit yoga in) and then it is easier to make it a habit. 30 minutes of daily yoga practice is more likely to show positive results sooner than two hours of occasional practice.

Practicing yoga alone, it might get boring after a while or you may simply become lazy. So try doing it with YouTube video and see the difference! The video can be a great way for motivation.

Your yoga practice will help you to develop the body and mind bringing a lot of health benefits. However, my dear, when all this is over please go to yoga studio for some time. It is important to learn and practice yoga postures under the supervision of a trained yoga teacher for a time before you can fully be on your own at your home practice.