Whether you’re new to yoga or an advanced yogi, embracing the practice in your Edmonton apartment can come with many benefits. Yoga combines physical, mental, and spiritual exercises to create a harmonious mind and body.
One of the greatest benefits of yoga is becoming more mindful. When we sync our body and mind, we can better understand our strengths and limitations. Other benefits include increased flexibility, stress relief, and pain reduction.
You won’t need a separate space to practice yoga in your apartment. A 6 foot by 2 foot space free of clutter will be enough. However, you may choose to create a yoga space in your apartment. Designate a space with a yoga mat, calming pictures, soft music, or other things that help you calm yourself. Those new to yoga may benefit from yoga blocks to help with difficult poses.
If you’re completely new to yoga, start with a yoga video to learn some basic poses. Once you’ve mastered the poses, you can adapt your own routine and practice anytime of the day. Many people find practicing yoga in the morning helps them face the day with an open and clear mind. Others like to finish their day with a peaceful yoga practice to relax the body and clear the mind.
To ensure you’ll be comfortable and focused each time you start, use a yoga mat. Yoga mats are designed to keep you comfortable while holding a pose. The average mat size is 68”x24”, which will fit anyone 6 feet or shorter. If you’re over 6 feet tall, choose a longer mat. Thick mats are designed for hard flooring, while thin mats are good for carpeted areas.
If watching videos on YouTube isn’t helping you practice, consider joining a virtual yoga class you can attend from your apartment. Yogalife Studios in South Edmonton Common offer virtual yoga classes and workshops. Joining a class or two can help you improve your poses or learn new poses and practices.
The best part about practicing yoga in your apartment is you don’t have to find a new studio when you move. We have several available suites in Edmonton, Red Deer, Vegreville, Vermilion, and Wetaskiwin.