Your Complete Guide to Starting an At-Home Yoga Practice

Technically, you don't need anything but your own body to practice yoga. However, having equipment you truly enjoy using, particularly equipment you feel proud of, can help you create the "space" and atmosphere in your home that encourages a continued practice.

Get Your Gear

Just as you don't need much equipment to do yoga, you don't need much space, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't take your space seriously. "It's ideal to have a space that's free of clutter," says Parker.

Choose Your Space

Just as you don't need much equipment to do yoga, you don't need much space, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't take your space seriously. "It's ideal to have a space that's free of clutter," says Parker.

Find Your Flow

The good thing about a home practice is that you aren't confined to a specific class schedule or length of practice.

Schedule Your Time

To perform cat-cow, start on hands and knees in a tabletop position. Inhale, look up, drawing your chest forward as you drop your belly toward the floor and articulate your tailbone toward the ceiling.

Cat-Cow

On your next exhale, tuck your toes and press through the balls of your feet and your palms as you lift your hips, reaching your glutes toward the ceiling.

Downward Facing Dog to Down Dog Split

From your down dog split, on your exhale, step your right foot forward between your hands. Keep your left leg strong, your knee straight, your quadricep engaged.

Low Lunge

On your inhale, rotate your left heel to the ground, so your left foot is positioned at a 45-degree angle to the side of the room, and press through both feet to rise to standing.

Warrior I

From Warrior I, reach your right arm toward the front of the room and your left arm toward the back of the room.

Warrior II