1. If you are practising in gym make sure that you get the area of practice mopped and cleaned as hygiene is the first prerequisite as you breathe and inhale during Yoga. Avoid choosing the space which is in front of door or is in the passage. Preferably face North or East.
2. If practising outdoor, please make sure that your garden is clean and free from pets and not in too much windy or too sunny conditions as extreme weathers are contra indicated.
3. Designate a special space
The key to any home yoga practice is to designate a special space just for you and your mat. Keep this space clear of anything else. The space doesn’t have to be large, but it should be quiet, clean, open, and sacred.
Within your space, add inspirational items that may motivate your practice including inspirational quotes, meditation books, crystals and a candle.
4. Amp up the scents
Aromatherapy is the perfect way to bring some magic into your environment! Aromatherapy uses natural oils that have been extracted from parts of a plant to heal or enhance the practitioners’ physical well-being. Using oils during yoga will help you focus better and uplift your mood. Use a scented candle or a diffuser at your designated yoga space during practice. Don’t know which oil to try? Eucalyptus is a great one to start with as it helps you breathe better!
5. Add music
While it’s generally better to practice in a quiet environment, you can also achieve a quiet state of mind through music! Certain music or sounds help reduce anxiety and stress, therefore enabling your mind to reach a more meditative state. Good music will also help slow down your breathing, allowing you to inhale and exhale deeply. The kind of music you play will largely depend on your personality and the type of yoga you are practicing. You can choose from our music list from our gallery.
6. Include meditation
Ending your practice with meditation is sure to help you feel energized and rejuvenated to start the day! Just a few short minutes to clear your mind can do wonders both mentally and physically. Meditation can lower your stress levels and help you with depression. It also aids weight loss! Take at least 10 minutes at the end of your day to sit on your mat, relax and meditate.
The great news is that there are many different types of meditation that you can try out, from Yoga Nidra ,mindfulness, and vipassana to tantra and zazen. If you are just getting started, guided meditation may be the best for you. Please listen to the podcast recorded for you for meditation on our Website www.gemsofyogadubai.com
7.Dress up for your Yoga class.
Please wear loose and comfortable and cotton clothes and with knees visible or detectable. Please check the few local brands here.