More and more experts agree that one of the ways to save money for fitness buffs out there is to learn and practice yoga at home. Aside from helping them to be disciplined in doing yoga exercises at their most convenient time, doing yoga at home can also help them cut down their expenses when going to fitness centers and paying for yoga classes and instructors for something that they can do by themselves.
The best alternative
No matter how hard a yoga practitioner tries to attend each session or class, there are always those times that they are caught up with their association with the outside world such as work schedules and even budget constraints. For those who are trying to save some money but would still want to continue practicing yoga, the best alternative would be learning and practicing it at home with the help of yoga videos.
These days, yoga videos are proven to be helpful and practical alternative because these can be very useful tools especially in getting started with the exercise. And with the help of modern technology now, most of the yoga video collections are available to be ordered not just in fitness stores but online as well.
For starters, you can choose from a wide selection of yoga instructional videos such as “Total Yoga: The Flow Series” by Tracey Rich and Ganga White, “Yoga Zone” by Alan Finger, “Living Yoga, A.M./P.M.” by Rodney Yee and Paticia Walden, “Basic Yoga Workout for Dummies” by Sara Ivanhoe, “Yoga: Mind & Body” by Ali MacGraw; “Crunch Yoga Mama: Prenatal Yoga”; “Yoga Practice for Strength” a Yoga Journal by Rodney Yee; “Ashtanga Yoga” by Richard Freeman; “The Power of Hatha Yoga” by Naader Shagagi; and “Kundalini Yoga: With Grace and Strength” by Carol Carlson.
These yoga videos are not only suitable for beginners but also to intermediates, and experienced practitioners because these videos feature highly exercises and effective yoga postures and positions. If you are online, you can choose from an assortment of which can also as an inspiration for you to enhance your practice. These videos are also a great substitute when you feel terrible in missing a single class.
But before buying any yoga video or any fitness video for that matter to save money, you might want to consider your:
– space since a specific yoga video may teach advance postures that would eat up a space in your home;
– personal inclination and comfort since you will be doing the sessions on your own. If you have chosen to get into yoga, then you better choose a yoga video that can complement your basic knowledge on the exercise.
– goals and your objectives on what you want to achieve since this will help you get going. If you think that you need to learn the discipline to promote control of the body and mind, then better get a good yoga kit that include at least a set of basic yoga videos.
Although learning and practicing yoga at home is one of the best ways to save money, make sure that you have the heart and the discipline to go through it. Remember, there will be no instructors to guide you so it is a must that you know within yourself what you should so you will continue practicing yoga even if you are at home.