In these times of quarantine and social distancing, practicing yoga in the teaching center is no longer possible. The best recommendation is to follow the practices at home.
Below you can read a list with some pros and cons of practicing yoga at home or in a studio.
Practicing Yoga in the Studio
Having your instructor around to guide you with your poses and tell you if you are okay or not is irreplaceable. Yoga is also about sharing with your community or Kula and giving love to everyone around you.
Your Kula inspires you. Being surrounded by people with the same interests and from whom you can learn personally every day is important. You will always have something new to learn from others.
Membership packages in yoga studios are often expensive. The trip from your work or home to the studio is often stressful, and when it’s not one-on-one, sometimes the yoga teacher doesn’t have time to devote their attention to you when necessary.
Practicing Yoga at Home
You can be more relaxed since no one will interrupt you. You can adapt to do 20 minutes a day depending on the schedule that best suits your needs. Also, Online classes are usually cheaper than studio classes and you can practice everything you have learned in the studio to perfect your technique.
You can feel lonely by not feeling like you’re sharing in the community and even find it difficult to concentrate. If you’re practicing on your own, you’re likely to do some of them wrong and not know it due to a lack of professional supervision.
Also, with the distractions in the house, you might put off your 20 minutes and never do it.
After reading these pros and cons, make sure you know what you need and want to do. It will help you discover what is best for you.