Home Practice vs. Studio Practice
- You don’t have to leave the house! That means you don’t have to get up extra early and your “studio” is right there waiting for you.
- When you don’t have a teacher present, you’re kind of forced to think more about what you are doing and where you are in the pose. This can be good for your progress and understanding what the pose feels like in your body.
- For some, the absence of others makes it easier to drop fully into the practice.
- Sangha is such an important part of the practice, and when we’re at home, it can feel a bit lonely or isolating.
- Having a teacher or other students present can push us out of complacency, which we don’t have at home.
- You can’t really ask for specific feedback or guidance easily.
- You’re accountable for being somewhere on a specific day and at a specific time.
- You’re joining in with the energy of the rest of the practitioners, which can be invigorating and push you out of your comfort zone.
- You have a teacher present to help with form, technique, and move you forward
- Sometimes, practicing with others can be distracting. You might compare your practice to the person beside you.
- You might feel compelled to practice in a way that’s not in your body’s best interest because of this comparison
- Let’s face it: sometimes it’s hard to get up and get going to the studio
Practicing both in the studio and at home is important as both have benefits and drawbacks. I’d love to hear about your experience now that you’ve been practicing from home so much. What do you like about it? What do you dislike about it? How is practicing at home different from being in the studio? Tag me on Instagram @sacredjadeyoga or email firstname.lastname@example.org to connect.