Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Jennifer Pesce of YogaDeals.
The beauty of yoga is that you can don’t need any fancy sneakers or super-high tech equipment to build strength, increase your flexibility or to find your center. In this case, less really is more! All you really need is about 3-4 feet wide by 6-8 feet long of clear space and your bare feet — some even practice in the nude!
Here are 5 tips to keep your practice aligned with your budget:
- Recycle Your PJs. If you are unable to afford new yoga attire, take a look at your pajama wardrobe. Some of your beloved pj pants may double as great pants for your practice!
- DIY Mat Cleaner. Practice the yoga sutra of cleanliness, sauchat, by making a homemade mat cleanser. (Check out DIY Recipes for a yoga mat cleanser recipe made with tea tree oil and lavender.)
- Subsidize Your Classes. If you live in Chicago, Houston, LA or NYC, get your hands on a Yoga Passbook with over 350 passes to yoga studios for $75 – making your annual asana cheaper than most studios charge for monthly memberships (Check out American Health & Fitness site for a yoga passbook)
- YouTube Yoga. Now there are a bunch of yoga teachers youtubing yoga for you! Check out Sadie Nardini on YouTube or Tara Stiles yoga on YouTube for a plethora of options.
- Home Practice Help. In addition to the numerous DVDs, Yoga2Go is a new way to strengthen your home practice without the monotony, giving you a variety of sequences as well as the option to create your own for just $29.99. (See picture (inset), to buy visit My Yoga2Go)
For more tips on being a thrify yogi, visit the YogaDeals website.
Editor’s Note: We’d love to for you to share your own ideas for “yoga on the cheap” with other yogis in the comments section below.