How to Start Doing Yoga at Home (When You Have No Clue Where to Begin)

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Danielle Acoff is a professional dancer, model, actress, and yoga instructor with a passion for holistic health. She has worked in entertainment for 12 years and uses yoga, meditation, and her love of all things movement to keep her balanced in a high-pressure industry. Keep an eye out for her articles about everything from self-care to breathing techniques. Below, she explains how to develop a home practice—and why it's beneficial and incredibly freeing to do so.

One of the main questions I get asked is How do I start doing yoga on my own? For me personally, my home practice is where creativity thrives. Of course, being in a studio with an amazing teacher for adjustments and alignment help is invaluable—but having a place in your home to let go and breathe is very sacred.

With that in mind, I'd love to share a few things that have made a difference in making time for myself on the mat over the years. That's not to say I'm always consistent—it's a major commitment to show up every single day. It's so important not to beat yourself up for missing a day (or several). Just make sure you make it back and begin again.

Keep reading to learn how to set yourself up for a great at-home practice.