As we slowly adjust to a new normal, and regular gym sessions grind to a halt, finding a way to be active while staying indoors can be tricky.
The government may have closed leisure centres and gyms, but its still important to still keep active.
Regular exercise can be a great stress reliever, mood booster and aid in helping you sleep better, which is exactly what we all need in these uncertain times.
For those of us who dont have the luxury of a swish private at-home gym, then its time to get creative and turn your bedroom, hallway or living room into your dedicated workout space. 
If youre looking to raise your heart rate, but are limited on space and equipment, then take up yoga.
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Perhaps youve always thought of signing up to classes but never got round to it or are looking to dip your toes into the fitness sphere now you have ample time, now is the best time to start. 
It can be daunting to get started without the help of a class to attend and a teachers instructions to follow, so weve created a helpful guide for beginners.
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Firstly, find a space. You need just enough to lie a yoga mat down, plus a little added extra around the edges in case you stretch out slightly  Id suggest an extra 50cm if possible, says Fitness Instructor Charlotte Holmes.
Secondly, grab a mat. Holmes advises its really the only piece of equipment you need and recommends YogiBare, an eco-friendly yoga brand whose mats start from £42.95. You can forgo a mat and lay down a towel instead if you dont have the budget or want to try a few poses out regularly before investing.  
If you don’t have a big TV to connect your yoga classes too, use your iPad or phone propped up on the mat instead (FIIT)
So youve got your space, a mat and a bottle of water nearby to stay hydrated while you work up a sweat, what next?
Holmes recommends three beginner moves if its your first foray into yoga. The first is the cat/cow, with hands and knees firmly planted on the floor, while you arch your back, keeping your arms straight. Its great for spinal health, mobility and is easy to learn, says Holmes. The plank is also a simple move to practice that will build core strength.
To round the short routine off, Holmes suggests the downward dog. It brings additional blood flow to the brain, increasing energy and reducing stress.
However, if youre looking for some guidance or to feel part of a community, theres an abundance of online classes to join. Fitness app Fiit offers easy to follow, at-home workouts led by experienced trainers, and the yoga sessions that are comprised of bodyweight moves and practising breath work and mobility in 25 or 40-minute chunks for £10 a month. Theres hundreds to pick from with a dedicated section for beginners so you dont feel out your depth. 
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You may have seen Yoga With Adriene, one of the biggest yoga YouTube channels, fronted by instructor Adriene Mishler. She leads free, very straightforward sessions on her channel to her six million subscribers, creating challenges such as 30 Days Of Yoga or poses for specific needs like chronic pain or for cramps. Youll also find simple poses to imitate posted on her Instagram too.  
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Live streams are another way to participate in a class from the comfort of your living room. London yoga studio, Dig Me Fitness is hosting live streams of HIIT and yoga sessions throughout the day that you can join before you sit down to work, on your lunch break, and once your workday is over with, accompanied remotely by hundreds of others tuning in too, while still going at your own pace.
As for how long to commit to your workout, dont be too strict on yourself. Do it for as long as feels good, says Holmes. Do it for as much time as you have. Yoga is as much to do about being present and therefore doing what feels good for that exact moment. Try and tune into what feels good for you immediately, versus what you think you should be doing that day.
Best yoga pants
Warrior Addict eco-warrior sweatpants blue: £70, Warrior Addict Buy now
These sweatpants do everything you want in yoga pants: they stretch effortlessly when you need them to, are lightweight and comfortable, and they stay cool even when your movements are pacey. The material, Tencel, is also anti-bacterial. Tencel is made from wood pulp and there is even an eco story: Warrior Addict makes them from up-cycled sample fabric most companies dont use all their sample fabric. The blue is dark and discreet-looking. Also available in grey cotton for lower-intensity yoga. Both pairs are currently reduced from the regular £70 price.
Sweaty Betty power gym leggings: £75, Sweaty Betty Buy now
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