Whether you’ve been practicing regularly with us for years or you’re dipping your toe into a home practice for the first time, rolling out your mat at home offers a myriad of benefits. Being able to click play whenever you want allows you to choose when and where you do yoga. We have more than 1,700 classes, so even if you’re stuck inside, you won’t run out of yoga.
In this current global pandemic, it’s more important than ever we focus on mindfulness. You might be young and healthy, but many people in our communities are vulnerable, especially the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. Many of the external events swirling around us are beyond our control, but we can control our reactions to this temporary new normal of “social distancing.” Yoga studios are closed or limiting classes, but you can continue to practice with us.
Here are a few of our favorite reasons to take advantage of your home practice right now:
1. Practice morning, noon, or night––it is up to you!
Often, we need to arrange our schedule to accommodate studio schedules and spend time in traffic trying to arrive on time. You can arrive to the mat feeling flustered and impatient, simply from having to rush. No more. You choose exactly when you want to press play.
2. Greater Choice
In addition to choosing when you want to practice yoga, you have an enormous variety of class styles, lengths, and teachers. Some days you need a mellow Yin class and you’ve only got 45 minutes. Done. Some days you need a vigorous Vinyasa or Ashtanga or fill-in-the-blank class. Some days you want a fusion of fitness, Pilates, and yoga. You’ve got the freedom to choose whatever suits your mood anytime.
3. A home yoga practice helps develop self-discipline and self-awareness.
Yes, you’ve got an excellent teacher guiding you from your phone or computer or television, but it is up to you to stay on the mat. You’ve got to filter out distractions that might not be present in a yoga studio space, like pets, partners, or children. Cultivating self-discipline or Tapas is a vital part of the yogic path and here’s your chance to enhance it. When it’s just you and your yoga mat, you’ve got an opportunity to dig deep and listen to your breath and be mindful of thoughts and emotions arising within you.
All of these factors help you progress and advance as a yogi. Check out one of these four top classes––whether you want a vigorous class, a relaxing one, or a kick-butt workout. That’s the beauty of choice.
Click here to discover more online yoga resources!
1. Jackie Casal Mahrou - Good Strong Flow
2. Kylie Larson - The Power of Perception
3. Tana Pittman - Kundalini: Kriya for Disease Resistance
4. Elise Fabricant - Reset Refuge: Come Home to Yourself
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