Yoga goes beyond the studio.
As you know, I’ve been looking for a yoga app to help guide my home practice. I’ve been trying several, and they just aren’t great. Some offer beautiful videos to watch (with no verbal instructions), but I can’t do the pose and look at my cellphone at the same time. I’d need three hands. Others use such technical language, that I get lost. Unfortunately, I didn’t study Sanskrit in college. And some of the yoga apps are clunky to use. When I’m into the moment, I don’t want to have to click a button on my phone to get to the next pose. Talk about killing a zen moment.
So, last week I learned about Yogadownload through an affiliate marketing program I recently joined. I started browsing their website to what they’re all about, and was immediately drawn to their free video tutorials.
Finally! I’ve found yoga instructors who speak my language. I love the practical, easy-to-understand instructions they give. Plus, they explain how and why we get into poses a specific way (to avoid injury, support ourselves better, etc.).
I can watch these videos over and over and learn new things about poses I thought I already understood. For example, in the camel pose, I instinctively do exactly what Kristin warns about not doing — crunching the lower part of the spine down to try to look like a circus performer.
Oops. Sorry, Kristin. I promise I’m working on my camel posture. See!
I’m excited to download the cellphone app later this weekend and give that a spin too. Well, if I can pull myself away from these free online videos!
By the way, if you’re considering becoming a certified yoga teacher, Download Yoga is offering $300 off their 200 hour online yoga teacher training course until
March 31, 2016. Use the code ICanTeach during checkout to get this special offer. Learn more HERE.
UPDATE: This offer has been extended until April 30, 2016!
Until next time,
This post was created in partnership with Yogadownload. All opinions are my own. ~Angela