Like many of you reading, I quite enjoy yoga but find it really difficult to actually make it to classes. There are two reasons for this and the primary is that it’s a huge time committment. Classes are usually at least one hour and when you factor in the time getting there and home you’re looking at 2 hours of you day. Secondly, I’ve been finding the prices of yoga classes exorbitant these days. With tax it can be upwards of $25 dollars which is ridiculous! It’s a nice treat every now and then, but it got me wondering how to get more yoga into my life without breaking the bank and my schedule.
Earlier this week, I paid a visit to Toronto’s best esthetician Louise T who at nearly 60 is fit as a fiddle and beautiful to boot. While we were taking care of business she mentioned the idea of finding yoga videos FOR FREE online. It doesn’t cost a penny and puts you in charge of the time you spend in your practice. I’ll gladly take advice from Louise T.
So, here is how it works.
1.) go to YouTube
2.) search for the type of yoga you like and then the number of minutes you want to spend. ex: “restorative yoga, 15 minutes”
3.) save the clips that interest you to your favourites and enjoy!
Here are some of the clips that I liked:
Restorative Yoga (12 minutes): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzZM-pPM0mk
Hatha Yoga @ Home (10 minutes): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAA-SZ05zSg
Hip Opening Yoga (45 minute): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lUqo5Qceh0
Morning Yoga for Flexibility (7 minutes with Tara Stiles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRsC1YdXqOc
De-Stress Yoga (10 minutes with Tara Stiles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqWpt1xyn8A
THE DAILY DL (Dalai Lama)
“Yoga is the study of balance, and balance is the aim of all living creatures: it is our home.”
– Rolf Gates
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