To be honest, the older I get, the less I am interested in doing yoga for the sake of physical fitness. It somehow feels like a waste of time. There seem to be so many other challenges that we all are dealing with on a regular basis – body aches, inconsistent energy, mood swings, strained relationships, overall life dissatisfaction – that doing yoga just to be able to twist oneself in a knot seems counterproductive. And let me tell you a secret – some folks who are able to execute a prefect Ustrasana are mean. The point is that achieving perfect pose form or even doing yoga all the time means nothing if our self-awareness does not expand and if we cannot deal with life challenges on a daily basis.
That is why mindful yoga teachers keep trying to facilitate a shift in our collective consciousness from yoga as a fitness class to yoga as a life-managing tool. Every day each one of us faces a different life challenge and every day we can use our yoga practice to help us deal with that backache, or address the anger, or re-examine our deepest beliefs.
And since every practitioner deals with something different every day, general yoga classes, though inspiring, provide limited benefits. You might need something totally different then that girl on the mat next to you. That is why lasting change and the biggest transformations happen when you start to practice yoga on your own.
If you are a yoga teacher, you are probably comfortable with designing your own practice. But being human, even yoga teachers can have “blind spots” when it comes to dealing with their own issues, or can fall into a habit of doing the same thing every time. Anybody would benefit from the guidance of an experienced teacher who designs a practice just for you; but it is not realistic for most of us to have an on-call yoga teacher. The next best thing is to have a collection of yoga practices to choose from and pick one that seems appropriate for you on any given day. This is exactly what we set out to achieve with our new Home Yoga Practice mobile app.
We recognized that when selecting a video of a yoga practice to follow, students often skip the very important step of checking in with themselves. Instead of taking a moment to close the eyes, breathe and listen internally for what they need, they just pick whichever practice sounds good at the moment, which may or may not be appropriate and meaningful to them that day.
That is why our Home Yoga Practice app verbally guides you through the process of choosing the right practice based on your internal observation and time you have available. We have practices to address your physical needs (hips, knees, backs, necks – you name it), energetic needs (low energy, excess energy, stress and so on), mental-emotional needs (to deal with anger, fear, anxiety, and others), as well as chair practices and specialty practices. The app includes all the practices we have ever posted as well as those that haven’t been posted before. The collection will be regularly updated to add more videos.
Check out this video to see how you can use the Home Yoga Practice app to enhance your life and start the new year by taking care of your needs.
Learn more about app features and start your home yoga practice TODAY!