There’s no excuse NOW for practicing yoga! You can’t argue with the comfort of your home and on your own schedule. Online yoga classes are here and popping up all over. And who cares if you don’t have the latest sleek and awesome stretchy yoga pants? No need for the best, supportive specialty yoga bra and top either. Come as you are, literally and figuratively!
Social distancing may be our new normal for awhile. It requires a physical barrier of space between us at this time. And we are leaning heavily on technology to keep us connected. Online yoga classes taught live and pre-recorded are not a new thing. They’ve been going on since the early days of the internet on platforms like Facebook and YouTube. Now we have Vimeo, FaceTime, Instagram stories, GoToMeeting, ZOOM, BlueJeans, and many more. Bandwidth may end up being an issue, but that’s a topic for another time.
I posted my first online yoga classes on March 4, 2020 in preparation for my trip to the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts. My online yoga classes were set up for my regular students to practice yoga while I was away at yoga therapy certification training. As it turned out, online yoga classes are needed by a much larger audience now. COVID-19, the corona virus seems to be changing everything in our lives. And online yoga classes are just one more yogic “adjustment” we need to make.
Online Yoga Classes from Take Me To The River Yoga & Tampa Yoga Therapy
My online yoga classes can be found on my yoga therapy website, TampaYogaTherapy.com under the “online courses” tab. I plan to add to the following courses and add different courses in the coming weeks. Here is a sampling of the online yoga courses now on the Tampa Yoga Therapy site:
Online Chair Yoga – Practice yoga in a chair. If you’ve done yoga before you’ll recognize many of the movements in this class. If you’ve never done yoga before you may find this to be one of the most accessible forms of yoga. Make no mistake, chair yoga is STILL yoga.
Pranayama – this course features short videos demonstrating breathing practices such as Dirgha (the three part breath), Nadi Shodhana (alternate nostril breathing), Kaki Mudra (the beak breath), Kapalabhati (the skull polishing breath), and others.
Basic Yoga Practices – which includes a free “preview” video titled, “Please Watch This First,” where I explain a general approach to yoga asana practice. The lessons within this course are for practices like the Sun Salutations sequence, a basic yoga practice.
Live Yoga via ZOOM – This is where you’ll find the current week’s regularly scheduled, live yoga classes where I will be teaching class from the Take Me To The River Yoga studio.
My plan is to improve my technical expertise. I have a lot to learn with regard to streaming on the internet, like how to improve sound quality, and other aspects of yoga online delivery. I’m practicing! And I am practicing yoga online too. Please join me in either a live class via ZOOM or through a pre-recorded online yoga class. It’s easy. Try it today at www.TampaYogaTherapy.com/courses.
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