Several years ago when I was still getting into yoga I did a 25-day challenge on my old blog to keep myself focused on this new great thing I’d added to my life instead of all the frenzied madness that can sometimes accompany the season. At the time I was already practicing almost daily so it wasn’t much of a thing. Lately though, I haven’t been practicing much (if at all). A good week is two or three times but that might be followed by a week or two of no yoga at all. I’m in desperate need of a return to my regular yoga practice so I thought this would be a nice way to bring it home for the holidays.
I know not everyone can get into a studio so here’s what I’m offering up for those of you that would like to join in…
Each Sunday I’ll post a weekly schedule of online yoga classes you can do at home. They’ll be a mix of vinyasa and deep stretch and meditation ranging from 10-minute tutorials to full hour-long classes, and they’ll all be free and readily available wherever you have an internet connection. (Hooray for the world wide web.)
Some of it’s my stuff, some of it’s teachers I just like and trust, and some of it I may have never done myself. (Some of it might suck!) I’m just compiling this to make it easier for everyone to play along. If you have access to your own studio, by all means please just keep going. But if you need a day at home because schedules get weird, this can be a good fall back.
See you on the mat… Here are seven videos for week one:
45-Minute Power Yoga Flow with Katie Levans (that’s me!)
This is an intermediate power flow with minimal instruction. I’ll try to make more of these…
Yoga Vinyasa Strong Flow (30 minutes)
I haven’t done this one myself but it looks straight forward enough, and you’re in and out in 30 minutes.
Kino is one of the absolute best in the game. This is a cool tutorial on targeting the muscles you need to build up to do all the crazy advanced business she’s up to all the time.
I threw this in as a great starting point or home base for beginners.
I don’t know why yoga classes have to be all outside mountain range new-age weirdo but… Tara Stiles is good at her game, and I figure we all have a little extra free time today so: 1 hour.
Yoga nidra is a “divine sleep” meditation. It is said that a 20-minute yoga nidra is the brain equivalent of one full hour of deep sleep. So enjoy your Sunday.