Got flexibility? Or better yet: do you have muscle imbalances and find certain exercises difficult to execute with good form? Yeah, me too… While I am fairly flexible, I do have limited mobility in my hips and calves making certain exercises like squats hard to do with perfect form. Especially since I have started cycling and running more, my body’s mobility is getting more and more limited despite my religious post-workout stretching and foam rolling. Sometimes you just need good days dedicated to stretching or yoga!
I have always been attracted to doing yoga at home for several reasons:
- I love the physical aspect of yoga but I’m not interested in the spiritual aspect, so doing the classes at home allows me to make it my own experience without feeling pressured to get into the spiritual stuff
- I’m flexible but still not great at yoga – doing yoga at home can be a nice way to get a handle on come of the poses and not feel embarrassed when I fall over!
- I can do the videos any time of day or night I prefer and in my scrubby clothes – no pressure to wear Lulu or look fabulous!
MyYogaWorks is great because you can practice yoga in the comfort of your own home or still complete the online classes while you are traveling. You can login and watch the videos from many devices (laptop, desktop, tablet, or smartphone) so you can take the classes anywhere. You can even hook up your computer to your TV screen to get the full-size video experience in your home.
It’s easy to set up your account and get your preferences listed so you can start watching videos! You can easily sort through the available videos by teacher, level of difficulty, time, benefit, and target area. The website is easy to navigate, although I did run into a couple of snags with the Videos page loading properly. With over 560 videos to choose from, there will be a video that fits just about anyone! They even have some Mindful Fitness videos that include Pilates and Barre style classes.
My first yoga class using MyYogaWorks was the Yoga Vitamins video with David Kim. It was great! The video had 30 minutes of classic poses that were doable but still challenging for me. David had great cuing techniques that helped me get into the right positions for each pose.
I also did the Leg Shakin’ BarWorks class and the Yoga for Athletes – Hips. My hips need a lot of work! I am fairly flexible, but since I have been cycling more preparing for my triathlon I have noticed a drop in my hip mobility, especially when I’m doing barbell squats. This just reminds me how much I need to keep working on my flexibility!
You can also sign up for journey series, where you can participate in a daily video series devoted to certain aspects of yoga or health. There are journey series for detox, runners, getting wedding ready, and headstands among others. MyYogaWorks is also starting their 28 Day Spring Yoga Challenge today!
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I received a free trial subscription of MyYogaWorks in exchange for a review; all opinions are my own