Today's post is brought to you by a woman who has used self-care, yoga, and meditation to get off the freight train of the corporate world and into wellness field where she now personally flourishes in her health and in her marriage as well as helps others do the same. I am pleased to introduce, Sheila Johnson of WellSheila.net. She submitted this fabulous article to us in order to help YOU up your yoga home game!
Without further adu here is Sheila.
If you’re looking for ways to enhance your home practice, here are ways in which technology can take you to the next level.
Go virtual when the studio isn’t possible.
It’s not easy to balance yoga with the state of the world right now. Since this practice requires consistency and dedication, you can turn to tech alternatives while the studio isn’t an option in order to ensure you don’t fall behind on your progress. You can easily watch your favorite yogi YouTuber through your TV with an affordable and conveniently sized streaming device. Just be sure you choose a model that is compatible with your TV and fits comfortably within your household budget. It’s a good idea to clear some space to dedicate for at-home yoga sessions to help you focus and block out any distractions.
Diversify your poses with a yoga app.
It’s tough to believe, but there are applications that do more than allow you to binge-watch the latest shows. If you’ve been feeling unchallenged or even bored with more mundane routines, download a yoga app to help diversify your poses. There are many dedicated apps that have a wide selection of yoga poses, in-depth instructions, and even photos or videos for reference. Following along with these sessions will force you to try new poses and make you more confident in your yogic abilities. Take your time when searching for the best yoga app, as there are many options available for you to choose from.
Look around to find the best flows.
Many people get stuck on using the same flow or sequence. To avoid this, make a point to try out different streaming classes or video tutorials. By changing it up, you can keep your practice balanced. It’s not ideal to stick with one style, like vinyasa. It’s important to practice a variety of styles to help you tap into all that yoga has to offer.
Invest in a smart yoga mat.
In a world of smartphones, smart cars, and even smart homes, there’s no reason you can’t also have a smart yoga mat. That’s right, these mats are no longer just for absorbing your sweat and keeping you from slipping. There are some exciting trends in the space of smart yoga mats that can take your yoga practice to the next level. With built-in sensors that measure your body’s balance and weight distribution, you’ll always know how to improve your stances. There are even some mats that light up to show you where to place your hands and feet during more involved and difficult poses. Don’t be put off by the relatively high price tags of these smart mats; they’re new devices that are utilizing state-of-the-art technology.
Yoga has the potential to improve many aspects of your life during this unprecedented time in our lives. If you’ve been struggling to remain consistent, find the right classes, or diversify your practice, investing in some technological aid could be your saving grace. Incorporating new pieces of equipment, apps, and other gadgets can help you take your yoga practice to the next level, so you remain fully recharged until in-person classes are available again.