As many of you already know, I have been a practicing yogi for several years but have given up going to my favorite Bikram studio recently due to overcrowding and a general feeling of unease when I walk in. I like a bit of personal space, and when this became an issue, I didn’t feel comfortable going any longer. I don’t like to feel trapped in a room with 70 other people, unable to breathe. There were several times when I would watch the sweat from my neighbor’s fingers drip slowly on my towel and I got a bit grossed out. Nothing personal, but if someone is going to sweat it out on my mat, it’s going to be me.
Months of stress and lack of exercise began to take their toll on my body, however; my muscles ached for a good stretching and I became unable to manage the everyday pressure of my 9-5. I was elated when I was contacted by My Yoga Online, an online yoga subscription service with hundreds of high-definition yoga, pilates, health, wellness, and meditation videos.
I have been using My Yoga Online for the past few weeks and am extremely happy with the videos I’ve found. It’s been wonderful to have this resource at my fingertips to practice yoga and meditate in my apartment whenever I like. This past weekend I greeted St. Patrick’s Day with a 27-minute Shanti Vinyasa Flow class taught by Shiva Rea. Her smooth voice gently guided me along and I melted into several poses I hadn’t practiced in months. Following this, I did a 13-minute Meditation and Mindful Living video. “When we live mindfully, we just live,” is a quote I have been repeating as a mantra to myself ever since. So simple and yet so poignant, isn’t it?
According to My Yoga Online, users are able to “…connect to our global community and experience yoga like never before. Our truly revolutionary concept helps us bring the physical, spiritual, and emotional benefits of our online classes to a global audience, improving quality of life for millions of people.” I especially enjoyed reading user reviews and saving select videos into a “favorites” folder to view later. It was interesting to see which yoga/meditation videos people gravitated towards, and to see the times of the day they preferred to try them.
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I was compensated for this post and received a complimentary one-year Premium membership to My Yoga Online in exchange for this review. All opinions expressed herein are entirely my own. This post was sponsored by My Yoga Online.