How Tech Can Help You
Meet Your Yoga Goals
Everyone has their own reasons for engaging in yoga. Many people use it to decompress after a long day of work. It can also be an ideal way to start your day, and whenever you plug in, it’s an opportunity for improving your mental, physical and spiritual state. Whatever motivation you have for including yoga in your lifestyle, if you’re ready to kick things up a notch, tech can help.
The gadgetry available these days gives us access to myriad solutions. Let’s take a look at some of the best tech selections and how they can help you reach your yoga goals.
Apps for Reaching Your Milestones
What are your current yoga goals? Do you have a position you have never quite aced? Would you love to try a new style? Is simple consistency, or lengthening your sessions, what you hope to achieve next? Maybe you just want to learn one new pose each week. When you're in the hustle and bustle of daily life, though, it can be hard to get to that next milestone. The key is to make it as convenient as possible to overcome your hurdles.
Thankfully, as Women’sHealth notes, there’s an app for that! Apps allow you to take your sessions anywhere and practice anytime. Even if you're traveling for business or going on a much-awaited vacation, all you have to bring with you is your phone with the downloaded apps.
Do some exploring to find an app or two, then give them a try. Each has different features and benefits that can help with your program. Glo, for instance, allows you to tailor your sessions by duration, level, and style. You can even incorporate the time of day into your plan. Daily Yoga is another versatile option, offering more than 500 flows and 70 programs to explore to your heart’s content. Whatever your goal is, there is something that can meet your needs.
Classes For Going Beyond Your Comfort Zone
As Gaia explains, yoga is a time-tested practice, with ancient traditions and philosophies. While yoga’s heritage is something to honor, technology allows us to explore it on a whole new level. One of the great things about doing yoga in the modern world is that you can engage in classes around the world from the comfort of your own home. From UK-based Fable to Ulu Yoga in Bali to studios that might just be in your own backyard, there are streaming options galore!
Don't be afraid to take risks and expand your horizons by trying classes that may be a little out of your comfort zone. You'll wind up feeling refreshed and excited about your success. If you fail the first time, try again later and don't beat yourself up over it. Find appreciation in the small moments of success and be proud of yourself with each class you take.
Of course, to really get the most out of these classes, you should designate a yoga spot in your home. Even if it's just a corner of a room, you can reap the benefits of yoga with a few easy steps. First, make sure that the space is free from clutter, which can promote a feeling of calmness. Then, try to bring in as much natural light and fresh air as you can, which will help free the space of any lingering negative energy that could be keeping you from feeling good during your yoga practice.
Apps and streaming sessions are wonderful, but let’s face it — if you’re attempting sessions via smartphone, you’re at a bit of a handicap. For one thing, apps are often data hogs! If you have an older phone, you might need to invest in an upgrade to get things running smoothly and so that you don’t have to delete favorite downloads to make room for them. Luckily, some phone providers will let you trade in your old device for a new one. You can apply the money you save towards classes, new apps, gear or even a one-on-one session with your dream instructor.
The other problem with phones — or even tablets — is the fact that they slide into your pocket handily, but they aren’t easy to hold onto and do yoga flows. There are convenient phone and tablet stands that make it far easier to see the screen while you follow along with your favorite app, class or video call.
Are you ready to meet your yoga goals? Let tech pave the way! Plug into some terrific apps for reaching milestones, go beyond your comfort zone with fresh classes, and find the right tools to keep you comfortable while you push further than ever before.
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