But, sometimes the cost or logistics of practicing in studio is not a reality for many individuals. Or you want to explore new styles of yoga. Or you want to have an in-home resource to combine with your studio experience. Here are some online resources that you might find useful in building and deepening your practice:
YouTube videos: Many well known teachers have videos online, and some offer free videos on YouTube. Sadie Nardini has a YouTube upload playlist for basically anything you are looking for in your yoga practice. Although most of the videos on YouTube will be a shorter practice, it is a nice alternative on the days that you need something quick. YouTube is also great for motivation. The following video by Briohny Smyth inspires me to deepen my practice each time I watch it:
Yoga Today: This is a online subscription that my yoga teacher uses herself. They have a free membership that offers one free class per week. You can download your favorite classes for $3.99. Or an unlimited membership for $9.99 per month gets subscribers access to 200+ one-hour classes that are ad free and downloads for only $2.99.
Gaiam TV: Gaiam has an awesome selection of streaming yoga, wellness, and fitness videos. Check out their site on Sundays when there is a complete full video for free. Membership after a free 10-day trial is $9.95 per month. Awesome cardio videos are also streaming including Jillian Michaels and The Firm (one of my favs!).
Netflix: If you haven't cancelled your Netflix subscription yet, check out the streaming options. Today there were 5 adult yoga videos available streaming, along with 1 prenatal yoga video and 1 children's yoga.
When you have learned the basic poses and are ready to commit to a DVD, Shiva Rea's Daily Energy my favorite mid to high intensity yoga video. It has a variety of shorter sequences that you can build together to get the practice your body is craving.
Do you have a favorite online yoga destination? Please share below!