The world has changed in so many ways over the last year, and if you’ve had an inkling of wanting to better take care of your own health, the pandemic was likely a much-needed wake-up call to get going. One of the ways to do so is to start thinking about moving your body a little bit more, and online yoga classes have become a staple for people all over the world who want to do so. Not only is the convenience factor very high, but you are spoilt for choice when it comes to the programs and content you will find online. Here are some of the other benefits of online yoga classes to help get you encouraged.
Great If You’re Scared To Attend Physical Yoga Classes
Nothing beats attending a yoga class with a group of others and feeling the collective energy brought to the class. In these times, we’ve had to readjust our expectations a little to make do with what is physically possible in lockdown, as well as what is safe for everyone to take part in. This includes a shift towards a remote class with participants in different parts of the country or the world. While it may not elicit the physical feeling of togetherness all the time, it does provide peace of mind about physical distancing. It also forms a new type of community, which we should embrace with open arms.
The Joy of Creating Your Own Yoga Studio
Online yoga classes also give you the joy of creating your own yoga studio at home. And by yoga studio, we mean “any space that you can comfortably put aside for your practice”. Making room for any health and wellness practice in your life takes mindfulness, and intention. By setting up a space for yoga before you take part in an online class, you’re opening yourself up to the idea that there is a time and place for self care in your day. This will lead to other self care activities, and the momentum builds from there. You’ll be feeling like your happiest self in absolutely no time at all.
Forget Relentlessly Searching For “Yoga Near Me”
When you try a couple of online yoga classes, you’ll soon know exactly what works for you. Getting curious is absolutely the way to go. You won’t need to tirelessly trawl through Google searches for yoga near you like in the old days, which will likely suggest physical locations independent of lockdown restrictions. What online yoga offers is the ability for you to explore, and to be versatile with finding the types of classes, and instructors, that work for you. You’re spoilt for choice at the end of the day, and can also use your learnings to encourage loved ones to give it a try as well.
Tuning Into That Yoga Body (And Mind)
If your intention for doing online yoga is to start feeling more comfortable in your own body, you’re in the right place. It all starts with your reasons for wanting to begin to move your body a little bit more. Whether you’re after the physical benefits or the mindfulness factor, or both, online yoga classes can be the pathway to help you achieve either. The benefits are a reward for your consistency, hard work and discipline. They can also happen just by making sure you show up for class. Sometimes, it’s just about showing up, and giving over to the process. In no time at all, you’ll be wondering how you ever went without your weekly yoga class or online program to begin with.