4 Tips Maximise Online Yoga Class Benefits
Most of us are eager to start regular classes in our studio again. But no one knows when this will happen. Although on-site and face-to-face yoga classes clearly provide unparalleled interpersonal relationships and intimacy, online classes at least allow teachers to keep in touch with students, and vice versa.
They can help ensure that the yoga studio keeps running. As a smart friend of mine likes to say, never let perfection hinder good enough. It is enough to do yoga with a mobile phone or laptop.
Nevertheless, there are still some ways to make the online yoga experience better, both enjoyable and satisfying. With this in mind, I created a guide for students to make the most of online courses. It is full of tips and tricks that can make the experience more real, rewarding, and interesting.
1. Have At Least a Medium Size Device
Your phone is an extraordinary little device. Supercomputer in your pocket. That’s amazing. But it is also a bad yoga teacher. Just like a yoga teacher passing text messages and emails through his mouth while teaching.
This is a yoga teacher who can turn into a video game or Twitter with a swipe of your finger. When all notifications are turned on, looking forward to a good online yoga class on your phone is like looking forward to a good meal on a vending machine.
After reading this article, please do yourself a favor: Google “How to mirror my phone to TV”. Make your virtual yoga teacher bigger. Provide a good place for teaching in your home.
Once you figure this out, put your phone in “Do Not Disturb” mode and place it next to the TV until the end of the course. Trust me this time. I know you want to keep in touch in class, but your experience, just if you check Facebook between postures will not be the same.
If you are using a laptop, consider turning off notifications before class. Make the classroom full of screens, put your computer at a height and angle, and you can see it sitting, standing, or reclining. This will require some practice.
Put up a YouTube video and take a few minutes to find the right place; you will pay off when you prepare for class. If you want to keep your yoga teacher in your pocket, realize that your voice prompts will be even more important. That is usually because you will not be able to see what they show easily.
2. Your Home Already Got Some Good Props, You Need Not Buy Anything
You can do many things with cushions, cushions, shoulder straps, cushions, and some blankets. If you have them, go to the next section.
Otherwise, the following options may be helpful:
3. Set The Stage Beforehand
The yoga studio provides yoga teachers, classes, accessories, and physical space for your practice. This is very important. But one of the most important things a yoga studio does is to create an environment. A good yoga studio has a special “feel”.
You can feel warm, clean, spacious, and warm, a space where happiness and staying away from the chaos of the outside world are the top tasks.
Therefore, in your home, it is very helpful to create an atmosphere that supports you the most. Here are some tips: If you have roommates or family members, seek quiet time.
Ask them to put on headphones for their devices, read quietly, or spend some time outdoors (social distance of course!). Or, if you have a spare room to use, go to that room and save yourself (and them) trouble. Once you have quiet time and space, light candles or incense.
Think about general lighting. According to your mood, close or open the blinds, dim or brighten the lights or ceiling lights. Increase or decrease the brightness of the screen. If it is very bright and you want to relax, find an eye pillow or towel or similar to put on your eyes to help block the light.
When it comes to creating an atmosphere where you are practicing, don’t just improvise and hope for the best. You deserve better. Consider the atmosphere you want to create. You know when you feel it. Cool.
The creepy atmosphere. Snobbish atmosphere. Cool breath. The practice space in your home will be full of atmosphere. It’s up to you to create what you want. Similarly, you can light some candles. Some people also like to place crystals, flowers, and statues around.
Some people like to practice in a clean and spacious room. Consider the type of space you want to practice, and then try to create the type of space closest to your home.
4. Before and After The Yoga Class
Another thing the yoga studio offers, although not realizing it, is time. When you arrive in class a few minutes early, you will have time to move on the mat, chat with friends or sit quietly to prepare. Later, when the course is over, you have a few minutes to sit down and pay attention to how you feel.
You will not return to this world immediately (unless you have a place you desperately need to go to). The yoga studio provides a temporary buffer zone so you can easily get in and out of your yoga practice. Practicing at home may not provide you with the same luxury.
The beginning of your course may be interrupted by your spouse, children, or roommates. You may have to be late because it takes longer to wash dishes than you expected, work meetings take longer than you think, or your child needs help with a project.
There are countless ways to steal truly precious and underestimated time from you—whether before or after yoga. After yoga is a particularly sweet time.
I sometimes tell my beginners that learning yoga is like planting a sapling. It was so exquisite from the beginning. If you are not careful, you may plant, destroy and replant saplings over and over again.
Once planted, it needs to be protected and nurtured. You need to let it take root during the period after yoga. Over time, the roots of yoga will take root deep in your heart, and your practice will not have any discomfort or discomfort.
Your yoga will become a powerful oak tree, providing shade for everyone around you. But at the beginning, it must be protected and guarded. Make sure you can have some time after yoga. Turn off your device and sit or lie down quietly. Reflect on what you have learned, how you feel, and how all this makes you feel. Savor the moment carefully. You may not have much time, but enjoy the time you have. Enjoy it.
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