Online Yoga Instructors Can Help You With The COVID-19 Lockdown
Being cooped up is no fun for anyone, but we’re all doing it to protect ourselves and each other. We can still be social within our safe homes but we all know we can flatten the curve with physical distancing. The COVID-19 lockdown doesn’t mean you have to stop your yoga classes. It may actually be a great time to start. You have to do something to fill all this time, and learning something new is fun. And even though all of the yoga studios are closed down, you can now work with an online yoga instructor.
Yoga helps you get some exercise, and has proven to be beneficial to your mental health as well. Numerous studies have shown the physical and mental health benefits of yoga. Yoga can help you with your balance, your strength, endurance, anxiety, depression, and more.
If you want to continue your yoga classes, or try it out for the first time, you may need to think outside the brick and mortar box of a yoga studio. Think Zoom, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams, Facetime, Facebook Video Chat, Skype,, Webex, and more. Whatever your platform, we can work something out.
Working with an Online Yoga Instructor is Better than Watching a Video
But wait! You say there are all sorts of yoga videos online for free. With a video, you don’t get the one on one coaching that you do when you work with a yoga instructor. An experienced instructor can help you in real time. We can do much more than a video, by:
- Helping you perfect your form
- Suggesting easier, safer, or more challenging poses based on your ability
- Leading you through guided meditations
- Guiding you in your breathing
- Sharing the basic spiritual and intellectual principles of yoga
- And more
And while you might talk back to a video, you won’t get any answers. When you work with a real, live, yoga instructor, you can ask questions about anything you don’t understand, or ask for clarification. You can’t do that with a video. And honestly, it’s much more fun to engage with another human being!
Who Can Work with an Online Yoga Instructor?
You can! So can your flat mates or family members. As long as you have a good internet connection and a computer or laptop with a camera and microphone, you are ready to work with an online yoga instructor.
Look for a certified yoga instructor who works with clients of all ages, and any ability. That includes:
- Yoga for beginners
- Yoga for kids
- Yoga for seniors
- Yoga for runners
- Yoga for everyone!
What Yoga Equipment Do You Need?
If you’ve done yoga before, you likely already have the yoga equipment you need.
But if you’re new to the wonders of yoga, you may need to improvise, unless you order something online.
You will need:
- A yoga mat
- Yoga block
- Yoga bricks
- Comfortable, breathable clothing, not too heavy. This can be yoga pants and a tee, or any loose fitting shorts or leggings with a sports bra
- A water bottle
- A hand towel to wipe the sweat away
How to Book a Class with Your Online Yoga Instructor
To book a class with an online yoga instructor, I highly recommend you head over to the lovely ladies at Revive Yoga in Tooting, who like many have unfortunately had to close their beautiful studio.
However, Chloe and her team have all made the shift to get online teaching a variety of classes suitable for all your needs. So, to get your dose of their uplifting energies, visit their website to book a class.
Layla’s Closing Thoughts
I hope you all found that read beneficial, it’s the first monthly blog of many to come! As like many of you, I am finding some extra time to stay in touch with you all and start giving you some much needed tips. So do not hesitate to reply to this email or drop me a direct message on Facebook Messenger or Instagram, if there’s anything further i can assist you with!
Until next time, stay home, stay safe and be kind to yourself and others around you, we are one.