Online Yoga

16 Apr

Since I had to recently alter my Flying Pig Marathon training plan and take a week off from running in order to do some healing on my IT band, I decided to fill my run time with yoga. Particularly yoga that focuses on stretching my hips and IT band.

After a quick “best online yoga videos” search, I came across this article on Livestrong.com. The ‘yoga for athletes’ series on YogaVibes.com caught my eye and I went to check it out. After seeing that they have a free 15-day trial, I realized how perfect this would be for me. With only 20 days left before my 2nd marathon, this would be perfect to tie me over.

And if I don’t cancel my membership at the end of 15 days, I will start being charged $20 per month. That’s not too shabby considering I’m currently paying $15 per class. This would allow me to do more than one yoga class each week!

This afternoon I opted for a 72-minute outer hip and IT band focused vinyasa flow class in the Yoga for Athletes series. It was just what I needed!

I took my computer out to our Florida room and set it on a small table a couple of feet ahead of my yoga mat.

Here’s a screenshot of what the video looked like full screen:

Outer Hip and IT Band class from Sage Rountree's Yoga for Athletes Series on YogaVibes.com

The teacher, Sage Rountree, was great! I liked that she was a runner that started yoga for it’s benefits to long distance runners. She did a great job of explaining and showing poses and a couple of times she corrected posture for someone in the class and I realized I needed to correct my posture too. It almost felt like I was in the room with them!

My hips and IT band feel amazing and I’m currently ridin’ that yoga high.

As the days progress, I’ll let you know how I enjoy additional classes in the Yoga for Athletes series.

Have you ever taken an online yoga class? Which one? How did you like it (or not)?

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9 Responses to “Online Yoga”

  1. Jill April 16, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    I never did online yoga but my yoga teacher gives us podcasts of her classes so we can do them at home. I’m not too keen on them because I am WAY distracted by dustbunnies under my couch – in downdog and bridge pose, I really notice the places in my living room that need a good cleaning! 😦

    • Hemarie April 18, 2012 at 8:07 am #

      I did catch a few dust bunnies, but it was the Florida room, which is pretty spacious so it’s not bad at all.

      That’s awesome that your teacher gives you podcasts of her classes! I don’t know if I can handle that… I’m such a visual person. The teacher says “right leg up” and I still look up to confirm that what I think is my right leg is what everyone else thinks is there right leg. HA!

  2. kepotts April 16, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    Thanks for the online yoga recc….I’m always looking for resources like this! Glad the IT band is feeling better 🙂

    • Hemarie April 18, 2012 at 8:10 am #

      No problem! I just did day two yesterday morning and was equally pleased. The yoga for athletes series is right up my alley! You can try it for free… just don’t forget to cancel before your 15 days is up so you don’t get charged.

      And yes, IT band is feeling much better. I took it out for a one-mile spin Monday after yoga and it’s feeling better. I think the plan is definitely working! (fingers crossed)

  3. Faith @ For the Health of It April 17, 2012 at 10:42 am #

    I’ve done a few, via yogadownload.com, but for some reason I always get bored and quit easily when I do the online tapes. I much prefer a live class!

    • Hemarie April 18, 2012 at 8:13 am #

      Oh yes… I much prefer a live class as well! But my pocketbook much prefers the online classes. 🙂

      I plan on incorporating the two, so I still get my live class once a week, but now I can afford to yoga more. Also, it’s nice being able to fit yoga in where I need to, not just when there’s a class available.

      I’ll have to take a look at yogadownload.com!

  4. Carolina @ Peas in a Blog April 19, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    It makes me so happy to see you keeping up with yoga — YAY! It’s amazing how you feel after practicing right? I’m addicted! LOL Speaking of which, I’m going to free yoga this Saturday at Rollins & you should totally come!

    • Hemarie April 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

      And to think I owe it all to you and your friendliness. Otherwise I’d still be talking about how one day I’m going to try yoga. 🙂

      Text me the details about FREE yoga!

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