Fit Friday: At Home Yoga

by Ashley on November 1, 2013

Hi there! Happy Friday and Happy November! Today always kicks off the holiday season for me. I’m excited for Christmas music, decorations, delicious (but healthy!) food, The Grinch and other holiday movies and more!

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Anyway, today I am linking up with Jill from Fitness, Health and Happiness again to bring you another version of Fit Friday! Today is a little bit different than the past few Fit Friday posts, however. (Check them out here: Fit Friday: Leg CircuitFit Friday: TRX Style.)

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I have talked to you a few times about the importance of listening to your body when it comes to all things, but especially fitness, and for me, this was one of those weeks. After hitting the weights consistently for the past few months, I could tell my body needed a break and a week to recover and repair. Because of that, instead of lifting any weights this week, I have opted for yoga, sprints, distance runs and long walks.

You might remember me talking about MyYogaWorks a few months ago. MyYogaWorks is an online, at home yoga subscription that allows you to select the level, length and style of the class and plays it right on your computer screen, iPad or iPhone. Since Dustin and I are on the road so much, MyYogaWorks was the perfect solution to help me keep up with my yoga practice without being a member at a yoga studio. Since things are changing in my life and I will soon be a little bit more settled (as mentioned yesterday), I canceled my MyYogaWorks subscription with plans to join a yoga studio soon. To me there is nothing like a good, in-studio practice, but sometimes an at home, online class is just what I need!

Before I find the perfect studio for me, in the meantime, I did a little bit of research and found this incredible online class (for free might I add!), that I want to share with you today. Many of you have told me that you prefer doing yoga at home versus attending at a studio, so if that is you or if you are simply don’t feel like driving to your studio, here is another solution: Do Yoga WIth Me’s Foundations in Flow. 

I have taken this class multiple times in the past few weeks and love it every time. It is an intermediate class that is 48 minutes in length and is described on the website as the following:

This complete practice starts by warming the body, then progresses into a powerful flow, moving with the fluidity of your breath. The flow builds sequences from the earth up, while building core strength. The class ends by cooling the body with a deep relaxation.

Enjoy this class if you are looking for a challenging yet relaxing class at any time of the day! If you try it out, let me know how you like it!

Do you prefer taking yoga classes in a studio or gym or do you prefer to enjoy a class in the comfort of your own home? I enjoy a little bit of both!

Have a great Friday!

Good health!

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Fifi November 1, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I can’t wait to try the free online yoga classes!

Ashley November 1, 2013 at 1:51 pm

It’s a great class! Try it out! Happy Friday!

Jill @ Fitness, Health and Happiness November 2, 2013 at 3:28 am

I’m like you. I love my home gym but I also love yoga in a studio. I will def check out DYWM. Thanks for the link.
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Ashley November 2, 2013 at 1:23 pm

This video was able to give me a very similar “studio” experience so that’s probably why I liked it so much! Thanks for hosting!

Sandy Sherwood November 3, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Hi! Thanks for sharing the video! I am a fitness and yoga instructor in downtown Chicago and I really know the feeling when you worked out too hard. It is important to also listen to your body and know when to have a break from your usual work out routines to help your body recover.

Yoga therapy offers multi-dimensional healing, because it brings greater harmony and balance to all the dimensions of our being. According to yoga philosophy, each of the Five Koshas is mutually dependent on each other and influence one another. Imbalance or malfunction in the body is not necessarily caused on the level of the body, but may arise from a problem in another Kosha, another part of our being. This is why true healing can never take place by focusing on just one level, i.e. the physical body.

Ashley November 5, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Hi Sandy! You are so right about all of that. I feel like yoga has the ability to do so many things for my body, more than I would ever be able to put in words! I love your point of view on it; thank you so much for sharing! And for stopping by too!

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