This is for you, Paul! And for my numerous other friends who have asked me for the link recently.
A couple of weeks ago I discovered some free vinyasa yoga podcasts through the iTunes Store. I just did a search for yoga, and there were all of these free hits, including many full yoga classes. I was thrilled, to say the least.
Finding time for yoga practice is challenging for me. I commute a long way to work, and my time is limited. I rely on home practice, and that is, shall I say, unreliable at best. I am fairly experienced, having practiced yoga on and off for about ten years now. But I am by no means disciplined or experienced enough to really feel confident as building a solid home practice.
I think these podcasts are going to change my life. They are really wonderful, challenging classes. If you have never taken a yoga class before, I wouldn’t recommend them. But if you have studied for a while and are comfortable practicing alone, these online classes are better than any video I have ever seen. And there is a good variety as well.
There are two teachers I have found who post free podcasts of their classes, Philip Urso of Salt Pond Yoga in Charlestown, RI, and Dave Farmar in Denver, CO. They are both great teachers. I find Philip a little more spiritual and gentle in his teaching, and Dave I find a little more athletic, butch, if you will. Don’t get me wrong, you will definitely break a sweat and work hard with each of them, its just a different vibe. If you’re interested, Philip Urso also has some free podcasts about A Course in Miracles.
This is a great kick-start to the old home practice for me. I’m inspired. Thanks Philip and Dave! Enjoy, everybody!
One final note: I have created a yoga group in Ma.gnolia: Yoga Reference. So far I am the only member, and I can’t seem to convince many people what a cool tool Ma.nolia is. I think it is a matter of time before it catches on, though. Or maybe I’m just a geek. Ma.gnolia is a web tool that I like a lot. It helps me track and manage book marks. Check it out!
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I just came across your blog and this post through my tag surfer feature here on WordPress but how timely it is! I’ve been searching around for MP3 players lately for the sole purpose of using yoga podcasts and, my thought is, the freer the better! 🙂 Yes, I am probably the ONLY person in the world who does not yet have an MP3 player. But, I plan to remedy that soon. I’m so glad you shared this resource here. I will definitely be checking it out soon as I rely on home practice too.
So glad to have found your blog here! Popping over to check out your Ma.gnolia group now!
Thanks, Zazazu! I hope you enjoy the podcasts! And I love my MP3 player, though I must say it is easier for me to plug speakers into my computer….but you can do that with your MP3 player too, I guess. My point is that you don’t need an MP3 player, just iTunes. Thanks for stopping by!
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