Okay, but everyone loves free.
I present to you: DoYogaWithMe.com. (For brevity, I will refer to it as DYWM.)
I have a lot of friends on Facebook who comment on my yoga statuses that they wish they had a place to practice. What better place than your own home! Now, I know kids/boyfriends/pets/chores can be a distraction, but if you are able to find some quiet moments to practice yoga, I believe it can carry into your home life and beyond. Knowing you found some peace on the living room floor can help you to be peaceful later when things are crazy at the house.
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I hear this a lot and with all the images and preconceived notions about what yoga is, it can be intimidating. Also, the equipment for yoga (mat, blocks, straps, bolsters, etc.) can be expensive and I, more than anyone, don't like spending wads of cash on something that isn't definite. Although it has been debated on both sides, at home, I don't see a critical need for a mat (especially if you are a beginner). The great thing about DYWM is that there are always options. Don't have a bolster? Use a pillow! Don't have a strap? Use a towel! Don't have a block? Use a book!
"I'm a beginner." or"I haven't done yoga in a long time."
DYWM has videos for all levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced. You can search according to those criteria. Also, under each video, there is a a little blurb about the class so you can see what you'll be doing. There are also comments left by other users who often times discuss where they are in their practice, so you can get a good feel of what the class was like for others. There are great variations offered for poses throughout all the videos. Yoga teachers are very conscientious of the fact that each yoga practice is different for each person. Can't do a headstand or an arm balance? There's an option for that!
"I don't have time for yoga." or "I can't get to the gym because of my schedule."
The great thing about DYWM is the variety that they offer. Not only can you sort classes for difficulty, but you can sort it for length of classes as well. I have seen as low as 15 minutes all the way up to 90 minutes. If you have a crazy schedule that doesn't allow you to participate in yoga at the gym/studio, DYWM is perfect for you. It's always available--24/7, 365.
"I practice a certain type of yoga".
DYWM features many yoga types in their list of videos. Hatha, Power, Yin, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Prana, etc. If you're looking for a particular type, chances are they have it. Moreover, if you're looking to try a new type of yoga, this is a great way to try it out without offending anyone! No judgments!
"Is it really free?"
I'm a major skeptic of anything that's free. My grandaddy always used to say, "Nothing is really free." Well, DYWM truly is, 100% free--you don't even have to sign-up to use their site. That being said, they do offer the opportunity to donate if you choose. It isn't pushed, but I believe that leads to more donations. The giving spirit of DYWM makes me feel gratitude and what a great way to say thanks by helping them to share the love of yoga with others!
I am so thankful for DoYogaWithMe.com for graciously and selflessly sharing the light of yoga with the world. Check it out! :)