There are so many resources for the new and long-time practicing yogis out there. I intend to further my practice via yogic knowledge and physical asana practice on a daily basis. Below are a few pages that I’ve visited daily for inspiration and guidance. Enjoy!
Yoga Knowledge Websites
Yoga Journal: A great website that is updated constantly with the most current yoga news and events going on everywhere! YJ’s site has the biggest collection of articles about yoga, including numerous home practices and detailed pose instructions. If you want a great yoga website, you need to include not only the lifestyle of yoga, but also the detailed complexity of the practice itself – after all, the practice of yoga is the one thing all us yogis have in common.
Yoganonymous: Find out about what yoga events are happening right meow! They also hold contests for free admission into events and other yoga related goodies. It’s also a great directory for where to find studios and teacher trainings!
Mind Body Green: Started as a user-submitted eco-news site, MindBodyGreen has grown into a professionally-written, regularly-updated wellness website. Of course, being a wellness site, they have a whole section decided to yoga (and Pilates), featuring news, pose instructions, and interviews with celebrities and yoga professionals.
Gaiam Life: Part of the conscious-lifestyle shop Gaiam, the Life.Gaiam.com website is all about – you guessed it – living a better life through health-based, spiritual, and sustainable practices.
Seattle Yoga News: Since moving to Seattle, I found a resource that is amazing for the Seattle Yoga Community. I found local events and have been able to really connect with other yogis in the area. Definitely check out this site for expert advice and everything yoga in the PNW.
Whole Living: Ms. Martha Stewart maintains a regular yoga practice, so it comes as no surprise that her healthy living magazine, Whole Living (previously Body+Soul), features over 100 pages about yoga, including pranayama(breathing) and strength-training focused practices.
Sequencing (Yoga Teacher Central): I was looking for a place where the Baptiste Sequence was posted and voila, found this lovely page!
Online Yoga Courses (to practice ANYWHERE!)
Yogaglo: With instruction from the famous Kathryn Budig and Amy Ipolitti, this website has a plethora of courses and instructional videos on best ways to get your yogi on.
My Yoga Online: Great website for basic instructional videos and online classes.
MyYogaWorks: Find detailed instructions as well as FREE videos to ensure your alignment in basic poses are correct!
Youtube Courses (Surprisingly this is where I get the most of my guidance…and, it’s FREE).
Kino Yoga: Kino is my inspiration! I’ve got years until I get to her level, but thanks to her my passion is fueled! I have the guidance (although I’ve never met her) to get to where I need to be in my practice. Check her videos out. She has a lot of beginner, intermediate and advanced level videos that will get you twisting in no time!
Shana Meyerson: Her videos are VERY DETAILED. They’re pretty lengthy and I tend to watch them 2-3 times because there is SO MUCH information, but trust me…it’s worth it if you want to deepen your practice and understand the mechanics of a posture!
Disclaimer: You will become a pretzel!