On Sunday night I got a chance to relax for an hour with a video from yogatoday.com.
The class: “Forward Bending Class” instructed by Neesha. Advanced level.
My rating: 3/5 stars.
I may be slightly biased here, because of the type of yoga that I normally do. This video (57 minutes) started out quite slow. Too slow for my liking. I like to do more fast-paced yoga that leaves me sweating. I like the intensity of a smooth flow with shorter holds and a great focus on the breath that creates an almost cardio workout.
This class spent a lot of time describing what the poses were, which was surprising because it was an Advanced class. I wish that more time had been spent on pointing out common errors that people (especially people that have been practicing a long time) tend to make and how to fix them.
It’s a very visually appealing setting – the instructor and two students practice out in a field on the grass with some pretty trees behind them.
The instructor was very softspoken and even with my speakers on the highest setting there were many times that I couldn’t hear her, or her voice was drowned out by an airplane or the sound of a truck backing up (?!).
Overall I enjoyed my hour of yogatoday, but it wasn’t what I was expecting! Once I stopped wanting it to be a workout I enjoyed it more. However, I think I will stick with my audio downloads from yogadownload.com – they really push me and make me work for it. I would definitely try this again when I am in the mood for a very relaxing session though. It would probably be good for preparing to sleep or to awaken slowly in the morning.
Has anyone else tried YogaToday? I know Heather has (she recommended that I try it – thanks!!) – what are your thoughts? Are there more workout-y yoga classes there? Did I happen to pick one that was slower than usual? If anyone knows of a more invigorating and intense class/instructor on YogaToday I’d be happy to try it.
Hope you all are enjoying your week! I do have several recipes and an exciting lunch post lined up, so stay tuned.