|Yoga on the beach- romantic and realistic?
If no one is around and I’m all alone, perhaps
Any yogi wants to find the name of a good yoga joint, wherever and whenever the desire to stretch and sweat occurs. Since I’m getting ready to embark on quite a bit of travel, I did some reading up on the best apps.
The first one I found was thanks to Yoga Journal’s FindYoga application. It just became available for the iphone (it’s free), and what I like about the app is that it includes the studios, but also trainings, the retreats and a lot more, like videos that includes the poses. I’ve found this helpful for when I’ve missed a class time, don’t have a rental car or can’t get a taxi (and in some cases, it’s just not that safe for a woman to go out at night, wandering around with a modicum of clothes and a mat. That’s just screaming for problems). In any case, I also like the tips on the styles. For as many years as I’ve been doing yoga, I’m an admitted creature of habit. I rarely venture beyond what I know, because I want a guaranteed outcome. It’s like going to McDonald’s or the Mormon church. I can go anywhere in the world, and I know exactly what I’m going to get, whether I like it or not. Another thing that’s cool about the app is the 15 unique practice sessions, which mix things up if I’m in a hotel room, or on a friend’s veranda, overlooking the water.
A few years ago, when I made a query on the topic of best iphone yoga applications, a blog came up from 2010 by Regis Chapman. Chapman gave a comprehensive list of all sorts of applications– far better than I could think of doing. He listed 60, and what I really like about this list is that it’s different from the FindYoga studios; these are true applications you personal use. The trends seems to be that relaxing and stretching applications are free, and the sessions run from .99 cents (US) to $9.99 (US) for multiple sessions.
Yoga.com’s application listing offers a simple yoga application for nearly every phone, but I haven’t used any of them, and the list doesn’t offer user reviews. Still, if you under a time crunch and want something now, this certainly can’t lead you astray.