I'm Loving Livestream Yoga
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I miss being with my students, I long for being in the yoga studios I taught in, but I must admit I've fallen in love with teaching livestream yoga classes. What I love is how deep my focus must be teaching on this platform. To teach yoga you must be focused, but teaching livestream without students physically in front of me to help guide my cueing, has me going into a profound state of inner reflection while leading class.
While live-streaming I physically do the class with my students to create a visual and set the pace. This enables me to tune into the sensations that arise within me, so I can cue from there. I articulate how to move into a posture, abide in it, and let go of a pose. I encourage students to drop in and go into the sensational experience they are having and feed it with breath. I often suggest seeing if you can let the breath be the focus, so the storylines running through your mind of the past and the future can be blown through like clouds moving in the sky. The result is a state of centeredness and calm.
As an online student the live aspect of a livestream class has me show up and not put my practice off for later like I would do with a prerecorded class. Being physically alone, in my space without the before and after class chit chat, and the in class occasional distractions has me go deeper into myself. I sense my breath having a dialogue with my body and I hear every single word my teacher shares. It's reflective, it's wonderful, and I can feel a whole lot of healing is being done in this space because I feel fantastic after I practice. Also I know other students are practicing with me. Although we are all separated and muted, practicing in a livestream class together reminds me that my yoga community still exists and one day we will reunite.
Here's my Livestream Yoga Schedule at BambooMoves Yoga in Englewood, NJ-
Warrior Flow Sunday 9am
This practice is a Level 2/3 Yoga Flow Class. It is an alignment based creative and dynamic class that focuses on slow to medium paced transitions to strengthen and stretch your body. This tempo helps you move with mindful control. After warming up, you will progress into deep postures that will focus your mind in the present moment. This practice is designed for people with yoga and or fitness experience.
Gentle Warrior Yoga Flow Tuesdays and Thursdays 12noon
This practice is a Level 1 Yoga Flow Class. It is an alignment based creative and slow flow class that focuses slow transitions to strengthen and stretch your body. This pace helps you move with mindful control. After warming up, you will focus on a pose or two that will focus your mind in the present moment. This practice is designed for students who like to practice slow and strong as well as practitioners newer to yoga.
Surrender Friday 5pm
This practice is a healing blend of long hold stretchy Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga, and Restorative Yoga. The benefits of this class are both physical and mental. Physically this class will help you release tension, increase mobility, and relieve pain from overused muscle groups in your hips, legs, back, and shoulders. Mentally you will rest from the everyday stresses of life and unwind. This practice will ease anxiety, boost your mood, and improves sleep.
To register for class please visit bamboomovesenglewood.com