yoga at home or on the road

I was a yoga skeptic for years – is it really a workout? Does it help with anything? Is it all a bunch of mumbo jumbo? But through my fitness journey, I’ve found that not only does yoga actually work and stretch my muscles (while building up a sweat!), but it helps ease my anxiety in ways I didn’t think was possible. I try to practice at least once a week, and on days I feel an anxiety attack coming on, I skip out on my lunch break and attend a class.

During the holiday season, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the amount of things to do, people to see, gifts to buy, etc. etc. etc. It’s easy to let taking care of yourself fall to the wayside, as you focus so much of your attention on others or spend so much of your time in the car or on a plane or recovering from jet-lag. But it’s so important to ground yourself in the present moment, to care for your body and your mind, and to hold on to some semblance of normalcy during your jam packed days.

I went to the mountains this past weekend and used the opportunity to take my practice outdoors. With traveling and the whole ClassPass debacle, I’m researching ways to incorporate fitness into my routine that easily fit my schedule and that don’t require visiting a studio. I reached out to friends and have compiled a pretty great list of at home – or on the road – yoga resources. All you need is a mat (or towel) and an internet connection to move your body this holiday season.

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Online Yoga Resources

Tara Stiles

Black Swan Yoga

Yoga with Adriene

Do You Yoga

Bad Yogi

Yoga Studio

Daily Yoga

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I even recruited my 14 year old niece to join me for her first time doing yoga! Thanks for the photos, Kennedy. 😉

Workout attire: sports bra (similar here and here), leggings,and Fitbit. Yoga mat from Marshalls.

P.S. An awesome club for women, my favorite workouts, and more cardio.

-wonderland sam

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7 thoughts on “yoga at home or on the road

  1. I love this! I have gotten really into yoga the past few months but I have a problem with my shoulder when I overuse it, I get a lot of pain so I have to take a few days off and then get my motivation and strength back! It’s a struggle but I still enjoy it and love when I see progress

    1. I too have been struggling with a shoulder issue I got while practicing aerial silks. I try to be careful with it and don’t push myself too hard when I know a position or exercise will strain it. It’s a pain for sure, but you gotta do what you gotta do! Here’s hoping both of our shoulders heal themselves soon, haha! 🙂

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