Mashable: Best yoga apps and YouTube channels for practicing at home. “Maybe you want to start the day with yoga, boosting your energy and encouraging clear intention. Or perhaps you want to use yoga to ease that pack pain from sitting in the house all day. Different yoga instructors, apps, and YouTube channels offer different styles and approaches. And what’s best is what works best for you. There’s no universal answer for the single best app or YouTube channel for yoga, but you’ll find one that suits your groove with a little trial and error.”
Los Angeles Times: Yoga routines and classes to keep you grounded while you’re stuck at home. “You have a lot of yoga options right now, including ones that support local businesses. There are free videos from YouTube and other sites, there are apps, and many L.A.-area yoga studios and teachers offering streaming classes on Instagram and on Zoom.”
India Times: You Can Learn About Yoga & Important Yoga Pioneers Of Past In This Cool Online Museum Tour . “Today is World Yoga Day. And while most of us may not be able to hold a yogic pose, we may yet redeem ourselves by knowing more about yoga and its pioneers of modern history than anyone else. Maybe even win a quiz competition, who knows! And if you want to be a yoga brainiac, there’s a virtual museum tour you can take right in your web browser.”
A yoga teacher in Canada is crowdsourcing a digital library of people laughing. “Laughter yoga is based on the theory that your body can’t tell if you are laughing because you are happy or find something funny, and even a forced laugh will bring on the health benefits. [Anne-Marie] Rolfe has put her laughter library online, and has set up a system to allow people to add their own laugh from anywhere in the world.”
Hey! Wolfram|Alpha now has information about over 200 yoga poses. “If you want to learn about a pose, you can search by either its English or Sanskrit name and find basic instructions, along with an illustration. You can also look at the muscles that the pose stretches and strengthens, get ideas for ways to vary the pose, or learn about preparatory poses that you can use to build up toward more difficult poses. If you are recovering from an injury or ailment, you can check a list of precautions and contraindications to discover if the pose might be aggravating for your condition. “
Need a nice yoga vacation? Here ya go. “A new website is launching to help travelers find yoga retreats and yoga teacher training around the world. More than 250 yoga vacations from 34 countries are listed…” My idea of a vacation is a nice book and a long walk, but to each…
Google wants to help you find yoga poses. “Yoga has become an outrageously popular activity around the world, especially considering the recent health and fitness craze. A new year brings new health goals and the gyms will undoubtedly be flooded with New Years Resolution-seeking out-of-shapers. The same thing happens in the digital gym otherwise known as Google, so the search giant is making the lives of aspiring Yogis a little bit easier by adding 100+ Yoga poses to the Google Knowledge Graph and Google Now.” The article continues with a look at some examples, and consideration of various poses’ popularity.