I’ve often been asked whether there are any good Yoga videos for home practice.
I do feel that it’s still true that getting to Yoga class is the best way to learn- a well trained teacher can observe you, offer advice and suggestions. Iyengar Yoga teachers are also trained how to perform adjustments when if necessary.
However, as modern life becomes busier and people have to travel more for work,
Yoga videos for home practice may be a way to help people achieve an effective home practice.
I spent many hours on you tube watching videos- many of them with teachers that looked like models, practicing on beautiful beaches, accompanied by lovely music.
Unfortunately, the actual level of instruction in these videos was simply not of a standard that I could recommend to my students.
Twenty two years experience of teaching Iyengar Yoga has given me an idea of what students need- clear instructions and being shown exactly what to do, step by step.
To date, the only one I have been able to find that meets these criteria is “Yoga Vastu”.
It is an online yoga platform that creates personalised Iyengar Yoga resources, including videos, for home practice.
Founded by senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Pixie Lillas from Balmain Iyengar Yoga Studio in Australia, Yoga Vastu provides guidance to help you practice yoga at home and can you can tailor your learning to a pace that suits you.
There are practice sheets you can download (for free) and well researched articles all about the benefits of Iyengar Yoga.
It is a paid for service (currently costing about £9 a month), but there is a 14 day free trial that you can sample first.
I would still always recommend that a student attends regular Iyengar Yoga classes (or receives one to one tuition if that’s not possible).
But when that’s simply not possible, the Yoga videos for home practice that Yoga Vastu provide, looks like a great alternative. Yoga Vastu https://yogavastu.com/