When you stop and think about the roots of Yoga, it is quite astounding to see its journey to present day. Once a practice where spirituality and exercise met, now it is used for fitness, flexibility and weight loss. Regardless of how you use yoga, the modern times we live in offer some great resources to enhance your skills and performance as a yogi.
The old yoga that we know with several different positions to help improve our cardio vascular system and for peace of mind. In this world of technology techniques of yoga has changed. We’ll explore some of those resources to give you a better understanding of what’s out there in the world of technology for yogis.
There are thousands of videos on YouTube devoted to yoga. Tutorials, information-based videos and studio reviews are all available. Because of this vast array of yoga videos, people are practicing and learning the forms in a different way. We’re able to learn from the comfort of our own homes from numerous experts and instructors through the power of the internet.
YouTube has even given rise to yoga celebrity figures through the viral success of their channels, such as Tara Stiles.
With the popularity of apps on smartphones and smart devices in recent years, it’s no surprise there’s a huge selection of apps for yoga. Some apps are tutorial based, including videos, audio and images to teach students routines, poses and breathing techniques. Others are performance based, and help students measure their yoga workouts and how effective their efforts have been. Here are some popular yoga apps:
- Daily Yoga
- Down Dog
- iYoga Premium
- FitStar Yoga
Be sure to protect your activity while using apps on your chosen device, especially if you’re on the go. It’s important to feel safe and relaxed while practicing yoga, so running your activity through a proxy connection will ensure peace of mind during a session with any of the above apps.
There are some incredible developments in the yoga industry in terms of accessories and clothing that can enhance your performance. The SmartMat can read your balance abilities, feeding signals to an app that then gives you instant feedback on how you can improve your postures.
Then there are Nadi Pants, which are leggings that communicate with the body and skin to provide haptic feedback to alert a yogi on what he or she can do to develop better form. This works through a vibration sensation so the student can literally feel when to make adjustments.
With all the advancements in technology, it’s plain to see how the yoga industry has transformed in recent years. People are now able to practice and learn yoga at home through the internet and enhance their abilities through smart clothing and accessories. We can only expect even further advancements in the ways technology changes yoga.