Yoga@Home: Yoga & Life with Becca

Next in my Yoga@Home series is fellow Canadian, Yoga & Life with Becca!

Yoga & Life with Becca - Screengrabbed from 25min Happy Hips Vinyasa Yoga Flow (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L8Ckm_41RY)

Yoga & Life with Becca – Screengrabbed from 25min Happy Hips Vinyasa Yoga Flow (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L8Ckm_41RY)

Though Becca isn’t as consistent at uploading as some other Yoga YouTubers, her flows are designed in a way that are completely unique and incomparable to other instructors. Becca designs interesting flows where she combined asanas in a way I could never imagine, which makes practicing with her constantly refreshing and fun!

Unfortunately, she doesn’t have pre-designed playlists so you have to sift through her many videos to find what you would like to do, however each video is titled with the length of the video and the type of practice it will be. Becca not only posts short 10min flows (like 10min Flow for Butt & Legs) but also films her full length in-studio classes, so you can get an in-studio type of practice from your own home! Not only that but she breaks down difficult poses into isolation and teaches them thoroughly so you can safely practice them at home (for example, headstand). Finally, she often leads retreats and will film flows from the gorgeous and exotic locations, making you feel like you’re on a retreat with her.

Another reason I love Becca is that she is constantly uploading inspirational videos that help with staying positive and true to yourself.

I urge you to check out her YouTube channel and play around with some fun and creative flows with Becca!

Namaste.

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Yoga@Home: Lesley Fightmaster Yoga

If you are familiar with my Yoga@Home series or are a regular practicing yogi, then you know sometimes you cannot make it to your studio. Maybe you are having a very busy day, other times you may want to have more control over your practice (What will your peak pose be? How much time do you have to practice?) than you would taking a class in studio. YouTube channels lead by regular yoga teachers are a great way of trying new things and learning more about your practice. You’ll have time to press pause and try poses over and over, and if you fall out of a pose, no sweat! Get back up and try again! Today with Yoga@Home, I’m sharing with you Lesley Fightmaster.

Lesley Fightmaster - Screengrabbed from: Yoga with Contentment (Santosha) Day 73 Yoga Fix 90 with Lesley Fightmaster (https://youtu.be/RlDeut3umos)

Lesley Fightmaster – Screengrabbed from: Yoga with Contentment (Santosha) Day 73 Yoga Fix 90 with Lesley Fightmaster (https://youtu.be/RlDeut3umos)

Lesley Fightmaster’s YouTube channel is incredible, she has numerous different videos broken into well organized playlists so you can find anything you could possibly want! The playlists range from beginner to intermediate with more advanced flows under a full playlist for inversions! So fun! Many YouTube yogis shy away from including headstands, handstands and forearm stands from their practice, but with Lesley Fightmaster’s smart cues and encouragement to begin by a wall, you’ll find yourself upside down in no time!

Lesley Fightmaster is a committed yogi, she is currently finishing up a program called Yoga Fix 90 where she has released a video a day of different yoga routines. There are power yoga routines, fun play-time classes and yin yoga for relaxing! With 90 videos in just one playlist you know that you will not run out of different asanas and flows to practice!

One of my absolute favourite things about Lesley Fightmaster’s videos are her complete post-practice savasana. While other YouTubers guide you into savasana then end their video, Lesley Fightmaster includes a full savasana at the end of each class! These savasanas are accompanied by a quote that pertain to the just finished practice and help you finish feeling refreshed, calm and accomplished! This small detail may be something you didn’t realize you needed, but make what is an online class feel so much more personal!

I encourage you to try Lesley Fightmaster’s online yoga practices at your earliest chance. Try those advanced poses! You may find out that an asana you thought was out of reach is right there. Remember, you can always press pause and play as much as you want!

Do you enjoy practicing yoga on YouTube when you cannot make it to the studio? Which videos do you love?

Namaste.

Yoga@Home: Yoga by Candace

Do you ever have those busy (or let’s be honest… lazy) days where you just can’t make it to your yoga studio for your regular class? I’ve had a hard time this week scheduling in my classes so I started doing something that I used to do all the time; yoga flow YouTube videos at home. Full disclosure: before I started a regular studio practice, I practiced at home with the help of these videos several times a week, they are incredible! I have had multiple friends ask me which online teachers I liked because I moved from never having done yoga, to beginner, to intermediate and then playing with advanced poses all through YouTube videos! Because of this, I thought it may be fun to begin a new series called “Yoga@Home” where I could introduce you to all my favourite online yogis!

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Yoga by Candace – Screen-grabbed from: 50 Minute Power Yoga Class for Upper Body and Arm Balances (http://youtu.be/ad6NwWNjLGg)

Today’s channel is the amazing Yoga by Candace. The Yoga by Candace YouTube Channel is full of incredible and fun routines! Candace is one of my favourites lately because her routines tend to be fast paced and challenging! Her YouTube playlists are extremely well set up as she separates her routines not only by length (depending how much time you have), but also by body part, time of day or type of yoga you are interested in practicing. Because of this it’s extremely easy to find something no matter what you are looking for! Candace is a great teacher because she thoroughly explains poses so that you don’t feel confused or risk the chance of injuring yourself. Candace reminds you to “move within a pain free range” and always encourages you to remember that every day is different, to find your healthy edge and not get discouraged if you find yourself struggling one day more than another! Her flow sequences are super creative and different, meaning you don’t feel like you are going through the motions of the same class over and over. Candace provides thoughtful and interesting routines that will revitalize your home practice regardless of your yoga “level”.

Do you practice yoga at home? Are you looking forward to the Yoga@Home series? Let me know how you enjoy Yoga by Candace!

Namaste.