This is a podcast for passionate yogis looking to roll out their mats and get right to it. No long intros, disclaimers, or ads, just a guided Vinyasa yoga flow recorded specifically for listening and flowing along. The podcast offers three types of classes – Classic Flow, Gentle Flow, and Power Flow. Gentle Flow offers a slower pace and longer holds. This is not a euphemism for a watered down asana practice. Gentle flow is a legit flow class. Classic Flow offers a mid-line of intensity and pace. Get ready for chaturanga pushups along with power elements in standing postures. Power Flow kicks the levels of intensity up a notch with core work in high planks, holds at bottoms on chaturanga pushups, and standing series that build on one another. Your legs will feel it the next day. So will your arms and core. Is getting stronger not what you came here for? So, come flow with me!
Here are six things to know about this podcast.
1. This podcast is recorded for the yogi who is very familiar with yoga poses and the concept of Vinyasa yoga flow. Perhaps you regularly flow at a local studio and are looking to keep up with your practice at home or when you traveling. This podcast is for you. If that is you, skip to point 2. If you are new to yoga, this podcast is not a place to start, because it presumes a good deal of yoga knowledge. If you are looking to begin a yoga practice, congratulations! I am so thrilled for you! The best way to proceed would be to attend a minimum of 10 yoga classes at a studio in your area and familiarize yourself with the poses, their names and their alignment principles. The benefit of a teacher correcting your form with hands-on adjustments cannot be overstated at the beginning of growing your yoga practice. I have put together a resource section to kick-start your yoga adventure. Check it out at the bottom on this section.
2. This podcast features BREATH. You will notice that I breathe loudly and constantly. I do this because conscious awareness of breath is at the heart of yoga. It helps you stay present in your practice and allows you to deepen your poses. The prominence of breath may seem strange to you at first, but give it a chance. Notice how you feel after 50 minutes of breathing consciously. Chances are you will be pleased!
3. The only prop you need for following along with Flow with Me Yoga is a yoga mat. A set of two blocks made out of dense material can come in handy to help you modify certain poses, but it is not required.
4. The level of challenge in classes offered in this podcast is Level 2. We will get warm. Calling upon inner reserves of strength will be necessary at times. Yes, this counts as your workout for the day. However, I will not cue advanced inversions in order to air on the side of safety in your practice.
5. This podcast is intended for experienced yogis. Please listen to your body and go at your own pace. For own safety, make sure you are healthy enough to practice yoga. By listening to this podcast, you are accepting full responsibility for your practice.
6. No yoga class is perfect, and mine won’t be either. Please forgive an occasional pause or funky word choice every once in a while. I strive to do my best while remaining authentic. My classes are thoroughly planned and researched, but not scripted. I speak and teach from the heart.
Namaste! Come flow with me!
Introductory Yoga Resources for learning posture (asana) practice
- B. K. S. Iyengar, Light on Yoga
- T. K. V. Desikachar, The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Yoga Practice
- Baron Baptiste, Journey into Power
- Christina Brown, The Yoga Bible: The definitive Guide to Yoga