I recently came across YogaGlo, and it has been exactly what I needed! When I injured my calf I realised how tight my entire body had become. It’s really easy to just run, and I had let all other forms of training slide. Yogaglo is essentially a collection of hundreds of different yoga classes, with a subscription fee of $18 per month. Having yoga classes at my fingertips any time of the day really appeals to me, and the cost is very reasonable.
The search and filter options make it really easy to choose a class. They can be narrowed down by level, duration, teacher, style, specific use. There are even classes specifically for runners – win! I’m trying out different teachers and styles, but so far I’m really enjoying Tiffany Cruikshank‘s vinyasa flow classes. She can do some pretty amazing moves, but I mainly like her personality and that she explains things in a very practical way. She has a good understanding of anatomy, and I am a very literal person so I like to know exactly what each of my muscles should be doing.
Some days I crave a simple yin class (where you sit in poses for extended periods, and it’s more about relaxing into the stretch) to let my muscles recover from a tough run, other days I want a more active class (like vinyasa flow). I actually find yin classes really difficult – I struggle to sit still at the best of times!
The biggest benefit for me has been that when I’m at home I don’t have anyone else to compare myself too. I’m a very competitive person, but I’ve realised that yoga is not always about pushing to those absolute limits, sometimes it’s about being gentle with your body.
I think I can finally say I’m a runner, and a yogi.