Yoga is a perfect way to stretch, strengthen bones, work out the kinks in your muscles, increase your flexibility, find inner peace and decrease your headaches.
However, not everyone has access to a studio or good teachers due to costs, schedules, childcare, time… and I am sure the list can go on. In my neighborhood, I have access to 4 yoga studios within walking distance but two of them are out of the question because they burn incense which is a powerful migraine trigger for me.
The other two studios are wonderful and do not burn incense. One of them started to but I nicely asked if they would not burn it due to it being a trigger for me and they stopped for good. Unfortunately, I don’t get to go as often as I would like due to my work schedule or my husband’s work schedule.
I have also bought some videos – however, I either did not like the teacher or the pace was not in rhythm with my body. Then I was stuck with them.
This is where an online yoga service is extremely helpful. You pay a monthly fee and for that price, you get access to many different yoga videos, different paces, different teachers, different music. You can find a favorite and watch it again and again or you can find others that you love. If you want to do yoga at 2 am, it is all available to you at that time. MyOnlineYoga costs less than $10 a month for unlimited access. That is less than the cost of one class at most studios! Click the link on my site to go there. They also have a getting started series for beginners.
I would also recommend getting a yoga mat. Without a mat, it is easy to slip and slide around. A mat stops this from happening and also defines your personal space. Yoga mats are inexpensive and can be purchased at many stores including Target or by a yoga mat on the web.