Right off the bat, most people right now are understandably trying to cut expenditure. You Tube is your best friend for free online classes. There is a link to a post setting out some details of free YouTube classes at the end of this post.
However virtual community has now become so important, not only as a way of staying in contact with the outside world but also because, unfortunately so much of the media that we turn to daily for information is just so provocative.
I try to limit my news check ins now to twice a day and then only for update on numbers and any new state guidance. I find the media coverage too stressful. Not just from my own perspective, I worry about the stress being caused to vulnerable and elderly members of my family when they are exposed to some of the information being relayed online.
Happily virtual communities focused on wellbeing are coming to the fore more and more now.
Group meditation and live classes can form an important part of such a virtual community.
Also so many of us are still trying to get used to a home based routine and have fallen out of any regular daily exercise as a result. The shock of what has happened can quickly push exercise down on the list of priorities, however even a brisk walk outside can make such a difference to overall health and mental wellbeing.
Below are some of the online exercise classes you might like to try, both pre-recorded and live.
If now is a time to be prudent on expenditure, perhaps even try the free trials or offers set out below to see if this model of exercise is right for you in the current situation.
Yoga Works offers 50+ live classes a week and you get a free week to try it out. The great thing about Yoga Works is that there are just so many different live yoga classes to choose from and because of that you are bound to find a class and time that suits you.
This the online yoga school I am a member of and it has been my life saver during self isolation. Sattva Connect offers an amazing collection of wisdom talks, yoga practices, live classes, meditations and mantras. The fundamental thing about Sattva is its authenticity. The classes are recorded at the Sattva Retreat Centre in the Himalayas and offer pure unadulterated learning of the yogic traditions. They have been doing regular really helpful live streams specifically tailored to the present situation which I find invaluable and they are presently offering a 50% discount valid until 30 April 2020 with coupon code WeRiseAsOne.
Healthymoving.com offers specific class bundles and challenges to address particular issues. For example there is the neck and shoulder bundle, the hip and back bundle and the healthy gut bundle. While there is not so much by way of live classes there is a podcast and again you can sign up and receive a free overwhelm class series for a limited time if you just want to try it out.
There is a huge array of offerings in yogadownload.com including classes for all levels, meditations, challenges and programs (such as the two week lunch break yoga, yoga for detox, yoga for weight loss), soundtracks and yoga pose videos. Also, key, yogadownload.com offers free online classes so that you can try before you buy.
For Free You Tube Online Classes See: