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Modern Yoga: Marrying Ancient Art and Cutting-Edge Technology
As far as ancient fitness arts go, yoga has been around for years. LIVESTRONG notes that even beginner yoga practitioners can tell you how much more strong and flexible they’ve become since taking up yoga. Yet just because yoga comes from antiquity doesn’t mean you can’t adapt it for modern living. In fact, Nora Benian explains what you might not know about how you can marry this ancient art with cutting-edge technology to create a thoroughly modern fitness experience.
Go Mobile to Practice at Home
Practicing at the studio is certainly cathartic, but sometimes you don’t have the time or budget. This is when practicing from home becomes the next-best option; all you need is a smartphone to gain access to mobile yoga apps. This does, of course, require you to have a phone that can handle everything you might need to practice in the comfort of your own home, such as having a solid data plan that can handle any streaming without incurring overage charges.
If your current device can’t handle these apps or power the data, it’s time for an upgrade. This doesn't have to be a difficult process. If your current plan has expired or if you’re due for an upgrade, look for promotional offers from rival service providers. Most carriers have trade-in specials that make it easy to grab the latest iPhone or Android smartphone you’ve been eyeing.
In addition to a capable smartphone, you’ll want to invest in high-quality Bluetooth-enabled audio devices like earbuds, headphones or speakers. Music is a great motivator, and if exercise videos are part of your practice you can stream a number of popular yoga vids to keep you going. With wireless audio, you’re able to listen or watch from any spot in the room or from any pose you’re in. So, find a payment plan that works, a data plan that flies, audio components that pump life into your workout, and you'll be flowing at home in no time.
Modern But Low-Tech Works Too
It’s not all mobile apps and smartphones when it comes to modern approaches to yoga. In fact, when it comes to supporting your yoga workout and providing you with that little bit of extra support you might need, simple tools like yoga blocks can turn painful or difficult poses into ones that become much easier to achieve and master.
Another excellent method for supporting your yoga workout to make it both safer and more effective is through the use of yoga straps. Yoga International explains that they provide different types of support, mostly when used in stretches or extensions that you might find challenging due to balance issues. You can even use both straps and blocks in tandem if a particular yoga pose you’re practicing calls for them.
Whatever type of props you use, whether they be yoga blocks, yoga straps, or anything else, remember that these have all been designed to provide the best support possible for yoga practitioners. They’re made of modern materials and feature modern engineering. Don’t be afraid to shop around or try out a number of different brands to find the perfect ones for you!
It’s obvious you should be wearing comfortable clothing that easily stretches with you, but cotton T-shirts and sweatpants can throw a wrench into your flow. These days, moisture-wicking and cooling fabrics are specifically engineered to enhance one’s practice and keep you comfortable through all your activities. And with so many stores getting in on this technology, you can easily find bottoms and tops for as low as $16.
Yoga helps build a stronger core and more flexible joints and limbs, making it a favorite around the world for a low-impact but effective approach to fitness. This ancient art becomes even better at providing you strength and flexibility when you combine it with modern technologies. Whether that technology comes from a smartphone app, a set of precision-engineered blocks and straps or comfortable clothing, using these approaches will make your workout even more worthwhile.