The one thing that makes this app not worth the money is that it is very hard to find a yoga class (other than yin classes) that is not overly prescriptive.
There are so many great workouts, a decent amount of meditations and yin classes, and so many good instructors who provide really fun flows and exercises. But almost every vinyasa yoga class is packed with the constant instruction of how to exactly enter every pose how to use each muscle and even what feeling to search for.
I think classes like that are well intended and I’m sure they’re useful. It’s definitely not the only way that I would like to practice though. I much prefer a class with some of that along with some quiet so I can have my own experience, find some space, and be more observant/less thinking. I think a lot of learning is done through figuring things out on your own or tuning into your own body and feeling what it needs. It’s a lot harder to do that in these classes. I think one of the best feelings I’ve experienced in yoga and exercise/sports, in general, is the flow state, that feeling where you’re just moving, you’re just aware, you’re not bogged down in analyzing or trying. There is even a series called flow state which is supposed to have minimal cues for this exact purpose but, it really doesn’t seem very different as there is still so much description of what each pose should be.
If there was a better balance between classes with a lot of instructions and classes with less then I would renew my subscription but for now, I’ll have to pass.
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Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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