Along with my current yoga journey, I have taken corresponding steps on a fabulous meditation journey. To me, it makes sense because I feel yoga and meditation go together, hand-in-hand. I have dabbled in meditation over the years, but never really connected with it. Since I started my yoga journey, I feel more connected to meditation. The following resources have elevated my journeys to another level.
I have had this app for quite a while, but didn’t use it often. I was listening to a meditation podcast and wanted a little variety so I took another look at the Calm app. Since starting both of my journeys, I have felt more of a connection when I revisited this app. I also changed my screen to the ocean, which has a corresponding crashing waves sound and it is perfect. You can get quite a few free options in the app and there is also a subscription if you want even more of a selection.
I just found this website and Youtube channel and I love it. Some voices are much more calming and focusing than others and I really like Bex’ voice. She has a very easy going meditation process. She offers many resources on her website as well as her Youtube channel.
Allie from The Journey Junkie and her soul sister Carly have a podcast called Truth and Dare…which stands for speak your truth and dare to change. I have really been enjoying the podcast so I signed up for the email subscription from their podcast website. The email I received today had the link to a guided meditation. It is only one they have so far, but I’m hoping they add more. Nevertheless, it is a great yoga and meditation resource.
What are your go-to, must have meditation resources? I’d love to hear from you…I’ve gotten so many great resources from my readers. One of my readers told me about Allie’s Facebook group, which connected me to all her other great resources. I love the wonderful bloggers and readers I have met…it’s such an uplifting community.
That yoga journey…yeah the one I’ve written about several times on my blog…well it continues!!! Every week I have learned something new about this wonderful body and soul exercise. I am still a beginner, but I want to share the things I have learned in hopes that it helps other beginner or advanced yogis.
I continue to LOVE Yoga With Adriene…it has become my go-to and I can’t wait to do it each day. A new find is The Journey Junkie, which is another great yoga website that has helpful Youtube yoga videos. While Yoga with Adriene is very easy going and less structured…Allie from The Journey Junkie is a little more structured and a smidge more serious. Each yoga instructor is a bit different, but they are both awesome in their own ways:)
As is the case with YWT, I learned about TJJ from a reader’s comment on my blog. My blog readers have become my best resource!!! The Journey Junkie has an awesome Facebook group called Live Your Journey. You can join the group and get great daily inspiration, support and yoga education. It is such a positive, uplifting FB community.
My newest tidbit of yoga news is the yoga wheel. I learned about this prop from Live Your Journey and TJJ. I haven’t purchased one yet, but have been researching them online. If you haven’t heard of a yoga wheel, which I hadn’t heard of before last week, Allie has a great post on how to use them in your yoga practice.
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Finally, it you have or will be purchasing a yoga mat, you’ll definitely want to keep it clean and fresh smelling. I do most of my yoga at home, but if you go to a yoga studio, you will be placing your mat on the floor where others have put their mats. This means dirt, germs, and probably other yuck:( I made this mat spray and I LOVE it. It is all natural, smells wonderful and kills germs. Give it a try…I use it for my yoga mat and my gym bag.
I hope that you are enjoying my yoga journey series as much as I am enjoying the actual journey. The more I learn, the more I want to discover about yoga. Finally, keep those comments and resources coming.