You might not even realize you have a need for a yoga podcast – until now!
It may come as a surprise to many that yoga podcasts are actually a thing! Before online yoga became popular, when podcasts were the hottest new trend, some yoga teachers and yoga studios got in on this new way to reach the world and they began to cast their classes. And even though online yoga studios highly outnumber yoga podcasts now, there are still some fabulous teachers and studios offering amazing instruction on podcasts platforms that we personally couldn't live without.
Yoga podcasts – a great supplement to online yoga classes
Here’s how we discovered yoga podcasts and their value in our nomadic way of existing. When living abroad in say Thailand, Bali, Philippines or some other exotic lush land, fast internet is not so easy to come by. Enter the usefulness of practicing yoga via podcast. In many places in the world streaming an online yoga class is simply impossible – the internet speed just doesn’t cut it and LIVE classes, forget it! So if you’re not a super-star trip planner, you could find yourself on the terrace of the perfect secluded jungle hut to practice, with no practice. Unless you're a subscriber to yoga podcasts, then you're set! So for all of the fellow frequent travelers, subscribing to yoga podcasts can really satisfy your desires to keep flowing while you're going. It was also during this time abroad that we discovered Alo Moves.
A yoga podcast can be downloaded much faster than a yoga video being that the file size is much smaller, and you don’t need a super fast connection to download a podcast, it takes mere minutes, at most for a 60 minute class to download. And although we can’t live without our favorite online yoga studio apps on our phones, we have certainly have had our moments of frustrations when running out of storage space on our phones and realizing that some of our favorite online yoga apps are taking up a lot of storage space, as in multiple gigabytes.
A jungle hut isn’t the only place we’ve taken advantage of a yogacast. A cabin in the woods, the park, Grandma’s house with slow internet, are a few other reasons why we always keep several yoga podcast classes downloaded and saved in our podcast player.
Practicing yoga via podcast does require a fairly deep familiarity of the poses being that there’s no visual instruction to turn to. But with a good teacher on the podcast an experienced practitioner can likely press play on any yoga podcast and get flowing.
So without further ado, here are 5 yoga podcasts worth looking into!
With well over 100 episodes even if you take a sabbatical in a far-off land, Adam’s got you covered for yoga classes. Adam’s verbal cueing of poses is precise, which is imperative if you’ve only got voice cues to go off of. Adam’s flows are dynamic, and his passion for his craft of teaching and his deep knowledge of the practice are all evident in his delivery and technique.
If you’re on vacation to rest your mind, but not your body, this is the digital yoga podcast for you! If you’re not familiar with Baptiste style of yoga get ready to work! Baptiste style is the epitome of power flowing, and we love that these podclasses are recorded live in studio classes, many of which are taught by the studio’s owner, Cat Scott, who is a certified Baptiste Instructor.
Jeremy Devens’ teaching style on his Quietmind Yoga podcast brings you into the present moment. His specialties are Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Gentle and each class is one hour of insightful instruction by Jeremy himself. Listening to Jeremy as he guides you through a one hour practice will have you feeling relaxed regardless of how hard your body might be working. This is a good podcast to check out if you like variety as Jeremy keeps the podcast very diverse in its offerings to focus on different styles and parts of the body.
By joining a Yoga Project podcast you will actually feel like you are in the class. Husband and wife team Stacy and Dave lead each of the invigorating practices, each bringing their decades of experience into the class to guide you in purposeful and intentional movement. We love the challenging classes that these two offer with a strong focus on awareness and anatomically correct alignment.
Classic Flow yoga podcasts will seduce your aural audio senses and bring you into a state of total bliss with the teacher's seductive Australian accent set to eclectic l live music. Feel yourself drop into strength and softness as you are guided through these delicious classes. You might just float off of your mat after this awakening all over body experience. Give it a go for something a little different than the norm.
You will need to have a podcast player app on your phone to join any of these yoga podcasts. There are a plethora of podcast players from which to choose – we like castbox.FM which is an Android podcast player available in the Google play store.
Besides having some great yoga podcast options downloaded, we also of course recommend online yoga classes. Online yoga classes can give you the visuals that a podcast cannot – take a look at The Yoga Collective and YogaDownload if you're looking for great options for streaming online yoga classes.