Video, Apps, yoga software, state-of-the-art equipment, yoga clothes, yoga video games … exactly what’s next for yoga? Yoga, a numerous thousand years of age discipline is going modern in many means. Is this excellent or bad for yoga?

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The state-of-the-art integration with yoga is absolutely part of the commercialization of yoga. After all, people and companies are not going to invest resources into establishing innovation for yoga if there is not really a return. The question is whether this is excellent or bad for yoga? Does it distract yoga specialists from the real function of yoga? My short response is no. I am not a luddite. I am not a state-of-the-art fanatic. I am an average user of technology. I welcome technology that works for me, including in my yoga practice. In reality, my position is that innovation (and the commercialization of yoga) is excellent. Why? Because it gets more people doing yoga and that’s a good thing.

Yoga DVDs

I am the first to admit that doing yoga in an excellent class transcends to doing yoga by yourself in front of the tv. I do both regularly and find that I’ve a better and more fulfilling experience with an educator in a course setting.

But, I don’t go to a yoga class every day. Nevertheless, I can run a DVD or play a yoga streaming video at any time in the convenience of my own home. Furthermore, some individuals starting yoga may not feel comfortable going to a class but wish to begin yoga. Yoga DVDs is a great means to present individuals to yoga. As a side-note, I discovered yoga from a book. Honestly, it’s simpler to follow in addition to a video than utilizing a book.

Yoga Apps

I am not a huge app user. But, there are lots of yoga apps that teach all type of yoga including yoga for asthma, for children, for mamas, for relaxation … it’s a veritable digital course feast.

Yoga Software

There’s yoga software application that assists you design yoga routines. There’s also yoga software that assists yoga studios and yoga teachers run their yoga companies. Both kinds of yoga software help end-users significantly.

High-Tech Yoga Gear

Gear designers are in the yoga equipment market big time with yoga bags, devices, and constantly aiming to improve the yoga basics such as yoga mats, blocks, boosts, etc.

One intriguing yoga equipment development that I’ve is yoga toes. Yoga toes are basic footwear designed to help spread your toes for healthier feet. They injure at first, but work well.

Yoga Clothing

Companies are growing at light-speed with the most up to date yoga fashions. Lululemon is an obvious beneficiary of the yoga clothes trend. After all, it’s not that much enjoyable doing yoga in denims or a T-shirt that keeps falling down on any inverted present. The most up to date yoga clothing helps us improve our practice and increases our comfort throughout yoga sessions.

Yoga Video Games

This one most likely attracts the greatest amount of criticism. I am referring to Nintendo Wii where you do yoga moves following a long with a video game. It’s quite out there. I’d never ever have created it. Nevertheless, it if gets individuals doing yoga and stretching some, I am all for it.

The Basics are still the Best

At the end of the day, doing yoga in a terrific class session is best for me. I feel the most refreshed, generally learn something and take pleasure in doing yoga with people. This is the foundation of yoga … it’s an extremely personal and communal activity. Innovation can not replace this basic yogic practice.

Does not technology increase the commercialism of yoga?

This question presupposes that the commercialization of yoga is bad. I don’t believe it is. Many countries have capitalism as its economic system, which will undoubtedly result in the commercialization of anything, including yoga.

The state doesn’t pay for instructors to begin a studio. Teachers have to establish their own studio and charge fees that lead to a profit(and a living). A basic yoga studio is commercial. I do not believe you can fairly criticize a yoga studio because it’s industrial.

If you can’t slam a yoga studio due to the fact that it’s a company, it appears to me you can not outright protest all commercialization of yoga. Possibly it a spectrum for you in that studios are fine, but the yoga clothes market has actually ended up being ridiculous in making people believe they need to spend $100 on pants to do yoga. Once more, I don’t purchase it. That’s the nature of our society. You certainly can opt to not take part and of course you’ve the freedom of expression to slam … but it appears to me effort is better directed towards a personal yoga practice and assisting individuals than trying to stop the commercialization of yoga which is just going to grow.

I prefer to view innovation and the commercialization of yoga in a various light. The incredible development of yoga, which is good, is in part a result of the commercialization of yoga. Yes, growing demand increased commercialization … but having actually hit a critical mass, commercialization and yoga technology now fuel its growth in part.

I am all for the development of yoga and its growth into different designs, course formats and use of innovation.

Jon Dyer is a contributing author to