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My Yoga Online Site - the Stuff of Legends

Friday, June 14, 2013



I just wrapped up my membership at Myyogaonline. Since I have little to no streaming speed at home, I download any videos/audios I may have been able to do/will think of doing ... and have done so for the past 15 months.

I'd won my membership to Myyogaonline in a giveaway. All I'd paid for, were the 20% discounted downloads, after dipping my toe in in a 3-month Dailydeal @ $5/month. Even paying for it regular price, though, at $9.95 per month, and currently discounted to $89.95 per year; it is a good deal for those with adequate broadband speed. Broadband DSL at speeds up to 3G— which I have—does not cut it for the crowded New York City metropolitan area. Obviously, with adequate speeds you could swoop in and out of a whole BUNCH of videos at one time, getting a heck of a cross-training/non boring workout; and not have relative duds sitting in your offline computer library (or up in Cloud storage) in light rotation. They've very recently upped the ante even for the most advanced practitioner to keep up with their inversion-happy competitors, but it's a lot of hatha, vinyasa, some Kundalini .... and a treasure trove of spiritual and holistic stuff. Surf elsewhere for other kinds of video or audio downloads if you want something different (such as Baptiste power vinyasa yoga, Qi Gong/Yoga fusion, acroyoga (?), traditional cardio dance, or Boot Camp) ....

This costs enough money. Roughly the same price per one hours' instruction, as a remaindered DVD in the bookstore - if you are a non-member. If you are a member, it's 80% of their asking price; and even less, either way - if you download to purely mobile technology. I did spend less than 1/6th what I would have, on three times a month live yoga classes at class pack discount in my neighborhood or the neighborhood adjoining; it would have been a LOT more money if I did not have my own self-sequenced practice going for me; which of late improved enough for me to practice more frequently than I've been doing the last few months due to needing tight blood sugar controls (I am a newly-diagnosed Type 2 diabetic).*

But, then, the deep class pack discounts of 2009 @ one of the brick-and-mortar studios near me--a then-new studio in its sell-through-pricing stage, are forever gone—and I don't do Groupons/LivingSocial, for reasons of wanting to keep my support local when it IS local.

As my membership to Myyogaonline comes to an end very soon, I will miss yoga blogging over there ... but almost nobody had commented to my blogs. There hasn't been much in the way of others' blog contributions, either. Few fleshed-out profiles existed ... Blogging about yoga, is just a ghost town over there ... the tumbleweeds started getting to me - maybe I'd stay if I did not have to pay for the privilege of just blogging ...

Many people on that site seem to have faster streaming ability which could be overkill speeds for the less population-dense areas where they live/work/travel to, and seem like a sophisticated, accomplished, daily-practicing bunch, who for whatever reason ... just don't go to live classes ... or as frequently as they could/used to/might have done so (in another "life").

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A note about my own designed yoga self-practice - I no longer use the word "authored", and not out of lack of ego developed recently, alone:

It is now more innovative than inventive ... for years, I'd been trying to "get cute" with this practice ... now, I'm more about gettin' down ... perfect for a cardiovascularly-health-challe
nged active kick butt life ... in the process I have burned off most of the influence of that first studio that I took the truckload of classes at.

I really, really bet THAT's what they'd been afraid of. That I'd re-own my own home practice, just as I'd had before I'd first darkened their door in October 2008 ...

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RACHAELMYO 6/17/2013 4:10PM

  Hi There,

Just thought I should let you know that you can still blog without a membership on My Yoga Online. Everything on the site is accessible without a premium membership, just not full-length videos. So continue to blog if you feel you want to! Also, just as an FYI, we are working on some new technology to allow people with slower bandwidth to be able to stream videos.

Thanks for your helpful comments!



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