Lucyoga On-Demand Members Hub

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Read the information below to familiarise yourself with how Lucyoga Online Yoga: On-Demand works

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How the On-Demand package works (FAQs)

How does it work?

Each month I will update the videos on this page.

The videos are all password protected. You will receive an email with the current password as soon as you purchase your membership so that you can get started right away.

You will then receive an email with a new password on the 11th of each month, for as long as your membership remains active.

It is the SAME password for every video and it is case sensitive.

How can I keep in touch with you?

If you have any questions arising from your practice or wish to talk to me about it, please email me on lucy@lucyoga.co.uk. This includes feedback on the yoga, whether it is meeting your needs and special requests for specific postures, sequences and themes.

I’ve also set up a dedicated Facebook Group for On-Demand and Weekly Yoga Club members. This is an optional extra, so no worries if you don’t want to use it, but it’s a very friendly space if you do!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/lucyoga

Special features of the On-Demand Yoga

Introducing yoga classes that you can tailor for your needs

One of the really exciting features of the On-Demand Yoga is that the full-length classes can be tailored to your own needs using a feature called Chapters.

The Chapters mean that you can tailor the class to suit YOUR needs on any given day. You could do the whole class as it was originally taught, or you can break it up.

For example, if you are feeling tired or have fatigue you could just do the chapters that are gentle and relaxing. Or if you are looking for a more active practice you could do the more dynamic chapters only.

Under each video that features Chapters, I’ll suggest ways to tailor your practice but you can make your own choices! Take control of your yoga practice and your wellbeing.

How do I find the Chapters?

Chapters are a feature in Vimeo (the service I use to share my videos here). To see them you need to hover over or click on the video (after you have entered the password) until you can see the playback toolbar along the bottom.

On the right-hand side, there is an icon that looks like a bullet-point list. Click that and you will be able to see the chapters. Simply click on the chapter to play the video from that point on.

This image shows the chapters in an example Vimeo video.

Screenshot of a video in Vimeo showing how to access the chapters in a video

How Should I Prepare for Yoga?

Getting ready

One of the lovely things about online yoga is that you can practice in the comfort of your own home. It’s especially nice if you can take a little time to create a special space for your yoga practice.

Here are some tips for creating a yoga space for online yoga.

  • Position your screen somewhere you can see it easily from your yoga mat
  • Use books or other things from around the house to prop any smaller devices up so they don’t slip down
  • Have a clear area around you where you are practising so you aren’t going to crash into things, or have doors opened on you, etc.
  • Ask others in your house (if there are any) that you’d like a bit of time for yourself and to not disturb you (you can ask, at least!)

Other things you can do:

  • Use the biggest screen you can. Can you connect your laptop to the TV? Or can you use your Smart TV to watch what is on your phone?
  • Connect your device to a good speaker. I use music in all my classes so hook up a good speaker for the best sound experience

Preparing your yoga equipment

There are a few things you can get ready to make your yoga experience nice and calm.

Like getting all your equipment together before you start. For full-length classes I recommend:

  • a yoga mat
  • blanket(s)
  • a couple of cushions
    and if you have them…
  • yoga blocks
  • bolster
  • yoga strap (or dressing gown sash, or a tie)
  • an eye pillow (or soft scarf works too)

For a shorter class you might simply need to take your shoes off and just get moving (or lying down!)

More ways to prepare…

  • Consider lighting a candle if you have one
  • Get a mug of water (preferably hot/warm as this is best for you during yoga practice)
  • Wear layers so you can adapt to the different levels of activity
  • Lower lighting is better in the evening but remember, this is YOUR practice so do what suits you.
  • You could even practice in a garden or do your relaxation in bed!

Online Yoga: ON-DEMAND PLUS

Your classes this month are…

Classes are currently paused. I will be in touch as soon as I have a date for their return.

This Month's On-Demand Videos (ONGOING)

This month we are focusing on bringing the light back in, and celebrating the start of the Celtic spring, Imbolc.

Click on the class title to navigate straight to it, or scroll down and see what takes your fancy.

Remember the password is in your joining or monthly members email, it is case sensitive and the same for every video.

Short day-time sessions. Shorter sessions to fit in with your day, and to help create a more frequent yoga practice if you wish to do that.

Yoga for Better Sleep

Keep Moving

Full-length classes. All these can be practised in segments using the chapters, details under each video.

SHORT DAY-TIME SESSIONS

Morning Yoga Session

14-minutes to get your day started calmly and to bring the light in.

A yoga mat is helpful but not essential. You could also start this practice in your bed.

Lunchtime Energy Boost

12-minutes to move and get out of your head!

When you are juggling too many things it can be really hard to take a break, but trust me, it helps so much, even if it isn’t perfect.

Equally, if you are alone time can merge and become a bit, well meh, so having a structure to your day can create a lift that carries you through.

Refreshing Relaxation

This video is a deep relaxation. It’s only 15-minutes, which you can easily spend scrolling through social media, but this will actually make you feel better!

Deep relaxation is said to be more refreshing than a nap! So if you need some timeout to just press the pause button, or help to get off to sleep, here is my gift to you.

YOGA FOR BETTER SLEEP

Pre-Bed Wind Down. Sleep Better Sequence!

A 45-minute sequence to help you let go of the day and have a better night’s sleep. 

This sequence includes standing and seated/lying poses. Once you are familiar with it you can use the parts that you find most useful if you need a shorter practice.

KEEP MOVING

Quick Activations (Indie Folk)

This video is a short session, under 10 minutes long, so you can gently move to an Indie Folk soundtrack (with both songs by artists called Laura!).

Want to listen to the playlist again? Here it is on Spotify

Quick Fix: Inner Fire Sequence

A short, energy boost with the Inner Fire Sequence. Perfect if you want to move your body and get your inner light going.

Please note: this practice is not suitable at any stage of pregnancy.

Healthy Back Sequence

This video is the Healthy Back Sequence. At just over 15-minutes it’s a handy daily practice for anyone that suffers from back pain.

It can also work well as a morning or pre-bed practice to ease out aches and pains. Daily practice is the key to this sequence working, so use it as often as you can.

FULL-LENGTH CLASSES
All these can be practised in segments using the chapters, details under each video.

Joy is Not Meant to be a Crumb: Dru Yoga and Yin with a David Bowie dance break

This class is 75 minutes long and can be practised as a whole or in sections.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Floor-based Yin sequence
Chapter 3: Activations and a David Bowie dance break
Chapter 4: Energy Block Release Two – reconnect to self
Chapter 5: Kneeling yoga poses: Beam to Gate Flow
Chapter 6: Savasana or Crocodile Relaxation

Recorded from the live class on Saturday 16 January 2021.

Examples of how to create your own practice from this class

  1. This is a great class to get moving, especially if you feel you have been stationary a lot. Use Chapters 3, 4, 5 and 6 for a more active yoga class.
  2. If you are tired and need to nurture your body you could practice Chapters 2, 5 and 6.
  3. If you have been feeling angry and frustrated but need a shorter practice try Chapters 3, 5 and 6.

Want to listen to the playlist again? Here it is on Spotify

Bringing the Light Back In: Yin and Dru Yoga with an 80s disco dance break

This class is 75 minutes long and can be practised as a whole or in sections.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Floor based Yin Postures
Chapter 3: Activations and an 80s Disco dance break
Chapter 4: Balancing Head and Heart Sequence
Chapter 5: Waves of Peace Relaxation

Recorded from the live class on Saturday 30 January 2021.
NB Some aspects of this class need to be adapted during pregnancy, and this is cued during the session.

Examples of how to create your own practice from this class

  1. If you are feeling overwhelmed/stressed/fatigued and just want to lie down, the Yin postures (Chapter 1) and the Waves of Peace Relaxation (Chapter 5) would be ideal
  2. If you’re looking for a more physical practice you could use Activations, Balancing Head and Heart Sequence and Waves of Peace Relaxation (Chapters 3 through to 5)
  3. If you need are struggling to sleep or want to rest in the day when your mind is whirring, try just doing the Waves of Peace Relaxation (Chapter 5).

Want to listen to the playlist again? Here it is on Spotify