Has The Role of Yoga Studios Changed?
Even as Sports Gyms and Yoga Studios reopened their doors a couple of months later with new restrictions and with the hope of some normalcy, much had changed and one could not go back to the packed group classes and the footfall that had prevailed pre-Covid times. The feeling of Community and fond exchange of banter and Yogic / Well-being talk in the corridors of the Studio Rooms seemed to be missing….
The Pranayama ( breathing exercises) and Meditation aspect of Yoga, where before there was not much interest, today post-pandemic can indeed help one to adjust better and innovate in these uncertain times.
Yoga Teachers Training
When I checked the group classes that were once popular pre-covid to find if the means of instruction had changed, I found that more emphasis is now placed on teaching a session inclusive of breathing exercises, inducing deeper stretches and releasing more stresses than before amidst a slower and at times more mindful practice.