Sanjay Gupta has advised using the term “physical distancing” rather than “social distancing” since that’s more accurate… we’re actually probably more social than usual with all the virtual happy hours, dance parties, web calls, etc.
Nothing about this is usual. As life around us changes, we have to find ways to move forward with our own lives and families. Hence the dramatic and sudden proliferation of excellent online content to help maintain our well-being, learn new things and explore our creative interior worlds.
I have seen so many great resources and am quickly getting overwhelmed by all the content now available and thinking other folks may be feeling the same. So I am providing yoga and running resources, as well as resources for kids for all the parents out there who are suddenly home schooling.
Check back often as I will be updating this information! Also check out my resources page for some of my all-time favorites.
YOGA FOR RUNNERS
Brand New: My Yoga for Runners Channel, I’ll be starting with very brief videos on “practices” then moving on to 30- and 45-minute yoga sessions
Sun and Moon Yoga Studio: While not specifically for runners, they have excellent online classes that are helpful for building strength, increasing flexibility, strengthening mind-body connection… all the good stuff. Plus, it’s where I got my certification so they have a special place in my heart.
How to start an at-home yoga practice: Good tips here. Remember that you do not need any special equipment, I don’t even use a mat for gentle yoga… but if you want props then there are good suggestions here.
Tara Brach: One of my favorite yogic philosophy modern-day authors, she’s offering live guided meditations and talks Wednesdays 7:30pm eastern and numerous resources
Calm app: You can sign up for a free trial, then afterwards check out the resources they are offering for free during this crisis.
Yogaville Silent Retreat April 2-5: While there is a $75 registration fee, this retreat is usually exponentially more expensive so it is a bargain, trust me. Four days of tuning out and tuning in and it will be a full schedule so be prepared for great speakers and sessions.
Yale Happiness Course: While not directly related to yoga for runners, this very popular course can help improve well-being through this stressful time
Krishna Das Every Thursday 7pm eastern discussion and chanting session – for folks who love Krishna Das and chanting, this will help you connect to yourself
FOR KIDS AT HOME
Academics: Khan Academy is offering free robust resources for various ages. My plan is to dive in and identify what is most appropriate for my 13-year-old because I expect she’ll probably convenient “miss” all the algebra classes
Top online museum and art tours: A curated collection of the top tours now available online
Washington Post Museum Tour: 12 Historic sites that you can visit virtually
Broadway online – 1 week of free streaming
International Spy Museum, Spy at Home Survival Guide: Lots of great resources here if your child is into this sort of thing
Lunch Doodles 1pm eastern each weekday: Offered through Kennedy Center, artist teaches doodle classes everyday (seriously, kids get to have all.the.fun.)
Joe Wicks is the nation’s PE teacher – online workouts
Funny commentary from sports commentator
Check back often as I’ll be adding to and updating this list periodically, and please leave a comment if you have found resources that you are loving!
Om Shanti. Shanti. Shanti.