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FYT & Co iPad case and YouTube yoga

Happy Thursday campers! Does this week feel really long to you? It definitely does for me - I think I've got used to four-day weeks thanks to all those bank holidays, though it's actually another four day week for me as tomorrow we're driving to Norwich to see my brother, hopefully for a weekend of barbecues and sunshine! I'm just checking in today to chat about my adventures with YouTube yoga videos, and the snazzy new FYT&Co case I have to house my iPad Mini when it's not being propped up next to my yoga mat!

I mentioned in my recent post 'What you do every day' that I wanted to make yoga more of a daily routine - whether that be a 10 minute wake-up session in the morning, a yoga class, or a longer pre-bedtime routine. I have been to a couple of classes locally where I live, but one is really over-subscribed and I can only go when people cancel, and the other is on Friday night at 6.30, and working late and weekends away have meant I've missed a lot of the classes.

I decided to recently explore what there was available on YouTube in the way of classes, discovering Tara Stiles first of all, whose routines are really good for short bursts of yoga - I love her Morning Yoga for Energy, it makes me feel really awake and energised in the morning (does what it says on the tin then!) I find her sessions are quite fast with lots of changing moves, which is really good for when you can only spare 10 minutes, but I really wanted to find a channel that had longer videos and really focussed on the form and movement.  I was over the moon to discover Yoga with Adriene via a Twitter recommendation.  Her videos are so good, and she is really normal and fun and not afraid to have a laugh in the videos, which really appeals to me!

I've set up my yoga mat in my bedroom now and I like to burn some incense, shut the curtains and create a nice relaxed atmosphere, then prop up my iPad Mini somewhere visible and put one of her videos on.  It's a great way of trying, or undertaking yoga practice at home and I'm really getting a lot out of it.  (Bodhi however is not quite in support of the new setup and likes to climb up on the bed and drop his toys on me when I'm doing it, in complaint of the lack of attention he's getting).

FYT case

I'm not going to talk too much about yoga on here as I know it's not something everyone is interested in, but I may talk more about it in my health and fitness updates.  However the other thing I wanted to share with you today is my rather snazzy new iPad case, courtesy of FYT & Co.  I am completely in love with the geometric design and the fleece-y lining, it's the perfect gadget case.

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FYT Geometric Tech Case // £20*

FYT & Co are a new accessories brand whose range include some rather stylish and cool products I am now majorly lusting after - I love the geometric prints and pastel shades in their lookbook so keep your eye out for their pieces in the V&A shop and soon to be on Amazon.  They have some rather cute backpacks, holdalls and tote bags I've been eyeing up, as well as their gadget cases.  I love that mine is roomy enough to store a few other bits rather than just my iPad Mini, it will be perfect for lobbing a book and a phone in for a train journey as well as keeping my iPad safe when it's inside my bag.  I went through a phase where I wasn't using my iPad Mini much but now I've been using it to watch videos out it's been out and about a lot and I'm excited that it's got such a pretty new home!

Do you have an iPad that you use for health and fitness videos or workout routines?  Are there any other YouTube channels I need to check out?

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15 comments

  1. Whenever I try to do any yoga or pressups or planks or whatever my dog tries to burrow underneath me and ALWAYS knocks me over. It's too funny. That is a gorgeous case. I now kind of wish I'd waited to buy a tablet as the iPad mini got released not long after I bought my Kindle Fire and it looks so much better. Darn it!
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xo

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    1. Sorry ^ Yoga with Adriene is amazing. I love her freeflow vinyasa routines & how she just makes everything so enjoyable! :)

      Sam | TinyPaintPot xx

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  3. I do Pop Pilates on YouTube quite a lot, mainly because I've got a very bad back (scoliosis) and keeping my core muscles in shapes helps a lot. I don't always love Cassey (she can be a bit too enthusiastic for me sometimes), but it's so easy to fit into my schedule as most videos are only 10-15 minutes!
    I haven't done yoga in ages, I used to go to a class with my mum when I lived at home, and sometimes some sun salutes in the morning but I don't think I've rolled out my mat for at least a month. I don't have an iPad, but my MacBook Air is so tiny I take it everywhere anyway :)

    xxx

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  4. I totally agree, this week is crawling by!! That ipad case is just gorgeous :)

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  5. Beautiful iPad case. Love the geometric prints. Very summery :-) Where can I buy it from?

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    1. The link is underneath the photo Nedka :) xo

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  6. The case is really cute, but I love you're feet! I'm always debating foot tattoos but I have a really low pain threshold so I don't think id ever be able pluck up the courage

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  7. I'd love for us to chat more about yoga you know, i'm really into into it. keeping up my daily stretches and increasing my flexibility by the way, which is turn is helping my gym sessions (i think). I haven't come across many decent channels so I'll check them both out. Keep me updated on Twitter if you ever come across anything of interest.

    Buckets & Spades

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  8. I use the yoga studio app on my ipad which is great! It costs £1.49 if I remember rightly and it has 15/30/60 minute videos from beginner to advanced. You can also post straight to facebook or twitter if you want to show off when you've finished ;)

    All-in Yoga app is also good for articles and for searching for poses. They show you which muscles you use in each pose etc. Good if you are into all the the science sides of yoga :)

    Love reading your blog, I never usually comment but I had to get involved in yoga talk!

    x

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  9. I am envious of people who have the ability to relax and meditate. My body just falls to sleep in a jif, leaving me no hope at all. x

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  10. That case is stunning, so bright and love the geometrics. Tempted to take up yoga, that curtains shut incense burning relaxing sounds amazing.

    X Claire

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  11. Oooh I'd honestly never thought of looking on YouTube for yoga classes, and it's such a good idea Rosie -thanks!!
    I'm a total hot -yoga junkie, I love all the natural benefits and you really feel like you've worked out hard.
    x x x
    {The Lobster & Me}

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  12. LOVE Yoga with Adrienne, she's amazing. I really enjoy her videos, I also like Pop Pilates. It makes you feel great afterwards and actually feel like you've improved yourself and made a change!

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  13. In terms of yoga you should really give Yoga Journal a look, it's really good and features tons of videos. On my Ipad I downloaded an app called Yoga Studio and that was fantastic in starting up my home practice xo

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