How to use timer on Yoga workouts?

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    How to use timer on Yoga workouts?

    Hi bees!
    I appreciate yoga routines and pictures on darebee very much, it's really way to repair back and joint problems without madness of philosophy, allien to me
    But I can't find a way to control time I'm being in every pose. Because moving from one to another is often not fast thing =) Especially for theese like Pigeon or Reclining Hero. So, when built-in timer squeaks to move on to the next pose when I've just come to the previous one.
    I used to count my breathing, but it ain't stable process too.
    As result, I stay longer in poses which are pleasurable for me (Pigeon as example), and unconsciously cut ones even if pretty nice but hard or painful.
    May you give any kind of advice to mee? Or may be it's ok and I should simply go on?

    #2
    I could tell you to count mentally: 1001, 1002 ... it's a more reliable method of counting breaths but you'll miss the pleasure of staying in one position and focusing only on that and not time
    In my opinion, as you move forward even the position changes will become easier and faster.
    If then you are not satisfied with how a sequence of positions went you can always do it again, having already done it will be easier and smoother, as it does not take too long

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      #3
      I don't know much about the timers (don't use them) but for workouts like in the Yoga program I do this: Beforehand, I measured how many deep breaths I take in around 20 seconds (3 deep breaths, in my case). So I hold one pose for 3 deep breaths and then move to the next for 3 deep breaths. Basically breath counting, like you do. Sure, I probably spend a bit longer in comfortable poses (I don't see any harm in this) but I try to concentrate on taking deep breaths in not so comfortable poses.

      Bottom line: in my opinion, it's okay to be a bit longer in some poses, but I try to be more conscious in the harder ones. I wouldn't worry about holding poses exactly 20 seconds as long as you try to not switch too fast.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Nihopaloa View Post
        I don't know much about the timers (don't use them) but for workouts like in the Yoga program I do this: Beforehand, I measured how many deep breaths I take in around 20 seconds (3 deep breaths, in my case). So I hold one pose for 3 deep breaths and then move to the next for 3 deep breaths. Basically breath counting, like you do. Sure, I probably spend a bit longer in comfortable poses (I don't see any harm in this) but I try to concentrate on taking deep breaths in not so comfortable poses.

        Bottom line: in my opinion, it's okay to be a bit longer in some poses, but I try to be more conscious in the harder ones. I wouldn't worry about holding poses exactly 20 seconds as long as you try to not switch too fast.
        As I also breathe faster in harder poses, I use a metronome to keep it steady.

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          #5
          I use (in general, for all time-based workouts) the Tabata Timer (Interval Timer Workout Timer HIIT) by Sharafan. I am so happy with this app that I can really recommend it. The free version is pretty neat already (and if you're offline while using you get no ad whatsoever, otherwise an ad appears when you finished your workout).

          You can schedule some seconds for the transition between exercises/positions, which is really handy!

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            #6
            This timer has an option to ask to begin each timer, anyway it may be useful to you.
            https://darebee.com/hive/feedback/48...time-exercises

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