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If summer is made for sweating in the sun, then September is meant to remind you of forthcoming days endured indoors. Not to say that’s a bad thing—bundling in blankets and eating stew as the snow falls is one of my favorite activities. Still, last winter I was so sedentary that my metabolic rate slowed to the level of a Brown bear in hibernation. Though I’ve accepted this as a temporary and even enjoyable seasonal condition, shuffling only between one enclosed box to the next comes with the side effect of stir-craziness. Which is why the gods created YogaGlo—the website that transforms your apartment into a yoga studio.

First introduced to me by a friend, she says it not only, “changed my life but is the easiest thing in the world. There’s zero excuse, you can do it in your PJs, naked, or when insomnia strikes at 3am.” It’s easy to navigate: search by teacher (my favorites are Kia Miller and Sally Kempton); style (Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Meditation, Sarah Silverman likes Pre/Post Natal, to name a few); levels one, two, or three; and durations that range from 5-120 minutes. The lessons are filmed in a clean and straightforward way, and at $18 a month it’s practically the price of one class in a physical studio. While it doesn’t replicate the experience entirely—I’ve done way too many eka pada koundinyasanas into my coffee table—it’s better than nothing.

—Alexis Cheung

Photos by Alexis Cheung