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Virtual Reality Yoga and Meditation: A New Dimension of Wellness

Virtual reality devices can transform your practice through technology. They can add a new dimension to your wellness journey, providing access to classes and techniques you might not otherwise find in your area. Here’s what you should know about virtual reality and meditation. The Fitness Trend of the Future — Recent Advances What makes virtual reality so unique is the headset uses motion-tracking technology to create the illusion of being in another space. For example, you might practice a vinyasa yoga flow on a beach in Tahiti and spy dolphins leaping in the ocean. However, you can still get in on the fun, even if you lack several hundred for a headset. Streaming services may not offer the full immersive experience of true virtual reality,…

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