Movement For Modern Life Review (Yoga For Everyone)

Thank you for checking out my Movement For Modern Life review.  MFML is a subscription-based yoga platform, and I am happy to say that I have enjoyed it so far.  If you are interested in doing yoga at home, on your schedule, please keep reading and see if this is a good fit for you.

First of all, I want to let you know that I am going to keep it real in this post, LOL. I have an on-again, off-again relationship with yoga.  I have been doing yoga off and on over the past couple of years. To be completely honest, it’s been more off than on, but I am trying to change that. 

Product: Movement For Modern Life
Where to buy: movementformodernlife.com
Recommended: YES
Summary: Movement For Modern Life is a subscription-based yoga platform that offers a wide variety of content to meet your yoga needs.  This online yoga program is great for beginners or individuals who are advanced in their yoga practice.

Excuses, excuses

Having dealt with back problems for the better part of 20 years, I have finally come to my senses, and I really have a better understanding of how yoga can help with my back problems. I have always made excuses when it comes to yoga, and that has been really easy to do as I will explain.

I used to belong to a gym where yoga classes were offered a few times per week.  The problem for me, is that I was lazy and didn’t want to make the 15 minute trip to said gym, get there early to make sure I had a spot in the back corner of the class where nobody could see me, take the hour-long class, then drive home, another 15 minutes.

That is a minimum of an hour and a half, closer to two hours, just to take a yoga class, and that is a commitment I was not very willing to make.  Especially after a long day of work, fighting traffic on my commute home, the last thing I wanted to do was hit the road again.

That is a story for another day, but I think you get my point.  It has always been a pretty big commitment to just participate in a yoga class.

That is the beauty of a subscription-based service like Movement For Modern Life, but more on that in a bit.

Yoga is something I should be doing more often

Yes, I should be doing yoga more often, and there are a couple of reasons I have not.  The time commitment has been a big part of it, so is the fact that I am really tight from years of back problems, and I am not flexible at all. I feel like I am “bad” at yoga, so that has always turned me away.

Yoga can be really beneficial for someone like me, in helping to unwind the years of tight muscles. Now that I have discovered Movement For Modern Life, I am going to make practicing yoga a priority.

How yoga helps your back

Many yoga poses help to strengthen muscles in your back and abdomen, and these muscle groups are critical to maintaining good posture.  When these muscle groups are strong, back pain can be reduced and even prevented altogether.

Of course, yoga also incorporates stretching, which can help with lower back pain.  For instance, stretching your hamstrings helps to expand motion in your pelvis; this reduces stress on the lower back [1].  Stretching also helps to increase blood flow to the area, and that helps to nourish soft tissue in the lower back.

One thing I notice about yoga and holding poses is my lack of balance.  Yoga is an excellent tool to improve posture and balance.  Another great aspect of yoga is you stretch both sides of your body equally, or at least that is the idea. My right side is definitely tighter than my left, because I have sciatica on my right side, so my body has been overprotecting for years.

Why I am doing yoga

I think I have already touched on this, but I am practicing yoga to help me feel better.  I have dealt with back problems for years, and I know a lot of people have success with yoga.  For me, yoga is another tool I can add to my tool belt in my fight against back pain.

So why am I doing yoga? To improve in the following areas:

  • Flexibility
  • Balance
  • Core strength
  • Posture
  • Relax my mind and body

Okay, we have laid the groundwork for how yoga can help with back pain and have pretty much uncovered the truth…unless it’s going to be convenient and easy, I will not be practicing yoga.  That brings me to Movement For Modern Life.

What is Movement For Modern Life?

As I mentioned before, this is a subscription-based yoga program with some fantastic instructors.  You have access whenever and wherever it is convenient for you. No more going to the gym, you can practice yoga anywhere you like.

Drill down to find your fit

One of the excellent features of MFML is that there are many ways to filter and find whatever you are looking for.  For example, some of the available filters are:

  • Style
    For instance, you can filter for Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Pilates, Yoga Nidra. If there is a style, you are looking for it’s easy to find.
  • Emotion
    Including, Move from Anger, Move into Happiness, or Move into Calm
  • Benefit
    Examples include Healthy Hips, Yoga for Athletes, Core Strength, Stress/Anxiety
  • Level
    Beginners, Improvers, and Intermediate/Advanced
  • Duration
    You can filter by how long you want to spend on your practice that day. With options from under 10 minutes, to over 60 minutes.
  • Teacher
    If you have a favorite teacher, you can search for him or her and get started.

So far, I have been working through Healthy Hips, levels one, two, and three.  My hips are horribly tight from sitting and from years of back problems, so this is an excellent place for me to start.  I have been doing in the 10 to 20 minute per day range so far, and that is a good start.

The best thing is, there are a wide variety of programs available for different levels of yoga.  I love the fact that there is a button on the top menu that says “BEGINNERS”, that is exactly where I started.

What I like about Movement For Modern Life

For me, the beginner level has been a great place to start.  I love the fact that the instructors teach you step by step how to perform and hold these poses, making this an excellent option for folks who are just starting out with yoga.

When I advance, there will be more options available to me, so I will not outgrow this program anytime soon.  That is one thing I always look for, will there be room for me to grow, stay engaged, and not get bored.  I really think there is enough content to keep me busy for a long time, and new content is being added as well.

Practicing yoga at home is a big draw for me, especially given my busy schedule.  The ability to turn on a video whenever it’s convenient is a huge plus.  Add the fact that there are short sessions so if I am in a pinch for time, but I really need to get some hip work in, I can.

One of the instructors talks about doing a little bit every day and how beneficial that is over time, so if you have ten minutes in the morning before work, you can get some work in.

How much does Movement For Modern Life cost?

There are different subscription levels as follows:

  • $19.99 – Billed monthly
  • $49.99 – Billed quarterly, works out to $16.66 per month
  • $159 – Billed annually, works out to $13.25 per month
  • There is also a 14-day free trial available

I think the 14-day free trial is absolutely worth it, you can test drive the program for two weeks and see if you want to commit long term.

Yoga challenges

To help keep you motivated, MFML offers challenges and courses to help you achieve your goals.  If you need extra motivation, or just want to change things up, these challenges provide something for everyone.  I am going to start the Healthy Back challenge here in a few days because I think that is an excellent next step for me.

Once you sign up for a challenge, you will get an email the morning after you sign up.  How about that for a push in the right direction?

There are challenges, including:

  • Crow Challenge
  • Healthy Back Challenge
  • Travel Unravel
  • Chair and Bed Yoga

These are just a few of the options available, so again, you can see there is a lot of content on this platform.

Who is Movement For Modern Life for?

Really anyone, regardless if you are a seasoned pro, just getting started, an athlete or a stay at home parent, can benefit from MFML.  There is enough content available to keep you busy and engaged.

Pros:

  • A small selection of handpicked teachers to provide a great experience
  • Lots of content available
  • Great for beginners
  • Easy to use interface
  • Challenges to keep you engaged and accountable
  • Many ways to filter
  • I love the fact that there are short classes offered
  • Facebook group, blog, podcasts
  • iOS app

Cons:

  • There is no Android app at this time, but they are working on it!

Conclusion: Movement For Modern Life

Thank you for hanging there with me, I know we covered a lot of ground.  Movement For Modern Life is a subscription-based yoga platform that has something for everyone.  No matter your level of expertise, you will find a class or challenge for you.

I love the fact that there are short classes available, that fits well with my busy schedule.  When I am more comfortable and want to advance, I know there is plenty of content available to keep my attention.  I can practice on my schedule, and that is important to me.

The 14-day free trial is a no-brainer, you have full access to the platform for two whole weeks.  If you decide it’s not for you, cancel.  But, I think once you start using MFML, you will like it.

If you are interested in more information or would like to sign up for a free trial, click the link below and you will be directed to MFML website, where you can get started.

==> Movement For Modern Life <==

Now I would like to hear what people have to say.

Do you practice yoga regularly, or are you a beginner?

What type of yoga are you interested in?

Please let me know if you have any questions, I am happy to help. You can also contact me directly anytime.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steve

BuildingStrongerBodies.com


Disclosure: Some of the links in this review are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.  Click here for details.

14 thoughts on “Movement For Modern Life Review (Yoga For Everyone)”

  1. I tried yoga a few years ago I found to be very beneficial and use to make my body feel relaxed and stretched correctly .Like anything else a busy schedule did get in the way of yoga and other activities I wanted to take part in . I love there are a variety of exercises and categories to help keep you engaged .Thanks for the share mate

    • I feel your pain…literally. I completely understand how a busy schedule gets in the way, been there, done that. That is one thing I love about this program, there are short classes you can take, and one of the instructors even said that a little bit each day is very beneficial and you will see improvement. I have been actively engaged in the beginner’s hips classes and that is a great start for me.

      Let me know if you have any questions, I will help out if I can.

  2. Hello Steve,
    I have back problems for many years and my friend also told me that yoga can fix this problems, so I just started to learn how to do yoga on Youtube, but there were many videos and I didn’t know how to choose from, I definitely need a complete training system.
    Thanks for introducing this yoga program with me, I’ll give it a try on the first 14 days.
    Thank you.

    • Hi Charles, thanks for your comment. That was one of the biggest issues for me, was where to start with yoga. Yes, there are a ton of free videos available and if you know what you are doing, I suppose those are great. I love the fact that MFML has so many options to drill down, even a novice like me can figure out where to start. The “Beginner” menu item helps too :).

      Let me know if you need any help. I definitely encourage you to take a test drive with the 14-day free trial, you have nothing to lose.

  3. Hi Steve!
    Thank you for this post, maybe I should try this out!
    I did not know that Yoga has this many benefits. I already knew that yoga is good but I just didn´t know that it is this good!

    I’m always having trouble to go to the gym. It just does not happen so this might be a really good option. I will check it in!

    Will keep follow you but the is no follow button.. just a share button. Is there a way to follow you? 😀

    /Ellen

    • Hi Ellen, thanks for your comment. Yes, there are a lot of benefits to yoga and not just for back pain either. Many people practice yoga for different reasons, and that is the beauty of yoga. Thanks for the suggestion on the follow buttons, I will get them added ASAP.

  4. Hey Steve! Awesome article! I think it’s very engaging, and the way you laid it out did actually make me click to the website, so that’s great. It’s a great article.

    Really makes you feel it’s for anyone 🙂

    Keep up the good work!
    Tom

  5. Hi Steve.
    Thank you for the honest review. Personally i never liked yoga and still dont, but i can definitely say it work. I started about last year and stopped until may this year. The results have been great. I have a question though, Is their a trial for this products ?

  6. I am really glad I came across your post. I’ve recently done a bit of reading into yoga myself. I’ve come to realise that the benefits associated with yoga are a lot. The benefits way out-weigh all the hustle involved in getting down to your yoga class and the slight discomfort you might have as a beginner. I am giving yoga a right go and will recommend everyone to do same.
    I am definitely sharing your article with friends and family. Thanks a lot for sharing!

    • Hi Daniel, thanks for stopping by. Yes, I know there are some amazing stories out there of folks who really benefit from yoga. I am excited to continue my journey and am hopeful that some of my aches and pains will go away if I am consistently practicing yoga. I will let you know how it goes. Let me know if you have any questions, I am happy to help if I can.

  7. Hey Steve, this sounds like an amazing program. The benefits of yoga are well stated and have become a huge part of peoples lives for sure. It is an essential part of any routine for athletes in today’s world. Building core strength and flexibility is a must in sports like golf, hockey etc… the list goes on.

    Having lower back issues myself from years of sports, I have practiced some beginner yoga and it has done wonders for me. I like the fact that this is not time consuming and you’re able to squeeze it into a tight schedule doing this from home. The way that you can move through different levels and keep challenging yourself is encouraging too. Keep up the good work, This is awesome!

    • Thanks, John, I appreciate your comment. I really need to be consistent with practicing yoga and I think MFML will help me with that. I can ease into the program and do as much or as little as I have time for. I am glad you have found success with yoga and I hope you continue to enjoy the benefits. Let me know if you have any questions and thanks again for stopping by.

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