Here are some more videos that I think count as being some of the best yoga videos for beginners!
Learning a new skill can often be an intimidating experience. And it is even scarier when you are learning the new skill while surrounded by other people!
I remembered how nervous I was when I first joined a yoga studio. It felt like everyone around me knew what was going on except me. I felt awkward and self-conscious.
But I quickly realized - it didn’t matter that I was a beginner. Each person was there for their own reasons and focused on their own practice.
If you are at the beginning of your yoga journey, the idea of going to a yoga class may not appeal to you right now. And that is ok.
What you can do at first, is to practice yoga at home for a while, using yoga videos for free, until you have more confidence. Then you can take the next step of taking classes at a yoga studio.
To help you get your yoga practice started, I’ve compiled five of the best yoga videos for you to follow along with. Each of these yoga videos for beginners has a slightly different focus, so you are sure to find one that works for you.
Why Use Yoga Videos?
Yoga videos are great because you don't have to actively go into a studio and spend tons of money to practice.
Not only that there are some amazing yoga videos out there that can give you an amazing workout where you'll still reap all the rewards of practicing.
At the bottom of this post, I list some items that you might want to have at home to practice yoga.
Best Yoga Videos For Beginners
I wouldn’t be doing this post justice if I didn’t include at least one video from Adriene, over at the channel Yoga with Adriene.
Adriene has one of the biggest Yoga YouTube channels. She is very popular not just because she is able to teach yoga well, but her happy and positive personality shines through in all her videos.
Adriene has a variety of yoga videos aimed at beginners, but I chose this one because, at 20 minutes long, it isn’t too overwhelming. Also - as the title says - it is for complete beginners, so if you are really brand new to yoga, this video is the one for you.
Have a look at what 90’s Mary had to say -
“I'm a total beginner, tried some yoga video previously and tbh I was losing hope because my body is not flexible at all and I'm overweight. But my goodness, your video is the best. Helped me a lot mentally, as you say "Don't worry about making the perfect image", "It's self-expression", "I get tired too", "ouch".... they really really helped me to build my confidence. Thank you xx”
SarahBethYoga has a great morning yoga routine that is suitable for beginners.
Doing a short morning yoga routine is a great way to start your day. You can stretch and loosen any niggles you’ve developed overnight, and get the muscles loose and the mind focused for the day ahead.
At 10 minutes long, this energizing yoga routine can easily fit into your normal morning routine. I recommend doing the routine as soon as you get up. Lay out your mat the night before, and don’t even bother to get changed when you get out of bed. This way you are more likely to actually do it.
SarahBeth also provides a playlist so that once you have memorized the morning routine, you can do it on your own with the playlist playing in the background.
If you want to do yoga to lose weight, try out this 25-minute Yoga for Weight Loss video from PsycheTruth.
Sanela of PsycheTruth leads the routine that is aimed at melting away belly fat and building strength in your abs, core and entire body.
This yoga flow is effective for all levels - not just beginners, and will tone and tighten your body.
Sanela provides encouragement during the routine - which is helpful if you’re like me and need that little push to keep on going!
And we’re back with another video from Adriene - but this time focused on flexibility.
You may think that you need to be more advanced with yoga to get really flexible, but even as a beginner you can start focusing on improving your flexibility.
Improved flexibility is good for your overall health and wellbeing - you experience fewer aches and pains, your body moves easier, and it also recovers better from injuries!
This 16-minute video also features a cute dog (which always make yoga videos better, in my opinion).
What I love about this video is that Adriene not only focuses on physical flexibility but also on incorporating flexibility in other areas of life.
This is what she says…
“I often hear from people that they cannot do yoga because they are not flexible enough.
But being flexible is really the art of being open and available.
Open and available to what is current and present.
It’s an inside job, this… space… making.
We can start with the body but remember what the great yoga guides have shown us…
The body is a metaphor.
And I am no expert, but I suspect… there is a lot to balance and uncover.
This week we meditate on flexibility as conscious openness.
Do you want to get your partner involved in your yoga routine? Watch this together - then try it out (carefully).
Stylecraze Yoga has put together a series of poses that you and your partner can do together as part of your yoga practice.
And bonus - it’s a great way to connect with your partner in a different way to what you are used to. Many of the commenters noted that they ended up having so much fun and laughing a lot with their partners.
When another body is involved, you need to take extra care. If you decide to follow this free yoga video, please take extra precautions so neither of you ends up hurt or injured.
If you are a complete beginner, I recommend following any of the first four videos above for a while, before attempting partner yoga.
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- 7 Yoga Poses You Should Do Every Day
- Beginners Yoga for Anxiety & Stress
- 9 Benefits of Yoga and Why You Should Practice
THINGS YOU MIGHT NEED FOR A HOME YOGA PRACTICE:
- Yoga Mat – because using just a blanket or the floor proves a bit more difficult in the beginning
- Yoga block – these are super helpful if you can't quite reach the ground OR if you want to get a deeper stretch in some poses
- Blanket – yoga blankets are great for those relaxing poses that I'll talk about in another post (stay tuned)
- Yoga Strap – if you can't quite do a pose (like reach your feet in seated forward fold) a strap comes in mighty handy to help you still do the pose properly without sacrificing your alignment
- Meditation cushion – meditation has been proven to lower stress levels, so having a meditation cushion makes it a bit comfier and helps to elevate your hips
- Bolster – same as the blanket, but this allows you to relax back onto the bolster so you can relax deeper into the poses you're doing that might need or warrant a bolster
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