Yoga is seriously my favorite way to calm down after a stressful day.
Sometimes making it to a yoga class just seems hard. Getting ready, driving there, and then having to drive home. But, what if you could follow along with an instructor that has a yoga YouTube channel in the comfort of your own?
Did you know that people actually post full sequences on YouTube? No, seriously, they do.
And, on top of that, they’re free? Don’t worry, I didn’t know that either until like two years ago. It’s crazy, but amazing all at the same time.
But, YouTube does have these yoga sequences for free! Many instructors are wanting to share their love of yoga with women, men, and children all over the world. YouTube helps them to increase their reach.
You never have to leave your house again or pay another monthly fee to a studio if you don’t want to.
Trying A Yoga YouTube Channel
If you do a search on YouTube for “Yoga for Beginners”, or something like that, you will get a plethora of results. Each one is likely a yoga sequence that you can do in your living room or even a hotel room.
Some of these sequences I like more than others. So, lucky you, I’m going to share my favorite yoga youtube channels with you!
I think most of the YouTube channels I’ve found have been through Instagram actually. If you can believe that.
But, I can say that YouTube is an amazing place to find content though. Especially if you can’t make it to a yoga studio!
You can literally find “how-to” videos for anything you want (within reason I imagine).
Yoga YouTube Channels You Should Follow
There are tons of yoga workouts for beginners on YouTube, so if you don’t find one at first that doesn’t have crazy poses just keep looking.
There are many that are strictly for beginners. You can find foundational yoga sequences that will help you build an at-home yoga practice.
And, while there are many places to get instruction from yoga teachers (like Alo Moves) you can watch free yoga videos on YouTube. I mean, you can’t beat that!
Why go somewhere else to practice yoga when you can practice along for FREE to videos on YouTube? Seems silly to me.
Granted, if there’s a particular instructor you’re looking for, then I can see paying for something, but if you’re not picky and just want to get your yoga on then YouTube is your place.
I’ve found a few channels that I really love and I wanted to share them with you.
You might think differently eventually, but I think these are the best YouTube channels for yoga. Feel free to search on your own, but I’m going to link my 5 favorite channels.
What You Need to Practice Yoga
Honestly, you don’t need much to actually practice. A yoga mat and yourself is pretty much it.
Many people will try to convince you that you need an elaborate setup, but honestly, just like working out regularly… all you need is your body. You don’t really even need a mat.
Does equipment help? Sure! But, it’s not mandatory. It’s merely helpful.
I’ve seen people practice with a yoga blanket or a towel. Yoga mats weren’t really around until the ’60s. Check out a video that talks about the history here.
But, if you’re wanting to practice some poses that might need props then I suggest adding these:
Best Youtube Yoga Channels
It might be a little scary at first not going to yoga sessions with a certified yoga instructor in person, but I can attest to the amazing ability to practice from your home.
YouTube can be your best friend when it comes to finding the top yoga youtube channels to keep your practice going.
Online classes allow you to skip the traffic and commute to a studio while also allowing you to practice with your favorite teachers.
Adriene Mishler has an insanely popular yoga youtube channel, and for a good reason.
Her content is perfect for beginners and advanced yoga practitioners.
- are very easy to understand
- contain great sequences
- are very beginner-friendly
- can be advanced
- have some that are focused on weight loss
These videos are filmed at a studio in Austin, TX.
With sequences that range from beginner to advanced, you won’t get bored if you practice with YOGATX. They’ll help you progress through your practice and get you reaching for new goals.
Check them out and start with a beginner video (like below) if you aren’t sure where to start.
One of the sweetest instructors on YouTube I’ve found is Brett Larkin. She’s really sweet and wants to help people learn yoga without feeling like it’s too hard or complicated.
She makes sequences that are geared towards true beginners so they can learn yoga at their level without having to worry about getting into poses that are too hard for their level.
But, she also has many videos for all different experience levels to enjoy. She has videos focusing on vinyasa yoga, kundalini yoga, and also meditation videos.
Check her out and you’ll fall in love immediately.
Kino MacGregor was one of my first yoga instructors (via video) and I still love her teaching to this day. I have a DVD I practice to from time to time when I am not flowing on my mat doing whatever.
She is an Ashtanga yoga teacher from Miami and has traveled to Mysore, where she was certified to teach the Ashtanga method, many times.
If you’re wanting to learn how to practice the Ashtanga method, she’s definitely the one to go to. But, she also teaches other flow styles as well on her YouTube channel.
Adee’s channel is really lovely. She has an entire series dedicated to beginners and it’s awesome.
On top of that, if you’re an athlete, she also has sequences that are geared towards helping to relieve tension in certain areas.
This is a good way to find the best yoga poses for your specific sport.
Give her channel a try and you won’t be disappointed.
If you’re a busy mom or always on the go, Tara has some great videos that are pretty short and easy to get in whenever you can.
Here’s a healing yoga session with Tara that’s really lovely.
Sometimes we could all use some yin yoga in our life. Try this 60-minute yin yoga class by Boho Beautiful.
It’s SarahBeth, not Sarah Beth like I first thought. But, her videos are amazing to practice along your yoga journey.
She covers many yoga styles and they’re a great way to help you with your mental health if you’re feeling the squeeze of life and need to just be with yourself on the mat.
Looking for stress relief? This video is a great option.
With all that said…
Are you ready to start a home yoga practice?
Check out some other posts you might like:
- 15-Minute Low Impact HIIT Workout
- 15 Fat Burning Workouts Under 15-Minutes
- 7 Yoga Poses You Should Do Every Day
- 5 Best HIIT Workouts for Women
- 5 Tips for Starting a Home Yoga Practice for Beginners
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