With the world becoming more and more digital, the number of activities performed online is actively growing. From grocery shopping to learning a new language, to cooking an exotic meal from scratch. Everything is possible at the reach of a click.
This phenomenon has helped the yoga community to expand beyond any physical frontiers and bring this practice to corners of the planet otherwise unheard of. Youtube in particular, is a crucial platform in this movement. It is of great use for those starting their yoga journey, as it allows for visual resources to help beginners practice alongside more experienced yogis without having to leave the comfort of one’s home. Moreover, they are free. However, the information out there is so vast, that it might well be overwhelming and difficult to digest: the search for the term ‘yoga for beginners’ returns around 606,000 results! To help in the decision of which videos to watch, below is a list of the top 10 yoga videos for beginners.
Basic yoga for Dummies
This sequence of short videos provides a thorough overview of the different elements present in the practice of yoga: from props to breathing exercises and basic postures. The explanations are followed by practice, which allows complete beginners to start familiarizing with terms as well as feeling them in the body.
Yoga For Complete Beginners – 20 Minute Home Yoga Workout!
Adriene’s YouTube channel contains several beginner yoga videos. This particular one focuses on foundations and Adriene guides the viewer through sitting, standing and laying down poses throughout the 20 minute duration of the video..
Flexibility and Range of Motion | Beginner Yoga With Tara Stiles
This short sequence allows beginners to start connecting with their bodies by fluently moving through different poses and opening those areas that most need it.
Yoga for beginners free yoga class with Lesley Fightmaster
Lesley Fightmaster’s YouTube channel contains videos for different levels. In this particular one, she focuses on opening the body for it to slowly become more familiar with the new created spaces in it inviting practitioners to work at their own pace and rest when they need to.
Gentle Yoga Flow: Yoga Journal to Go
Yoga Journal is a leading publication in of all things Yoga. Amongst the hundreds of videos found in their YouTube channel, a very young Kathryn Budig guides this short practice that is ideal for beginners as it focuses on opening the hips as well as including some gentle lunges and twists.
Yoga For Beginners 10 Minute Sun Salutation Sequence
Almost, if not all, yoga classes include Sun Salutations in one form or another. This 10 minute sequence provides a good basis of the key Yoga postures and the breathing associated with them.
Standing poses for beginners
Most of Ekhart Yoga’s videos are offered through their website on a subscription basis. Their YouTube channel, however, contains a good selection of short videos like this one dedicated to standing poses.
Basic Breathing | Beginner Yoga With Tara Stiles
Breathing goes hand in hand with Yoga. In this easy to follow video, Tara focuses on breathing and moving with the breath.
Yoga for the Office
Yoga is specially recommended for those who spend hours seated. This video provides a sequence of simple but highly effective movements to release the negative consequences of it.
Full Length Gentle Yoga Class for Beginners and Seniors
This video offers an entire class for beginners and for those seeking a gentle yet complete practice.