With International Yoga Day just around the corner, what better a time to embark on this fitness and spiritual journey? Sure, finding a teacher or a yoga studio that is not only good but also doesn’t burn a whole in your pocket is difficult and that’s why we have the perfect alternative for you.
Put aside your excuses because all you need is your mat and your internet. Here are 10 YouTube channels you should subscribe to right away to kickstart your yoga journey.
#1 Yoga Journal
An extension of the magazine and the website, Yoga Journal’s YouTube channel is the perfect way to kickstart your journey. From videos for beginners to advanced videos, you’ll definitely what you’re looking for. The instructions are simple and easy to follow, almost as if you have a trainer standing by you, walking you through this new form of workout.
#2 Yoga with Adriene
Adriene’s 30 day yoga series is a perfect way to kickstart your yoga journey. Not only is it a good place to learn about yoga but also explore the practice by starting off with simple moves and slowly moving onto moderate moves. Adriene makes sure that her videos are not just fun but are also simple, making it easy for new yoga enthusiasts.
There are many types of yoga. While the underlying mantra is the same, each has its own benefits. As a beginner, it’s difficult to understand and choose the one that best suits your needs and that’s why you must follow Yoga House. Explore the different forms of yoga and perfect your postures with their well instructed videos.
Stretch, strengthen, tone and destress with Sarah Beth’s weekly yoga tutorials. With 5 to 30 minute videos, she covers various forms of yoga such as power yoga, vinyasa yoga, hatha yoga, meditation and other such forms. You can also take up a 30 day yoga challenge with her Month of Yoga series.
Ekhart Yoga’s YouTube channel gives you a taste of what their website has to offer. With great teachers and fine videos, you can not only begin but also advance your yoga practise. This channel not only offers yoga classes online, but also teaches you the right way to meditate.
Now practise yoga with the writer of the popular yoga blog, www.yogabycandace.com. Her videos are not only informative but are also engaging. From core workouts to yoga for beginners, there’s something for everyone. With videos for ranging from 15 minutes to 60 minutes, it’s a perfect for a quick morning workout.
Tara Stiles takes you through yoga poses and moves that range from basic to challenging. With easy instructions, she makes sure her videos are easy to follow, ensuring you don’t go wrong with your form. Her videos also break the stigma of yoga being boring.
If you are comfortable with yoga and are looking for something a little more challenging, this channel is for you. With strength as the key focus, this is a unique style of intense yoga to get you fit. The classes are short but are intense. Giving you the best of both worlds, they help develop athlete level strength and flexibility.
One of the best things to do for your children is to get them to yoga and mindfulness at an early stage. With bright coloured backgrounds and easy clear instructions, these videos are sure to keep your child entertained and at the same time will get them to exercise too.
And of course, if you wish to achieve fitness of the highest order, you can follow the one and only, our honourable Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Last week he accepted the #HumFitTohIndiaFit challenge and put up a video of his workout regime. Even though it’s a short one, it’s something the Prime Minister follows and is probably something that you should too (not).
Happy International Yoga Day, y’all!
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