The new year begins, and like most of you, I have a slew of resolutions to attend to. But this year, I wanted to try something different. Rather than set myself up for failure with crazy high goals, I wanted to start smaller, more achievable. So I’ll share with you my first goal: Yoga every day.
I’ve always been fond of yoga, I’ve dabbled some here and there, but one would hardly call me a yogi. This year, I want to change that. I’m not looking to master poses, or be perfect. I just want to practice, every single day. Even if its only 20 minutes. At the end of this month, I plan to take my first IN PERSON class, which I’ve always been afraid to do.
So I hopped on the web, and found so many great sources for free classes I wanted to share them with you! So here goes!
Yoga With Adriene (Specifically Yoga Revolution)
You may have heard of Adriene before, but if you’ve never tried her videos, don’t wait any longer! Her down to earth approach to yoga makes you feel comfortable, especially great for beginners. I’m doing her 31 days Yoga Revolution, and so far its been wonderful!
Another great youtube source with tons of videos from beginner to advanced. As well as some other great body weight workouts to add into your routine. They also have yoga for kids which is adorable!
Do Yoga With Me
Do Yoga With Me is a massive site (it survives on donations) that offers everything from full classes to tutorials to meditation practices. There’s an incredible variety of instructors and yoga styles, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Kundalini, and Ashtanga as well as power and prenatal classes.
This channel, run by YogaWorks teacher Lesley Fightmaster — that’s her real name — is great for more advanced yogis. Fightmaster releases a new class every Monday and most are 45 minutes to an hour long. Her voice-overs are well-paced (there’s no music), and she offers all sorts of helpful tips throughout regarding modifications and prop usage. Class styles include Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and more.
Instead of searching through YouTube for yoga tutorials, click over to Yome. The site catalogs hundreds of YouTube yoga videos and can be sorted by level, style, even topic (“detox,” “knee pain”). Yome allows users to save videos to a list of favorites, so it’s easy to build a library of routines.
What’s your favorite yoga resource? Share with us in the comments below!