July 30, 2016
The Best YouTube Channels to Support Your Yoga Practice
Yoga is taking the world by storm; it’s known for its incredible healing powers—both mental and physical—and spending some of your day dedicated to your practice can do wonders for your well-being.
It’s now easier than ever to fit yoga into your routine. With so many fantastic YouTube channels producing wonderful tutorial videos, you don’t have to commit to a weekly class or even a particularly long length of time.
The five following channels provide videos suitable for everyone—no matter ability, experience or the amount of time you have.
If you’re not in a country that has access to YouTube, then it’s possible to install a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to get past the blocks and begin your yoga journey! For more information, check out this review by Secure Thoughts.
Yoga with Adriene
Hosted by the wonderfully down-to-earth Adriene, this channel provides a comprehensive practice for yogis of all levels. From foundational knowledge, including technique corrections and basic poses, to series specifically geared toward weight loss, this channel has something for you.
One particular highlight is the 30-day yoga camp series, which can be done from the comfort of your own room and provides a practice that gently progresses along with your skill and ability. She takes the traditional Indian techniques of movement, breathing and even mind state and translates them into a brilliantly humorous tutorial that is accessible to all.
If you don’t love Adriene already, you’re sure to be her biggest fan after spending just a little time on your mat with her.
Sarah Beth Yoga
Sarah Beth runs another wonderful channel that is just as accessible as the aforementioned. She cuts down her videos into smaller chunks, so it’s easy to create a personalized playlist for a practice that’s tailored to your needs. Along with providing a whole range of targeted yoga routines—including poses for anxiety, flexibility, strength and much more—she also provides videos on health and holistic living.
As a sufferer of ulcerative colitis, Sarah Beth is an expert in healing, and this channel is a great resource for anyone with chronic illness problems. Aside from her yoga, she covers meditation techniques, tips for health digestion and lifestyle advice to help you feel fresh, motivated and full of energy. Her recent pregnancy has also inspired a prenatal yoga series, which she’s releasing currently.
With their origins in making videos about Swedish massage techniques, PsycheTruth has been continually expanding its content and now also offer a fantastic yoga section. The videos are split by type, mainly focusing on yoga for beginners, weight loss and flexibility. Once you’ve found a preferred instructor, there are individual playlists for each of the channel’s contributors.
As well as a comprehensive yoga practice, following this channel has endless wonderful benefits. They post videos on all aspects of holistic living, including nutrition, psychology, fitness, massage and much more. One of the definite highlights is their posts that discuss the theories behind healthy living, which is great for those of us who like a bit of academic understanding behind our yoga practice.
Cosmic Kids Yoga
One of the biggest threats to a regular yoga practice is having children! However, this fantastically innovative channel makes it easier than ever to get in a daily stretch with your little ones in tow. The basic premise of the channel combines yoga with interactive storylines and settings, meaning kids quickly find themselves enthusiastic and excited about trying new poses with mommy and daddy in the living room.
From adventures on the moon, in the jungle or even as a part of the Star Wars saga, there are many different themes to explore. Although the moves are simple, they allow you to take the time out to be mindful and find your calm without having to worry about keeping an eye on the kids.
Sometimes returning to the world of yoga after a break or entering it for the first time can seem a bit overwhelming. You may have lost a great deal of your flexibility, veered from your vegan diet or let the stress of work get the better of you. For a guilt-free yoga practice, head over to the Bad Yogi YouTube channel.
Erin provides a fantastic range of online tutorial videos free from the complex Sanskrit phrases or difficult meditation chants. She openly admits to being a meat lover and red wine drinker and actively encourages people from all walks of life to give yoga a try.
Her channel even comes equipped with a whole plethora of vlogs, so you can keep up with her adventures as a bad yogi and probably feel better about your own questionable life choices!
Yoga is such a wonderful tool that I personally recommend everyone should try at least one of these channels. Even if you feel it’s not for you, incredible things can happen when you step out of your comfort zone, so why not give a short yoga tutorial video a try? You might be pleasantly surprised.
For dedicated yogis, we’re sure there’s a whole range of other great channels that deserve a mention. Be sure to leave a comment with some of your favorites below.
About the Author: Isa is an entertainment and lifestyle blogger who loves all things wellness and health! She believes our bodies have incredible potential and is always ready to share ideas about healing techniques with anyone who will listen.
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