In this post, I want to share three of the best yoga workouts for complete beginners with you!
Have you caught the yoga bug yet? If not, you’ve probably at least thought of giving yoga a try. Yoga can be the most fantastic form of all round exercise, and is thought to have a huge array of benefits. As well as improving your flexibility, strength and fitness (yes, contrary to popular belief, you really can get fit with yoga!), yoga can help to improve your focus, reduce stress levels, and improve the quality of your sleep. And as well as all the health benefits, regular yoga practice can have a huge effect on the way your body looks – heard of a ‘yoga butt’? It’s a thing, google it! So really, why wouldn’t you want to give yoga a try?!
The thing is, it can be a bit difficult to know where to start with yoga! Classes can seem pretty intimidating (I’ve been there!) and the whole concept sometimes comes across as a bit mysterious and inaccessible. It’s not though – really! Absolutely anyone can find a way to fit yoga workouts into their life, and chances are that once you commit to giving it a go, you’ll be hooked.
The absolute easiest way to get started is to plonk your self in front of the TV/computer, and switch on to YouTube! There are some great free yoga channels, some of which have some excellent yoga workouts for complete beginners – and don’t worry, I really do mean COMPLETE beginners!
I’ve done the research for you, and selected three of the best yoga workouts for complete beginners around. These are straightforward, accessible, and enjoyable. Give them a go, and you may catch the yoga bug sooner than you think!!
Yoga Workout For Complete Beginners On The Beach! (20 mins)
This is probably my favorite yoga workout for complete beginners, not only because it’s a lovely routine, but also because of the simply amazing location! It’s filmed in Thailand and is by a lady called Juliana (of Boho Beautiful), who explains things really clearly and gives you modifications to follow if you feel that a couple of the poses are too challenging for now. This routine will stretch and relax your whole body. I think 20 minutes is a great amount of time for your first yoga workout, because it gives you some time to get into it, but it’s not too challenging – in my opinion this workout is perfect for anyone just getting started with yoga.
10 Minute Gentle Introduction To Yoga
If you’d like something even shorter for your first yoga workout, I recommend that you try this ten minute yoga flow by Sarah Beth Yoga. This is a lovely relaxing sequence, and again has a knowledgable instructor who talks you through things very clearly. Like the last video, there are modifications shown on several of the poses so that you can decide what level you want to start at – just see what’s comfortable for you as you go along.
Full 60 Minute Yoga Workout For Complete Beginners
On the other hand, you might feel like you’d really like the chance to get into things and feel like you’ve done a complete yoga workout! Although it’s a full hour long, this is a great yoga workout for complete beginners. The instructor, Brett (of Brett Larkin Yoga), really puts the emphasis of this workout on people who’ve never done yoga before, and as such she goes nice and slowly and explains everything fully as she goes along. She recommends that you dig out something to use as a yoga strap, like a belt or scarf, and a pillow/cushion, as both can help you out with some of the poses. They’re not essential though, so don’t worry if you don’t happen to have them to hand.
Although embarking on a longer workout like this can seem a bit more challenging, there are advantages to doing a longer yoga practice, even when you’re a complete beginner. You’ll have more of a chance to really get into the poses and start to get the feeling of connecting with your body – which is a great feeling when it happens!
And that just about does it – those are my three top recommendations for yoga workouts for complete beginners! I hope it’s helped you if you’re looking for something to help you to get started with yoga, especially if (like me!) you find classes a bit intimidating! I’d love to know how you get on with these if you try any of them out, or if you have some recommendations of your own – I always love to hear from you, so please get in touch and let me know what you think!
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