When you browse through YouTube you’ll find plenty of beginner’s yoga videos. And these days it’s quite hard to find the best of them. With best, I mean: good instructions, good quality videos, capable yoga instructor, etc. This is why I’m going to start a series of yoga teachers on YouTube whom I really like and who I’ve actually started with myself when I started my own yoga journey. The videos will be suitable for beginners, but also for the advanced. Today I’d like to start with my ultimate favorite, which is Yoga With Adriene.
I do have to say that I don’t really go into reading people’s biography’s, to me it’s all about how they feel. However, with Adriene’s channel I’ve found that I didn’t really have to read her bio to know that she’s capable. When I started doing yoga myself I found her through a friend of mine who was completely inspired by her. And I do have to say that her videos in the beginning (I’m talking now about a whole while back of course) were the perfect length to do some yoga as a beginner. She also has a lot to offer, from yoga for back pain, to yoga when you have a hangover. Sometimes it’s hard to see what free online yoga videos are the best, but with a following of almost 5 million people, you just know that she’s good. It’s weekend now, so here’s the yoga class for when you have a hangover, should you need it by now ;).
What I also really like about her is that she’s really down to earth, I’ve experienced a lot of yoga teachers online on YouTube who were really up in the air, and for me that’s mostly a no-go. But that’s my personal preference of course.
As I mentioned before is that Adriene has a wide range of different yoga videos. She mostly starts a bit with explaining what she’s going to do and why. Which is also a big preference for me as I sometimes like to know why a particular pose is good for your back, for example.
Her YouYube channel is also highly organized. Which means that she has a couple of playlist to make sure that you’ll find what you’re looking for. And not only that, but there’s also a playlist based on length of the videos. So if you only have half an hour a day you can easily browse trough the playlist, this makes it easy to just find the exact length that you are looking for. And it saves you a lot of time browsing through all the videos that she has to offer.
If you are looking for a challenge, then this also it the place to be. Four years ago, or something, she made a 30-day challenge. Which I did and it was quite nice. I think especially for beginners this is an awesome way to start and the videos aren’t that long, so it’s perfect to give it a go for a short period of time. Also, this makes that you are really emerged into yoga, while not having to sacrifice a lot of your time. The challenge also learns you on a very gentle way the different terms, different poses, while it’s not really too educative. The latter is what I really liked about the challenge as she does explain some things, but it doesn’t sound like you’re in school. Here is day one of the 30-day challenge.
I’ve seen on her channel that there’s also a new challenge that she offered a couple of years ago. However, I haven’t tried that one myself, so I can’t give an honest review on that one. I do have to say that I’ve briefly looked at it and it does look more professional than her previous challenge. I do have to say that it looks like it’s more of a challenge intended for people who are already a bit aware of the yoga scene and have already done a little bit of yoga. Here’s the first video where she explains what she’s gonna offer, let you experience. I also believe that a challenge here isn’t probably the good term. She herself is calling it a journey, which is for sure a better way to explain this 30-day Yoga Journey.
That’s about it for yoga with Adriene. In the future I’ll be reviewing more YouTube channels where people offer yoga classes. There are so many people offering yoga on YouTube these days, and it’s not always that easy to find content that is nice and good. So hereby, this series!
Also, if you haven’t found your yoga mat yet and you’d like to look into the options, than don’t forget to have a look at one of my previous articles. Also, if you don’t want to browse through YouTube, or you’d like to have your videos on the go as well. You can always look into subscribing yourself for Yoga Download.
This was it for now. Hope you enjoyed the article and if you do have any questions or any experiences that you’d like to share, then feel to free to leave a comment in the comment section!
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