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Yoga for Beginners: Apps and YouTube Channels

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Sometimes, we all need a little help when we’re just starting out with a new hobby. In a world that has come to rely on technology for so much, we often turn to YouTube and the apps on our phones to gain a little wisdom to help get us started. If you’ve been wanting to try your hand at yoga, this might be a good place to begin before you invest in classes and equipment. Yoga instructors have developed apps and started YouTube channels to help beginners learn the basics, and these are good places to gain some knowledge. Which apps and YouTube channels should you keep an eye out for? Here’s some top rated ones to get you going:

Pocket Yoga

Bring your yoga instructor everywhere you go. It includes 27 different sessions of varying duration and difficulty, a pose dictionary and detailed explanations of the correct posture, alignment and benefits.

Ana Chidzoy’s A-Z of Yoga

Ana Chidzoy has created this extensive documentation of the standard yoga poses, each of the 150 postures is given a breakdown of how to get into the pose, the effect it will have on your body and mind and importantly when not to practice this particular pose.

A professional yoga teacher, Ana, has not only broken down each posture with a guide picture but has created a series of sequences which link the postures together with suggested flows, these range from the basic “warm up” through sun salutations and also weight loss encouraging routines.

The app can be viewed both in landscape and portrait orientation and is an excellent guide for your yoga practice.

Daily Yoga

Perfect for yogis on the go. Daily Yoga includes a wide variety of HD video sequences with vocal instruction as well as specialized programs to suit your needs.

Yoga Studio

65 ready-made yoga and meditation classes with HD video. It includes a library of over 280 poses with detailed advice and instructions. It also has the ability to create and customize your own class as well as schedule and sync them to your calendar.

Strala at Home

This channel is led by Tara Stiles, who introduces viewers — along with guest instructors — to yoga moves that range from basic to challenging.

Strala is dedicated to making yoga a fun experience for all people who want to get the physical and mental benefits of this ancient fitness method.

We hope these apps and YouTube channels help you put the right foot forward in your yoga journey! Namaste!

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Lauren lives in OB with her French bulldog, Elvis Presley. She loves laughter and the great outdoors. You can contact her at lauren@sdentertainer.com.

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