Yoga studios are absolutely wonderful, and I really enjoy taking a class in a beautiful, completely zen space. However, I have found it so much easier doing yoga at home by following some amazing YouTube channels! Online videos have made it super easy to practice yoga at home – it eliminates driving time, it allows me to practice yoga at home on my own schedule, and it lets me choose which class I’d like to take!
As part of my self care pledge, I’m committing myself to move my body for at least 30 minutes each day – sometimes that means a yoga class, and sometimes that means a walk or some jumping on a trampoline. Practicing yoga at home makes my life easier because I work from home, and I live about 20 minutes away from the closest yoga studio! That would be at least 40 minutes out of my day for transportation time, when I can just skip the commute and put on an online video and do yoga at home!
How to Practice Yoga at Home
If you’re a beginner, you’ll want to do some research before starting yoga at home. If you’re not sure about your health or what your body is capable of, always check with your doctor first. Otherwise, try out beginner yoga videos, there are a ton of beginner yoga videos available online, and they are super helpful to ease into a new practice or starting yoga for the first time.
Other than knowing your own body, be sure to have a yoga mat and an open space that can accommodate your mat. Great wifi and a laptop/tv/phone to play videos, and that’s all your really need to practice yoga at home! Here are my favourite YouTube channels for practicing yoga at home!
Yoga with Adriene
My favourite online yoga videos often have a challenge associated with them, and Adriene’s 31-day yoga challenge is the perfect thing to start making your yoga practice consistent, while easing you into doing yoga at home at the same time! Yoga with Adriene has a large assortment of yoga videos, from beginner to advanced. Visit Yoga with Adriene.
Did you know that practicing yoga at home can make you happier and more peaceful? Lesley Fightmaster’s YouTube channel has a 30-day Hatha Yoga Happiness program (you know I love my challenges!), and an assortment of serious to fun yoga videos – like Yoga for Hangovers. Visit Fightmaster Yoga.
Yoga by Candace
There are days when I don’t have time to practice yoga at home (or rather, I sleep in and don’t prioritize my yoga practice!) and that’s where these awesome and quick online yoga videos help me stay consistent! Splitting up my yoga practice works better some days, so whether you have 15, 20, or 30 minutes available to do yoga at home, Candace has you covered! Visit Yoga by Candace.
The Yoga Solution with Tara Stiles
Some days are more stressful than others, and I find these online yoga videos featuring Tara Stiles super helpful to relaaaax and OM-out. Practicing yoga at home is not always about getting a sweaty workout on, sometimes it’s about stretching and meditating and embracing the nap. Visit The Yoga Solution with Tara Stiles.
I really love KinoYoga because of their beginner yoga challenge (I’m a sucker for them!), but I love some of the more technical online yoga videos she offers as well, like going through basic Yoga moves – it’s super helpful to have the correct postures down when you’re practicing yoga at home. There are also intense advanced yoga videos available as well! Visit KinoYoga.
More than just a yoga channel, Boho Beautiful also includes vlogs about travelling, food, and health, along with yoga videos in beautiful, wanderlust-worthy locales. These videos will make you super inspired to join them on a wellness journey. Visit Boho Beautiful.
Heart Alchemy Yoga
About once a week, I like to do a longer yoga class, and Heart Alchemy Yoga has many 45-minute and 60-minute long videos. Many of the yoga videos are filmed in a yoga studio, which makes you feel like you are there. Visit Heart Alchemy Yoga.
Do you practice yoga at home? What are your favourite online yoga videos?