Yoga is everywhere nowadays. Especially on the web. However, this also means there are a lot of lies and poor quality information. Where should you go to find accurate information on yoga?
Yoga started becoming more popular in the 1980s thanks to the benefits of reducing anxiety, improving muscle tone, and generally making you healthier.+
For those wanting to do yoga at home, there are plenty of instructors offering different types of yoga tutorials (raja yoga, sahaja yoga, jnana yoga, bhakti yoga, kriya yoga, sivananda yoga). Let’s get to it!
In the digital age, online video yoga sessions are everywhere! So get your yoga mat our of the wardrobe and start doing yoga with the help of some of Superprof’s favourite yoga websites!
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This yoga website is one of the most visited around the web and offers yoga tutorials from experienced yoga tutors. You’ll find videos explaining how to do a pose or asana (for example, there’s a two-part video on “backbending” and videos on how to balance on your foot or how to do the perfect sun salutation).
The best thing about the site is the incredible diversity of the different yoga tutors and yoga styles: hatha yoga, vinyasa yoga, kundalini yoga, asthanga yoga, and even power yoga and prenatal yoga for pregnant women.
Feel free to have a look around at the site which is powered by donations from its members.
You don’t necessarily need to go outside to practise yoga. (Source: burst.shopify.com)
This site, which you can join for free, offers yoga tutorials with fascinating titles like:
Yoga for complete relaxation and balance
Yoga for your Autumn depression
Mixed Vinyasa Flow
The best thing about this site is the way its videos are classified according to difficult, the style of yoga (vinyasa, hatha, asthanga yoga) and also by keywords such as: detox, knee pains, breathing exercises, vitality, etc. You can also save the videos into your own library in order to find them more easily at a later time. Sound good?
The videos on breathing exercises and yoga postures, which have been filmed in beautiful locations like Zanzibar and Andalusia under a beautiful blue sky and by crystal clear waters, will definitely motivate you to travel, too!
There are a number of different types of yoga for you to practise. (Source: Chevanon Photography)
You can also pay for a subscription (for about £60) which will give you unlimited access to yoga videos and there are videos on asthanga yoga, vinyasa yoga, and even prenatal yoga for pregnant women.
YouTube has become one of the best resources for yoga instructors since you can offer video tutorials freely as well as encourage your viewers to head to your own site for private tutorials and extra video content. Here are a few of our favourites:
Yoga With Adriene is a YouTube channel where you can find plenty of original videos on practising yoga. Here are a few of her videos that you should check out:
Yoga for Runners (both the pre- and post-run videos). Don’t forget that yoga is also great for runners as it can make you stronger and more flexible.
6-Minute Yoga for Hips
Yoga for Actors
Yoga for a Rainy Day
Adriene is a yoga expert and is followed by 2 million subscribers. Her videos are well made and tend to last between 20 and 35 minutes. She’s also published a series of daily videos for a month, known as Revolution, which was hugely successful with each video being watched over 100,000 times. You can also keep up to date with her on her Twitter and Instagram yoga accounts. If you’re as hooked on Instagram as we are, you should also look for other yogis on Instagram!
YouTube is a yogi paradise. (Source: pixabay.com)
For those who love dynamic yoga and difficult yoga, you should check out Lesley Fightmaster’s channel, a yoga teacher who managed to get rid of stress thanks to yoga. This channel is more for those who are already experienced with yoga. The yoga classes last between 45 minutes and an hour. The videos tend to focus on Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, and Asthanga Yoga.
Thanks to smartphones and tablets, you can now practise yoga anywhere! (Source: pixabay.com)
Candace has a series of shorter videos (lasting between 15 and 30 minutes) on practising yoga with things you’ll find aroundthe house. This is a great option for anyone who wants to practise yoga but struggles to find the time.
Don’t let the name fool you, this is a great channel for those who’d like to practise yoga. In fact, the reason it’s called “Bad Yogi” is because it’s not a channel for those who’ve perfected yoga, it’s for those who want to get better at it. You can follow Erin’s personal and interesting yoga videos on her channel.
This channel has plenty of videos from a variety of different instructors. You can see their new videos when they post them on Tuesdays and Thursday. If you’ve got back pain or neck pain, they have a number of videos on ways yoga can solve various problems.
If you’re looking for videos on Strala yoga, Tara Stiles’ channel is the place to go. There are also thematic videos depending on what you’re using yoga for. She also has a load of videos on cooking healthy recipes that go great with practising yoga.
Sadie Nardini’s videos are great and really short. Most of the videos last less than 15 minutes and are great for any Yogis who are really pushed for time.
Tim posts his yoga videos weekly and has a number of different series for different levels. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’re bound to find something interesting on Tim’s channel.
For those who don’t know about Pinterest, here’s a quick crash course! This social network’s name comes from two very common words. “Pin” and “Interest”.
Just like you used to pin up important things like timetables and photos of your friends, gig tickets, etc. Pinterest, is a digital bulletin board for the 21st century: you pin up things you like and you can see what other people pinned, too.
Pinterest is a great place to find pictures of perfect yoga poses. (Source: pixabay.com)
If you search “yoga”, “yoga classes near me”, “asana”, or “Vinyasa yoga” on Pinterest, you’ll end up with absolutely tonnes of different photos of yoga poses, often detailed with how to do them and the benefits of doing them (flexibility, reducing stress, improving digestion, etc.)
Here are a few pointers for what to look for on Pinterest:
20-minute Yoga workout for flexibility.
Sun salutation in 12 steps
10 yoga poses you should do every day.
Online yoga session for good digestion
9 asanas for the perfect butt
5 essential Yin Yoga asanas for reducing stress
20 yoga poses for beginners
4 online yoga exercises for back pain
10 asanas for having a better day
20 minutes of yoga for losing weight
The rest is up to you! We’ve already given you plenty of tips on how to find the best yoga resources from around the web.
As you’ve probably gathered, the main advantage of the internet is that you can start practising yoga from the comfort of your own home.
If you’re on your own, you can also listen to yoga podcasts. (Source: pixabay.com)
Meditation podcasts are a great way for people to have an extraordinary meditation experience in their everyday lives. Guided meditation uses audio technology to amplify the slowest cerebral waves to induce a relaxed meditative state. You should use headphones. However, don’t listen to them if you’re driving or using machines. There are plenty of great yoga podcasts. Why not take a look at what music works best with yoga classes!
There are plenty of radio stations that offer yoga sessions that you can do from the comfort of your own home outside of your regular yoga sessions. Practising asanas (postures) in a precise and traditional way can help you develop a deeper understanding of your body and improve your concentration and overall mental state.
Of course I can get yoga classes near me on Superprof! It’s easy. By searching “yoga” alongside your postcode, you’ll find plenty of at-home and online yoga tutors to choose from!
You won’t need to go anywhere. With just an Internet connection and a webcam, you can start learning yoga wherever you are. You won’t need to worry about forgetting your yoga gear, mat, cushion, water bottle, or towel.
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As we said, there are literally tonnes of fantastic yoga resources on the internet for you to sink your teeth in. However, there are certain things that a video of a yoga instructor or a yoga instructor over Skype won’t be able to do.
If you head to Superprof, search “yoga”, and put your in your postcode, you’ll come across plenty of different yoga instructors. A private yoga tutor will work with your strength and weaknesses to make sure you get the most out of every hour you spend together. They’ll also make sure that you’re doing everything right. Something you won’t get with a video instructor.
Now that you’re ready to try yoga for yourself, why not also enlist the help of real-life tutors by searching the net for something along the lines of ‘hot yoga near me’.