7 Yoga Videos Perfect for Beginners

7 Yoga Videos Perfect For Home

Nikka’s Slow Flow & Cool Down

Slow paced yoga classes are naturally a good fit for beginner students. These type of yoga videos are also perfect for the home-based yogi who practices without the presence of an instructor. The term “Slow Flow” usually refers to classes that are Vinyasa Flow based in style. The sequences contain a series of poses connected with a slow-paced flow, breath, and transitions from posture to posture.Slow Flow classes aren’t just for beginners, some students may find it more challenging to move at a slower pace and have more time to focus on breath.This yoga video above will prove that not every yoga class has to flow non-stop and create a big sweat. Sometimes it’s nice to flow but keep it on the slower side of things. In this class, Nikka will lead you through a slow but steady flow with grounded and seated postures, many of the poses will also help provide a nice stretch. This sequence would certainly fall into the beginner category, so don’t worry if you’re new to yoga! The class is about 32 minutes in length and doesn’t require any props. Poses include Puppy Pose, Downward Facing Dog Pose, Camel Pose, Child’s Pose and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!Stream it on Yoga|Merge TV

 

Drinie’s Blissful Hips

Hip opening yoga classes and yoga postures have become very popular and it’s not difficult to find a variety of yoga videos that focus on the hips!Many yoga students have a love and hate relationship with hip openers. Sometimes these poses can be a challenge and frustration, but usually provide big benefits in the end. Keeping the hips open can make simple tasks easier and offset the damage done by sitting behind a desk all day.Most of us store a large amount of stress and tension in our hips, so it’s always relaxing to open the hips and allow that tension to escape! Some students may even experience moments of emotion while opening the hips. The hips are also located in the 2nd Chakra region, this chakra is connected to our sexual desires. As a result, a good hip opener might even fire up your sensual side!In this yoga video, Drinie Aguilar will guide you through a 30-minute sequence with plenty of poses to help open those pesky hips. The class should be suitable for beginner or advanced yoga students. Poses include Happy Baby Pose, Lizard Pose, Extended Side Angle, Malasana Pose, Frog Pose and more. Enjoy.Stream it on Yoga|Merge TV

 

Kim’s Yoga For A Healthy Back

Chances are you have likely experienced back issues at some point in your life. Our backs play an important part in our overall health. So naturally, it’s crucial that we do all we can to keep our backs healthy and flexible.There are many yoga poses, classes and yoga videos that can aid you with your efforts to better your back health. Backbends and poses that strengthen the core are two of the most effective ways to use yoga to improve your back. For example, backbends can help increase back flexibility and it’s widely accepted that a flexible back is a healthy back. Strengthening our core helps protect our back from injury and goes a long way toward improving our posture.In this class, you will have the chance to hopefully aid your back by learning better posture, strengthening the back muscles, and building a stronger core. The video is 44 minutes in length and will focus on a variety of postures which may help you with back pain. If you currently have back issues and pain, make sure to consult your doctor, practice carefully and don’t practice postures that create further pain. Back pain is a serious issue, and yoga isn’t a magic pill, but it can be potentially beneficial. Poses include Downward Facing Dog Pose, Cat/Cow Pose, Sphinx Pose, Lizard Pose, Cobra Pose and more.Stream it on Yoga|Merge TV

 

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Ariana’s De-Stress & Renew

Of course, yoga can be many different things to many different people. For many, yoga has long been a great way to combat stress and tension.You can find many yoga videos geared toward stress reduction, these may include meditation, restorative yoga classes, Yin yoga, or just simple flow classes to help clear the mind. Everyone will have to determine what type of yoga classes are best suited to reduce the stress in their lives. Fortunately, the abundance of yoga videos makes it easy to sample from a vast collection.If you’re practicing yoga at home, try to pick a quiet room within your house, this will help keep you from distractions that might hinder your efforts to clear the mind. You may also find that shorter classes make it easier to stay focused and free the mind from current worries.Unfortunately, stress is just a fact of life and it’s unavoidable in most everyone’s daily lives. In this class, Ariana provides a short 20-minute flow with poses she feels that can help de-stress and renew your body and mind. The sequence is slow paced and offers a variety of postures for both the beginner and intermediate student. Poses include Downward Facing Dog PoseUpward Facing Dog Pose, Plow Pose, Wide Legged Forward Fold, Low Lunge and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!Stream it on Yoga|Merge TV

 

Katie’s Slow Yin For Detox

If you’re looking for a slow-paced yoga class, then Yin Yoga may hit the spot!Not every yoga class needs to move at a quick pace and cause plenty of sweating. As a matter of fact, it’s easy to find yoga videos that offer restorative or Yin style classes designed to focus on breath and relaxation. However, for some students it may be more challenging to slow down and clear the mind, as opposed to moving constantly on the mat.These Yin style or restorative classes will require you to hold postures for longer periods of time. As a result, most Yin classes include the use of yoga props. These props help to make it easier by creating support for the body during the longer poses.Katie Baki is an instructor with a passion for restorative and Yin Yoga classes. In this yoga video, Katie will guide you and your mind through a nice steady class geared to help detox and stretch the body. Most Yin classes are suited for the beginner, although as mentioned, it may be a challenge for some students to slow the mind. If you’re ready to slow your roll, detox and stretch, then hit the mat with Katie. Poses include Puppy Pose, Sphinx Pose, Seal Pose, Child’s Pose and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!Stream it on Yoga|Merge TV

 

Kim’s Simple Inversions For Better Health

Don’t worry! Not all inversions are scary!If you spend time on social media, you may believe that all yoga inversions require you to get upside down while doing headstands and handstands. Fortunately, by no means is this true! Luckily, it’s possible to experience huge benefits from simple and safe inversion poses. These simpler postures still provide many of the same benefits without the physical challenge.Reversal of blow flow is one of the most powerful benefits of inversions. Fresh blood flow to organs and tissues is critical to health. The brain also benefits greatly from fresh blood flow and oxygen, this can lead to better focus and concentration for many people.If you have been searching through yoga videos trying to find some inversions that don’t require balancing on your head, you can stop searching! In this class, Kim will guide you through a series of simple inversions that will help reverse blood flow and increase oxygen to the brain! These are simple inversions that should not intimidate. The class is about 30 minutes in length and it’s very suitable for the beginner yoga student. Poses include Downward Facing Dog Pose, Child’s Pose, Bridge Pose, Standing Forward Bend, Pyramid Pose and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!Stream it on Yoga|Merge TV

 

Nikka’s Easy & Simple Core

The core is the key!Developing a strong core is a key ingredient for good health and building a stable yoga practice. It doesn’t take very long in a yoga class to hear the instructor ask you to “Engage the core!” Once you truly understand how to use core strength, most postures will become much more accessible to you.A strong core is very beneficial for our health in a variety of ways. Core strength is a big asset in protecting our back from injury and it also promotes better posture. It’s well known that good posture is a vital aspect of good health and very important if you spend your days in a chair.There are plenty of yoga videos to help with building a better core, whether you choose yoga or another form of exercise, go ahead and get started on improving your core strength.Ready now to build a stronger and better core? Join Nikka for this simple class to give your core some attention! This class is suited for beginners although some beginners may find a few of the postures to be challenging. There are many poses in yoga to help with your core. Nikka will offer up a few of them in this sequence, so prepare to break a sweat! Poses include Downward Facing Dog Pose, Cat/Cow Pose, Plank Pose, Boat Pose, Crescent Pose (High Lunge), Locust Pose and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!Stream it on Yoga|Merge TV