Beginner Yoga mistakes to avoid

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    Beginner Yoga mistakes to avoid

    I am moving away from strength training and going more into wellness for my old age, rather than present aesthetics. I looked for some beginner yoga routines, but some are the exact same poses and times for every day, some are only twice a week, etc. Like most training info, it conflicts with other info. I already checked and Darebee does not have a monthly yoga plan, and I cannot find one for a complete newcomer. Does anyone know of a monthly (or alternating weekly) yoga (or palates) routine/plan for a complete newcomer with low flexibility? Or perhaps a progressive plan that starts at a newcomer level and takes you up levels over time? Thank you to all who can help, and also to those that took the time to read this with the intention of helping others.

    #2
    Turnbuckle there are two different 30 Days programs:
    30 Days of yoga and the more intense 30 More days of yoga

    ​​​​​​You can give them a try. There are also many good yoga workouts that you can select using the search filter.
    I have done the two programs and the yoga workouts several times enjoying them.
    Also the Yoga week is worth trying and recycling, but its workouts required a high level of energy and fitness, at least for me.

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      #3
      I prefer to go to a Yoga class, for a beginner you may not be aware of what you are doing wrong and a teacher can correct/tweak your posture.

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        #4
        There are a couple of yoga challenges as well.

        If you dont find what you are looking for here, there are lots of yoga classes on youtube. I do a bit but not a lot of yoga, but lots of people her do. Check out some check-in threads and you will probably get headed in the right direction pretty fast.

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          #5
          Many Yoga Studios do zoom classes.

          You may like DDPY . . .

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            #6
            Hello, Turnbuckle! I wanted to work some yoga in with my running and strength training as well to improve flexibility and hopefully minimize injury risk. A friend introduced me to Yoga with Adriene (free on youtube). At the start of the year I completed a 30 day free challenge through her online and found it very uplifting and challenging. I was pretty beginner level at yoga and found it easy to follow (and adapt as needed) but not so easy that I didn't get something out of it. There is also some focus on breathing work and stress reduction included. I also liked that I could do it on my time - some days in the AM, some afternoon, some evening. It was also in the comfort of my own home which was a bonus at least for me!

            Here is the link for the program I participated in (you don't have to sign up any more - see list of youtube links for all 30 days underneath the video on this page): https://yogawithadriene.com/breath-a...-yoga-journey/

            Apparently she does monthly challenges and this was just the one I jumped in on. I would like to try out some of her other challenges as well. I really enjoyed it! I felt it improved my flexibility and my mood, grin. I think I'm going to go for the one in April. More: https://yogawithadriene.com/calendar/

            Good luck in your journey no matter what you choose to try out!

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              #7
              When you do a search for "Beginner Yoga" on youtube you get a lot of decent channels. I would say try a few teachers and see which one you like. Yoga with Adriene is one of the bigger channels her yoga accesible for all levels I followed a few of her 30 day challenges and liked them. There is one big con to her way teaching: she talks, and jokes around a lot before she starts with a session, I think she is a bit of a time-waster but very good in marketing and youtube ranking.

              My go to channels:
              Sarah Beth Yoga: high quality recordings, straight to the point, get on your mat and get started (perfect as 15-20 min short warm up)
              Kassandra Yoga: good cues, sometimes focussed on affirmations and intention, warm and relaxed not too sketchy.
              Erin Five Parks Yoga: moderate power yoga (somewhat longer sessions 30-40 minutes with a bit power, bridge to sports)
              Jen Hilman (Psyche Truth and Private channel): easy going, gentle relaxation (not to slow) yoga, not for everyday but good on mondays or before bedtime.
              Others you might like: Tana Yoga, Yoga by Cadace, YogaTX, Yogi in Melbourne ....

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                #8
                I agree with the postings here: Yoga with Adriene, Sarah Beth Yoga, Kassanda I also like Yoga with Bird...she is very soothing.

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