Want to get into Yoga? Here are three Youtube Yogis that can help you get started!

Set it Down - 3 body positive yogis

 

Yoga is a good way to de-stress and increase your flexibility at the same time. But there are a lot of different Yoga moves and having to attend a class at a gym can be both expensive and overwhelming. You may be familiar with some yoga terminology like ‘child’s pose’ or ‘downward dog,’ but there’s plenty of other beginner poses you can do right at home!

Not sure where to begin? Look no further, below I’ve compiled a few different sources to help you get started on your yoga journey!

Before we begin, let’s acknowledge the benefits of yoga. According to John Hopkins Medicine there are several benefits to doing yoga including back pain relief, stress management, and improvement in strength, balance, and flexibility. Set It Down’s mission is to help others become mindful of how often they’re looking at their screens and yoga can be a great way to de-stress and improve both one’s physical and mental health at the same time.

Sounds pretty good, huh? Here are three free sources you can use to help you through your first few rounds of exercises:

Yoga with Adriene

First up, we have my personal favorite Adriene from Yoga with Adriene. She is a well-known yoga Youtuber with a large fanbase of over 9 million subscribers. 

One of my favorite things about Adriene, is that she stresses the importance of listening to your body and only doing the poses that your body can handle. If you have body image issues or you’re just really nervous about starting to exercise, Adriene is a supportive coach and I highly recommend her!

 

Set it Down - Yoga. Via: Yoga with Adriene

Yoga Journal

Another solid source that stresses body positivity is Yoga Journal. They have several different teachers who are all different shapes and sizes. They’ll show you the best kind of yoga for your body type from beginners to experts!

As someone who struggles with body image myself, I found it helpful and encouraging to learn from those who have similar body shapes to my own. Exercising can be tricky and a little terrifying especially for young women in a world that seems catered to people with a specific type of build. 

Jessamyn Stanley, who is featured in the image below, is an amazing yogi who's supportive and welcoming to her audience! I highly suggest you give her video a try!

 

Set it Down - Yoga. Via: Yoga Journal’s video featuring Jessamyn Stanley

 

Yoga with Kassandra

Finally, our third option is the channel Yoga with Kassandra. Similarly to our other two yogis, Adriene and Jessamyn, Kassandra promotes body positivity through her yoga. She is known for her soothing voice and welcoming vibe.

In her video, 30 min Beginner Yoga, Kassandra introduces several poses that will help you build strength and begin to improve your flexibility. Her comments section is full of others beginning their yoga journey who are excited and encouraging of their fellow beginners! It’s a great community that loves to support one another and the perfect place for a beginner to start. 

 

Set it Down - Yoga. Via: 30 min Beginner Yoga - Full Body Yoga Stretch No Props Needed

 

Feel free to give any of these lovely women a try! Exercise can be tricky and scary to begin, but these yogis are open and willing to both teach and listen to their audience. Who knows? Maybe just giving it a shot will lead you down a path that helps to bring a positive and beneficial change to your life! A just maybe, you will start practicing yoga without the need of a screen!