I love to do yoga in my own home. This is for two main reasons; it’s free and it’s flexible (pun not intended). I’ve been to yoga classes before and although I enjoyed them, I didn’t feel like I got anything from them that I couldn’t get from doing my own practice. Plus, they’re pretty damn expensive!
So, I thought I would share some of my favourite apps, instagramers and YouTube channels for anyone who would like to do yoga at home.
Asana Rebel – this is a free app that contains a daily 5 minute yoga video, plus around 5 10 – 30 minute routines and a collection of ‘how-to’ style videos to understand poses. This app is great because it’s so easy to convince yourself to just do a 5 minute workout, even if you’re feeling lazy. Plus, the routines are yoga mixed with HIIT so they’re more intense than a normal yoga practice, which means you still feel like you’ve done something even after just 5 minutes. Note: the app is free but it will try to get you to upgrade to a paid version at every opportunity.
Yoga with Adrienne – I’ve been doing Adrienne’s videos for a good few years now. She’s a really positive and calming presence which is ideal for the kind of videos she does! When doing Yoga with Adrienne I will either being following a 30 days of yoga series or choosing an old favourite routine. One of the best things about Adrienne’s videos is how good she is at directing you without even being in the room. For example, during a posture she might say ‘relax your shoulders’ and I’ll think ‘oh, my shoulders are tense, how did she know…’
Bad Yogi – I’ve been following Bad Yogi for about the same amount of time as Yoga with Adrienne. In fact, I think the Bad Yogi 30 days of yoga series was the first yoga series I did on YouTube (back then, she just went by Erin Motz). Bad Yogi’s hip opening routines are some of the best, and her Yoga For the Office Video is an absolute god-send for anyone who works at a desk.
ericatenggarayoga – Erica Tenggara is a yoga instructor from Singapore. She posts fantastic postures and routines on her instagram along with with tips and how-to’s. (She also has an adorable dog that pops up on her instagram stories most days!) Her method is to practice daily and to hold poses for long periods of time – she calls it ‘product of patience’. I have to say, after following some of her easier sequences I did feel myself sink deeper into the poses than I ever have done before. Perfect for screen-grabbing and doing if you don’t have wifi.
So, there it is, my top 4 free yoga sources. If you have anymore that you think I should know about, please let me know in the comments!