Still interested in starting a yoga practice, but just haven’t quite taken the plunge? Or have you gotten into a yogi-slump and are tired of your current routines?
Well, if you have foregone your yoga endeavors, sorry to say, you’re simply out of excuses. Why? YouTube — still. YouTube is a fantastic conglomeration of yoga channels, so you’re bound to find something, no matter your level of mastery.
You also don’t have to worry about who’s going to be watching you while you upward dog or about who’s going to watch the kids while you go to yoga class, either — by the way, you can get your kids in on the action, too.
Ready to go? Check out these six YouTube yogis:
Do you struggle to find the time in your day to eat a meal or take a shower? For busy women, fitting in a yoga practice might seem impossible. But with the LivestrongWoman channel on YouTube, all you need is 12 minutes.
Each video is 12 minutes or less and offers videos for beginners or more advanced yogis, as well as gearing each video to a different need. This channel also offers recipes, other types of workouts and mindfulness videos. Whether you want to relax and cool down or get a good workout in, you can do it all in just 12 minutes with this YouTube channel.
If you want to work on your muscle strength through a yoga practice, Interval Yoga is what you need. This channel focuses on using yoga to build strength, offering a full-length workout once a week for viewers.
Because of the challenging nature of these videos, you may want to try Interval Yoga if you have done yoga before and are looking for a challenge.
Cosmic Kids Yoga
You can banish your kids to the other room while you do your yoga routine, of course, but you don’t have to. This yoga YouTube channel has videos that specifically target children. Doing yoga with your kids is a great way to bond and make sure your kids are getting exercise. Score!
The videos on Cosmic Kids Yoga each have a theme that will get your kids interested and engaged. There are themes like space, the jungle and Star Wars.
There are also videos for meditation that helps children understand the practice, learn about their thoughts and feelings and cherish quiet time with themselves — which is a skill they can carry through life. Each video is no more than 20 minutes long, so kids don’t get bored. If you love yoga and want your kids to receive the same benefits you do, this channel is perfect for you.
Still use this channel even when your kids aren’t around? Don’t worry — we won’t tell.
Nora, who runs this channel, is the embodiment of a yoga lifestyle. If you are hoping to make yoga not just a part of your day, but the way you live your life, this channel can help. Along with tutorials and yoga classes, Yogi Nora also posts videos regarding meditation and mindfulness. She also shares her favorite recipes and other lifestyle tips.
This channel is a great resource for those looking for a healthier and more balanced lifestyle overall, as well as those who are interested in meditation along with their yoga practice.
EkhartYoga is run by Esther Ekhart, an experienced yoga instructor. Her channel lets viewers choose what type of practice they need each day. There are a ton of videos, all ranging in what they offer. There are videos for expecting mothers, seniors, working people who need to do yoga on their lunch break and people with injuries.
Add to that videos of varying lengths and difficulties, and there truly is something for everyone on this channel. When you have a specific body area you want to target, you can find a video to suit your needs on the EkhartYoga channel.
Jessamyn Stanley’s YouTube channel is here to remind us that yoga isn’t just for people who slim and trim. She is a self-proclaimed “yoga enthusiast and fat femme.” Her goal is to show what a nontraditional yoga body looks like and how different bodies can get into and out of different yoga poses.
If you’re feeling a little self-conscious or don’t feel good enough, Jessamyn Stanley will have you feeling better about yourself in no time. Her videos are short tutorials that teach specific poses, so they’re short and sweet for people who don’t have much time but want to learn new poses.
See? No more excuses. There’s something for every yogi on YouTube. The best part is you don’t have to leave your house — and it’s completely free. So, whether it’s pouring outside or you just don’t have the cash to pay for a class, you can still get some time on the mat with these YouTube channels.