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The Best Free Youtube Yoga Videos Online

Updated on September 22, 2013
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I have been doing yoga for a couple of years now. I tend to get bored with any kind of exercise easily and I like to have a wide variety of workouts to choose from. I also like to save money and classes are expensive. Luckily for me, there are a lot of free yoga videos right here online. I thought I would share my favorites with you. So here they are, in no particular order:

Dashama

The first yoga videos I discovered online were by Dashama. I really like her first 30 day challenge videos. They are 5-10 minutes and most focus on one part of the body. She's got videos that stretch the hamstrings, the hips, or the shoulders for example. It is hard to do just one of these workouts. I find that if I stretch out one area, other areas start screaming at me. Releasing and relaxing one area of the body brings attention to what is still tight and tense. Dashama tends to start with really easy poses and finish off with some really advanced work. Some of her moves are impossible for me at this point, but they are inspiring to watch.

I love this one. I've done it a couple of times already.

Dr. Melissa West


Namaste Yoga with Dr. Melissa West

This is a yoga series I found on YouTube. It features over 80 different videos, most of which are around one hour long. I would say these videos are great for a beginner to yoga. She goes into detail about how to do each pose. She also explains the meaning behind some of them. Usually it is Melissa and one or two of her friends doing the workout. They are not yoga experts and they make mistakes. This yoga is relaxing and laid back yoga. She does not seem to hold the harder poses for too long, which I like. Her and her friends are just having a good time, laughing through the challenging poses. I am on episode 21 and am looking forward to getting through this entire yoga video series.


I love doing this one before my yoga routine.It grounds me and gets me focused on my breath and what is going on inside of me.

Esther Ekhart

Yoga instructor Esther Ekhart. has an amazing amount of videos on YouTube. A lot of her videos are 10 minutes or less and focus on one specific pose. Others are more like a full yoga class. These videos have lots of variety. Some focus on meditation or breathing.. She has routines for anything you can imagine, including weight loss, yoga for surfers, runners, for headaches and injuries, depression and anxiety and so much more. You can find something for anything you want to work on. She takes requests too. You can friend her on facebook or comment on her YouTube channel and she will take your suggestions.


www.doyogawithme.com

I have just discovered this website recently through a you tube video. I love what I have seen so far. There are yoga & pilates classes for beginners to advanced, with a variety of different instructors. You can do something really relaxing or work on building strength. They have a series of yoga anatomy videos so you can be sure you are doing the poses exactly right.The core activation videos have helped me to strengthen that area and learn the proper way to hold my muscles when doing pilates or yoga. My killer lower back pain has subsided since i have learned the proper way to work my core. I think I will learn a lot about how my body moves with these videos. You can even sign up and be a part of their community. Then you can rate and comment on videos and post in their forums.


Yummy Hip & Lower Back Poses

Bernie Clark

I have recently been experimenting with yin yoga, a form of yoga where you hold poses for longer periods of time, at least 3-5 minutes. I find it extremely relaxing and meditative, and my flexibility has increased substantially since I have begun this practice. The best online yoga videos I have found are from Bernie Clark on YouTube. Basically, the videos on his YouTube channel demonstrate and explain the poses he describes in his book, The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga. You can put together a playlist of your favorite yin poses and just flow through them.


So there are a few of my favorite places to find yoga videos online. I would love to hear if you like them too. And if there are any others out there you enjoy, please share in the comment section below. I am always searching for new yoga workouts.

Namaste.

© 2011 daisyjae

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      susie in Thailand 

      6 years ago

      I had a one year yoga and stopped from getting bored with driving everyday to attend the same old class. To attend a higher level elsewhere is a lot more expensive and takes around 4 hours a day to commute, which is impossible for a working woman with a family to take care of, like me.

      Being able to practice yoga with the best teachers around the world, online, is such an amazing way to grow and explore the yoga world. However, the costs of online membership is quite high and risky, and compulsary to stick with only their member lists of some, not all, vdos.

      Your dedication and sharing of free online experience is great and appreciated by all yoga citizens in the world.

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      daisyjae 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for stopping by, kim.

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      daisyjae 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Thanks audrey, i'm glad you like it.

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      Kim 

      6 years ago

      nice collection, I will have to check it out! Thanks for sharing!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Nice collection of videos!

    • daisyjae profile imageAUTHOR

      daisyjae 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Your welcome, jspinelle. Thanks for stopping by.

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      jspinelle 

      6 years ago

      Great links. Thanks!

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      daisyjae 

      6 years ago from Canada

      You're welcome. Leslie. I am glad you found my article so helpful. Thanks for commenting.

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      Leslie 

      6 years ago

      Thank you! I really appreciate your making this list. Dashama is great, thanks for introducing me to her! I found you by searching Google, 'best yoga video online.' I'm putting together a fitness routine for people, and you have helped me to give them a good start in yoga.

      Blessings,

      Leslie Lewis Sword

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      daisyjae 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for commenting on my hub, prasetio.

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      prasetio30 

      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Wow..this was awesome. I love all videos above. I'll share this information to my sister. Thanks for share with us. Vote up and useful!

      Prasetio

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      daisyjae 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Yes, it is definitely one of my favorites, thanks for reading and commenting, john.

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      John 

      7 years ago

      I love doyogawithme.com too! It's amazing how much great content they have on that site.

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