I try to go to the Yoga class at my gym, but they changed the time of my favorite instructor’s class and it unfortunately does not fit my schedule. I decided to watch yoga videos at home to keep up the practice on my own time. I’m comfortable practicing yoga on my own because A. I’ve had some yoga class experience where I’m confident in my form and B. No one is there watching me fall over repeatedly. I’m also on a strict budget, so I perused through the multitude of free yoga videos online and found the best instructor for me.
Yasmin Yoga: Basics 1: Breathing & Alignment is a full one hour video that can be found for free on Hulu. I’ve only practiced this one video and cannot wait to complete the other videos in the series. All in all there are 5 one-hour episodes available for free on Hulu and the Yasmin Yoga Website has free downloads of guided meditation and other instructional videos. Yasmin Yoga is based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The Yasmin Yoga: Basics 1: Breathing & Alignment video is very relaxed without being super cheesy. The well instructed verbal commands voiced over the yoga practice performed on screen keep you from fumbling from the tv/computer screen to your own body. Yasmin’s fluid instruction is fairly slow with clear and concise movements that are also modified for all levels. It’s helpful if you have a folded blanket and yoga blocks if needed, which is unfortunately not explained before the workout begins. I would recommend this film for beginners, or anyone who wishes to focus more on their posture and breathing.
*If you are attempting to practice Yoga for the first time, please attend a class by a certified instructor to learn the basic forms to avoid injury. I am not a certified yoga instructor and practice yoga casually. Please listen to your body!*
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