What’s up everyone? Welcome to the Yoga with
Adriene blog. I am Adriene. Today, we are talking about yoga for beginners;
people who want try to yoga or maybe have tried yoga it back in the 1980s
or 1990s and want to come back to it again. Reaching out to all people
here; yoga for everyone. Truly, I just want to get a little specific.
It’s hard to maybe write all of this, so I thought I would do a vlog because
this comes up all the time, this question: Where do I begin? I’ll just start by saying first of all, you
begin here now. Just the thought, the desire to want to do something
that brings more light into your life that’s good for your body, good
for your internal organs, and overall health: Mind, body, soul; starts truly
now with just the thought. We’re already halfway there. Just rolling
out the mat and showing up is really part of the battle. Like I said, I want to get a little specific
for you today. Where do I begin? We have some great postures on the
‘Foundations of Yoga’ series. To get really specific, start with, actually,
the first pose we ever did, which is called Sukhasana, or the Easy Pose.
Start there. Another one that I would recommend checking out is Tadasana,
or the Mountain Pose. It’s a standing posture that, I in my opinion, think
will change your life, whether you go to yoga class or not. Just
learning this posture and gaining full body awareness I think is worth the price
of this video, which is free, so I don’t know what that means, but
it’s definitely worth it. Another one is Downward Dog. We all know this
posture. We associate Hatha yoga with Downward Dog, but it can be a (beep).
You know it can. Take time with the ‘Foundations of Yoga’ video with
Downward Dog and grow that posture. I think I’ve said this before on the channel,
but I really fell in love with Hatha Yoga with the Asana the day I fell
in love with Downward Dog. That was not right away, it took a lot of
practice. Take or leave it, whatever that means for you. Runner’s Lunge; I have a lot of friends, particularly
men, just do not like this posture, but it is in my top . . . what
am I mentioning . . . 3-4-5 poses to tackle as a beginner, because you
will notice it grows fast if you stick to the practice. Also, it’s just very
calming in regular Hatha Yoga class. If you want to go to public classes,
prepare yourself for class by spending some time with me and the ‘Yoga with
Adriene’ channel. Another cool thing that I add to this ‘Where
do I start?’ thing is that we just rolled out a ‘Yoga for Complete Beginners’
video. It’s a quick sequence
that’s rather simple. It may not be easier
for you right away, but it’s simple, just allowing you to get on the
mat without too much pressure or too many yoga pretzel poses; without too
much talking from me. You can get that in the ‘Foundations of Yoga’ series.
It’s to give you a little taste of the experience. Check out that ‘Yoga
for the Complete Beginner’, and you can tackle that as complete beginner
or maybe someone returning to the practice. Maybe challenge yourself to
practicing that once every day for a week and just see what happens and if
you notice anything. I think you will, but who knows. Those are some specifics.
Try those poses in the ‘Foundations of Yoga’ series. Check out the
‘Yoga for Complete Beginners’. Part 2 of this ‘Where do I start?’ is again,
going back to right here, right now. Get involved. Leave me questions,
comments. Send in pictures if you like. Scroll through other Yogi’s pictures
and comments, and get inspired. Join the Instagram family. My name
on Instagram is adrienelouise, and Twitter and all that. Even if you’re not
on Twitter, maybe that’s not for you, but the point I’m trying to make
is get involved, help us grow this yoga family. Join us. I think you’ll
be surprised how actually inspiring it is. You’re like, “I think I do
want to try this today. My yoga family’s doing it, Adriene is doing it.” I
think you might find a place there. It feels good for me. I know my life
has changed ever since this channel rolled out. I’m inspired every day.
I fall on my ass still, every day. I learn new things every day, and I’m
definitely inspired by my fellow viewers and my fellow yogis. I almost went
into an accent there. I think that’s it for now. One other thing
I could maybe put on this video is that everyone keeps asking what kind of
Yoga mat do you use. I think that might be good for beginners, too. The
answer is whatever you can find that looks good and feels good for you, honestly.
I am not privileged enough to have experienced a bunch of fancy
yoga mats. Maybe one day this channel will grow and we’ll all get to experience
fancy yoga mats, or I can tell you. I have some friends who like JadeMats
for nonslip. I have some friends that like Manduka mats for more cushion.
Really truly for me, it’s whatever mat comes to meet me and greet me,
that’s affordable and feels good. Don’t stress so much about your mat.
Find what feels good, mix and match. If you do want to spend money on a
mat then make sure it’s worth it to you. If not, just go with the flow. I think that’s all for now. I love you guys
so much. Hopefully we have some new yogis listening. Send in your questions,
comments on the website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and we’ll see
you on YouTube and on the mat. Namaste my friends. Much love.