2018 taught me more about my own personal Yoga journey than I ever expected or anticipated. I’ve been an avid lover of Yoga for the last year and a half (ish) and it’s something that I’ve spoken about on this blog on a number of occasions. Last year, I went to a Yoga retreat for the first time – which was a huge step out of my comfort zone but ultimately, I learnt a bloody lot from that experience and I’ve learned more and more about what works for me, what doesn’t and what I can quite frankly kiss goodbye to in terms of Yoga and it’s teachings.
The thing I love about Yoga is that it’s so versatile and not every type of Yoga will suit everyone and we don’t all need or want the same things out of it. I use Yoga With Adriene on a regular basis and she’s the only teacher I use because I jive with her attitude and everything she says sits well with me.
I did a post last year about Yoga With Adriene practices I’d recommend but today I wanted to share a larger number of her practices in easy to follow categories so depending on your mood, you know where to go. On all of my Yoga related posts, I always have someone commenting saying that they’d love to do Yoga but don’t know where to start.
But even with a solid recommendation like Yoga With Adriene, she has hundreds and hundreds of videos to choose from, so understandably, it can be a bit daunting. I’ve worked my way through a fair amount of her videos, so I’ve grouped them together depending on how you’re feeling and your mood! I hope this helps!
Lower energy practices
Yoga For Healing and Meditation (28 minutes)
TRUE DAY 11 – Soften (17 minutes)
TRUE DAY 8 – Salve (29 minutes)
Cozy Yoga (38 minutes)
Slow and Gentle Yoga (28 minutes)
Yoga for Beginners – The Basics (41 minutes)
Yoga for Bedtime (20 minutes)
Gentle Yoga (25 minutes)
Practices for when you’re feeling anxious / stressed / low
Practices for when you need a decent stretch
Practices for aches and pains
Yoga for Lower Back Pain (15 minutes)
Yoga for Hips and Lower Back Release (23 minutes)
Yoga for Your Upper Back Pain (12 minutes)
Yoga for Tired Legs (26 minutes)
Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Relief (17 minutes)
Practices for good energy
Yoga + Pranayama For the Spine (28 minutes)
TRUE DAY 30 – Be You (31 minutes)
Peaceful Warrior Yoga (28 minutes)
Heart and Hips Practice – Hands Free Yoga (26 minutes)
Yoga for Self Respect (20 minutes)
Practices for when you want to sweat
Movement Medicine – Energy Practice (17 minutes)
Yoga for Weight Loss – Love Yoga Flow (35 minutes)
Detox Yoga – Yoga Flow for Detox and Digestion (20 minutes)
Balancing Ocean Flow (25 minutes)
Yoga for Weight Loss – Hips and Core Vinyasa (12 minutes)
If you’re a complete beginner when it comes to Yoga, it’s so important to go at your own pace and find what works for you. I started with the very basics, the Yoga for beginners practices and anything with the word “gentle” in the title and gradually worked my way up from there.
But even now, a year and a half later, there’s always days where the thought of doing anything strenuous seems like the worst thing in the world and I’ll opt for a slower, gentle practices instead. I find it serves me much more than just pushing through a difficult practice that I don’t really want to be doing.
Of course I’m not a medical professional or a qualified Yoga teacher either, so although these are my recommendations, if you have any health concerns before starting Yoga or during, always see your doc!