What are the best resources for yoga beginners?

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    #1Beginner Yoga FAQs

    Beginner Yoga FAQs
    Get answers to all your beginner yoga FAQs so you can feel confident, prepared, and inspired to explore your practice on and off the mat.
    Websites

    Free

    Jeffrey Gonzalez
    Written on February 15, 2017
    "Yoga Journal is an American media company that publishes a magazine, a website, DVDs, tablet editions, and puts on conferences devoted to yoga, food and nutrition, fitness, wellness, and fashion and beauty. Visitors have access to thousands of images and articles on poses, meditation, philosophy, and lifestyle, as well as a database of yoga poses searchable by anatomical focus and therapeutic applications, instructional videos, a special section for the Business of Yoga, and more."
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    #2Yoga with Adriene

    Yoga with Adriene

    Yoga with Adriene is a YouTube channel created by Adriene on 30 August 2012 for yoga enthusiasts, featuring yoga lessons for touring, moms, dads, weight loss, guided meditations, practices, and many more.

    Videos

    Free

    Xiang Pan
    Written on February 26, 2017
    "Yoga with Adriene videos are absolutely amazing. I used to love attending group Yoga classes, but they do get expensive. With these videos, my neighbors and I made our own yoga class. Adriene has a soothing voice and her instructions are clear. The beginner's video was especially useful for getting back into the hang of things."
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    #3Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques

    Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques
    Teaching Yoga is an essential resource for new and experienced teachers as well as a guide for all yoga students interested in refining their skills and knowledge.
    Books

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    Arnav Das
    Written on September 14, 2017
    "This book decent, but I have a couple of problems with it. First, there are no English terms used, which is common these days, and I don't see why both couldn't be included. Second, even though traditional terms are used, like a lot of books this is still westernized yoga."
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    #4Yoga for Beginners: Simple Yoga Poses to Calm Your Mind and Strengthen Your Body

    Yoga for Beginners: Simple Yoga Poses to Calm Your Mind and Strengthen Your Body
    Yoga for Beginners is the essential guide to getting started with yoga. With a friendly voice and step-by-step instructions, this book offers everything you need to start enjoying yoga's calming and strengthening effects on your life.
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    Sai Chavan
    Written on January 7, 2017
    "There are so many resources for getting started with yoga, but I never knew exactly where to begin. My brother gave me this book, which has been a godsend. It walks you through different poses and gives you a great start on your life as a yogi!"
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    #5DoYogaWithMe

    DoYogaWithMe
    Yoga online for all levels. Hundreds of streaming videos absolutely free of charge.
    Course

    Free- Subscribe for 5 per month to access our bonus videos and experience the site ad-free.

    Gregory Peters
    Written on January 16, 2017
    "I was provided with pages of Yoga videos and tutorials for beginners. I was able to choose between videos that offer different benefits to me as a new Yogi. Each video had a rating and a time, so I was able to choose the ones that could fit in my schedule best. "
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    #6Yoga Anatomy

    Yoga Anatomy
    Yoga Anatomy provides you with a deeper understanding of the structures and principles underlying each movement and of yoga itself.  
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    Jesse Contreras
    Written on February 17, 2017
    "Yoga Anatomy is a great place to start for anyone thinking of getting into Yoga. I found the illustrations helpful and informative and there was a lot of information packed into each page. I find myself going back to it often to read more about the art of Yoga. "
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    #7Rodney Yee's Complete Yoga for Beginner's

    Rodney Yee's Complete Yoga for Beginner's
    This DVD contains two full-length yoga workouts plus 40 minutes of pose instruction by master yogis, Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman.
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    Jose Moreno
    Written on March 10, 2017
    "This was perfect for me as a yoga newbie. I had no idea what I was doing and this was the exact right pace for an actual beginner. I have done a lot of beginner yoga videos that were actually too advanced. "
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    #8YogaGlo

    YogaGlo

    YogaGlo is online yoga and meditation you can do anywhere.

    Apps

    Web, iOS

    Free- 15 days free trial. $18/month unlimited.

    Sergio Segura
    Written on February 3, 2017
    "I like that there are classes that range in their length of time. I am an impatient person a lot of times, which doesn't bode well for Yoga and meditation. On this site, I can find a class that is short and won't make me feel tense and impatient in the search process. I figure if I can get through the first part of this, then I can learn not to be so impatient and make it a part of my routine. It is great that there are so many styles for different types of people."
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    #9Yoga Anytime

    Yoga Anytime
    Yoga Anytime® is a community of yogis dedicated to the global sharing of the teachings of yoga through online yoga classes.
    Course

    Free- 15-Day Free Trial. Varies by plan.

    Justin Harris
    Written on January 31, 2017
    "After I used this site to gain knowledge about my new exercise addiction, Yoga Anytime seems to be at first glance a giant database of yoga videos. However, there is a nice community of people there that can assist beginners. There is a very easy to use sorting function that allows videos to be sorted according to different criteria like duration and style. Together, the sheer variety of yoga content with a wonderful online community makes this a great resource for a beginner in yoga. "
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    #10Yoga Practice Videos - Yoga Vidya

    Yoga Practice Videos - Yoga Vidya
    Beginner's yoga asana video classes in the tradition of Swami Sivananda.
    Videos

    Free

    Arthur Nelson
    Written on January 22, 2017
    "These Yoga Practice videos were tremendously helpful for an absolute beginner like me. There's 17 different YouTube videos to choose from. I started with the 8 minute Sun Salutation for Absolute Beginners. I like that it focused on just 1 pose so I could practice focusing and getting my mind right. Soon I was on to the other beginner videos, and within a month, I felt I could progress to the other more advanced videos in the playlist. Give it a try, your body will thank you for it! "
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    #11Daily Yoga

    Daily Yoga

    Daily Yoga is a series of meditation, Yoga and Pilates workouts to train different parts of your body. The fitness app is developed by Daily Yoga Culture Technology which is fully supported for Android and iPhone devices.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Brian Jensen
    Written on February 14, 2017
    "This Daily Yoga app is so great for relaxing, meditating, and getting a good stretch in. Feel your best with the Daily Yoga app, and make everyone jealous with how good you will end up looking!"
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    #12Brett Larkin Yoga Classes

    Brett Larkin Yoga Classes
    Brett Larkin teaches on your Youtube channel yoga and meditation with appropriate classes for people who have never done yoga before.
    Videos

    Free

    Patrick Crawford
    Written on September 14, 2017
    "Brett Larkin's videos are pretty good for beginners looking to get into yoga, but a few things could be improved about them. Some of them are too long and have too much commentary and viewer interaction - it's good to interact with the community, but maybe do this in the comment section. Also, the background of the videos can be a bit cluttered/distracting at times, which can cause the eye to wander, meaning you might have to re-watch something you might have missed."
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    #13Myfreeyoga.com

    Myfreeyoga.com
    MyFreeYoga.com is an exciting website loaded with tons of free yoga videos, top product recommendations, and a place to book some yoga retreats!
    Websites

    Free

    Rafael Leal
    Written on February 14, 2017
    "Myfreeyoga is be a fairly good source of information for beginners to the craft. It has several introductory tutorials and short videos to get you started. The arrangement of the site is a bit all over the place though, and if the site was arranged in a more organized fashion, it might be more suitable for beginners."
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    #14Yoga Studio

    Yoga Studio

    Yoga Studio is an app that allows you to play, create and customize video yoga classes. Features a library with more than 280 poses and is ideal for begginers and experts.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Matthew Boyd
    Written on March 28, 2017
    "I use this app at home and it's an awesome visual aid for yoga. Everything is easy to navigate and organized into different classes with HD quality video demonstrating all the different poses you can do. I think it's way better being able to use this app in the privacy of your own home than doing these exercises in public."
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    #15Down Dog: Great Yoga Anywhere

    Down Dog: Great Yoga Anywhere
    The Down Dog App provides a studio-like yoga experience in the comfort of your home.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Roy Simmons
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "Want to get in touch with your inner self? Down dog will you have you in childs pose in no time so you can reach your ultimate nirvana. Without needing an extensive background in the art, this will help you understand and better use yoga in practical every day life."
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    #16Yoga and Scoliosis

    Yoga and Scoliosis
    Yoga and Scoliosis: A Journey to Health and Healing is a nonfiction medical self-help book on dealing with scoliosis written by Marcia Monroe, Loren Fishman, and B.K.S. Iyengar. Published in 2011 by Demos Health.
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    Ashley Medina
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Yoga and Scoliosis was just about the perfect yoga book for me. The book helped ease me in to yoga for my scoliosis and I've seen some major improvement in how I feel all over. I can't recommend this book enough to others suffering from the same condition."
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    #17Yoga.com

    Yoga.com
    Yoga.com is an app that has 45 yoga programs for all levels and goals, over 300 poses and breathing techniques, and a calendar to keep track of your practice.
    Apps

    Android

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    Jennifer Sullivan
    Written on March 29, 2017
    "I had been wanting to try yoga for awhile now. However, I don't feel confident enough to go to a class yet. The Yoga.com app has helped me learn many poses and the videos have shown me just how to do the poses. I also like the breathing exercises and the ability to keep track of my progress in each session."
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    #18Pocket Yoga

    Pocket Yoga

    Pocket Yoga is a useful app for those who love this discipline. It is an accurate tool for practising yoga at home. All you have to do is to roll out your mat and lay your device in front of you.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $2.99- with in-app purchases

    Jeremy Sanders
    Written on October 26, 2017
    "The link is to app Pocket Yoga available through the Apple iTunes Store. The app is available for $2.99 and is designed for both iPhone and iPad. Recent Customer reviews state that the application is experiencing issues with consistently closing upon initial opening. "
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    #19The Yoga Bible

    The Yoga Bible
    The Yoga Bible is the ultimate, comprehensive guide to practicing yoga and finding a mental and physical balance in life by encouraging the reader to find a yoga sequence that suits their personal needs and abilities.
    Books

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    Laura Walsh
    Written on May 1, 2017
    "The yoga bible is very comprehensive.Yoga positions are very clearly explained with illustrations. I would recommend this book for beginners and it is a good reference as you become more advanced as well. "
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    #20MyYogaWorks

    MyYogaWorks

    MyYogaWorks is a website that offers online yoga classes for users anytime and anywhere. It also allows users to search for a class by teacher and duration that fits their needs. The website offers a 14-day free trial.

    Websites

    $15- 1 month

    Rubén Rocha
    Written on August 14, 2018
    "This is perfect for all people who want to start doing yoga but couldn't find the time like me. Another thing to point out is that they offer a 2 week trial u can have a taste of their service. You will not just throw away your money. And trust me! What you will pay for will be worth it! 👍"

Summary

Best What are the best resources for yoga beginners
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Beginner Yoga FAQsWebsites 17 Free
2Yoga with AdrieneVideos 16 Free
3Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and TechniquesBooks 14 Paid
4Yoga for Beginners: Simple Yoga Poses to Calm Your Mind and Strengthen Your BodyBooks 14 Paid
5DoYogaWithMeCourse 14 Free
6Yoga AnatomyBooks 13 Paid
7Rodney Yee's Complete Yoga for Beginner'sCourse 13 Paid
8YogaGloApps 12 Free
9Yoga AnytimeCourse 10 Free
10Yoga Practice Videos - Yoga VidyaVideos 10 Free
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