Today seems like a good day to stretch, relax, and quiet your mind – wouldn’t you say?
There’s simply no better way to do that than with yoga.
Since my Top YouTube Channels for Health and Wellness post continues to be one of my most popular, I figured it was about time to make another YouYube channel round-up – this time yoga edition!
Yoga has grown so much recently. In the United States, the number of people practicing yoga grew 50% from 2012 to 2016. And numbers are continuing to rise.
Why is yoga so popular?
Here’s why people (and maybe you!) are loving it:
- Provides stress relief
- Relaxes the body
- Enhances flexibility
- Promotes strength gain
- Allows for “me” time
- Provides a sense of community
- Allows a disconnect from the outside world
- Makes them happy
Those are some pretty dang good reasons to practice yoga!
So let’s get into the 8 best yoga YouTube channels I’ve found to help you get all those amazing yoga benefits.
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8 Best Yoga YouTube Channels
1. Yoga With Adriene
Okay, I had to mention Yoga With Adriene first because she’s the biggest yoga YouTuber out there. Her videos were probably the first I tried when looking for yoga on YouTube.
She’s extremely knowledgeable and has such a calming presence, not to mention has just so many videos that you can find literally whatever you’re looking for. Her videos range from Yoga for Manual Labor to Yoga for Hips & Lower Back Release, with all different video lengths available – she has over 500 videos out!
I highly, highly recommend her yoga YouTube videos!
Sarah Beth is another very popular yoga YouTuber. She has 5-30 minute yoga videos for all different experience levels.
Her thumbnails are also color-coded by video duration so it’s super easy to quickly find videos with your desired length. From stretching to strengthening, full-body to a focused area, she’s got a video on it!
Yoga with Kassandra
Kassandra’s YouTube videos feature yin yoga and vinyasa flow.
If you’re unfamiliar with these terms, yin yoga is a slow type of yoga where poses are held for longer periods of time, such as 45 seconds to 2 minutes for beginners. Vinyasa flow yoga involves moving seamlessly from pose to pose, synchronizing your breath to the movements – it’s what many of us think of with contemporary yoga classes.
Brett Larkin has a bright, positive vibe that she brings to all her videos. She has a wide range of yoga videos to choose from and also has a great series on finding your “type” of yoga.
If you’re interested in chakras then you’ll also enjoy her channel, as she has a lot of videos on them. She even has a Chakra Challenge series.
If you’re from the United States like me, the first thing you’ll probably notice about Paula is her accent – which I love!
Paula’s Yoginimelbourne videos are lovely, and many of them have a centering theme like “letting go” and “making space.” She also has pre- and postnatal yoga videos!
It’s only fitting that Gaiam, a top-of-the-line yoga equipment brand, would also have a YouTube channel with yoga videos. And they actually have other fitness videos as well.
My only caveat with Gaiam’s channel is that their most recent videos are from 2 years ago. So while it’s a great resource that still has some newer, nicer quality videos, you may not want to use them long-term – because who doesn’t want new videos to fight exercise boredom??
Lesley Fightmaster (coolest last name, btw) has one of the most calming voices you’ll ever hear. Seriously, I feel like I could just listen to her videos and get a lot of the same relaxing benefits of yoga.
But of course her videos are also excellent, with a wide range of options to choose from. Definitely take a scroll through her yoga videos!
I included PsycheTruth because they have a wide variety of videos and instructors to choose from.
Because liking certain yoga videos depends a lot on how you feel about the teacher, this guarantees you’ll find at least one you really enjoy!
Don’t know who to try first? I really like Julia’s videos:
Get started on your yoga practice with this great equipment:
I hope you enjoyed this post and found another yoga YouTube channel to follow! What do you look for in a yoga instructor/class? Is it a certain type of yoga, a certain setting, or a specific duration of time? Comment down below!