Yoga is pretty intimidating when you’re just getting started. As someone who’s naturally inflexible and not very good at connecting with my breath, balancing on one foot, or calming down in general (all things you need to start a yoga practice, right?), let me say, I have been there. And when I finally decided to give yoga a try, walking into a studio of old pros who were flipping into handstands and doing the splits was not the way I wanted to do it.
YouTube was what helped me develop my practice. It’s filled with quality routines from yoga instructors, all of which you can do in the comfort of your own home with no one around to see if you lose your balance or can’t quite touch your toes (aka me). If you’re a beginner thinking of trying yoga or a regular practitioner looking for a simple flow, these videos are a great way to start. Roll out a mat or find some comfy floor, sink into a sequence, and remember that there’s no judgment here — just do your best.