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Essential Yoga for Beginners

Start to practice the essence of yoga@home
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Created by Conny Smeets
Last updated 11/2016
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Hi there, 

I hear it a lot from (potential) students: I want to practice yoga, but I am reluctant to start a group class because I feel self conscious. Then Yoga@Home is the perfect way for you to start. You can practice on your own in the safe environment of your home with nobody watching.

Or maybe you are very very busy? Stress tends to have long term negative consequences. If you are not really into sports, but it seems nice to move anyway, then you can learn to move in a relaxed way with yoga. Suitable yoga classes in your neighborhood are not always easy to find or difficult to fit into your busy schedule. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Are you looking for a pleasant way to move ànd relax at the the same time? Then this class essential yoga for beginners is made for you.
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What Will I Learn?
At the end of this course you will be able to practice on your own from home. Enjoy :-)
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  • You will need a yoga mat and a quiet comfortable place for your practice.
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Esssential Yoga for Beginners
11 Lectures 40:02

Check out the teaser. If you want to know more: click on the introduction video as well.

Preview 01:09

In this video you will find some practical advice on how to practice at home. Make sure the watch this before moving on the the next video.
I also added an audio file with a relaxation which you can practice before starting your yoga session. That makes your yoga even more relaxing. Enjoy :-)

Preview 02:28

The Sun Salutation is the best way to start your yoga practice. It is a pleasant and gentle way to warm up your body before you move on to the poses. If you only have a little bit of time you can practice the Sun Salutation on it's own.

You will notice that I show you a slow version first and then move up the speed a little bit. The slow version is to be watched carefully so you can join in with the practice of the faster version. I am practicing 4 faster sun salutations on this video. That is a nice number to start with. If you feel like practicing more you can always do that. Make sure to listen to your body and gradually built up the number of sun salutations.

And most importantly: enjoy your practice :-)

Preview 11:36

You should always practice shoulder stand first, followed by the fish pose. This is why they are together in one video. The shoulder stand puts pressure on the neck and shoulders and the fish pose compensates for this. Enjoy!

Shoulder Stand and Fish Pose

Take it easy with the cobra if you have lower back issues. As is shown in the video you can always practice the sfinx as an alternative. 


The Half Locust pose is an excellent practice for your lower back. 

Half Locust Pose

Don't worry if you can not reach your toes with the forward bend. It took me several years of practice before I got to the point you see me practice in the video. Keep up a regular practice and be patient :-)

Forward Bend

An excellent pose for your back and your abdomen. This pose also sends energy to your brain, so it will make your smarter ;-)

Sitting Twist

Need some energy? You can get some extra by practicing the Warrior pose. Enjoy.

Warrior Pose

This is a tough on to do in front of the camera ;-)

Tree Pose

Congratulations: you made it to the end. I hope you enjoyed it. And keep up your practice :-)

I added an audio file with a nice relaxation called Yoga Nidra. This is the best way to end your practice. Hope you enjoy it :-)

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As a certified yoga teacher I would love to share my yoga teachings online. I have been practicing yoga for over 20 year now. 

In 2006 I went to India for Yoga Teacher Training at the Yoga Vidya Gurukul University in Nasik (Maharastra region). I have been teaching ever since and loving every single second of it.

Now I would like to bring the yoga home to you. With these video's you can practice at home and enjoy your yoga whenever your busy schedule allows it.

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