This course is designed for individuals at the beginner yoga level, and is aimed to get you from a couch potato to a yogi in no time. By the end of this course, you will have a basic understanding of what yoga is and why you should practice yoga. You will leave this course with a basic knowledge of breath development and meditation, as well as beginner level asana poses. By the time you finish this course, you will be able to practice a guided yoga class on your own or in a class setting. Throughout the course, you will experience increased flexibility, muscle strength and toning, improved sleep and overall well being. Get ready to feel amazing!
Welcome to From Couch Potato to Yogi! In this lecture you will meet your instructor, Amanda, and hear a little bit about what you will be learning throughout the course.
What is yoga? In this lecture you will learn the basic principles, the 3 things that yoga is comprised of, and the 8 limbs of yoga. By the end of this lecture, you will understand that yoga is so much more than the movements you see.
In this lecture, you will learn about ayurveda, as well as dosha types. You will be responsible for completing a fun quiz to discover what your dosha type is after the lecture!
In this lecture, you will what you need for this course, and to practice yoga in your day-to-day life.
After completing Section 1, take the following quiz to test what you've learned about yoga so far. Have fun!
In this lecture, we will cover why everyone should do yoga, and the benefits that you will experience from a regular yoga practice.
In this lecture, you will learn some of the changes you can expect in your day-to-day life if you begin a regular yoga practice.
In this quiz, you will go over why you should be practicing yoga, and the benefits you will receive from a regular yoga practice.
This lecture covers why breathing is so important... other than the fact that you die if you don't breathe!
In this lecture you will learn how to breathe properly, using the techniques of belly breath, resting breath, and chest to abdomen breath.
In this lecture, you will practice fixed ratio breath and Nadi Shodhana (alternate nostril breathing). These breathing techniques will help you balance out the right and left sides of your brain and body, helping you to feel calm and relaxed.
In this lecture, you will learn what it means to marry breath with movement, and why it is extremely important to allow your breath to begin your movement in your yoga practice.
So you've learned all about breathing, including why it's important and a few awesome breathing techniques. Now, let's test your knowledge and see how much you remember. Good luck!
In this lecture, you will gain an understanding of what asana is, the importance of asana for practicing yoga, as well as proper alignment in an asana practice.
In this lecture, you will learn prep poses before you begin to flow. These will include child's pose, a lateral stretch, cat-cow, and a shoulder opener.
In this lecture, you will learn how to do a proper sun salutation B (surya namaskar B) as we break down each movement slowly.
In this lecture, you will learn how to move through warrior I, warrior II, reverse warrior, extended side angle and triangle pose. These are a few of the most important standing postures that are key to know for a well-rounded yoga practice.
In this lecture, you will learn 3 balance poses: tree pose, dancers pose, and eagle pose. You will leave this lecture confidently able to do these poses, as well as with an understanding about why balance is important.
In this lecture, you will learn a few important seated postures, including paschimottanasana, janu sirsasana, and a seated twist.
Backbends and inversions are key to a yoga practice, so this lecture teaches you how to correctly perform little bridge, shoulder stand, and legs up the wall.
In this lecture, you will practice the final relaxation, or savasana, that is at the end of a yoga class. Get comfortable and get ready to feel relaxed!
Test yourself with this quiz to see just how much you learned about asana!
In this lecture, you will learn the positive benefits of meditating regularly.
In this lecture, you will practice your first guided meditation. This lecture is intended to leave you feel relaxed and wanting to add meditation into your day-to-day life!
Take this quiz to see how much you learned in the lecture all about meditation!
This lecture will be a guided yoga class that will cover all of the techniques covered throughout the course.
I'm a yoga practitioner and teacher, writer, podcast host, lover of travel and learning. My goal is to help others to live a happier and healthier life and to inspire others to find their passion and follow their dreams. I seek to empower others through my yoga teaching and writing.