Oh boy it’s been a while since I uploaded a yoga video to YouTube but I have a new one! Today I uploaded a 30 minute yoga flow for beginners. A few months ago I had hopes of it being a regular occurrence, however it’s not as easy as it seems creating video content. While yes I had some scheduling conflicts and mishaps (dead batteries, full memory cards) the main issue I was having recently was sound quality. In 2016 I upgraded to a Canon T5i but my audio issues persisted. I’m just too far away from the camera when doing yoga! So this year I invested in an external mic. I got one that fit my budget but also with good reviews. Let me just say that I’m pretty freaking happy with it!
The new mic has been amazing but what’s really helped is PLANNING to film, and making sure all the items are prepped ahead of time. Then actually filming and setting aside time for editing. Huge props to daily bloggers because it’s a LOT of work! I’m definitely looking at ways to make it an easier process though, and that external mic is a godsend! Highly recommend for anyone that wants to do video with a DSLR. I definitely see why most YouTubers use an external mic now. Doh!
VIDEO: 30 minute yoga flow for beginners
Ok so as mentioned the new video is live on YouTube! Whoohooo! I’d actually filmed a similar video many many weeks ago (pre-vacation) but the audio SUCKED, and I just didn’t know how to make it better without redoing the whole thing, so here it is! The yoga video do-over. The 30 minute yoga flow for beginners video in embedded below, or CLICK HERE to view in YouTube. Also make sure to subscribe to my channel!
What’s in the beginners flow?
As with almost all of my classes this yoga flow for beginners starts with a short scan to ground us into our practice. After a brief warm up on our backs we progress to all fours. I have a short video planned on how to make poses on the hands and knees more comfortable, so stay tuned for that. For this flow I’d suggest a yoga mat, and 2 blocks at minimum. I have this set by Veda for my home practice. Also recommended are a strap, blanket and bolster or cushions.
The flow portion of the practice is centered around anjaneyasana (low lunge), a heel lifted variation of warrior 1 (high lunge) and a twist. As with all my yoga classes I begin with the less challenging variations first and build from there. Feel free to stay with YOUR version of the pose.
The end of the flow is bookended with some more floor poses including seated forward fold, and Janu Sirsasana (below). As you can see I’m using the blocks here, and holding onto my foot. This is where a strap might come in handy.
As with all yoga practices we end in savasana. I like to support my legs for a fully relaxed experience. You can discover more ways to find comfort and support (including a video) in my savasana variations post. In the video I kept savasana fairly short, feel free to pause the video and take as long as you like here! The longer the better. Enjoy!
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