Creating video content is not as easy as it seems. YouTubers make this look SO EASY! And I’m here to tell you that it isn’t! But, finally, I have created a 30-minute yoga flow for beginners class. This is a great routine for anyone new to yoga, those just wanting a gentler yoga session, or anyone with a regular practice looking to slow down.
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Weeks ago I actually filmed a similar video (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 is embedded below. Can’t see it? Click here to view on YouTube. Maybe add it to a playlist? Above all, remember to subscribe to my channel. New videos are uploaded every Tuesday and Friday.
Over the last few months trying to create new content I’ve had some scheduling conflicts and mishaps. Mostly dead batteries and full memory cards, but the main issue I was having was sound quality. In 2016 I upgraded to a Canon T5i but my audio issues persisted. I concluded that, when I’m doing yoga, I’m just too far away from the camera! So, this year I invested in an external mic. I found one that fits my meager 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 it for anyone that wants to do a video with a DSLR. I definitely see why most YouTubers use an external mic now. Doh!
Yoga flow for beginners 30-min flow
For this yoga flow for beginners class I’d suggest a yoga mat, and 2 yoga blocks at a minimum. Also recommended are a strap, blanket and bolster or cushions. As with almost all of my classes, this yoga flow for beginners starts with a short body scan to ground us into our practice. After a brief warm-up on our backs, we progress to all fours.
The flow portion of the practice is centered around anjaneyasana (low lunge), crescent lunge and some gentle twists. Again, 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 this yoga flow for beginners class, 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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