Whether you want to lose weight, be more active or just need to relax, yoga is a fantastic workout everyone can try. This 30 day yoga challenge for beginners is where I began my yoga journey when I had zero experience and could barely stand up straight without falling over. Now…well, I wouldn’t call myself a yogi, but I’m a lot better than I was on day 1. Long story short – if I can do this 30 day yoga challenge for beginners, so can you!
Stop for just one sec. I want to point out right now that this isn’t a sponsored post or anything. I genuinely love this 30 day yoga challenge for beginners video class and want to share it with you.
You’ll this free 30 day yoga challenge for beginners by searching on YouTube. Or you can just scroll down to the bottom of this post where I’ve embedded all the videos. Don’t forget to add this page to your favorites or pin it so you can check back for each lesson!
These classes are run by a super-friendly woman named Jess Rose from Do You Yoga who clearly explains each of the postures and does them at the same time as you. This way you can watch and copy her so you know you’re doing them right.
There’s one video to correspond to each day. All you have to do is complete one of the videos each day in the comfort of your own home when you’ve got a few minutes to yourself. That’s so much quicker and easier than going to the gym and paying to join a yoga class that you’ll never actually have the time to attend, right?
Each video is 10-20 minutes long, so you’ll always be able to squeeze in a quick video. No matter how busy your day is! If you do miss a class or two, just catch up the following day by doing two videos back-to-back. I won’t tell – promise!
To give you a quick overview, here’s what’s covered in the 30 day yoga challenge for beginners:
|Day 1: intro to yoga (great beginning)||Day 2: stretching hamstrings||Day 3: core strengthening (ouch!)|
|Day 4: for great posture||Day 5: flexibility in the spine (great if you’re sat at a desk all day)||Day 6: sun salutations (my favorite!)|
|Day 7: ease lower back pain||Day 8: seated flexibility||Day 9: balance (I so needed this)|
|Day 10: standing poses for hips||Day 11: shoulder opening||Day 12: side body stretch|
|Day 13: emotional release (a bit weird at first, but stick with it)||Day 14: twists||Day 15: hamstrings and inner thighs|
|Day 16: lunging yoga poses||Day 17: beginner back bends||Day 18: pigeon pose variations (so helpful if your legs just won’t bend properly like mine)|
|Day 19: energizing yoga flow (exhausting, but fun!)||Day 20: twisting yoga flow||Day 21: on your back|
|Day 22: flexibility in the hamstrings||Day 23: standing eagle yoga flow||Day 24: half moon yoga flow|
|Day 25: restorative yoga (so relaxing you’ll fall asleep!)||Day 26: feel good flow||Day 27: for the shoulders|
|Day 28: calming meditation||Day 29: beginner inversions||Day 30: challenge flow|
There’s absolutely loads going on! So if you’re totally yoga newbie, you can easily find what you love and what you don’t. You can see from the comments in brackets which ones I love the most.
There’s a background story with me and this 30 day yoga challenge for beginners. It’s the reason I’m so determined to complete it this month. This will be the 4th time I’ve attempted this challenge. The first 2 times I quit because I skipped too many days to catch up. But the 3rd time? It nearly drove me insane!
One thing I love to do is start a 30 day fitness challenge 30 days before I go on holiday. It’s like a countdown I do to up the anticipation of going on vacation even more. One month before we went to India in spring 2015, I began this yoga challenge.
I stuck with it and did one video every single day. The day before we were due to fly, the internet went down in our whole village. I figured it would come back on again in a few hours, so no big deal.
I didn’t have 3G on my phone. So I planned to wait until the internet came back on, finish up the work I needed to do and then complete that one final yoga class. But the internet never came back on!
Seriously, it felt like the yoga gods were against me. There was nothing I could do. 29/30 yoga videos is the best I’ve ever done, but this time I am 100% adamant that I am going to see it through. Even if the internet cuts off and I do the final video in front of strangers at my local cafe, I am going to finish this challenge this month!
30 Day Yoga Challenge for Beginners
I absolutely love hearing about your progress. So feel free to leave me comments below, telling me how you’re getting on!
When you rock it and want another yoga workout, try this 28 day yoga challenge.