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 on both legs 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. Honestly? I just genuinely love this 30 day yoga challenge for beginners video class and want to share it with you.
I found this free 30 day yoga challenge for beginners by searching on YouTube. But to make it quicker and easier for you, I’ve embedded all the videos at the bottom of this post. So all you have to do is scroll down and hit play. Don’t forget to add this page to your favorites or pin it so you can check back for each daily lesson!
The 30 day yoga challenge for beginners classes are run by a super-friendly woman named Erin Motz, formerly of Do You Yoga and currently of Bad Yogi. She clearly and slowly 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.
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:
Overview of the 30 day yoga challenge for beginners
|Day 1: intro to yoga (great beginning)||Day 2: chest & shoulders||Day 3: posture|
|Day 4:abs (this one’s tough!)||Day 5: core strength (so it this one!)||Day 6: lower back|
|Day 7: crow pose (way too advanced for me!)||Day 8: back flexibility||Day 9: balancing poses|
|Day 10: the side body||Day 11: restorative (will make you fall asleep!)||Day 12: wrists & hands (bit weird, but stick with it!)|
|Day 13: lower back & hip opening||Day 14: for runners (so helpful!)||Day 15: non-stop standing flow|
|Day 16: splits (only for the v flexible!)||Day 17: full body flow||Day 18: head-to-toe sequence (tiring, but awesome)|
|Day 19: twists||Day 20: shoulder strengthening||Day 21: headstands (I wish!)|
|Day 22: restorative yoga flow||Day 23: neck & upper back||Day 24: no sweat morning yoga|
|Day 25: sun salutation (I love this one!)||Day 26: for the office (super useful)||Day 27: for the IT bands (not that kind of IT…)|
|Day 28: dancer pose (pretty achievable!)||Day 29: for better sleep||Day 30: full body yoga|
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.
Best yoga equipment for beginners
Of course, workouts are so much more fun when you’ve got the necessary clothes and accessories (in super cute colors and designs!) Click on any of the images below and it’ll take you straight to the Amazon page where you can buy it.
|Yoga Wheel||Floral Water Bottle||Boho Yoga Mat|
|Peace Yoga Bag||Freedom Yoga Mat||Yoga Block and Strap Set|
My history with this 30 day yoga challenge for beginners
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.