Access To Many Different Yoga Lessons

I wanted to try out some easy beginners 30-minute yoga sequence so I checked out some of YOGA DOWNLOAD‘s videos, I will give you guys a short review and my personal experience with these lessons. Their site has many different classes for all levels, styles, and focus. If you are a beginner and don’t have a lot of experience with yoga looking for a nice short introduction, I summed up here some of the lessons that can give you a good start to yoga.

Some of the lessons on this site are free and some are not. I signed up for the ‘unlimited membership with a 50% discount (press here for the coupon), that gives me full access to ALL of the lessons on the site. These 30-minute yoga sequence lessons were FREE for me, with no additional cost, but if you don’t want to signup to their site you can purchase a specific lesson.

I find that there is something wonderful about the fact that I can have access to so many different classes because if I don’t like one, I can simply try a different lesson or style. It’s also much cheaper to signup as a member because it only costs 9$ (after the discount) and I can watch whatever lesson I want, whenever I want.

Stretching Time for Beginners

Teacher: Elise Fabricant30 Minute Yoga Sequence

Class Name: Quick and Easy Yoga for a Busy You

Length: 30 minutes

Props: Yoga mat

My Ranking: 8 out of 10

Price: 5.99$ (or FREE if you’re a member).

I tried this lesson after I woke up in the morning feeling a little bit tight, this lesson is easy to follow and every stretch is done slowly while concentrating on the breath. It’s a very relaxing class, great for beginners, there weren’t any difficult poses or things I found difficult and it was very easygoing and slow-paced.

I think that this lesson is best for people that don’t have time for a full hour of yoga but still would like to stretch their body a little bit more than 10 minutes. I would suggest doing this if you wake up feeling tired (before the day even started), like what happened to me. After these easy stretches, I felt my body waking up easily and I could start my day with a SMILE

It’s also great to do this lesson before you go to sleep, I read a few comments of people saying that they did these stretches before going to bet and felt a good ‘wind-down’.

Personally, I would prefer the lesson to focus a little bit more on different yoga poses, though we did to Downward Dog and Cat Cow Pose but I felt that most of the stretches were simple stretches that weren’t related to yoga. Maybe they are but the teacher didn’t say their names in Sanskrit so I figured that they weren’t.

Other than that I really liked Elise’s explanations on what to do in each pose as it was very easy to follow, and the fact that there were two more girls demonstrating the poses was great, that way I could see how each of them does the poses and do my own stretch according to my abilities.

Easy Yoga Poses for Bone Health

Teacher: Nancy Nielsen30 Minute Yoga Sequence

Class Name: Yoga for Bone Health

Length: 30 minutes

Props: Yoga mat (Block – Optional)

My Ranking: 7 out of 10

Price: 5.99$ (or FREE if you’re a member).

In this yoga lesson, we practiced 4 easy yoga postures and repeated each one twice. When I did the posture the second time I felt that I could stretch a little bit farther, which was very cool because the first time around I felt I got to my limit, but actually I surprised myself by going even farther the second time.

The yoga teacher, Nancy, explains in detail the importance of healthy bones and how yoga has an important role in keeping our bones strong and healthy. Her explanations are very good and I understood everything I had to do.

Towards the end of the video, there was an edit in the video (where the teacher was in one position and suddenly in a different one) and that confused me a bit, but I managed to continue the lesson, it wasn’t something really distracting.

This lesson can be a little bit boring if you have experienced yoga classes before because Nancy explains every pose in detail. Which is PERFECT for a beginner student, but might be too slow for other students.

I personally liked this lesson, the stretches were great and the explanations easy to follow. I also liked the fact that Nancy explained about healthy bones and how it is important and what we can do. Though I did feel like I needed a more ‘fast-pace’ lesson for today.

Do You Have an Extra 30 Minutes a Day?

These exercises are great to get your day started with a smile and feeling good, you can also do these before doing to sleep. Sometimes I have many things I need to do during the day and I find it hard to get a free hour for a yoga class, so this was a great chance for me to let go of my excuses and just do an easy 30-minute yoga routine in the comfort of my own home.

YogaDownload offers much more lessons in all lengths and levels so you can choose whatever you like best. If you don’t have 30 minutes to spare you can check out my recent post about “10-minute yoga for beginners“.

I would love to hear from you if you would try a 30-minute yoga class or would you rather have a full-length lesson of 60 minutes? Let me know in the comments below.

Paulina

14 thoughts on “30 Minute Yoga Sequence – Easy For Beginners”

  1. Hi Paulina,

    This is what I’ve been looking for. The thing is that I’ve done a bit of basic yoga in the past (about 2 years ago) and I remember how great I felt back then. I got involved with a lot of stuff later which made me give up on yoga but now I keep having the thoughts of starting yoga again.

    I would probably choose the first option, as I need the very basic movements and I heard that the breathing practice is ideal to have a relaxed state (isn’t it so?).

    Right now, I am going through personal life issues, so my question to you is this: do you think that doing basic yoga at least for 10 minutes a day (I will try 30) will help me overcome a break-up easier?

    I am looking for a way to gain peace within myself and not lose it. You also mentioned about the “wing-down” benefits of yoga if I do it before sleep, another reason why I might start doing the yoga practice again.

    And final question, do you recommend me buying the first program separately or buying the membership? In case, I discontinue doing yoga for some reason (it always takes the time to build new habits before becoming consistent with it). The price for the first program is not too expensive but to me, it still seems logical to become a member. I think I am overcomplicating this? lol.

    1. Hey Zarina,
      Yoga does make you feel great and it has many health benefits. Breathing Practice is also very important in order to stay calm and relaxed during the yoga practice and also for our everyday life.
      I think that if you can try and do 10 minutes of yoga a few times a week it will boost your energy and you will feel great, but we all are different and you might prefer a full lesson (but that is harder to commit to if you are a busy person).
      If you are looking to try lessons from YogaDownload, then I would recommend the monthly membership (only 9$ with this link!) and you can get unlimited access to all their lessons, so you can easily check out all the lessons and courses that they offer. And if later on, you will like to cancel your subscription then it’s no problem you can do that easily within their site.
      I hope this helped you and that you will start practicing yoga again 🙂
      Paulina

  2. These lessons sound like they would work really well with my hectic schedule. I have difficulty fitting things into my schedule and the gym that I’m a member of have walk in yoga classes, but they’re usually held while I’m at work. It’s nice to have the lessons available in my own home, at my own time.

    1. Hey Krystle, I totally agree sometime it’s difficult to find time to go to an hour yoga class, because usually the whole trip and everything takes more than an hour in total. I like doing yoga at home in my own free time whenever I choose 😉 Although I do go sometimes to yoga classes because there is something special when I practice with others.

  3. Stretching Time for Beginners seems the way to go for me right now.
    Thanks Paulina for all your insight and experiences.

  4. Hey Paulina,

    Another great post and an awesome review. The effects on bone health stands out. I have relatives who have early signs of weak bones. I never thought of yoga as being a solution.

    Even for someone with healthy bones this may be a preventative measure. Do you think you can write post on ‘yoga for weight-lifters’?

    We weight lifters tend to put on the big bad boy persona….and we may be doing things that can cause us harm in the long run. It would be great to see how yoga can complement weight training for sure!

    Ravi

    1. Hey Ravi, thanks for the great idea! I will definitely do some research and post about yoga benefits for weight lifters!

  5. Paulina,

    Thanks for writing this up. I have always struggled with really committing to yoga since I am a beginner. I also have a lot of random joint aches from years of athletics. This is sort of ridiculous at such a young age, but now that I know there is an opportunity to increase bone strength and overall health with yoga I will definitely give it a shot.

    Thanks for the awesome resource and keep up the great writing! I really enjoyed reading this.

    1. Thanks Dalton 🙂
      I’m happy to know that you linked my post. These exercises are really easy to follow and are especially for beginners, the explanations are slow and the postures aren’t difficult.
      I can imagine how being an athlete can leave you with some pains, maybe you can try some simple yoga poses to begin with, like the Tadasana or the Child’s Pose (my favorite).
      Paulina

  6. Hi! I feel relaxed just reading your post! It is all peace and calm here! I can try a 30 minute yoga class daily. And I like the fact that they explain every pose in detail, I like to know everything I can about what I am doing. I will surely sign up for the unlimited membership with your special coupon. I have been researching Yoga Download and I think I have already made up my mind! Thank you for this article!

    1. That’s great! I hope you will enjoy their variety of lessons, I like the fact that they have different levels of difficulty and different lengths for each lesson, that makes it easy to choose the lesson I want. 🙂
      Paulina

  7. Hi Paulina – thanks for the great post. I’m researching new easy yoga practices to include in my routine, as I’ve been out of the habit for a long time. Just recently read that research about how yoga specifically improves bone health, and that’s a factor for me since osteoporosis runs in my family. I will look into these on your recommendation!

    1. Hi Penny, In this lesson the teacher really explains the importance of yoga for bone health so maybe that could be relevant to you 🙂 I hope you will find some yoga exercises that you like.
      Paulina

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