30 Yoga poses you don't need an expensive studio to teach you

by Catherine Conelly
Jun 25, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. ET

Yoga is amazing. But yoga is also expensive.

When I first tried yoga, I bought myself a three-month membership that, while worth it, was just too expensive to justify for much longer. But I loved what yoga did for me, so I kept up my practice via online classes and free events around my city.

And because I really believe that yoga doesn’t need the frills and thrills of trendy studios, I talked with my friend and certified yoga teacher, Lauren Millea, who was the first one to drag me to a yoga class and who, here, helped our editors break down 30 poses.

Instead of beating yourself up for not being able to make the 5 p.m. class or stretching your budget thin, get your dose of yoga using these 30 GIFs that demonstrate the most common yoga poses you can practice from your living room.

1 /30: Standing back bend

Standing back bend yoga GIF

1/30 :Standing back bend

 

2 /30: Standing side stretch

Side stretch yoga GIF

2/30 :Standing side stretch

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3 /30: Tree pose

Tree pose yoga GIF

3/30 :Tree pose

 

4 /30: Bound ankle pose

Yoga pose GIF

4/30 :Bound ankle pose

 

5 /30: Forward fold

Forward fold yoga GIF

5/30 :Forward fold

 

6 /30: Seated forward fold

Sitting forward fold yoga GIF

6/30 :Seated forward fold

 

7 /30: Side plank

Side plank yoga GIF

7/30 :Side plank

 

8 /30: Cat cow

Cat cow gif

8/30 :Cat cow

 

9 /30: Runner's lunge

Runner's lunge GIF

9/30 :Runner's lunge

 

10 /30: Warrior 1

Warrior one yoga pose GIF

10/30 :Warrior 1

 

11 /30: Warrior 2

Warrior two yoga pose GIF

11/30 :Warrior 2

 

12 /30: Warrior 3

Warrior three yoga pose GIF

12/30 :Warrior 3

 

13 /30: Eagle pose

Eagle pose GIF

13/30 :Eagle pose

 

14 /30: Triangle pose

Triangle pose GIF

14/30 :Triangle pose

 

15 /30: Reverted triangle

Reverted triangle pose GIF

15/30 :Reverted triangle

 

16 /30: Dancer's pose

Dancer's pose yoga GIF

16/30 :Dancer's pose


17 /30: Chair pose

Chair pose yoga GIF

17/30 :Chair pose

 

18 /30: Chair with twist

Chair pose with twist yoga GIF

18/30 :Chair with twist


19 /30: Dolphin pose

Dolphin yoga pose GIF

19/30 :Dolphin pose

 

20 /30: Chaturanga

Chaturanga yoga flow GIF

20/30 :Chaturanga

 

21 /30: Pigeon pose

Pigeon pose GIF

21/30 :Pigeon pose

 

22 /30: Modified pigeon pose

Modified pigeon pose GIF

22/30 :Modified pigeon pose

 

23 /30: Boat pose

Boat pose yoga GIF

23/30 :Boat pose

 

24 /30: Crow pose

Crow pose yoga GIF

24/30 :Crow pose

 

25 /30: Headstand

Headstand yoga pose GIF

25/30 :Headstand

 

26 /30: Shoulder stand to plow

Should stand yoga pose GIF

26/30 :Shoulder stand to plow


27 /30: Yoga squat with twist

Yoga squat GIF

27/30 :Yoga squat with twist


28 /30: Handstand

28/30 :Handstand

 

29 /30: Lotus

Lotus yoga pose GIF

29/30 :Lotus

 

30 /30: Corpse pose

Corpse yoga pose GIF

30/30 :Corpse pose