Looking for a workout that’s a mix of challenging and soothing? Yoga is one of the easiest at-home exercises to try when you want to strengthen your body, up your flexibility and be a bit gentler to your mind (after all, the practice is known to increase strength and beneift people dealing with depression and anxiety).
But if you don’t like to get all bendy and sweaty in a group class (fair!) or can’t make it over to your neighborhood yoga studio for whatever reason (pandemic-included), it doesn’t mean you can’t dedicate some time to practicing yoga at home. Particularly in the year 2021 where remote options for IRL faves are so plentiful.
Thankfully, there are a number of online yoga classes for all levels that are not only free (!) but also streaming online — which allow you to do yoga within the privacy of your own home, when it works for your own schedule, without the crowds of a class. With options ranging from core-centric to short and effective to those that offer relief for specific target areas (did you know there’s a host of moves to help with that pesky back pain?), there is something for every newbie or not-so-newbie yogi to enjoy. So grab a mat and your gear or a soft bit of floor and check out our list of the best free online yoga videos!
And then go get your om on!
A version of this story was published August 2017.