Finding a great yoga class is a challenge: you need one that’s challenging enough for your body and skill level, that’s affordable (studios are expensive!), and that works with your job, your life. , your time balance me too. Unfortunately, pandemics and schedules are damned, they are getting harder and harder to find. There are tons of ways to make yoga work at home – great (and free) classes on Youtube, live streams, books and more.
When I first tried yoga, I bought myself a three month membership which, while worth it at the time, was just too expensive to justify any longer. But I loved what yoga did for me and how it made me feel, so I continued my practice through online classes and free events in my city.
And because I truly believe that yoga doesn’t need the frills and thrills of hip studios, I spoke with my friend and certified yoga teacher, Lauren Millea, who was the first to train me at a yoga classes and who here helped me our editors break down 30 common and accessible yoga poses that any budding yogi can emulate for their own relaxing and rejuvenating yoga class.
While one day you might want to go back to your workout classes, it’s good to know that you can get your yoga fix for free using these 30 GIFs that depict the most common yoga poses you can practice since. your living room.
So grab your favorite yoga gear, hydrate, and find your center — because class begins. when you want.
A version of this article originally appeared in November 2016.