Free Online Beginner’s Yoga Class

Online Beginner’s Yoga Class

Free Basic Yoga Postures & Breathing Exercises (Course #99)

As the Free Online Beginner’s Meditation Class has been very popular and beneficial for you all, I felt it would be a good idea to design a pure Beginner’s Yoga Class as well.  As usual please note that all the material needed for this Beginner’s Yoga Class is available via the links on this post and you can start anytime you wish. 

For more details on the free online classes offered at Mastery of Meditation & Yoga, please go to the Free Online Yoga & Meditation Classes page.  In addition to the video and information on that page, you may also wish to read the Free Online Yoga & Meditation Classes FAQ.  Questions such as how to register, participate, etc. are all answered there.

The focus of the Beginner’s Yoga Class is to help you learn basic yoga postures and basic yoga breathing exercises and to help you establish a strong, daily personal yoga practice.  Consistent practice is the most important aspect of yoga and meditation, and is the key to obtaining the enormous benefits these sciences offer.

The beginner’s yoga class is going to use yoga breathing exercises (pranayamas) from the Free Online Yoga Breathing Exercises E-book and yoga poses from the Free Online Yoga Sets E-book, both of which come with videos and illustrations as needed.

Free Online Beginner’s Yoga Program Overview:

This course is designed for 1 week, but, as mentioned above, for a long, healthy, peaceful life you should aim to establish a long-term yoga practice.  The beginner’s yoga class should hopefully go a long way in getting you started on that path.  In this post I will provide the program objectives, details, syllabus and participation guidelines.  Please read through everything carefully so you will be able to get maximum benefit from the program.

As mentioned above, this program consists of fundamental and highly effective yoga postures and yoga breathing exercises.  It is not limited to the techniques of any one tradition, as I chose some of the most important techniques that yoga has to offer on the whole.  The yoga exercises are from kundalini yoga, and some of the breathing techniques are from hatha yoga.

To register please leave a comment below that you are going to start the Online Beginner’s Yoga Program, or just send me an email at anmol@anmolmehta.com.  This way I know what kind of participation and interest there is. 

Free Online Beginner’s Yoga Program Objectives:

 

  1. Learn basic yoga techniques and yoga breathing exercises.
  2. Promotes health, peace and joy.
  3. Increase energy and vitality.
  4. Improve flexibility and strength.
  5. Promote self healing.
  6. Develop confidence and willpower.
  7. Balance the mind and emotions.
  8. Develops the Immune System, Nervous System, Respiratory System, Circulatory System and Digestive System.
  9. Develop mental focus and concentration.
  10. Burn fat and tone the muscles.

Free Online Beginner’s Yoga Program Details:

 

Class Structure: 

Each session consists of 2 sections: Breathing exercises (pranayama) and Yoga Exercises.  The exercises are designed to allow you to pace yourself.  If you are a beginner or just getting back into yoga, please use the modifications for the difficult exercises and do the beginner’s versions until you develop your practice a little.  The total time for this class is approximately 30 minutes / day.  Do the best you can and most importantly, walk the middle path with regard to each session.  DO NOT OVERDO OR OVER STRAIN and at the same time don’t have it be too easy either.

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Course Materials:

 

Free Online Beginner’s Yoga Program Syllabus:

 

The following describes the 2 sections comprising the 30-45 minute daily yoga and pranayama sessions for this class.  The approximate total times for each section are also given.  Take more rest if you need to, or if you feel comfortable do the poses and exercises a little longer. 

Each breathing exercise and the yoga set below is a link to the article with all the details you need.

Beginner’s Yoga Program: Each day do the following…

Section 1: Breathing Exercises Section (Pranayama):  Total time 5-15 Minutes

  • Chakra Balancing Breathing Exercise (Anuloma Viloma Pranayama): Anuloma Viloma pranayama (or Alternate Nostril Breathing) is excellent for preparing your mind for meditation.  It will calm the thought waves and make it easier for the stillness to emerge.  Start with 5 cycles and build up to 20 cycles.
  • Kapalbhati Yoga Breathing Exercise for Optimum Health & Healing: Next do Kapalbhati Yoga Pranayama, which is one of the best pranayamas for health and healing.  Start with 1 minute and work up to 5 minutes.  Take rest between rounds as required.
  • 4 Part Deep Breathing Yoga Pranayama: This is a great yoga breathing exercise for beginner’s and experts alike.  It is perfect for getting your energy before starting your yoga practice.  Start with 1 minute and work up to 5 minutes.  Take rest between rounds as required.

Section 2: Yoga Section:  Total time 15-30 minutes

  • Beginner’s Yoga Positions: After completing your breathing exercises do the beginner’s yoga set.  This set incorporates many of the fundamental yoga exercises and postures and is a great set to get you on your way with yoga practice.  Start with the minimum times for each exercise and build up from there.

Free Online Beginner’s Yoga Program Guidelines:

Following are the guidelines which I suggest to follow…

  • Please post all comments, questions and feedback in the comments section of this post.  This way all will benefit from the discussion.  Feel free to ask questions or discuss issues, as that is one of the main reasons for this particular class format.  Of course, you are free to email me as well if you would like the discussion to not be public.
  • If you like, you can indicate with a comment that you have completed your daily session.  Could be as short as “did it”, or of course could be questions, issues or more detailed feedback.  The hardest part with a daily yoga and meditation practice is establishing consistency and regularity and I think having to acknowledge that you completed your daily sadhana (spiritual work) will help in facilitating that.  In addition, your comments would inspire others as well.
  • I will post all information regarding the class in the comments section below as well, so please check periodically for updates.
  • Before starting your daily yoga and meditation session, take a moment and tune in to your higher self for guidance and protection.  At the end of every session, visualize yourself and the world as you would like it to be.
  • Do the best you can and modify the class as you require.  It is more important to do something, than be overwhelmed and not do anything at all.
  • I wish you all a wonderful learning and transforming experience and hope you achieve your highest potential in this life.

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  1. Laura
    Laura says:

    hey! I really want to start this begginers class.. Im from dominican Republic.
    I have a question.. can I do exercises before or after my yoga online session?

    Reply
  2. Abondance
    Abondance says:

    Hi,
    I am very happy to discorver this site. Thank you to give me the opportunity to start the biginners yoga class for free.
    May God Bless you and always give you more !

    Reply
  3. David
    David says:

    Hello Anmol i started using your website as the main foundation for my yoga practice about 2 months ago and it has been absolutely amazing thank you very much. you have created something truly special. I just have i few questions i was wondering if you could help me with?
    1. would it be best to balance the 7 chakra system in order starting with the root?
    2. Is it fine to practice different sets at different times in the day. Like could i do the morning wake up in the morning and then do set #102 midday or in the evening?
    3. Is it ok to practice different meditations in the same day like zen in the morning and sound awareness in the evening (just examples)
    4. any words or wisdom you feel would help my practice or development?

    Thanks a lot hope this is not to much. Have a great day i look forward to hearing from you.

    David-

    Reply
  4. PRAPHULL DESHPANDE
    PRAPHULL DESHPANDE says:

    sir i would like to join ur class pls help me,
    i am intrested in meditation but i have not knowledge of how to do ? & what is best procedure for.

    Reply
  5. Roz Bhatia
    Roz Bhatia says:

    Anmol, Thank you so much for doing all of this work! I cannot begin to think about all of the wonderful karma I believe it will bring for you. I’m at a place in my life where I have lost myself a little and my yoga practice, and I am hoping by renewing my practice, I will focus my energy on the things which truly matter in my life. I’m starting with the beginning classes to get accustomed to your style and to review basic breath work. I’m really happy that I found your website, and will tell everyone I know about it. ~Namaste

    Reply
  6. San
    San says:

    I started to do some yoga excersises spontaniously today, after not doing it for 5 months (in May I did a yoga retreat which was my first yoga experience). I started a diary for myself to motivate me to do it every day. Then I found your website. Do you recommend starting with this class or can I do the Weightloss program? I really need to loose a few kilos!

    Thanks for this great website!

    Reply
  7. La Shae Arruda
    La Shae Arruda says:

    hi i am writing because i want to start courses. i am very much wanting to lose my belly after having a baby a few months ago.

    Reply
  8. Alex
    Alex says:

    Hi, first of all i wanna thank you very much for your selfless hardworking on yoga, i wanna say you have my most sincere respects and apreciation. I have one question i need you to answer i you please could, i have read many books on yoga and ive learned there is a process where you have to purify yourself phisically and mental in order to start the practice and the sage and venerable saint Sri Swami Sivananda says that you cant have any progress in yoga without it. So, do you think we must follow the purificatory systems?
    Thanks again
    Sincerily yours
    Alex

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  9. Neelima
    Neelima says:

    This is a great website and thanks for all your effort put for the benefit of the humanity. I would like to join and start the course from today.

    Reply
  10. bikash mohon sanyal
    bikash mohon sanyal says:

    Dear Amol, your instructive videos are excellent. i like to know other two pranyams like kebali khumbhak and ujjai pranyam.is it possible on your part to demonostrate through video?
    love
    bikash mohon sanya

    Reply
  11. Caitlin
    Caitlin says:

    I have been practicing meditation on my own, but feel I need some suggestions and guidance. I am excited to incorporate yoga as well. So happy to find your website- thank you!

    Reply

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