Search for yoga videos online and you’ll likely come up with a slew of gravity-defying moves and jaw-dropping acts of flexibility. But yoga doesn’t have to be complex — and you don’t need a ‘yoga body’ to ace poses, either.
That’s why it’s time to bring yoga back to the basics with DailyBurn’s new Yoga Made Simple program. Whether you’re totally new to yoga or have been popping into down dog for decades, these short 25 to 30 minute workouts will help you build strength, while also encouraging your body to relieve stress or get energized, depending on the day.
Created by renowned yogi Briohny Smyth, Yoga Made Simple makes it easy to squeeze in a workout anytime, anywhere. “Everybody has a complicated life and schedule, and finding time for yourself is definitely a challenge,” says Smyth, a mother of two. “I believe it’s important to find time to practice yoga, or clear your mind. That’s what Yoga Made Simple is all about: It’s short and it’s accessible and it’s for all levels.”
Yoga Just Got Way Easier
Yoga Made Simple is comprised of eight different workouts, designed to meet all different needs. Looking to strengthen your legs and core? Try Yoga Made Simple’s “Root to Rise” workout, where you’ll move through poses like Warrior I chair pose and plank. “The postures themselves are challenging and require full-body awareness,” Smyth says. “Whether you’re advanced or beginner, warrior 2 or down dog can give your body and your mind a great workout.”
If you desperately need to wind down, head over to Yoga Made Simple’s “De-Stress” workout for moves, like pigeon pose, that will help release some of the tension you hold in your hips and body every day. “When we do yoga, we are subconsciously releasing stress through our bodies,” Smyth says. “We’re out of our head, breathing, moving, and it allows you to focus on something else for that moment in time…It’s releasing the physical “stress” which can give you more mental space.”
Now, it’s time to tap into your inner yogi. Try the workouts on your own time, or follow the six-day-a-week schedule that goes along with the program — whatever works best for your schedule and body. “We’re constantly getting thrown off balance in our daily lives whether sitting and driving, or using the computer, but yoga, no matter how small the dose is going to help balance that out,” Smyth says. We’ll say Namaste to that.
Ready to try Yoga Made Simple? Head to DailyBurn.com/YogaMadeSimple to sign up for a free 30-day trial.
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