Gandhi once said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world”. To change how we see the outside world we must first work on how we view our own inner world.
Two people can see the exact same object yet have two completely different experiences. Our interpretation is based on our inner thoughts and feelings. It rings true that if we feel content on the inside that we have a greater ability to feel content for the outside.
We cannot be better than anyone else, but we can be better than we were yesterday. This is a principle that flows through the art of yoga.
Some people do yoga for mindfulness, some for improved body strength. No matter what your reason, there are shared outcomes we all receive; restraint, discipline, posture, regulation of breath, concentration, meditation, and release.
Thanks to the internet, a long journey into the heart of India is no longer required to learn the ways of yoga. Instead, you can simply follow these 5 inspirational yoga instructors who teach easy to follow steps, slowly.
Yoga With Adriene
Adriene Mishler is an award-winning international yoga teacher from Austin, Texas who is bringing yoga into the homes and schools of people around the world. Her YouTube channel currently has over 5.5 million subscribers!
Adriene has a friendly, warm, and inviting demeanour that makes starting out in the yoga world a lot less daunting. Her videos are simple to follow and available from beginner to advanced lessons. Her goal is for you to get back to your true self.
You will learn yoga, laugh, smile, and feel like you have known her all your life.
Rachel Brathen (Yoga Girl)
Rachel Brathen is a mom, wife, and yoga instructor followed by millions of people around the world. Some years ago following several personal tragedies she fell into a deep depression.
She was introduced to yoga and found that it helped her escape the constant chatter in her mind. Now she shares this practice with millions of people around the world in the hope that they too might find solace in yoga.
Jessamyn is a yoga teacher and body-positive advocate who reminds us that you don't have to be super slim or super flexible to be able to do yoga. She is an inspiration to women and men alike, reminding us that you can do anything you put your mind too.
Jessamyn teaches a high energy ‘vinyasa flow’ to help move past mental and emotional barriers. She tells her followers to ask themselves “how do I feel?” rather than “how do I look?”.
Caitlin Turner is a yoga instructor from Arizona who teaches easy to implement yoga poses that you can do at home. She has both beginner videos and a bounty of more expert level exercises.
She is a great teacher who explains in detail every part of each movement so you are left in no doubt as to what to do, rather, you slowly move into a state of equilibrium.
Jessica is an unassuming ‘girl next door’ yoga instructor who has no airs or graces but simply wants to improve other people's lives through her yoga classes and tutorials.
What impressed us was her openness and honesty when talking about other life issues that affect each of us daily. She helps you learn yoga and live life.