You're just one click away from finding your Zen. (Photo courtesy of Chris Fanning)
Yoga may be blissful, but it isn't cheap! Depending on where you live, classes can run you an average of $15 to $20 a pop. Dropping $50 or more for yoga classes each week isn't an option for everyone, but we can all benefit from a regular practice. The internet is bursting with free full-length classes or shortened yoga routines. If you're willing to pay a little, you'll be able to view a greater variety of videos. Here are some sites to check out.
- Yoga Today: This site offers one free class each week, and if you're itching for more, download other classes for $3.99 each. If you're really into it, pay $89.95 for a yearly membership, which includes unlimited classes. Store them on your computer and follow along anywhere you happen to be.
- Yoga Journal: For beginners and advanced yogis, these videos, ranging in length from five to 35 minutes, are the high quality you'd expect from Yoga Journal. Some of my faves include hip opening sequence Bird by Bird and Heart Wide Open full of chest openers.
- My Yoga Online: These videos may not be free, but they're dirt cheap. Pay $9.95 per month or $69.95 for a year, for unlimited access to the entire library. The site also offers popular yoga DVDs such as Body by Bethany and Transform Yourself With Jivamukti. Another plus, you can sample a clip before you buy.
- My Free Yoga: Site members upload yoga videos, so the classes may not be the most cutting-edge, but they won't cost you a dime.
- Gaiam TV: Sign up for a free 10-day trial to stream actual yoga DVDs like Seane Corn's Vinyasa Flow Yoga or Rodney Yee's Advanced Arms directly to your computer, phone (there's a free Gaiam TV app), or iPad. If you like the service, it costs $9.95 a month.
Keep reading for more inexpensive ways to get your yoga on.