beginner's yoga workouts for men and women who want results
Most people think of yoga and think flexibility, but the truth is that flexibility is just a byproduct of all the other physical benefits that come from doing yoga. Here’s what you can expect from just a few minutes of yoga!
Discover our unique style of yoga for functional fitness. For free.
Our beginner friendly yoga workouts use straight-to-the-point, anatomy-based instruction which focus on the physical benefits of yoga. See for yourself with the free workouts below. Our workouts speak for themselves. That’s why we let you try them for free.
Check out these free yoga tutorials for men below.
When you’re ready, move onto our full programs and get 14 days for free!
Who are our beginner yoga workouts for?
Are you a beginner to fitness who wants to get in shape?
Are you a fitness enthusiast who want to get the most of their “rest” day?
Are you seeking a low impact, strength building workout?
Would you like to improve your mobility and soothe sore muscles?
Seeking the benefits of yoga without the extra spirituality?
Have you been wondering about yoga, but didn’t think it was a good enough workout? Thought it was too easy, or too boring?
Attended a yoga class, but felt out of your element?
Wondering how to incorporate yoga into your exercise plan?
If You Have Been Curious About Yoga, Now Is The Time To Discover All Of Yoga’s Amazing Benefits
Benefits of yoga as a workout.
Did you know that yoga can be a great workout? Whether you are just starting out or have been practicing yoga for years, the dynamic movements of the practice can be beneficial for everyone. Let's look at how to start your yoga practice and how beginner’s yoga workouts for men and women alike can be a great way to stay in shape.
Which beginners yoga program is right for you?
No Flexibility Required. All Programs Are Loaded With Modifications For The Inflexible!
Yoga Fix: Gentle strength Foundations For Absolute Beginners to fix pain, posture, balance, and energy.
Yoga Boost: Beginners yoga system to build muscle, lose weight, and soothe sore muscles.
Yoga 101. Yoga Fix.
Gentle Strength Foundations For Absolute Beginners to Fix Pain, Posture, Balance, and Energy
Yoga Fix is a complete 5 day gentle yoga system to fix your strength, energy, posture, and pain in just 20 minutes per day.
Designed to fit into your busy schedule, it’s the perfect program to do in the mornings before work, or after a long day at the office.
No previous experience or flexibility is required. Created for absolute beginners, middle aged adults, and desk workers, we provide safe, gentle modifications to traditional yoga poses to ensure that anyone can do yoga. Even if you can’t touch your toes!
Our unique, anatomy driven approach to yoga has already helped thousands of people and now it’s your turn.
No painful postures, no twisting yourself into a pretzel, and no preaching or spiritual philosophy. Yoga Fix is part workout and part educational video. You’ll not only learn how to do each pose properly, but you’ll also learn the anatomical benefits of each pose.
Want to reduce back pain? Check.
Want to improve your posture? Check.
Want to reduce stiffness? Reduce belly fat? Check and check.
Join us for the next 5 days as we work together to get stronger and leaner and become better and healthier versions of ourselves! We’ll help you become more mobile and agile, reduce pains and aches, and become a better, more confident, and resilient you.
Yoga 102. Yoga Boost.
Beginners Yoga System To Build Muscle, Burn Fat, and Soothe Sore Muscles
Boost your morning routine. Boost your metabolism. And boost your fitness goals with this complete yoga system for beginners.
Yoga Boost is a brand new yoga fitness system created specifically for men and women who haven’t done yoga before.
No painful postures. No twisting yourself into a pretzel. No hymns, chants, or gongs. This is yoga for physical fitness. This is yoga for those who don’t normally do yoga!
Yoga Boost consists of 4 distinct easy-to-follow, professionally-filmed workouts to address whatever your physical needs are for the day. Improve strength. Increase flexibility. Wind down from work. Sweat and lose weight. Whatever you need, Yoga Boost has it.
The workouts last just 20-25 minutes, so you’ll be able to get in, get out, and get out with your life knowing that you’ve completed an excellent, effective, and efficient workout every time.
We designed Yoga Boost as a total workout system. You can do the workouts on their own, integrate them with your existing workout, or use them to turn yourself from couch potato into movement enthusiast.
Over 50,000 beginners have chosen Body By Yoga
Can you really lose weight and build muscle with just yoga?
- TECHNIQUE – telling you how to do each pose correctly
- EXPLANATION – Explaining why it will help your fitness goals,
- MODIFICATIONS – Providing you with modifications to make the pose work for you
How long will it take to see results?
One of the best parts about Body By Yoga workouts is that people are noticing results in just WEEKS. Check out reviews from real people, just like you, to learn about the dramatic improvements people have experienced from working out with Body By Yoga!
Here’s another list of reported benefits from following along to Body By Yoga workouts.
- Belly fat loss
- Reduced sciatica pain
- Improved range of motion
- weight loss
- increased flexibility
- reduced daily aches and pain
- Improvements in overall physical feeling
- waist slimming
- Increased muscle
- Improved core strength
- And more!
Is Body By Yoga for men?
Our unique take on yoga is designed for those of us can’t twist themselves into a pretzel. It’s for those of us who have tight muscles and who need modifications they probably wouldn’t get in a group class.
Basically, it’s yoga fitness for the rest of us.
Body By Yoga classes are a favorite for anyone who currently lacks flexibility. That’s because we go out of way to provide safe modifications to each and every single pose. That is, we show you how to modify every pose so that you can still get its intended physical benefits, even if your flexibility doesn’t allow you to do the full version of the pose. These modifications are incredibly useful to inflexible beginners of all types, including athlete with tight muscles and older adults with mobility restrictions. Often, that includes men as well.
For men, there are certain poses that can be more challenging based on their level of flexibility. However, the same can be said for anybody with less flexibility.
In general, women tend to naturally be more flexible than men. Of course, that’s just an average, and it is not going to be the same across the board. Flexibility varies from person to person and you should work with your own level of flexibility and not try to force yourself deeper into a pose.
In a nutshell, Body By Yoga is for everyone – but inflexible beginners of all types will find it particularly useful.
Are some yoga poses harder for men?
Yes. Take pigeon pose foe example. Pigeon is a great pose for hip flexibility and mobility, but for the same reasons, it can be harder for males than females. Pigeon pose involves deep stretches in the hips and hamstrings, so for those who are not very flexible in the hips and thighs, modifications for this pose might be necessary.
Downward Facing Dog can also be more difficult for men. Although it’s a great pose for strengthening the arms, chest, core, hips, back, and legs, men naturally have tighter hamstrings, which makes downward facing dog harder to do.
For those with less hip flexibility, tree pose, Warrior 2, bound angle pose, and Goddess pose can also be more difficult.
Shoulder mobility is another area that can make some yoga poses more challenging for men. In particular, poses such as Warrior 1, Chair Pose, Eagle Pose, and Cow Face pose can all be difficult for men.
How does Body By Yoga modify exercises for inflexible beginners?
Many of the modifications we show make use of yoga blocks. These little guys are the building blocks to increase strength, balance, and mobility.
Blocks are great tools because they bring the floor closer to you. You may feel that some of the poses are not accessible to you because reaching the floor with your hands or forehead creates too much strain. Think of blocks as extensions of your arms and spine.
Blocks come in many different sizes and materials. The tutorials in this page use a larger cork block, which we sell on Amazon. The most common materials for yoga blocks are foam and bamboo. Foam blocks are generally the most affordable option. If you do not have a block at home, you can use any hard surface such as a textbook or even a coffee table.
In some cases, we also provide modifications that you can do with a chair. Almost any type of chair that you have around the house will work. Just make sure that it has a flat surface for sitting and four straight legs for support. Ideally, the chair will also have an open back. For caution, rest the chair against a wall to prevent it from sliding away from you.
Most of our chair modifications will be found in our chair yoga programs, which are going to be especially useful to those who are brand new to yoga and inflexible beginners of all ages. In general, we recommend starting with the chair modifications for seniors, absolute beginners, and anyone with a history of injuries.
Occasionally, we also use yoga straps. You can think of yoga straps as an extension of your arms. Yoga straps will allow you to reach further when shoulder or hamstring mobility restrictions arise. If you don’t have a yoga strap, you can use a belt or a towel.
Why should men do yoga?
So, why should men be doing yoga? Or better, why would they not be?
There is no one gender or type of person that yoga is meant for. Yoga is for everyone.
However, there are specific benefits that yoga offers, and they might differ slightly depending on the person, their prior experience, and even their gender.
Let’s take a look at specific benefits that yoga has to offer for a males:
Strength- Many men tend to practice strength training quite often. Men, on average, naturally have more muscle mass than females. Yoga can actually help to enhance a strength training practice by increasing mobility in the body as well as further defining muscle and focusing on the smaller muscles that often get overlooked when strength training. Yoga also helps to increase oxygen in the body through breathing exercises, and this can be a very useful skill to have when strength training.
Flexibility and Mobility- Male bodies are naturally less flexible than female bodies. We will look more into this later in the article to learn about why this is. Yoga can increase flexibility, opening up tight muscles, and making other exercises more accessible. By increasing mobility you can decrease pain and discomfort from tight fascia.
Stress Relief and Emotional Health- In society, many men feel they can not express themselves or be sensitive. This is a problem, preventing many males from feeling comfortable with their emotions. Yoga creates a space where feelings can be safely felt, where thoughts can be examined, and where there is no judgment. This encourages people to be more secure in who they are and what they feel.
What are men and women saying about Body By Yoga workouts?
More frequently asked questions
You’re doing yoga to GET more flexible, not because you are flexible. Body By Yoga is unique because we provide modifications for people who aren’t used to doing yoga, ESPECIALLY inflexible people. You do not have to be flexible in order to start.