Yoga Basics for the Femme Boss!

To improve how you perceive yourself and feel as a Femme Boss, consider starting a regular yoga practice. Taking time to do yoga has been shown to benefit the mind, soul and body. Stretching helps to relieve physical stress and calm the mind. It also assists in increasing blood flow to the muscles to remove toxins like lactic acid.

Spending as little as 10 minutes a day on the sacred practice of yoga will leave lasting benefits on your sense of well-being.

Here are some awesome yogis I’d highly recommend when you assume a yoga practice:

GymRa

This was actually the first yogi I watched when I started my yoga practice. I loved the music that plays in the background and her serene voice. She does some more advanced moves after the first 30 minutes, but even if you’re a beginner the first 30 minutes are really empowering, rejuvenating, and relaxing.


Kino MacGregor

Kino has a beautiful, sweet personality. In her videos she emphasizes the spiritual aspects of the Ashtanga yoga practice. She also works very hard to make yoga accessible to beginners (see her beginner yoga challenge series). In her “coffee talk” type videos she also talks about the mental, spiritual, and other benefits of yoga that come from a regular practice.

Boho Beautiful

Boho Beautiful is a very beautiful young lady who seeks to make her videos also beautiful and inviting. She spends a lot of time traveling to new and exciting places to film her yoga sessions, selecting them with care. She emphasizes the calming and rejuvenating aspects of doing each yoga workout and highlights the physical benefits of holistic health practices, including a plant-based diet.

Ali Kamenova

Ali makes a point of explaining key aspects of achieving the yoga poses safely. She also explains easy modifications to the poses in the event that you can’t achieve the full pose right now. She also pairs great Buddha Bar music mixes with her videos. I really enjoy her style, the scenery of her backyard in this video, and the timbre of her voice. Give her a try if you’re looking for something geared more towards beginners!

Take a moment to try these videos and see if you like any of them!  Having a yogi like any of these great women to guide you as you start the practice can be really game-changing. You’ll start feeling more motivated to practice consistently when you know you have a calm voice and beautiful scenery to look forward to!

Hannah Stringfellow is a freelance blogger and world traveler. She holds an M.S., Chemistry, from the University of California, Berkeley. Her interests include women’s empowerment, health and wellness, and cross-cultural competency.

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