It’s no secret that yoga provides oh-many health benefits – better flexibility, increased muscle strength and definition, and a mind-body connection that can lead to less stress and more balance.
But sometimes “yoga” can feel a little scary.
Donna Screw Samori wants to change this idea with the addition of her program, 5 Day Beginner.
“Yoga is really for everyone. There is a misconception about yoga that it is only for flexible people. That’s not true! Yoga involves both strength and flexibility and the changes make yoga possible for most.”
Donna makes it easy for you in this beginner series with basic basic postures, gentle stretches and soothing breathing work, all in less than 20 minutes so anyone can start and make yoga a regular part of their fitness routine.
Short exercises will make you feel confident, motivated, and consistent with your most important relationship: the one you have with yourself.
Towards the end of the week, “you will understand yoga better and hopefully you will be less intimidated by it,” Donna explains. “My hope is that people will understand that yoga can be for them.”
What is a 5 day beginner yoga?
5 Day Beginner Yoga is a simple introduction to yoga that shows you how to incorporate yoga into your regular fitness routine.
This five-day series of 15- to 20-minute exercises teaches you the basics of positioning, stretching, and breathing, so you can feel confident doing yoga in any setting.
After five days, you will not only become more flexible and physically strong but also become more attached to you.
“In addition to the physical, self-care is one of the most important things for our overall health,” said Donna.
Who should sign up for 5 Day Beginner Yoga?
If you have ever been a little interested in yoga, you need to sign up for a 5 day beginner yoga.
Regardless of your fitness level, this is the perfect way to keep your feet wet and learn the basics with minimal time commitment.
The program is a great reset at the beginning of the year or throughout the year if you are struggling to get back into a routine.
If you already follow a fitness routine, 5-day beginner yoga exercises can be used in your schedule as an alternative to recovery.
And, let’s face it, no matter where you are on your fitness journey, the stress relief and calm feeling that yoga provides is something we can all benefit from.
How are the workouts?
All you need to start your yoga practice is 15 minutes. Donna begins with an introduction to the signature poses and focuses on the basics for the first few days.
In 4 days, you will have the opportunity to try your first gentle flow – a sequence of drawn poses from the previous days.
Your last day is your longest session (still only 20 minutes!), And challenges you to put together what you have learned.
For more details, see the list of workouts you will do each day below and download the program calendar here.
Day 1: 15-minute yoga foundation
Grab your mat and lay a solid foundation for the week with a few basic yoga poses.
Day 2: 15-Minute Signature Basic
Donna presents more basics but this time focuses on simple full-body movements that make you feel better from head to toe.
Day 3: 15-minute balance and strength
Dive a little deeper into your practice with postures that invite you to explore your strengths and balance.
Day 4: 15-Minute Beginner Flow
Combine the postures you have learned and add a few new ones to the mix in this gentle flow.
Day 5: 20-minute yoga celebration
It’s time to put it all together! In this final class apply what you have learned throughout the week and keep the mat strong and confident.
See your trainer
An emerging therapist and yoga instructor for more than 15 years, Donna Scrow emphasizes the physical benefits of summary yoga as much as the physical benefits.
After contacting students for guidance after a class for several years, Donna wanted to learn more about mental health from students whose mental struggles were aroused during their practice, returning to school for a Masters in Social Work.
He brings this overall understanding of how people work – mind and body – in each of the classes he leads.