Yoga dvds?

  • helloiamjeff

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    Dec 24, 2008 1:06 PM GMT
    I do Yoga at my gym about 4 times a week and would like to start doing it twice a day on most days but I travel alot and am looking for suggestions on a good dvd or dvds that I may pic up to take with me on the road? any traveling Yogis? what do you do?
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    Dec 24, 2008 3:59 PM GMT
    well.. the ideal is to learn the asana and how to sequence so that you can tailor a routine for yourself that works energetically and physically for the needs of the day. But that comes with time and self practice. If you want a cheer leader (nothing wrong with that) then there are various routes.

    If you want something "athletic" then Baptiste´s Power Yoga is good, and I am sure has a DVD.

    Rodney Yee is another solid name (I´ve not used his DVDs though).

    Shiva Rea and Ana Forrest are also worth checking out (Ana Forrest is kinda amazing
    http://blogs.yogajournal.com/boston06/video/12/vid_play_content.html One of the few women I find attractive She has a DVD with a serious abs work out on it, yoga style. BTW she was in her 50s in the clip. I hear the Strength and Spirit one is the place to start or the pleasure of strength. This is hard work. Do not be mislead.

    It´s a bit hard to answer well for you without knowing what style you are into.
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    Dec 24, 2008 4:19 PM GMT
    I've been doing yoga for quite a few years (proudly, pre Madonna lol) and have found the only videos to buy are those that feature Rodney Yee. They are well done and his instructions are clear. I recommend that you watch them a few times through before starting so that you feel comfortable with his instructions, but this isnt absolutely necessary. I'm sure there are other videos out there that are decent, but in my experience they have been hit and miss.
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    Dec 24, 2008 4:30 PM GMT
    I have seen Yee´s books, which is why I suggested that you try the DVD. Rest assured his are not the only DVDs worth using. it depends on what you want. icon_cool.gif

  • Dec 27, 2008 3:26 AM GMT
    I am a bit of a traveler myself and always carry my RODNEY YEE around! He has many many dvds to tailor to your needs and moods. I believe the company is GAIAM ....not sure i spelled that right but Rodney Yee is his name!!!

    Namaste!!!!!
  • helloiamjeff

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    Dec 28, 2008 4:07 PM GMT
    thanks guys!
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    Jan 02, 2009 3:17 PM GMT
    Aaron Star has several DVD's from beginner to advanced. They are easy on the eyes, also.

    http://www.hotnudeyoga.com/
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    Dec 18, 2010 4:49 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI highly recommend doing yoga on your own. My gym offers yoga classes and I tried them a couple of times. I felt like such an outsider and felt a lot of ostracizing energy in the room from most of the people. Because I am not some anorexic twink that blends in I think I put a lot of them off.

    Speaking as the other elephant/800 lb gorilla in the yoga room, try grabbing a spot early at the front of the class to best view the instructor and the energy of other class members should barely register at all.

    Because I'm not well versed enough in the practice to comfortably perform on my own I prefer classes because it's a strain for me to assume the positions watching a TV screen and it's nice to have an instructor check your form and other members whose form you can eyeball when you can't see the instructor. I tried a couple of basic Rodney Yee DVDs at home and found them frustrating.
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    Dec 18, 2010 5:44 PM GMT
    I do hot yoga about once a week, but I really recommend the Fountain of Youth DVD. The instructor is the same guy that does P90X. You can buy it off of the beach body website or maybe ebay. There's also the P90X Yoga but I don't like that one as much.
  • HawkShep

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    Feb 17, 2011 5:50 AM GMT
    Although I prefer going to a live yoga class, I recently bought Bryan Kest's Power Yoga DVD and think it's great. There are three programs to choose from, depending on your experience level. It's informative and easy to follow, and includes some great insights and advice.
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    Apr 21, 2011 6:12 AM GMT
    My favorite is Erich Schiffmann's Yoga Mind and Body with Ali McGraw. It has a great pace, beautiful footage and is a moderate level flow.

    There are also a lot of great classes online. Check this page out:

    http://www.doyogawithme.com/yoga_classes

    All of the class videos are free.