Yoga videos are a great thing for anyone who wants to study and learn yoga in the comfort of their own home. In addition, many yoga videos are great for parents and children to do together. If you have thought about trying yoga, but you have not made the leap yet, then it’s time to give yoga a try with yoga videos. If you are not completely sure, you can always check out a few yoga videos from your library; to find out if this is something that you would like to do. There are also kid’s yoga videos, if you want to get your children involved – this would be an excellent option. Please keep in mind to ask your physician before starting any type of exercise plan (such as yoga).
Online Yoga Videos
There are also online yoga videos available, if you know where to look – but the problem with these are you really don’t want to work on your yoga poses in your office. Yoga video libraries feature many of the important aspects of yoga such as 1.) breathing, 2.) exercises (asanas or poses), and 3.) meditation/relaxation. Many yoga videos include powerful yoga breathing exercises which can be used to balance out many aspects of your life. They also feature guided meditation, which will give you an excellent opportunity to find true relaxation and stress relief.
Many yoga videos offer hands-on instruction with internationally known yoga instructors right in your own home. Many yoga videos combine techniques from several forms of yoga. Don’t worry if you have trouble finding a yoga video on a specific form – you may do best to purchase based on the instructor and if you think her/his technique and methods are in synch with your own. For example, I started practicing yoga many years ago, but I was learning from someone who was much more interested in the quality of the pose, than in
getting to as many poses as possible in a set period of time. When I went joined a class that was led by a different instructor, it was a disaster, and I gave up.
Whether you classify DVDs as yoga, yoga-inspired or as fitness videos, they all generally have a genuine intention to impart good health in the end. Rodney Yee’s videos usually feature spectacular views (from Hawaii or similar locations) and his voice is very soothing, you may find you enjoy him as an instructor, or perhaps you prefer a woman instructor. I agree with you that nothing beats attending a yoga class, especially as it being an excellent learning place for beginners, however if you are just starting out, you may find that yoga videos are the best way to get started with yoga and to begin a practice that can change your life. If you travel, you may find that accessing yoga videos online frees you up to practice
There are a great number of videos available, so how do you choose the best yoga video for you. Take your time and make sure that the video is in sync with your own style of yoga, and is not too grueling, or too light. It may take a while to find the perfect balance.
One DVD such as Yoga Burn features poses that ignite the body’s internal furnace with fast, aerobic-paced yoga moves that are designed to help you burn calories and to melt fat. Another DVD: Yoga Legs is geared more toward sculpting leaner, longer legs with dynamic poses that will challenge your balance, your flexibility and your strength.
Yoga Abs is another popular title. This video focuses on strengthening and shrinking your midsection using core-focused yoga moves to define a trim, tight tummy. Then there are videos like Yoga Relax, in which you concentrate on quieting your mind, and body with a series of gentle yoga stretches that rejuvenate and refresh your body. There is probably something for everyone interested in yoga in this DVD. Created and led by Rodney Yee the innovative Yoga Burn workout DVD is more physical than most. It combines transitions
between essential yoga moves/poses (asans) with resistance reps to help you gain strength and convert fat into leaner muscle.
Yoga for Pregnant Moms
For the pregnant Mom’s out there, the full length Baby Ready Yoga DVD will guide you through a unique and soothing and strengthening workout with modifications for each trimester. There are also numerous other pregnancy fit yoga workouts; I recently saw one that is included with the Green Baby video and would classify it as excellent.
Children’s Yoga DVDs, Yoga for Back Injuries and other Specialty DVDs
This addition of children’s yoga DVDs to your collection is an excellent alternative to competitive sports. A single DVD focusing on overall basics of traditional yoga is an excellent start. If you want a routine that has overall benefit of well being, think about including a series of exercises that target blood-flow and muscles in and to the head. As many men may not normally be attracted to Yoga, a new program has been developed on DVD by a Southern California Yoga Instructor, who has also suffered traumatic back injury in a car accident.
Yoga Programs – Seated Yoga
There are many different types of yoga programs. For example, there is a gentle exercise program that even teaches you to practice yoga while you are seated! Seated Yoga can make a big difference in helping you to manage your fatigue and that can improve your emotional view of life. There is truly something for everyone in yoga videos. You are certain to find one that fits you perfectly, and you may become so attached to it that you use it every day, giving you an excellent workout in the process.