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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:10 pm 
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I am really getting into yoga - have my block preps and a good mat. I cannot afford to take $10 a pop classes right now. I am not a really flexible person and I am just learning how to breathe...I can do pigeon pose and others without to much strain...I love warrior poses...

What DVDs do you like/recommend?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:26 am 
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MAN... I want yoga blocks so bad...

I have Pure and Simple Yoga with Eoin Finn and I like it fine.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:32 am 
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i really like rodney yee's 'am yoga for your week'. it has 5 20-30 minute episodes that are great just to get you moving. each routine focuses on something different (backbends, hip-openers, etc), so they work well as stand-alone workouts or in combination with each other.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:52 am 
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I like most of the Shiva Rea DVDs. I can't remember which one I have at home at the moment though, but netflix has a fair amount of yoga DVDs. I also keep meaning to try the jivamukti one.

Yoga journal has a little blurb on the new online yoga services this issue. I haven't tried it yet, but http://www.yogavibes.com/ looks sort of neat. You can pay $25 a month for unlimited yoga videos online.


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I use a DVD called Yoga: Quest For Help, it's a three DVD set with different levels starting at beginner. It helped me get into yoga.


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I belong to a gym, so its a flat fee ($85) a month for everything and the gym offers a yoga class a day, which feels like a good deal.

And I have Dharma Mittra's yoga video, which also has three levels from beginner on.

And there are great yoga podcasts out there.

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Nickalya wrote:
I have Pure and Simple Yoga with Eoin Finn and I like it fine.


I love Pure and Simple Yoga, I also really like Altar of the Heart, Yoga Mind and Body and Yoga Zone: Conditioning and Stress Release

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I actually really like MTV Yoga. And Crunch Candlelight Yoga is great before bed.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:53 am 
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Nickalya wrote:
MAN... I want yoga blocks so bad...




I got a block and strap for $10 at Borders. I saw some blocks on clearance at Target recently but they were still over $10. I bought a mat cover for $12 at TJ Maxx for $12...I like deals!

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I actually really like MTV Yoga. And Crunch Candlelight Yoga is great before bed.


Yeah! I did the Crunch Candlelight Yoga, and it was really nice. It's nice and soothing, and not too difficult. It would be really good before bed.

What I thought was cool was that I could get it on Netflix Streaming for my playstation! I'm in love with that.

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amandabear wrote:
I actually really like MTV Yoga. And Crunch Candlelight Yoga is great before bed.
Yeah! I did the Crunch Candlelight Yoga, and it was really nice. It's nice and soothing, and not too difficult. It would be really good before bed.

What I thought was cool was that I could get it on Netflix Streaming for my playstation! I'm in love with that.
Whoa! I never thought about yoga on Netflix. Brilliant! I know what I'm doing tomorrow.

And I'll second the MTV yoga videos. They're forking awesome. I also like the Crunch Yoga Pilates Super Slimdown. I like that it's more on the intense side.

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Rodney Yee is my favourite!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:16 pm 
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AugustaBakery wrote:

What I thought was cool was that I could get it on Netflix Streaming for my playstation! I'm in love with that.



I need to ask my boyfriend if I can play with his other girlfriend - aka the ps3!

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Question for those with MTV Yoga- does it have much hip-focussed stuff? I have dodgy hips (from being born without properly formed hip sockets and being one of those creepy robot babies in a brace), and they click and have absolutely no flexibility. I want to get into yoga to strengthen them, and get them functioning more like normal human hips.

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I can't watch anything with Rodney Yee. Those bike shorts are too distracting. Kathy Smith has a series of beginner through advanced that I like. I also like the Namaste Yoga series on FitTv.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:23 pm 
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i, too, cannot believe i haven't thought of looking on netflix for yoga videos. whee!

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I've become a fan of Jason Crandell. I will probably end up burning a hole in his Morning Noon and Night video. If you want to see a sample of his work without buying a DVD, check out Yoga Journal TV or subscribe to their video podcast.

http://www.yogajournal.com/video/

http://www.jasonyoga.com/

I haven't really watched any of these but you may want to check out Yoga Zone on Hulu:

http://www.hulu.com/yoga-zone

There are some interesting videos on Lulu Bandha's site:

http://www.lulubandhas.com/yoga/videos

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Thessaly wrote:
I like most of the Shiva Rea DVDs. I can't remember which one I have at home at the moment though, but netflix has a fair amount of yoga DVDs. I also keep meaning to try the jivamukti one.

Me too! I have the Yoga Shakti (?) maybe it's called. I never do a full 90 minutes, but I do the night time one which is about 45 minutes and the 30 minute one.

I like Kundalini Yoga for Grace and Strength by Carol Carlson, *Kundalini Yoga for Skiers and Runners by Nivair Singh Khalsa and Kundalini Yoga with Gurmukh. The Singh Khalsa one is probably my favorite of these three, it's pretty low budget production-wise, like some guy doing his practice in a living room, but no matter, the exercise sequence is very effective in that particular one and I always feel fantastic afterward. All three of them are very good, in my opinion.

I have a nice relaxing Rainbeau Mars one that's only 30 minutes that I do in the evenings. I like the Eoin Finn "Yoga For Happiness" Nice Ashtanga workout and very nice variability in set lengths (20, 30, 45, 60, 90 minute workouts all on one or two DVD set).

Oh, and the Baron Baptiste power ones as well. Challenging and effective.

* Nirvair Singh Khalsa's one: http://www.amazon.com/Kundalini-Yoga-Re ... B00000JWTW

I have it on vid tape, not sure if it's even on DVD....

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another vote for rodney yee. i really like his dvds, partly because i find them less cheesy than some of the others i've seen. i have one that's like energizing/rejuvenating, and one that's healing yoga, which i just got, and will be trying soon!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:45 pm 
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Another vote for Shiva Rae's Yoga Shakti. Housemate and I used to do that together, and it was wonderful. I loved the matrix where you could put together your own class, except we usually just used the premade ones.

Rodney Yee isn't bad either.

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oh! Also, if you sign up at yogatoday.com they have one free class a week on there. Or you can try looking around local studios, they'll often have free or really cheap trial classes... that's what a lot of my friends do.

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oh! Also, if you sign up at yogatoday.com they have one free class a week on there. Or you can try looking around local studios, they'll often have free or really cheap trial classes... that's what a lot of my friends do.



Can you burn YT on DVDs? There are some interesting ones but to work out in front of my comp will not cut it!

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Bryan Kest's Power Yoga!! he's amazing. there are 3 levels depending how hard you want to work your body. his sessions are about an hour long, and he's really encouraging and tells you not to try and do it like everyone else, but to go as far as your body will let you, etc etc. he has a really nice soothing voice, too. i love this dvd - i borrowed it for a few months from a friend last year, and i've just ordered it from amazon. i don't think it's in stores anymore.

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I can't watch anything with Rodney Yee. Those bike shorts are too distracting.

Haha! I have his Yoga for Abs, where he's wearing a speedo-type thing. The first time I watched I was like O.O

I like any of the ones I've gotten from Gaiam actually, not just the Rodney Yee ones. They seem to do a good job of discussing the things that can't be seen on the screen (describing what a pose should feel like, discusing ways to visualize the posture, non-annoying breath reminders, etc.)


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Bryan Kest's Power Yoga!! he's amazing. there are 3 levels depending how hard you want to work your body. his sessions are about an hour long, and he's really encouraging and tells you not to try and do it like everyone else, but to go as far as your body will let you, etc etc. he has a really nice soothing voice, too. i love this dvd - i borrowed it for a few months from a friend last year, and i've just ordered it from amazon. i don't think it's in stores anymore.

I always wanted to try this! But you know, maybe three or four years ago, I bought his Power Yoga DVD and I had to return it three times because I could never get it to work in my DVD player. Must have been a bum batch of DVDs they'd shipped, you know, because the store kept replacing them for me, and every one I tried seemed defective, so I just threw up my hands finally and chose another DVD but I've always wanted to try BKest's because I've heard good things.

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