5 Best Yoga DVD's for Beginners

[wp_ad_camp_1] Are you new to yoga? Have you been unable to get yourself to a yoga 101 or a beginners yoga workshop? No need to fear! There are a few awesome yoga videos that you can check out, which will take your through a beginner’s sequence as well as get you started to a practice in which you can take anywhere at any age.


1. Smart Start Yoga brought to you by Gaiam

In this video, your hosts Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman take you through sequences and demonstrate poses such seated chair poses and standing poses that help you re-center and rebalance. They will work on twists, stretches and alignment, which you can continue to practice anytime and whether you're at your desk or in the airport. If you have a busy schedule and are new to yoga, this is the video for you!

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2. Rodney Yee’s AM/PM

Rodney Yee once again is the featured yogi. In this view you get two yoga sessions to help you to feel energized and restored each day. The first is an morning segment with Rodney Yee introducing gentle yoga poses at sunrise on the shores of Maui to awaken your body an evening yoga session which will restore your body. The evening session is guided by Patricia Walden.


3. Yoga For Beginners: STRETCH by Claire Austen

Claire Austen’s goal with this video is to bring yoga to those who have never tried it. She wants you to move, breathe, stretch and be full of energy. This video is a blend of Hatha, Kundalini and Vinyasa yoga. You will find it the all in one workout, which will encourage your body’s flexibility as a newbie to this thing called “yoga”. You can choose to practice one of the seven short, ten minute segments or you can choose to do the entire 70 minute series from beginning to end. Each segment includes a warm up, stretch and flex.


4. Kundalini Yoga for Beginners & Beyond by Ana Brett and Ravi Singh

This DVD has everything you need as a beginner to the practice of yoga. You will increase your flexibility, build strength, increase aerobic efficiency, relieve stress, and take care of your body. You will be able to this all in a fun and exciting way. This workout features two 25 minute sequences which can be done independently or together. The first series is called Rise and Spine, which which will help you maintain a healthy back and kick your energy into high gear. The second series features a fun version of the ‘Five Tibetan”, which are exercises that keep you feeling young and full of energy.

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This site is awesome! was founded by David Procyshyn with the vision of providing yogis with a place to practice with out feeling apprehensive about attending a class if they are inexperienced. The site features a variety of teachers and styles, Fiji McAlpine, is one of my personal favorite teachers who has videos available on the site. The site It has tons of classes for beginners and advanced practitioners, not to mention this site is absolutely free. Like I said, this site kicks serious butt. You can find lots of different classes for beginners such as yoga for the upper and lower back, core, legs, arms and back, it also has prenatal, Kundalini and lots of flows. The site is supported by donations and the purchasing of the classes and DVDs.


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