(Closed) Yoga DVD/video recommendations?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Save your money and just use YouTube! There are sooooo many yoga classes on YouTube!

I am kind of obsessed with yoga. If you are totally unfamiliar with yoga (it’s a little hard to tell from your post), I would recommend going to a class in person a couple of times, just so you know that you’re doing the poses correctly.

But, if that’s not possible, definitely search for beginner videos on YouTube, and also use Google! Look for “common mistakes in X pose” or whatever. I don’t think you’re likely to seriously injure yourself in yoga or anything, but having correct alignment can help you get the biggest benefit out of yoga and also help prevent strains.

Anyway, my favorite yoga-internet person is Yoga by Candace. She has tons of videos and a great blog. Lots of people like Lesley Fightmaster, but she’s not my fave. Yoga Journal is also great for beginners.

If you’re into stretching, definitely look for restorative yoga and maybe yin yoga. Yin yoga is something I love, but it might be a little intense at first–it’s basically holding a stretching pose for a reallllly long time. There are lots of yin videos and classes on YouTube too!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Although I have tons of yoga DVDs I recommend yogadownload.com a lot more! They have online (streaming and downloadable) classes in varying lengths, styles (including yin if you’re wanting to try it!) and intensities so you can pick what you need for the day. If the DVD is a must…and you’ve taken yoga before…my absolute favorite is Shiva Rea’s yoga trance dance. Happy hunting!

ETA: go to yogadownload.com and search for yoga for runners…I guarantee you at least 15 classes!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I second the free videos on YouTube suggestion! Ever since I moved and haven’t felt like unpacking and finding space for my workout DVDs, I’ve relied solely on YouTube and was surprised by how much is out there. I haven’t yet found any yoga videos that I love, so thank you, 

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howsweetitis, for the recommendations!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Also, yogadownload.com is a great site; they have workouts divided into a bunch of different well defined and easy to understand categories, including complete beginners.  It’s not free, but it offers more guidance than youtube alone.  And here’s a groupon:  https://www.groupon.com/deals/yoga-download-5

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2025

Definitely be sure to check out a class. I had no idea I wasn’t doing certain poses correctly until an instructor adjusted me accordingly. As well, for me (and my yoga buddy), neither of us is comfortable in pigeon pose and in our Moksha classes, its a very common pose for the mat series. One of our instructors gave us a variation to do but until then, I was feeling very crappy about the fact I couldn’t stay in that pose without being uncomfortable. 

You may want to check out fitness blender. I’ve enjoyed some of their workouts and they have a TON of them free, including some yoga videos.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Oooh!  I love having guidance for where on youtube to look – there are just so many channels out there.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2025

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Gemstone:  its surprising how much a small adjustment can really make you feel the pose the way it was intended to be done!! enjoy your journey into yoga πŸ˜€

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I love love love Yoga with Adriene on YouTube. She offers a lot of stuff for all levels. She’s really warm and inviting too. 

If I ever make it to Texas I would definitely take her class In person. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

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nanabana:  Oh yeah I like Yoga with Adriene too! And Yoga with Kassandra.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

My favourite site is http://www.yogajournal.com

The website use to be so much easier to navigate though. But if you go to Yoga Videos, at the bottom of the page you can filter by length and stuff. I use to like the ones by Jason Crandell. You can also google his name and find some videos on youtube.

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