Yoga is a great way to stay fit but starting right will ensure that you won’t hurt yourself in the process. You will also be able to extract the most out of your workouts and for that you need instructions. You could go the old way and join a yoga class but if you do not have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to do so then yoga videos are the way to go. Today we will review 5 of the best yoga videos you can get your hands on.
They are meant for different requirements and we list what is great with each one so that you can pick whichever suits you the best. Let us dive right in. We have included a relevance meter so that you can gauge how beneficial the videos will be for you. We have also included the actual workout instruction duration as opposed to the runtime so that you have a precise idea of the content you are going to get.
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1.) Yoga EVO Stretching Strap with Handling Loops + Tutorials:
If you are looking for an all in one solution to your yoga needs and you would also like to do other things such as stretching and Pilates on the side then this will be a great asset for you. Unlike most tutorials, it comes with a stretching strap with multiple loops so that you can keep doing more advanced workouts by just changing the loops. The 120 minutes of tutorials included not only cover yoga poses but also other things like stretching, pilates, and different types of warm-ups in high definition.
So if you are a dancer or a sports person you will appreciate this feature a lot. If you are looking for just yoga poses then also you won’t be disappointed. It covers pretty much every yoga pose known and how to do them. The routine as to which yoga pose to do how many times has to be figured out by yourself. There is a lot of information in here, so you will have to put in some effort to filter out what you need.
Ease of use: 4/5
Meant for: All age groups and professional dancers and sportspersons
Duration of tutorials: 120 minutes
- Learn to practice over 100 yoga poses safely and effectively
2.) Gentle Yoga: 7 Beginning Yoga Practices for Mid-life (40’s – 70’s):
If you work involves hours of sitting at a desk and if your busy schedule does not allow you to allocate any extended periods of time for your workouts then this is ideal for you. It features multiple video sections meant to give you workout at work. If you have trouble sleeping then you will find the evening workout videos very helpful. Other videos included are meant to help improve your balance, core strength, and flexibility.
There is yoga poses meant for different age groups and as everything is segregated into routines meant to accomplish one particular thing, irrespective of what you are looking for you will find it in here and it will require very little effort for you to figure out which set of poses to do. Everything is clearly defined and there is even a video to help you meditate. Overall the best package for the very busy.
Ease of use: 5/5
Meant for: Very busy people of the 40 – 70 age group
Duration of tutorials: 187 minutes
- Factory sealed DVD
3.) Yoga For Beginners:
If you are an absolute novice then this is the best deal you are going to get. Having been a top seller for many years this is a great way to start the invigorating journey into the world of yoga. It gives you the ability to customize the workouts so that you can target specific body parts every day or if you have an injury you can customize the workouts in such a way that you do not stress the injured part.
This is a great feature as it will cater to your individual need. It can be useful to people of all age groups and just as an added motivation it includes lectures from the great Dalai Lama that cover everything fro meditation to stress. It is very comprehensive as well and all at a price that is very competitive. There is something fro everyone and if you have no idea what yoga is or how to get started then close your eyes and go for this. With over a decade of 5 star reviews, its easy to say it is one of the best selling yoga videos available today.
Ease of use: 4/5
Meant for: Beginners of all age groups
Duration of tutorials: 240 minutes
4.) Flow Yoga: Elements of Yoga: Air & Water with Tara Lee
If you want to get on a very specific path in yoga then this is a great way to do so. This tutorial will guide you to harness the air and water elements inside you. Constructed in such a way that you follow the modules one by one or choose any one at random. It will help you to exercise your breathing, strengthen your core, improve your balance and guide you through meditation.
This is perfect for those who have very little time and can only manage a few minutes here and there and for those who have become older and would prefer something gentler. Being very focussed its content duration is less and will not satisfy you if you are looking for something very comprehensive or advanced.
Ease of use: 5/5
Meant for: Older people and those looking for a gentle form of yoga
Duration of tutorials: 95 minutes
5.) Jillian Michaels: Yoga Meltdown
If weight loss is your primary goal then this is the perfect match for you. Headed by someone who proved to the world on the grand stage that yoga can help you lose weight, this tutorial has many advanced yoga poses and techniques that will help you burn off all the excess unwanted weight. The workouts are a bit intense and should not be attempted if you are on the older side or have injuries.
It also designed in such a way that all you have to give is 30 minutes from your daily schedule and follow the instructions carefully. If you possess that kind of determination then go for it and you will see amazing results. There is no magic pose or secret formula, just that the basic yoga poses and their number of repetitions have been modified in such a way as to push your body every time you workout. Perfect for those looking for a real, healthy and sure way to lay off some pounds. One of the best weight loss yoga videos available today.
Ease of use: 2.5/5
Meant for: Young to middle aged people wanting to lose weight
Duration of tutorials: 66 minutes
Staying fit, becoming more nimble and agile, losing weight or piece of mind, the reasons for you to do yoga might be many and we have listed the best yoga videos to help you do just that.
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