by Neha Mahajan
Summer is here and so is the need to look fit to flaunt those oh so gorgeous clothes. What other way than to exercise your way out. Although nothing can beat a walk on a pleasant morning, the scroching sun makes it difficult enough. To exercise at home with yoga, with not only revitalize you but enlighten your inner self.
Choosing the best Yoga DVD will depend on the skill level and interest. Yoga is a total exercise system that encompasses the body, spirit, and the mind. Yoga offers a variety of benefits to the beginner as well as those who have been doing it for years. Yoga benefits include strength and flexibility through a variety of components: stretches, movements, and breathing exercises combined into forms by those people who practice it. Yoga has its roots in India during ancient times, and has spread through all parts of the world.
The invention of visual media has enabled Yoga to become an essential part of people across globe. At present, there are a wide variety of Yoga DVDs in the market. Here is a review of top five Yoga DVDs for the beginners as well as advanced Yoga practitioners.
It eases newcomers into Yoga with easy to follow and step by step instructions with the 12 essential Yoga postures in over 85 minutes . This Sarah Ivanhoe DVD is ideal for beginners of any age and fitness level, the program also includes a bonus intermediate yoga workout for those ready to move beyond the basics. Available at Amazon.com
This extraordinary weight loss show on NBC is available on DVD. Now you can achieve pound-shedding results in just 6-8 weeks with the transforming power of yoga! Start with Level 1, then progressively add on Levels 2 and 3 to up the challenge and the fat burn. You will quickly gain balance and strength as you lengthen and lean your entire body. With The Biggest Loser trainer Bob as well as winners and finalists from the show will motivate you to succeed. Quiet your mind and body with slow, calming stretches and experience the tranquility of this meditative cool-down. Available at Tower.com for $7.79
Reviewed as the most effective tool for vibrant health, self-expansion, and exciting personal breakthroughs, Ravi and Ana use Kundalini Yoga's sophisticated approach to effortless conditioning. Breathe, move, stretch, relax, meditate, celebrate! Boost your metabolism. Slim down, tone and feel inspired. These workouts and meditations will help you optimize your glandular system, bring emotional healing, reduce problem areas, and help you attain your personal ideal. This conveniently chaptered 90 min. DVD offers four 20 min. workouts (plus two meditations) to help you reshape your body and your life! This DVD is for all levels. Modifications are given so that everyone can always participate. Long time yogis will find much new material to add to their yoga repertoire. This DVD features an inspired musical score by Tom Carden. Available at raviana.com for $19.95.
A.M. and P.M. Yoga for Beginners features a 20-minute energizing morning workout and a 20-minute relaxing evening workout. In the morning, you’ll learn from yoga guru Rodney Yee against the backdrop of a beautiful Maui beach. In the evening, you’ll be guided by Patricia Walden on the golden sands of Death Valley. Both workouts feature extensive explanations of the various poses. Available at Amazon.com
Internationally acclaimed vinyasa flow yoga teacher Shiva Rea revolutionizes the instructional yoga video genre with Yoga Shakti. Viewers simply select their favorite practices from a simple-to-use yoga menu filled with a rich variety of moving postures, meditations, and shavasana relaxations and then press play to enjoy. To help them get started, Shiva Rea includes a complete list of suggested sequences, ranging from five-minute tune-up sessions to extended hour-long yoga immersions. A rich soundtrack featuring traditional Indian musicians as well as contemporary ambient and underground under. Suitable for yoga lovers of all levels, this at home practice will leave them with joy, vitality, and spontaneity and release shakti, the energetic essence within.
Avalaible at Amazon.com