Yoga DVD Review

When finding the best yoga DVD we can agree that instructors, routine time, and difficulty levels are most important.

That was our top criteria for selecting the best yoga DVD.

If you are ready to start with your sun salutations, Yoga for Beginners & Beyond scored high marks in all the categories we researched and is our top pick.

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Top 10 Yoga DVD’s

RankPictureDVDInstructor
/ Director
Levels
1
Yoga
Michael WohlBeginners, Essential
2
Yoga Sweat
Julie SchoenBeginners
3
Yoga for Weight Loss
Michael WohlBeginners, Essential
4
Yoga Zone
Alan FingerBeginners, Essential, Advance
5
Yoga for Inflexible People
Michael WohlBeginners, Essential
6
Yoga for the Rest of Us
Peggy CappyEssential
7
Yoga Journal
Natasha RizopoulosBeginners, Essential, Advance
8
Yoga For Beginners
Lilias FolanBeginners, Essential
9
Yoga to the Rescue
Desirée RumbaughBeginners, Essential
10
MTV Fitness
Kristin McGeeBeginners, Essential

DID YOU KNOW?
The swastika originated as the symbol to bring good fortune and for the sun god Surya.
 

Yoga DVD Comparison


Yoga for Beginners & Beyond
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Julie Schoen – Yoga Sweat
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Yoga for Weight Loss
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Yoga Zone Ultimate Collection
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Yoga for Inflexible People
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Yoga for the Rest of Us
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Yoga Journal’s Beginning Yoga
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Complete Yoga Fitness Beginners
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Yoga to the Rescue Collection
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MTV Fitness 3pk
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DVDs3136333233
Routines40303540503040303030
Routine Time
(minutes)
15 – 6010 – 3010 – 4520 – 4010 – 3020 – 4010 – 3520 – 4515 – 6015 – 45
DVD Run Time
(minutes)
6008060024060027833010618696
Format

Formats,

Color,

NTSC

Multiple

Formats,

Color,

NTSC

Multiple
Formats,
Box set,
NTSC
Multiple
Formats,
Box set,
Color,
NTSC
Multiple
Formats,
Box set,
NTSC
Multiple
Formats,
Box set,
Closed-captioned,
Color,
NTSC
Multiple Formats,
Box set,
Color,
Dolby,
NTSC
Multiple
Formats,
Box set,
Color,
NTSC
Multiple Formats,
Box set,
Color,
NTSC,
Wide screen
Multiple Formats,
Box set,
Color,
Full Screen,
NTSC
Instructor
/ Director
Michael WohlJulie SchoenMichael WohlAlan FingerMichael WohlPeggy CappyNatasha RizopoulosLilias FolanDesirée RumbaughKristin McGee
MeditationDalai LamaJulie SchoenVariousVariousDalai LamaPeggy CappyNatasha RizopoulosLilias FolanDesirée RumbaughKristin McGee
LevelsBeginners,
Essential
BeginnersBeginners,

Essential

Beginners,

Essential,
Advance

Beginners,

Essential

EssentialBeginners,

Essential,

Advance

Beginners,

Essential

Beginners,

Essential

Beginners,

Essential

 

Yoga DVD Buying Guide

Yoga DVD Reviews

What is a Yoga DVD?

Yoga DVD1Over the last few years, yoga has grown to be one of the most popular ways to get in shape and lose weight in the world. Yoga classes are commonplace and if you’re looking for something to do at home, the yoga DVD market is huge with plenty of offerings available.

One of the most popular aspects of yoga is that it doesn’t require a lot of equipment. Of course you can purchase equipment if you choose to but to get started, all you really need is a yoga mat and clothing that doesn’t restrict your movements.

There tends to be times of the year that people start looking to get in shape. Those times are typically in the later spring, right before bathing suit season, before the holiday season in late October and At the New Year in the form of resolutions. Some people may not like the idea of doing yoga in a public class at the gym or studio, especially if they are just getting started. In these cases, yoga DVDs are the perfect choice.

Choosing the Right DVD

One of the biggest factors in choosing the right yoga DVD is your objective and the goals you have. In other words, why do you want to do yoga? If you’re looking for increased flexibility, you will want to look for DVDs that work on the flexibility aspect of yoga and that are designed to increase and improve your flexibility.

Looking to tone up and lose weight? There are yoga routines that focus on that as the goal as well. Whatever your goals and objectives are when it comes to yoga, there is a DVD that will help you achieve it. Remember that each person will have different tastes, preferences and goals so what one person likes, another may not.

Features

What kinds of features are important when it comes to finding a good yoga DVD? There are several things you should look for that can be checked and/or verified before you make a purchase that could possibly just waste your money, especially if you don’t like it.

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  • Clear description on the cover as to what the contents are – No one wants to buy a DVD only to find out that what it sounded like it was it wasn’t. The best yoga DVDs will be very clear about what is on them. When you can see what is on them you will be able to ascertain whether they fit your needs, skill level and goals.
  • Plenty of Choices of Routines – Variety is the key to not getting bored. Look for the yoga DVD that has several different routines for you to choose from. Even better if the routines are of different forms of yoga. When you do the same exact routine every time, not only mental boredom will occur but your body will become accustomed to the routine and the benefits will not be nearly as beneficial.
  • Different Skill Levels Available – Not all DVDs will work for all skill levels, but one of the best features of a great yoga DVD is the ability to “grow” with the DVD set. Ideally, if it contains beginners’ routines and then progresses to intermediate and even potentially advanced levels you have purchased something that will last you for years.

Matching the Right Yoga to Your Personal Needs

Now that you know the features to look for in a yoga DVD, you may still need to know how to choose the one that will be the best for YOU personally. There are a few standard factors that you should take into consideration as you are shopping around.

  • Don’t go above Your skill level – One of the biggest mistakes a beginner can make is to jump in with both feet and choose a yoga DVD that is too advanced for their skill level. If you choose a more advanced DVD you will only become frustrated and discouraged which will lead to you wanting to quit.

    Some yoga poses can be extremely challenging and you will get there with determination and perseverance but don’t give yourself a challenge from the very beginning if you want to enjoy yoga to the fullest. There is no shame in choosing a beginner’s DVD when you ARE a beginner. You can always get other DVDs later as your skills increase or choose a set that has progressive discs that can “grow” with you.

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  • Access Your Goals and Objectives – There are many different benefits to yoga including stress relief, spiritual benefits, toning, weight loss and others. You need to know what you own goals are when you are choosing your yoga DVD. With all of the DVD choices available, it is easy to find the right one that will provide the types of routines that focus on those goals and objectives.
  • Match the DVD to Your Schedule – If you only have time for a 20 minute workout, don’t get a DVD that requires 60 minutes. There are plenty of yoga DVDs that accommodate all schedules and many of them have both short and longer workouts available in the same set so you can do the shorter ones when time is an issue and spend more time when you have it.

Conclusion

When it comes to yoga DVDs the array of choices alone can be overwhelming. The knowledge in this guide can provide you with the tools you need to choose a yoga DVD that will be perfect for you regardless of where you are starting from.

Yoga has many health benefits and it’s a workout that most who try it swear by for eliminating stress, increasing flexibility, losing weight and much more. Take your time looking at the DVDs that fit your needs and choose the one from those that looks appealing to you.

Resources

  1. Yoga for Beginners & Beyond – Yoga for Beginners & Beyond
  2. Yoga Sweat for Weight Loss with Julie Schoen – Yoga Sweat for Weight Loss with Julie Schoen
  3. Yoga for Weight Loss Deluxe 3 DVD set – Yoga for Weight Loss Deluxe 3 DVD set