Does anyone know of a good Yoga video to buy that will actually help you lose weight and get your body tone?

Question by irenegurl8: Does anyone know of a good Yoga video to buy that will actually help you lose weight and get your body tone?
Of course my New Years resolution is to lose weight I want to do yoga in-between my running.

Best answer:

Answer by yogalexa
My absolute favorites are the Ashtanga videos. It’s a great workout

Here’s another good one

Good luck with your resolution!

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3 Responses to “Does anyone know of a good Yoga video to buy that will actually help you lose weight and get your body tone?”

  1. Here’s the thing – purchasing a yoga vid isn’t going to cause you to lose weight or tone your body. At most you might burn a calorie or two typing in your credit card info.

    You have to actually DO the exercises so it hardly matters which one you get. You’ll get out of it what you put into it. Ownership bestows no benefits.

    That said, if you’re new to yoga I recommend starting elsewhere. If you have cable or whatever, check for any exercise channels. You can catch some yoga shows. Even better, if you have any “on demand” type channels, you can watch them at your leisure.

    Also check into videos at your library. That way you don’t spend any money and you get to see many more and choose the one that suits you best.

    And it wouldn’t hurt to take a yoga class or two. It’s important for beginners to get the positions down properly – it’s hard to learn that from a book or video. You can check around with local yoga studios and see if they offer any free classes.

    As to books, it won’t hurt to check them out of the library as well. But just stick with the simple positions – there are many poses that look extremely complicated – but aren’t if you know how to get into them. But that’s what the books don’t tell you – they just show you a bound position and you have to figure out how to get from a standing position to having your arms wrapped around your legs!

    Back to the videos – start with anything that has for beginners on it. It’ll be rather boring but it really is important to get your positioning right.

  2. First of all… take responsibility for yourself and your actions… be aware of what you eat, how you act, how you take care of your physical body.

    I don’t know how long you have been practicing, or any of your background, but start with where you are today, don’t try to over do it… don’t go down the black diamond hill if you’ve never tried the bunny hill.

    Knowing that… I love anything from Rodney Yee or Susan Deason. Richard Freeman is good for Ashtanga. Rodney Yee has a good one, yoga for athletes, where he gives a short summary of asanas for runners.

    Borrow tapes from the library if they have any… check out any “on demand” classes on your cable

  3. Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga is a good one. I run a lot too and it really keeps my muscles loose and keeps the small muscles toned.

    Shiva Rae’s Yoga Shakti as well. This one has make-your-own-work-out feature which is cool. Kundalani Yoga with Ana Brett is awesome as well … tough though.