Fitness Videos - Any one do primarily yoga via videos?

07-27-2012, 12:30 PM
I'm hoping to find a group or even one person here that does.

07-27-2012, 05:23 PM
Hi SerenityDiva, I practice yoga and sometimes use dvds.
What types of yoga do you practice? Do you do only yoga? I find that even if I do other exercises, those sun salutations are a whole-body workout by themselves :)

07-27-2012, 09:22 PM
Mostly vinyasa power-type yoga, but also hatha and restorative poses. I also am doing Jill Miller's At Home Yoga Tune Up series which is kinda like a physical therapy approach to yoga, not flowy at all, but helps a lot to learn alignment and what not.

I also do extra cardio for now to lose weight and build my aerobic base. I usually do the bike at home due to plantar fasciitis and myofascial issues I have issues with my feet and so step and even walking is out at times. I am MUCH better and went for a few hikes this summer, something two years ago I thought were gone forever.

Thanks for asking :)

Shannon in ATL
07-27-2012, 09:26 PM
I use podcasts mostly - some are video, some are audio. I used a lot of on demand videos before I found the podcasts. The video ones are better than audio IMO because I can see them. I like vinyasa power flows, I'm fond of solar flows, lunar flows and hip openers. :)

I use yoga journal and podcasts. Stream them on my iPad. The yogadownloads ones are more quick moving power, the yoga journal ones are mostly slower pace but still deep and impactful.

07-28-2012, 09:23 AM
I find that I really can't be a 'jack of all trades' - I've tried that ! My cardio is step aerobics at home. I also have a cheap gym I visit once a week for the leg machines, as squats and lunges don't agree with me.

I like David Swenson's Asthanga yoga Primary Series dvd. He's a great teacher and practitioner.

Enjoy the day :)

07-28-2012, 02:02 PM
Exhale I thought about that one! I had his book or his brother's years ago and lost it. I might pick that up at Amazon.

I loved step so much! I used to do Cathe a lot and some Gin Miller. I miss it, but my knees can't take it :)

Have a super weekend!

08-05-2012, 11:49 PM
I've really grown to love my yoga DVDs. I have 2 seasons of Namaste Yoga (the show that used to be on FitTV). It's very flowy, linking the poses together, and relaxing. I can do it at night and hop right in to bed. I also have The Biggest Loser DVD. That is completely different - lots of holding plank. I'm sweaty and my arms are trembling when I'm done.

I'd really love to try a live yoga class. There's currently a Groupon for a studio less than a mile from my house. I've emailed them some questions, and if it will work with my crazy schedule, I'm going to do it.

08-06-2012, 05:04 AM
I do DDP Yoga. It's a great cardio/strengthening yoga that is very useful for people with back/joint problems as well.

08-09-2012, 12:42 AM
Yahoo! The local yoga studio with the Groupon lets you just drop in to any class. I'm going to try a real life yoga class! :D

But I still did my Namaste Yoga video this morning. ;)

08-19-2012, 04:22 PM
Devnet I don't have DDP...yet, but I hear great things.

Riddy did you go?

I started doing APY60 again two weeks ago and am loving it!

08-23-2012, 11:38 PM
Riddy did you go?

Yes, twice! And I liked it a lot (obviously). :p

I tried 2 hot yoga classes - the first one was hot rocking vinyasa - the actual workout was to alternative rock, the second one was sweating to the 80's - lots of fun. I really need to look up what the different kinds of yoga are, because I have no idea what vinyasa actually MEANS. :D Apparently they aren't as hot as traditional yoga - the first class had 2 space heaters going, in the second class the teacher cranked the furnace thermostat up to 90 degrees. Still pretty hot to me! :whoo::whoo::whoo:

They have non-hot classes too, I'm just waiting for one to fit in my schedule. And they're adding a lot more classes in after Labor Day, so I should get to try lots of new stuff.

I won't get to go to a class again til the weekend, so I've done my videos 3 times this week, and gone running once. :D

08-27-2012, 03:07 PM
It sounds fun, I especially love the idea of music which is why I try to use my own (I just seem to forget most days). I'm glad you found a place you like and the hot yoga, yeah I tell myself I do that June through August in Texas LOL (because we usually have 100 days of 100 degrees and the house AC can't keep up). Although honestly in the winter I do have a space heater that I use at times.

08-27-2012, 11:29 PM
I've been back for 2 more classes! :D I went to the 80's class again yesterday morning, then tonight I did "spa yoga" - didn't seem quite as hot, relaxing music, and the lights were low. VERY relaxing. And they give you a cold lavender washcloth at the end - HEAVEN! I still love my videos for doing whenever I want, but I am definitely hooked on the classes at this studio. :yoga:

08-29-2012, 11:48 AM
Spa sounds heavenly :yoga:

09-18-2012, 03:15 PM
Serenity Diva,

Have you tried the Ultimate Yogi program by Travis Eliot?:

The filming is beautifully done, and the music is gorgeous:

He released a "Foundations" dvd set recently, and will be releasing another set called "Short and Sweet" of shorter practices.

I also enjoy Jill Miller's practices. I need to get back to doing the Yoga At Home dvds. I have level one and two.


Pink Hurricane
09-18-2012, 03:21 PM
The only yoga exercises I have ever done have always been videos or ripped out moves from magazines. My first one was a VHS of some lady in a leotard and it was pretty basic, and lasted about an hour. I had a weight watchers yoga dvd back in the day when I did that, and also an MTV yoga dvd. Now the only yoga dvd I have is through P90X, which is very serious yoga but it feels so great! It's about an hour and a half long.

I prefer doing yoga at home because I don't feel as pressured like I do trying to perform and hold those moves with others around me.

09-19-2012, 12:18 PM
Sherry I completed the 108 program around the beginning of July. I LOVED it! I have done a round of APY60 and am on week 7 of my second round, after that I plan on doing Blissology and then another round of 108. It's a FABULOUS program. I love Travis and I am looking forward to Short and Sweet. I also have his 2 older DVDs which are nice as well. I hope both Travis and Lauren (she's doing one practice in S&S, I have talked to her via email a lot) and Kurt Johnsen come out with more programs. Of course my heart also belongs to Bryan Kest, but I don't forsee him doing any more DVDs (live stuff/streaming, yes, DVDs doubtful).

Pink I also like it at home because I can fit it in anytime.

09-19-2012, 04:47 PM
Serenity Diva-I am guessing you are a member of I am "sherry7899" on there :D I love what I've tried of Travis' Foundations dvds, and I am eagerly awaiting Short and Sweet. I also adore Eoin Finn. I'm not advanced enough to some asanas from both those instructors, but I'm good at modifying.

I don't have Travis' older dvds....hmmm......


09-19-2012, 10:51 PM
LOL yes I am! Long before we had a forum even. Nice to see other VFers here.

10-17-2012, 01:46 PM
I've just started getting into Yoga, using DoYogaWithMe online. I love the videos with the instructor Fiji McAlpine. Always looking for more resources though so I don't get bored!

11-03-2012, 10:47 PM
I've had periods where I did Kundalini yoga as my primary form of exercise. It's a little different and a little more dynamic from the conventional yoga where you hold asanas/poses but I actually found it really effective and helpful with weight loss. I like the Ravi Singh and Ana Brett videos; my favourite one is Fat-Free Yoga. I need to revisit them definitely, it's been a while.

11-05-2012, 01:40 PM
ToastedSmoke Fat Free and Dance the Chakras are two of my FAVOURITE RaviAna workouts. Plus they ALL have great music in my opinion.

11-07-2012, 09:12 AM
ToastedSmoke Fat Free and Dance the Chakras are two of my FAVOURITE RaviAna workouts. Plus they ALL have great music in my opinion.

I agree! Plus I find Ravi's voice really soothing and encouraging at the same time. I really need to go back to those Raviana videos. They're great!

11-21-2012, 11:56 AM
I really enjoy Ravi and Ana's dvds as well. I like a few other kundalini instructors (Nirvair, and some of Maya Fiennes' practices.

I need to go back to doing them.