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In this post, I’ll be going through some of the best-selling and extremely great yoga DVDs out there, that are super beginner friendly. I know that I’ve talked about going to YouTube to have your daily dose of yoga videos, but I know some of us who still likes to have the physical yoga DVD to practice with.
At least my mother still likes it … :p
One of the best things about yoga DVD is that most of the instructors are well-known teachers who had been teaching for so many years and had mastered the skill of training yoga beginners.
I’m not saying that the other yoga teachers out there don’t, but I found that the yoga instructors in the DVDs for yoga beginners know that their audience might be coming from different age groups and really focus on taking things slow.
I’ve shown my mother different yoga routines in YouTube as well as DVDs, she hands down prefers it on DVD. Well, to each their own! 🙂
If you’re not into DVDs, I still think that yoga DVDs that I’ll be recommending below can be a great gift to anyone in your life who’s just starting yoga. They are beginner friendly and suitable for any age group! 🙂
1. Yoga For Beginners: A Complete Program by Jane Adams
Reasons to buy:-
✔️ Jane Adams is famous for her excellent explanations that can be super helpful for yoga beginners.
✔️ The background of her videos is extremely soothing.
✔️ The DVD practice tackles both flexibility and strength, and it’s curated to be more challenging as you go on to the next practice.
✔️ She gives clear instructions and alternative poses for those who are less flexible.
✔️ There are practices ranging from 19 to 36 minutes. It’s enough for 1-day practice for yoga beginners.
A lot of the other yoga videos were filmed by the beach or in a yoga studio. This video has a very refreshing view that even a viewer can feel the freshness as well as the calmness that it brings.
One of the things that I really like is the clear instructions that she gives. It’s super important for any yoga instructor to provide that, especially for yoga beginners.
Even though the DVD doesn’t have a lot of variety of videos, 11 different practices are enough for any yoga beginners to start with 🙂
2. Yoga For Beginners by BodyWisdom
✔️ A variety of yoga routine (Over 40 different routines!)
✔️ There are different routines targeting different purposes such as focusing on flexibility, strength as well as weight loss. So if you want to test out the different variety of yoga routines, to find something that you’ll like in the future, I’d really recommend trying this DVD out! 🙂
✔️ The practices ranging from 15 to 60 minutes, you can choose the one that is best suited for your time allocation.
✔️ They have bonus footage with Dalai Lama!
✔️ It comes with 3 different DVDs for 3 different purposes:-
- Yoga For Stress Relief
- AM/PM Yoga For Beginners
- Essential Yoga For Inflexible People
This is I think one of the only yoga DVDs for beginners out there that have 40 different practices that you can choose from. I love the fact that it has longer-form videos, as well as short ones. You will have the power to choose! How cool is that?
I honestly think that within these 3 different DVDs, you can already grasp on how to properly practice yoga and have an array of experiences for different kinds of yoga at one go. Perfect for beginners to have a taste of overall practice of yoga 🙂
Another BodyWisdom’s DVD To Consider….
Since both are targeted to yoga beginners, I would recommend choosing only 1 for now, and see how you like it first before moving on to another DVD 🙂
3. Complete Yoga For Beginners by Rodney Yee
✔️ He gives a very good explanation on the poses, the common mistakes etc on the first video. Good for beginners to know and follow.
✔️ He gives poses modifications for people who are not so flexible.
✔️ The videos are short and sweet at 20 minutes each. You can slot this yoga practice at any time of your day.
✔️ It has different practice on strength, flexibility as well as relaxation.
✔️ Rodney Yee has one of the soothest voices ever!
I really like the fact that he had taken the time to really talk about the poses and the correct postures on the DVD. I really believe that it’s essential for yoga beginners to know the correct ways of coming into a pose so that we can activate the correct muscle as well as to avoid any unnecessary injury.
From my personal experience, there are at least more than 10 poses that I had been doing wrong even after 6 months of practicing yoga. Only because none of my yoga teachers in the yoga studio had actually taken the time to talk about the correct posture of every pose. The worst thing was that I actually hurt my wrist and knees because of it.
So I truly appreciate the fact that Rodney took the time to really explain to the viewers!
Even though I’d love it even more if the videos are slightly longer, to give the yogis some options, 20 minutes are actually enough for anyone who’s just getting used to practicing yoga on a daily basis 🙂
4. Gentle Yoga by Jessica Smith
✔️ If you’re looking for a more relaxed yoga routine.
✔️ It has 4 different types of videos, that focus on different parts of the body for each video. You can only focus on one video at a time, or you can also mismatch it with the others. There’s also 1 that has a total body routine, which you can also choose from if you were to have more time to practice.
✔️ The videos are short and sweet at 20 to 25 minutes each.
✔️ It’s very gentle, so anyone can actually practice this. Great to buy as a gift as well!
If you’re not really looking to have a video targeting a specific part of your body, I would recommend skipping this DVD. But if you’re someone who’s looking for a way to really target your sore neck, your shoulders etc, then I would really recommend you to give this a try.
It can feel a bit long to have half an hour targeting only one part of the body, but you can really feel the relaxation after the class. Hence, it depends on whether this is something that you’re looking for in a yoga practice, or not.
Try to find something that really suits your needs and the purpose of you wanting to do yoga, before purchasing any yoga DVDs out there.
Will it to help you relax and learn more about yoga as you go, or you’re more eager to know the power side of yoga?
I hope my recommendation above can help guide you if you’re looking to purchase any yoga DVD in the future 🙂
If you were to choose any of these yoga DVDs, which one will be the one that suits your needs? & Have you ever tried practicing yoga with Yoga DVDs before?
Let me know in the comment section below! 🙂
Till my next post, Namaste.