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Best Beginner Yoga DVD

Updated on May 19, 2014

Best Yoga DVD For Beginners

If you want to learn Yoga from the comfort of your own home, here you will find the best Yoga DVD for beginners. In fact there is quite difficult just to find one, so I will give you a review of my top favorite Yoga DVDs for beginners and you can pick and choose based on what you feel is right for you.

There are many reasons why people would pick a different one, it could be something as small as the voice, look or tone of the teacher showing you the steps. Or it could be the pace of the entire exercises. So I don't want to push on you a single one. However what I

Yoga for Beginners Boxed Set

review below, are all top notch DVDs that are really worthwhile investing in.

When you take up practicing yoga, it could be for entirely different reasons than the next person who decides to learn yoga. You might want to do yoga to lose weight, or for stress relief. Or simply because you are interested in the spiritual aspect of living. Whatever the reason, don't forget to have fun while learning. And you'll soon see that your life will never be the same as it was before getting started with yoga.

General Beginner Yoga DVDs

Jillian Michaels: Yoga Meltdown - The One I'm Using Regularly

Jillian Michaels: Yoga Meltdown [DVD]
Jillian Michaels: Yoga Meltdown [DVD]

This set of workout routines with Jillian Michaels is simply wonderful. Jillian is a fitness trainer on 'The Biggest Lower' TV show. While Jillian is not a yoga instructor per se, she has consulted with a renown yoga instructor and managed to put together something really unique, beautiful and close to perfect.

The DVD is more geared to active people who like to incorporate heavier exercises in their practice. If you have any health problems and more gentle introduction, check out one of the below reviewed DVDs instead for best way to start.

 

This is my yellowed and creased Jillian Yoga DVD

This is my yellowed and creased Jillian Yoga DVD
This is my yellowed and creased Jillian Yoga DVD
Yoga For Beginners
Yoga For Beginners

Yoga For Beginners

Yoga for Beginners is one of my favorite yoga DVDs to learn from. If you're only starting now with the practice, I highly recommend this DVD. You will get guidance by the leading yoga instructor Barbara Benagh, who is well known in the yoga circles, and she makes the 8 included routines look so easy! I do suggest you watch first the entire DVD to see the instructor in action before you actually follow along. Also don't forget to watch the exclusive interview with Barbara Benagh for additional details and background information.

What you get on the DVD:

* 8 routines ranging from 10 minutes to 1 hour in length, each building up from the previous one, so the learning curve is quite easy.

* an exclusive interview with Barbara Benagh, the yoga instructor

* selected and related articles from the Body and Soul magazine

Overall one of the best intro DVD to yoga for anyone who is thinking of picking up this practice for stress relief, improving body flexibility, increasing muscle strength, losing weight and overall for improving the well being.

Yoga for Beginners Boxed Set (Yoga for Stress Relief / AM-PM Yoga for Beginners / Essential Yoga for Inflexible People)

Yoga for Beginners & Beyond (Yoga for Stress Relief / AM-PM Yoga for Beginners / Essential Yoga for Inflexible People)
Yoga for Beginners & Beyond (Yoga for Stress Relief / AM-PM Yoga for Beginners / Essential Yoga for Inflexible People)

Here is the full set (excluding the DVD reviewed above) in the 'Yoga for beginners series". If you like what you see above, getting also this complementary set will help you, especially if you want to tackle health issues such as stress relief, body inflexibility and insomnia, to name just a few. One of the best DVD sets for beginner yoga overall.

 
Rodney Yee's Yoga for Beginners
Rodney Yee's Yoga for Beginners

Rodney Yee's Yoga for Beginners

Rodney Yee's Yoga for Beginners is another very popular beginner yoga DVD, and another one on my recommended list. Some people prefer in fact Rodney Yee's DVD and they swear that this is the one DVD that really helped me learn the routines the easiest way possible. Like I said before, it's a matter of preferences. Both DVDs shown here are top notch.

An ex-ballet dancer, Rodney Yee is now a well known yoga instructor, followed from all over the world. Here you only get 2 yoga routines, however they are exceptionally well explained, in full detailed. You can really follow along right away. Rodney also gives you tips on how to get over the common mistakes that many newbies make.

What you get on the DVD:

* two beginner workouts fully explained lasting about 20 minutes each: the morning routine shown by Rodney and the evening routine shown by Colleen

* two ways to follow the instructions: with audio or pose only instruction

Yoga: Gentle Practice
Yoga: Gentle Practice

Yoga: Gentle Practice

Yoga: Gentle Practice is the perfect introduction to yoga for the people who have problems with body flexibility. The starting routines are very easy and gentle while building up your flexibility as you go along with the exercises. If you're not in the practice of gymnastics, running or any other daily exercises, then your body is becoming flexible over time.

And this is why this particular yoga DVD is perfect for you: it doesn't pushes you to the limits, doesn't make it difficult to learn the poses because you can't bend your body enough. It's really so gentle that many middle aged folks and elderly are using it to start with yoga.

What you get with the DVD:

* 6 yoga routines: 2 easy ones of 30 minutes each, 2 routines that build up from the previous two, 45 minutes each, and 2 routines that are 1 hour each going into a bit more advanced poses.

* a Yoga Pose Guide that fully detail 23 yoga poses with the common newbie mistakes, tips on getting them right, and benefits.

Gentle Yoga for Every Body
Gentle Yoga for Every Body

Gentle Yoga for Every Body

Gentle Yoga for Every Body is another very good yoga DVD for beginners when you have physical problems that can make it difficult to practice exercises of any kind. These gentle poses are easy on the body and they build up from the very basic ones gradually while they improve body flexibility.

The 12 yoga routines are broken down into 3 main types: very gentle, gentle and gentle challenge. A very calm and relaxing setting give you the positive flow that will help you get into the routines with ease. Really recommended for any beginner who wants to have the best and most gentle introduction to yoga possible.

What you get with the DVD:

* 12 fully customized routines broken down into 3 different categories, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour

* routines specifically helping you with discomfort such as neck and shoulder pain

* routines for relaxation and stress relief

Yoga for Inflexible People 3 DVD Set (50 Routines)

Yoga for Inflexible People 3 DVD Set (50 Routines)
Yoga for Inflexible People 3 DVD Set (50 Routines)

If you liked the previous Yoga DVD reviewed just above, here is something else by the same instructor: a full set of 50 yoga routines for inflexible people, helping you with stress relief, improving flexibility, strength and body motion, bringing up your energy levels and your overall well being. Recommended.

 
The Biggest Loser: The Workout - Weight Loss Yoga
The Biggest Loser: The Workout - Weight Loss Yoga

The Biggest Loser: The Workout - Weight Loss Yoga

The Biggest Loser: The Workout - Weight Loss Yoga is a rather specific type of yoga DVD focusing mostly on helping people losing weight. I mean let's face it, pretty much all of us want to shed a few pounds from some 'interesting' places, so while it seemingly focuses on just a small group of people, you'd be surprised just how many buy it to help them do do that.

However aside from the 'shed pounds' benefit, this is an overall great beginner yoga DVD that is perfect for anyone just starting out with the practice. IN all honestly, I think the 'weight loss' part is more of a marketing ploy to attract a particular group of people, and that saddens me because it's a wonderful beginner yoga set of routines overall.

The yoga instructor Bob Harper gives very detailed instructions, demonstrations and examples that you can easily follow through the interactive menus. A very well put together DVD.

What you get with the DVD

* 3 yoga workouts

* a 5 minutes warm-up routine

* a 5 minutes cool-down routine

Beginner Yoga DVDs For Specific Problems

Beginner Yoga DVDs For Seniors

There are many seniors and elderly who would like to pick up yoga and thankfully there are several awesome DVDs geared to the senior members who lack the flexibility of a 20 year old, but want to keep in shape (with mind and body) nevertheless. Check out the DVDs below, they all are great for anyone just starting out and feels like is a bit older than 'the rest of us'.

Yoga for Seniors

Gentle Yoga with Jane Adams

Lilias! AM & PM Yoga Workouts for Seniors

Chair and Standing Routines: Ageless Yoga

More Yoga DVDs For Something Extra

Shiva Rea: Daily Energy - Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Shiva Rea: Daily Energy - Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Shiva Rea: Daily Energy - Vinyasa Flow Yoga

A great yoga DVD for busy people. By practicing just about 20 minutes a day with the routines from this DVD will give you lots of health benefits. You don't have to practice for hours in order to help you. It is also perfect for those who have already practiced a bit, want something a bit more 'intermediate' but are beginners enough to still be shy of venturing into the advanced programs.

 

Element: Hatha & Flow Yoga For Beginners

Element: Hatha & Flow Yoga for Beginners
Element: Hatha & Flow Yoga for Beginners

A great yoga DVD for beginners focusing on Hatha yoga. Especially useful if you're not new to daily workouts but you're new to yoga in particular.

 

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      SmartYoga 4 years ago

      Thanks, this is a great selection for beginners, something for every need and taste! Namaste!

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      CommanderNicole 5 years ago

      I've been looking into Yoga for a few years. Never getting the hang of it. Now that I know about these dvds I think I'll give it another go.

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      banapple 5 years ago

      I've never tried yoga, but I'm kinda interested in starting. Lots of great stuff to choose from here!

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      Thanks for the advice. My daughter wants to start practicing yoga; I'll get her one of these DVDs for Christmas.