Looking for a list of top videos for beginners to yoga? When you’re new to yoga, you’re jumping into a whole new world of well-being. There are all sorts of reasons to practice yoga; dealing with stress and losing weight to name a few. When you’re first starting, you might not know what to look for in yoga videos. There are so many different techniques, where do you even begin? Well, we’ll study some yoga videos for beginners that have gotten nice feedback.
Learning the various yoga styles is a great step in the right direction for building a connection between your mind and body. First of all, if you are already inclined towards a certain school of yoga, then there should be videos in that style. For instance, I teach and love Kundalini Yoga and there are videos from beginning to advanced levels. I personally think going to a class is always very useful to get instructions, meet others and sip on yogi tea! But, videos from home also can be a great supplement and for some people it is their primary way of gaining the benefits of yoga. Remember to check out your yoga center to see when they have gentle yoga classes. Some centers may not call it beginners yoga. There are also chair yoga classes for people that have difficulty with sitting on the floor.
Wai Lana Yoga Easy Yoga Series
This is the a nice video for beginners new to yoga. Wai Lana introduces you to yoga with exercises that help you loosen joints and strengthen muscles. These videos are designed for people who aren’t used to being active and are easy to get started with.
Kundalini Yoga for Beginners and Beyond
Next up on our top videos for beginners to yoga list is by Ravi Singh and Ana Brett. With this video, you learn about meditation through poses, movement and breathing. You become mindful of your body and build a bridge between your body and mind. I have gone to two of their workshops in south florida and they are both very good teachers. I had an older vhs video from Ravi Singh titled the Warrior Workout which was very good, but it is more advanced.
Ashtanga Yoga Introductory Poses with Nicki Doane
Next we have this little gem. Ashtanga yoga focuses more on building your strength and stamina rather than meditation, so these poses tend to be more difficult than the previous videos. This DVD is great for athletes and those who have warmed up to yoga already through the previous DVDs. While these exercises are tougher, they are a very good guide to learning Ashtanga yoga and conditioning your body.
Back Care Yoga for Beginners with Rodney Yee
Strengthening your back is an important way to reduce back pain, and this video gives you two 20 minute exercises to help reduce tension and improve flexibility. Rodney is often featured in Yoga Journal and has become quite popular.
Kripalu Yoga Gentle DVD with Sudha Carolyn Lundeen
I’ve been to Kripalu Center in Lenox, Massachusettes a number of times and it is a nice place to go for a retreat. This video includes meditation and breathing methods using the Kripalu style of yoga. The flow of the video is calm and easy. If you get a chance to go the center, they have a Relax and Renew weekend which is very nice for recharging yourself. There are also lots of workshops on many topics during the summer months.