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Logan2010-07-04 23:03:33 +0000 #1
I'm a beginner. Want to relax from the everyday routine. But it's a pity i haven't a good yoga club in our city so i decided to make by myself at home. What type of yoga i can choose to relax not very hard? I want to buy some dvds at amazon. I read customers reviews so i think kundalini yoga by Ana Brett & Ravi Singh will be good. Cause it is looks like it more about stretching and not needed to have much muscules.

What do you think about this dvds:

1. Kundalini Yoga for Beginners & Beyond (2006) Starring: Ana

Brett & Ravi Singh

2. Kundalini Yoga - A Journey through the Chakras (2006)

Starring: Ana Brett & Ravi Singh

3. Yoga Radiance (2006) Director: Vincent Corry

P.S.:Sorry for my english.
lbarden2010-07-04 23:16:19 +0000 #2
I am new to yoga too. I am lucky because I have an instructor in my small little town. I am not sure what is the best kind of yoga but I am learning Kripalu yoga. Here is a website if you would like to learn more www.discoveryyoga.com/KripaluY.htm . I really enjoy the class because we do meditation, postures and practice breathing. I bought a book to read, it is called Total Yoga, a step by step guide to yoga at home for everybody, by Tara Fraser. I enjoyed a DVD that I had to do yoga at home but my dog chewed it up. I am sorry I forgot the name of it.

I am not familiar with the other DVD's you have listed.

p.s. your english is fine.
Trinity2010-07-04 23:16:42 +0000 #3
Hi,

There are many DVD’s on the market these days ranging from Restorative to Power yoga, all of them offering a different message and focus. Rodney Yee has several that I know are good. Eoin Finn from Vancouver BC has two power yoga DVD’s on the market that I believe you can get online both of which are fun and invigorating.

Trinity: www.trinityyoga.net
InnerAthlete2010-07-05 00:05:13 +0000 #4
If I had it to do over again I would look into some of the foundations of the yoga practice (brands, flavors, types) before I committed myself to that practice.

I say this because I think it shows a certain amount of dedication on the part of a new student to do some exploring before placing their wellbeing in the hands of another.

There are many gentle yoga practices. My experience of kundalini is that there aren't many classical yoga poses (asana) but rather several sets (kriyas) and quite a bit of repetitive chanting. This is how my practice began so I'm in no position to cast stones.

I have however learned more and chosen a different path based on that learning.

Consider renting some DVD's or videos and watching them without practicing just to see how they present the offering. Most of them are well produced so you'll really have to pay attention and see what might strike a sweet note with you.

I suspect muscles will be involved no matter what but perhaps not in the intese ways of a power yoga, flow, ashtanga, or vinyasa practice.
Kaiser2010-07-05 00:37:49 +0000 #5
I would suggest following steps.

If you are beginner but have some little experience with yoga, write down what you like so far. Note style, duration of class, intensity and more. Following that, you can use those for searches online for good class, making sure to be careful that you find some thing close to what you like so far. Keep notes as you try more and continue this careful process.

Sorry for my English as well!
Tara2010-07-05 01:22:18 +0000 #6
You should try Kundalini Yoga for Beginners & Beyond, Fat Free Yoga, & Yoga Beauty Body (all Ana Brett & Ravi Singh) They are perfect for what you want.

I was a beginner too when I started their DVD's and I don't think I would have stuck with any other type of yoga. They make it so fun!!! I also appreciate that all their workouts can be broken up so you don't have to spend a whole hour at one time. Even 20 minutes of this type of yoga can be so effective!

Since doing only this type of yoga I have lost weight, inceresed my flexibility and strength and have so much energy. It also works at a deeper level and gives me a great sense of well being that no other type of workout has given me.

I started with Beginners & Beyond then bought everything they have.

Tara
andrew2010-07-05 01:19:35 +0000 #7
I also had purchased the book by Tara Frasee, Total Yoga, a step by step guide to yoga at home for everybody, it is really good. You can read it to start with.

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