DVD Suggestions

My friend Ruffin asked for yoga DVD recommendations. Here’s an annotated list of ideas. Thank heavens for Netflix, which lets you try before you buy.

Bryan Kest, Power Yoga
I bought this but have never watched it (loaned it to a friend), so I can’t recommend it on experience, but I’ve heard it’s a good workout.

Shiva Rea, Yoga Shakti and others
These offer a programmable menu, so you can choose how much or how little to play at once. Worth watching before following along. There is now a whole line of these DVDs.

Rodney Yee, Yoga Conditioning for Athletes
A nice, basic, Iyengar-style hour-long workout.

Paul Grilley, Yin Yoga
This is a DVD I actually use myself. It is absolutely worth buying up front, since it offers lecture, yin routines, the yang dragon flow that my students adore, and an option to practice the yin routines with minimal talking.

Sarah Powers, Insight Yoga
I haven’t seen this one, but I can recommend it based on a workshop with Sarah and the quality of the Paul Grilley DVD, also on the Pranamaya label.

Kate Potter, Namaste (TV show)
The show runs on a high-definition channel and, I hear, on Fit TV as well. Beautifully filmed, if a little soft-core-porn in style, each episode has an opening (one of a series of four or five); a twelve-minute, progressive flow (each is different and wonderful); and the same useful cool-down.

I welcome comments with other suggestions!

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