Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
How to Use Yoga DVDs and Videos to Round Out Your Practice > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

How to Use Yoga DVDs and Videos to Round Out Your Practice

I absolutely love using yoga DVDs and yoga videos during my practices. As a matter of fact, I use one of them almost every time I do yoga. Why do I love using them so much?

They Provide Variety
I don't know about you, but I get bored pretty easily. Doing exactly the same practice over and over again would drive me crazy. Instead of enjoying the relaxation that comes from yoga, I would probably be irritated by having to do the same program every time I practiced. To deal with my need for diversity, I have an assortment of yoga DVDs and I usually pick a different one each time I practice. I choose one that fits my mood and then get to enjoy the practice thoroughly.

Enjoy Favorite Classes
Even though I like variety, I also have some favorite programs. With yoga videos, I get to enjoy my preferred 'classes' as often as I like. It's like visiting with an old friend ? you know what to expect and it's very comfortable.

They Are Time Efficient
Like you, I never seem to have enough time. Going to a yoga class adds up to two hours to my practice time when you consider driving to the center, finding a parking spot, registering, and getting my space in the class. Sometimes, I can't fit in the extra time into my schedule, so I use a video instead.

They Are Convenient
Yoga videos are very convenient because they are always ready when you are. You might want to practice at a certain time, but there isn't a class available. I know this is the case with me. Very often yoga classes in my area are offered at times that don't fit my schedule. So instead of not practicing at all, I use one of my yoga tapes and I'm all set to go.

You Get to Practice With Renowned Teachers
There are many gifted teachers in yoga and it is a thrill to practice with them. One of my favorite power yoga instructors is Bryan Kest. The only problem is that his studio is in California and I live in New Jersey. It's pretty hard to practice with an instructor who lives 3,000 miles away from you. By using one of Bryan's yoga DVDs, it is like he is right there with me in the room.

You Choose a Practice Based on What You Need
Yoga DVDs allow you to focus on what you need at a specific time. You can choose one that focuses on stress reduction, one that helps you build your upper body, one that helps build your core. You can also pick one that suits your specific physical situation such as pregnancy yoga or yoga for seniors. You decide what you want and you choose the video that meets that need.

It's Easy to Modify Postures
Lately, I have been dealing with an injured foot that occurred while I was running. As a result, I can't put any pressure on the front of my foot. That means I have to modify a number of poses such as Plank Pose -- I need to put my knees down so I don't bear my entire body weight on my forefoot. Sometimes it takes a lot of extra movements to get into a posture because of this injury. I would find it very uncomfortable to have to do all of these modifications in a regular class with other people around. By using one of my yoga DVDs, I can easily modify the posture to meet my physical needs and I can do it in the privacy of my own home.

Now you can see why I think yoga DVDs and videos are so great. They are easy, convenient, and they can add breadth to your practice. Try some and see for yourself. You might grow to love them too.

Della Menechella is a yoga and fitness enthusiast who has been involved in fitness for over thirty years. Her website http://www.beauty-fitness-yoga-source.com/ is filled with practical information about how you can make yoga and fitness a positive part of your life. Visit the site and get your free meditation e-book.

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

South China Morning Post

Why aerial yoga has taken off in Asia – it improves flexibility, strengthens muscles, and helps relieve stress
South China Morning Post
The key difference between AntiGravity and Unnata Aerial Yoga is emphasis – Unnata's training sessions are only open to registered yoga teachers with 200-plus hours under their belt, and the hammock is seen as a prop to extend and enhance a Hatha mat ...


WRGB

Yoga event will benefit badly injured dancer
WRGB
A yoga fundraiser will be held next week to benefit a young woman from Vermont who was badly hurt in a boat explosion two weeks ago. Stefanie Schaffer was in the Bahamas when the tour boat she was on exploded, killing another passenger and leaving ...


WITN

Greenville Museum of Art hosts Second Sunday Yoga
WITN
An Eastern Carolina art museum is giving folks a chance to get a little bit of exercise inside its gallery. With yoga mats in hand, people came out to a photography exhibit at the Greenville Museum of Art for Second Sunday Yoga. The museum started ...

and more »

Elite Daily

Can Yoga Make You Sore? It Definitely Can, So Here's How To Recover After A Challenging Flow
Elite Daily
The truth is, yes, feeling sore after an awesome and invigorating yoga flow is completely normal. And though there definitely are classes on the more restorative side, it's a total myth that yoga is always gentle, slow, or chill, and don't even get me ...


SouthCoastToday.com

Local owner closed door on yoga studio, set to open two more
SouthCoastToday.com
NEW BEDFORD — Yoga on Union started out in 2010 as a studio where people signed in with pen and paper and could only pay in cash. There weren't any special offers. “At the time, there weren't a lot of studios in the area,” said owner Juliet Loranger ...


Invigorating yoga pilates fusion class at the beach is the perfect summer workout
The Morning Sun
Pilates and yoga have similarities, but pilates emphasizes the core, for added muscular endurance, balance, good posture and flexibility. Schwartz also incorporates pilates balls and bands, mat exercises on the ground, and partner workouts to further ...


Dayton Daily News

Warped Wing is kicking yoga class up a few notches
Dayton Daily News
For $15, you can experience an hour yoga class while enjoying your favorite Warped Wing “beverage.” Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed to be consumed during the session. >>“Jesus Christ” could land Springfield's John Legend an EGOT.


WSMV Nashville

Group offering free yoga classes with alpacas this weekend - WSMV ...
WSMV Nashville
Ever wanted to do yoga with a bunch of alpacas? Now's your chance! The Alpaca Owners Association is offering a free hour-long yoga class this weekend at the ...
Group offering free yoga classes with alpacas this weekendWMC Action News 5

all 2 news articles »

Cosmopolitan.com

Kim Kardashian Did Some Bikini Yoga On The Beach, and Now I Want To Do Yoga On The Beach
Cosmopolitan.com
So earlier this week, Kim headed to a beach in L.A. with her friend Carla DiBello for a yoga-inspired workout led by Insta-famous fitness trainer Amanda Lee. (This is then, presumably, on top of the six hour-long sessions Kim has each week with her ...
Kim Kardashian Wears Stylish Swimsuit While Doing Beach Yoga -- PicEntertainment Tonight

all 37 news articles »

Fox11online.com

Goat yoga makes its way to Wisconsin
Fox11online.com
OMRO (WLUK) -- It's a craze that's sweeping the nation and now it's made its way to Wisconsin, goat yoga. On Saturday, the Omro Community Center hosted yoga sessions, featuring the animals. It was put on as a benefit for the Winnebago County Goat ...
Omro community holds Goat yoga event - NBC26 WGBA-TV Green ...WGBA-TV
Goat Yoga at Bear Valley FarmsBig Bear Grizzly

all 6 news articles »
Google News

Yoga and Low Carb Diets

Yoga is an ancient system of movement designed to generate... Read More

Yoga is a Safe Solution to Weight Control

One more study tells the world, that Yoga can help... Read More

Some Tantric Exercises to Increase General Well-Being and Sexual Abilities

A healthy anal and genital area is of great importance... Read More

The Benefit of Yoga

The benefit of yoga practice goes far beyond the actual... Read More

Yoga Instruction - How to Find the Right Yoga Teacher for You

In order to find a quality yoga instructor, you need... Read More

Nine Things You Should Know About Yoga for Children

Here are some guidelines and realistic expectations for parents, who... Read More

Om Yoga Meditation: Why Yoga?

The following is an excerpt from the book "Om Yoga:... Read More

The History of Pilates

In order to understand the basics of Pilates and why... Read More

Yoga and Weight Training ? Never the Twain Shall Meet?

Yoga has become part of Western fitness training techniques. However,... Read More

Eight Amazing Benefits of Teaching Yoga

Every challenging occupation yields some sort of satisfaction, but the... Read More

Yoga, Do Not Knock It Until You Try It

Are you one of those folks who have never tried... Read More

Are You Willing To Follow Eight Yoga Exercises For the Lower Back?

EXERCISES FOR BACK RELIEFMany people believe that rest is best... Read More

Muscle Fitness ? Can Yoga Make You Stronger?

Many people wonder if yoga can improve their muscle fitness.... Read More

What is Self Mastery? - Part 1

Self Mastery, alone, sounds like a selfish term; but if... Read More

True Essence of Yoga

Yoga is the most prestigious field of spiritualism. People think... Read More

The Fountain of Youth & Your Hormones

Everyone has heard of the mythical "Fountain of Youth", but... Read More

Yoga Position ? What Does Each Type Do?

I often wondered what the value of each type of... Read More

Child Yoga ? What is All the Fun About?

Many adults have taken up yoga, but yoga has not... Read More

Yoga Mats ? Are They All Created Equal?

Yoga mats are a basic part of every practice. What... Read More

Pain and Sorrow

Patanjali in his Yogasutra describes that people are afflicted with... Read More

Yoga Your Way To A Happy Vacation

Yoga Your Way To A Happy VacationThere have been many... Read More

Hatha Yoga

One of the many subsets of the 5000 year old... Read More

Yoga Clothes for Comfort, Functionality ? and Lets Not Leave Out Fun!

Yoga clothes should be comfortable and functional. They should allow... Read More

Yoga and Meditation - That Leads to Gaining Enlightenment in this Life?

Every process of Yoga... neigh Meditation that frees us from... Read More

What is Self Mastery? - Part 2

To continue with our overview of the physical component of... Read More