It's tough to name the best yoga videos because each person's needs and tastes are so different. What works best for you might be completely inappropriate, irritating, or boring to your co-worker, neighbor, or gym buddy. Therefore, I have tried to recommend videos where I feel like the teaching is very solid and trustworthy and, further, to identify the most likely audience for each of the following DVDs. I should also mention that there are many options for online yoga videos and if you like to vary your routine, these may offer the best experience and value for you.
Many yoga DVDs that claim to be for beginners or all levels actually assume quite a bit of familiarity with yoga poses, making them inappropriate for true beginners. If you have never done yoga, this DVD will help you build a safe practice from the ground up.
Yoga hybrids are really popular when it comes to home workouts. Celebrity trainer (Jennifer Aniston is her best-known client) Mandy Ingber incorporates adds dynamic toning exercises to traditional yoga poses. Another popular hybrid is DDP Yoga, formerly known as Yoga for Regular Guys.
Jivamukti yoga founders and perennial downtowners David Life and Sharon Gannon lead this introduction to their popular yoga style. Like a true Jivamukti class, it's a challenging, creative flow of poses that will take you right back to your days in the East Village.
8. Best AshtangaThis is a contentious issue, since Ashtanga students tend to be very loyal to their individual teachers. In fact, most agree that you should only learn Ashtanga with a qualified teacher. If you already know the basics and are looking for a video to lead you in the Primary series at home, respected teachers David Swenson and Richard Freeman each offer DVDs in this vein.