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The other night in D.C. I found a yoga channel. I don't want to go taking 90 minute yoga classes (and am totally inflexible), but really enjoyed the 30 minute A.M. Yoga class I found on that channel. (And doing it while half-drunk at midnight was interesting.) Can someone recommend a good yoga class for beginners that I can do in my home? I think I'd like something where the poses are held for more than a sec (the transitions aren't too quick) but not for an eternity, that is good for a newbie like me who's not flexible at all.<br><br>
Along those lines, I'd like to pick up a Boxing DVD as well. I'd kind of like one that's just for boxing, but if you have a favorite kickboxing DVD, I'll look into that, too. But please no Billy Blanks. I prefer to get my form right and work on the muscles than go through a hyper-speed cardio blast.<br><br>
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Tipsy yoga, heh. I've never tried that.<br><br>
I'll look through my videos and think a bit and come back with some yoga titles for you.
 

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jilian michaels has a series of DVDs that are great. one of them is a kickboxing style 30 min workout. it is awesome and kicks my butt everytime i use it...it is cardio kickbox from the biggest winner series.
 

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oh yeah, and if you have comcast digital cable, in the ondemand section there is quite a selection of workout 'shows' that are great and FREE i must say its the ONLY good thing about comcast that i can think of...
 

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YES!!! i just discovered them. There is a core workout for runners <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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FYI, i did the stretching for runners yesterday and did not like it at all.<br><br>
i have had some luck with the cardio ones, in the star trainers section...
 

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I modified it, it was cheezy, but i was happy to see it on there <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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I just noticed this channel last night! I didn't know it was free!
 

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I don't know much about yoga. I have Yoga Conditioning for Athletes with Rodney Yee. You can pick three different views depending on your flexibility. There are also mini workouts for various sports. The running workout, as you can imagine, has alot of poses for stretching the calves and hamstrings.<br><br>
I also have am/pm yoga (Rodney Yee again), which is more about stress reduction than building strength or balance. It's very low key and easy fro beginners. If you are interested, pm me; I never use it and would be happy to send it to you.<br><br>
I also have Rodney Yee's Power Yoga, which I find pretty tough.<br><br>
Yee's California accent makes me giggle, but his voice is very soft, which I like, because it's unobtrusive.
 

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I was going to suggest all of jebba's Rodney Yee titles. He has a good balance between not holding poses long enough and holding them too long (except the Power Yoga is way speedy and hard). Yoga Conditioning for Athletes is one of my favorite routines and the modifications are great. And also, Rodney's hot. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
Another series you might like is Total Yoga <a href="http://www.totalyoga.com/" target="_blank">http://www.totalyoga.com/</a>. It's not too fast, not too slow.<br><br>
If you want to get a little flow-y, but still not too fast, Power Yoga For Happiness available on Amazon) is great, and has longer and shorter routines you can choose from. The people in the video are all abilities, but this one would be a good one to watch first and then do. (Really, that helps with any exercise DVD.)
 

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Thanks for all of the recommendations guys. I wish we had Comcast Digital, but we hate Comcast so much we won't give them one extra penny, for now.
 

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lucky. they are the only cable (digital or not) provider in my area. and since we hate satellite more than comcast, we are stuck.
 

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Does anyone have a recommendation for a good Pilates DVD? I take classes at the gym when I can, but it would be nice to have the option to workout at home too.
 

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I have quite a few pilates DVDs, some I like more than others. The ones I use the most are:<br><br>
Gaiam Intermediate Mat Workout with Ana Caban<br>
Gaiam Pilates Abs Workout with Ana Caban<br>
Power Pilates Intermediate Mat Workout<br>
MTV Pilates Mix (challenging routine, definitely watch the DVD before you do it)<br>
More Than Mat Pilates Intermediate (reformer exercises done on the mat)<br>
Crunch Pick Your Spot pilates<br>
Winsor pilates series, especially the challenge one (a bit cheesy but solid routine)<br><br>
I believe all of these would be searchable by title on Amazon.com, except maybe the Winsor.
 
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