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Old 11-21-11, 09:20 AM   #1
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YOGA DVD Recommendation needed

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I need a Yoga DVD that can help me with cycling. I see many on the web but it is hard to decide. I would be clearly a beginner. I do road and mountain biking. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
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Old 11-23-11, 04:32 PM   #2
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I have the Yoga for Cyclists DVD (and it's corresponding book) and am quite happy with it. There are actually two sessions, an easier one and a more intense one. I've always just followed the easy one.
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Have you done yoga before? Are you really overtrained? Just wondering if it is something you will find value in once you try it. I tried it, and didn't get anything out of it. BUT, a lot of people really really love it, so what do I know?
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kenl666, what do you like about it?

It's taken time for me to start to understand yoga. Well, maybe I don't "understand" it fully yet, but at least I'm getting the hang of it, holding poses with better stability each time I run through a DVD.

P90X has a yoga disc that some enthusiasts don't like -- they say it moves too quickly and doesn't delve deeply enough into the positions. I like it, though.
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We do the yoga on our Wii Fit Plus program every morning for about 8 - 10 minutes. Started at the New Year because Dr Oz 'told' my wife that it would be good for us. I also hit my goal of 1000 miles for the year on my 1st road bike in 35 years. Got to 1037 during the 55 miles of the Miami GranFondo - with help from this forum. Andy
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I would be clearly a beginner. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
Thanks.
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If you are a beginner you will definitely need good yoga DVDs for beginners
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I did it regularly for years, attending classes 3 or more times a week at various studios and trying different disciplines. It was OK and something to do, but I don't think it benefited me in significantly other than getting some additional physical activity. I was already riding and working out at the gym with lots of core exercises. Excessive stretching has been shown to be counter to improving athletic performance, and I think much of yoga qualifies as excessive stretching. IMO
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My wife is a yoga instructor and has trained with some of the top yogis... I'll ask for her advice tonight and get back to you in the morning.
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I've got P90X and like their yoga video but it's a little intense for some people. I just got this set and while it isn't your traditional meditative yoga (ex pro-wrestler Diamond Dallas Page is the instructor) I like it.

http://www.ddpyoga.com/site/index.php/en/


There are several sample videos on the website.

Anyone who knocks yoga has never done a good yoga workout. I've got a history of back, neck, knee and shoulder injuries and yoga does a great job of keeping me flexible and working all those little stabilizer muscles that most workouts miss.
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You mean to tell me that this thread was resurrected by a spambot?

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If you are a beginner you will definitely need good yoga DVDs for beginners
Anyways...

While this thread was laying dormant, I poked around with yoga some more. I took some of my coworkers to a class on base that was more of a flow style (inhale-move this way, exhale-move-this-way, almost no static poses) and while they didn't get smoked during the class, they commented to me later that day about how they could really feel it later.

I've got a few other yoga DVDs now, too. What I've learned is that clarity of instruction is really, really important. As you're moving yourself around, not necessarily able to even see the TV screen, you need detailed, clear direction on where your limbs should be, where you should be putting your weight, how to modify a pose if needed, and other stuff like that.

I don't do yoga very often -- maybe 2-3 times a month at most -- but I always feel better afterwards. It's a good balance to the abuse I put my body through on my regular workouts.
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I've got P90X and like their yoga video but it's a little intense for some people. I just got this set and while it isn't your traditional meditative yoga (ex pro-wrestler Diamond Dallas Page is the instructor) I like it.

http://www.ddpyoga.com/site/index.php/en/


There are several sample videos on the website.

Anyone who knocks yoga has never done a good yoga workout. I've got a history of back, neck, knee and shoulder injuries and yoga does a great job of keeping me flexible and working all those little stabilizer muscles that most workouts miss.
The video on the main page is simply awesome. I remember when it went online last year.

My mom's tried a yoga class at the Y recently, but it aggravated an injury of hers -- a torn/strained ligament somewhere deep in her hip. Granted, she's got a lot of wear and tear due to decades of being overweight, but she says that as it heals up, she'll try getting back on the mat again. Hopefully it will build on top of the slow-motion swimming that she often does.

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Any yoga DVD that emphasizes stretching for all muscle groups will do the trick. I just suggest getting on amazon and doing a search, and then reading reviews. You'll find something. Just make sure the instructor s certified to teach. Sorry- Denise Austin, Madonna and Cindy Crawford are NOT certified yoga instructors, though they might look hot enough doing the exercises!

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The video on the main page is simply awesome. I remember when it went online last year.

My mom's tried a yoga class at the Y recently, but it aggravated an injury of hers -- a torn/strained ligament somewhere deep in her hip. Granted, she's got a lot of wear and tear due to decades of being overweight, but she says that as it heals up, she'll try getting back on the mat again. Hopefully it will build on top of the slow-motion swimming that she often does.
Next time your mom tries a class, I recommend she come a few minutes early and speak to the instructor beforehand and let them know of injuries. Yoga is a multi-level format unless otherwise stated. I hate it when someone waits until the end of class or during a movement to tell me they're injured! It's my worst nightmare realized- BUT I can always accommodate ahead of time if I get a heads up! . We are sooooooo damn grateful when we know there are people that need to deviate from the planned exercises and offer alernatives/modifications!

Kudos to your mom for continuing with the exercises, though!!!!

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What I've learned is that clarity of instruction is really, really important. As you're moving yourself around, not necessarily able to even see the TV screen, you need detailed, clear direction on where your limbs should be, where you should be putting your weight, how to modify a pose if needed, and other stuff like that.
That may speak to the value of doing classes with a good instructor when starting into yoga.

For those interested in this old thread....Kelli Refer has an excellent little booklet "Pedal Stretch, Breathe, The Yoga of Bicycling" that goes into poses both off and on the bike that can probably be found on the net. If you don't like it then just think your supporting a woman doing good work!! Beth Shaw's 'Yoga for Cyclists' is a good DVD for stretches before and after.

Personally I find yoga and bicycling to be an excellent match for the physical/mental connections both can make. On a long ride I can get into a moving meditation in the moment mode that helps greatly with not getting frustrated with external situations. On long rides the on the bike stretches in Kelli's booklet are excellent too.

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Not very many videos give good enough instruction so you don't look at the screen all the time- except instructor training videos. You may want to go with one of those. They may give a lot of info that you don't need, like cueing, but they are very descriptive.

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This is a series of videos i have been using

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq8H...8FE116BC0EDD01
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