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What should I get to begin yoga at home?

I want to try to do yoga in the comfort of my own home, but I don’t know where to begin. I would like to get some kind of beginner’s dvd, but I don’t know what one, or if I need anything else.


  1. You will need a mat, and if you go to Marshall’s or Ross or Target, they will have dvd’s you can watch and follow.

  2. Try checking your local library for FREE yoga videos! If no luck check you closest fitness emporium or Walmart! They have Yoga kits! You’ll need a mat!
    There are two types of “hot” yoga: Bikram Yoga and individualized yoga routines performed in a heated room. This article deals with Bikram Yoga, a specialized yoga routine developed by Bikram Choudhury.
    Difficulty: Easy
    1Step OneKnow that Bikram Yoga is a 90-minute hatha yoga routine intended to detox the body and improve strength and vitality. It is performed in a room that’s been heated to approximately 105 degrees F. In the course of an hour and a half, 26 poses are performed, twice each.
    2Step TwoUnderstand that the Bikram poses, or asanas, are designed to deeply stretch muscles and tendons. The heat helps to relax the muscles and provides a deeper stretch than might be ordinarily obtained.
    3Step ThreeAppreciate that the poses also create a tourniquet effect throughout the body, and this helps push fresh blood throughout the system.
    4Step FourBe aware that no previous yoga experience is required for Bikram, but it helps if you enjoy the heat! There are no inverted poses in Bikram and the postures are held for periods of 30 to 90 seconds to develop stamina.
    Tips & Warnings
    When you’re just starting out, it’s perfectly normal and acceptable to sit quietly and take a rest if needed. With regular practice, you’ll find yourself making it through an entire class in no time.

  3. ishafoundation.org
    Eat only when hungry and not more than thrice a day. Nothing other than water in between. Include plenty of uncooked vegetables and fruits in each meal, preferably 50%. Chew each morsel at least 32 times to activate ur body to generate signals of hunger/fullness. Obey these signals.
    Take light exercises and brisk walks regularly preferably twice a day.
    U will achieve what u have not even dreamt and that too in a reasonable time. Do not be in a hurry.

  4. This site has the most fitness instruction tapes / Cd’s / DVDs.
    If you are just starting out I would recommend a simple beginners CD. The CD will come with a basic instruction booklet.The other equipment can be purchased later, as you see the need. I have practiced yoga for a few months and a mat is not really necessary at home when you are just starting out.
    The 2nd link are some articles from Prevention magazine
    The 3rd link is good information on types of yoga and simple instrudtions.


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