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Heya, so I'm no fitness buff but I exersise reguarlly and like to do aerobics, flexibility and weight-bearing exersises each week. I really want to increase my flexibility, and also just have a good all-round way to stretch all my muscles and release any tension/stiffness/aches and pains.<br><br>
I said DVDs because I can't really afford to go to exersise classes, or to the gym reguarlly, and it wouldn't be as convienent either because I love working out at home because I can fit it in my schedual easier. However, books or other ideas are also great <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
I tried a yoga-pilates dvd which is good, but I didn't feel it was challanging enough (ie: I didn't feel it was really increasing my flexibility that much...I think the warm ups/stretching after areobics DVDs probally increases my flexibility more tbh so it was a bit pointless), and I also tried another DVD I bought which was much worse, even though the write-up online made it sound like a fitness dvd for sports people, it had lots of meditation, it started off by trying to get me to chant something or other, and was really yoga-mediation-relaxation stuff which wasn't what I wanted at all.<br><br>
So... now having wasted about £30 on DVDs which were unsuitable...I wondered if anyone else had any reccomendations? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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try podcasts<br>
I do most of my yoga these day from downloading free podcasts<br>
I really like the ones from yoga journal, they are around 20 minutes and can be done on their own or combined for longer workouts<br><a href="http://www.yogajournal.com/podcast/" target="_blank">http://www.yogajournal.com/podcast/</a><br><a href="http://unclutterer.com/2009/02/25/replace-exercise-dvds-with-video-podcasts/" target="_blank">http://unclutterer.com/2009/02/25/re...ideo-podcasts/</a><br><a href="http://www.podfeed.net/tags/stretching" target="_blank">http://www.podfeed.net/tags/stretching</a>
 

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I agree with luvourmother; another resource I use is <a href="http://www.yogadownloads.com" target="_blank">www.yogadownloads.com</a> - they have loads of audio yoga lessons which you can download onto your computer or ipod - I think they start from about $1.50 each. I have used quite a few and recommend them. In case you are wary of an audio rather than a video lesson, I suggest you try them: most of them come with printable position sheets, and the verbal instructions are generally more descriptive than on a video (which you often can't see, anyway!)
 

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Ooh good ideas and moneysavers, thanks guys that sounds much better! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I've been using Shiva Rea's yoga DVDs regularly. Although if you're new to yoga you definitely want to start out with her beginner's DVD as her other ones are very demanding, but wow they give fantastic results!
 
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