Yoga is good for stretching, but it can get a lot more intense than the regular Hatha sessions ro which you're accustomed. Consider power yoga, a vigorous type of vinyasa yoga that's closely related to Ashtanga. As you flow from pose to pose, you'll find your heart rate skyrocketing and sweat starting to form on your brow — so keep your towel and bottle of water handy!
If you'd rather get your sweat on in the comfort of your own home, rent or buy a power yoga DVD. Pop it in your DVD player and start flowing.
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Rodney Yee’s Power Yoga Collection
If you're looking for a deal, "Rodney Yee's Power Yoga Collection" is it. This three-DVD set consists of "Yoga Burn," "Power Yoga" and "Yoga Conditioning for Athletes"—all 60-minute sessions that are bound to get your heart pounding. They all feature Yee, a well-known instructor who has appeared in more than 30 DVDs of this nature.
Yee's collection is an intense work and, although he describes the poses as you're doing them, it's a DVD most appropriate for intermediate yogis.
Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown
Best known for her training stint on NBC's "The Biggest Loser," Jillian Michaels offers yoga DVDs in addition to her personal training videos. "Yoga Meltdown" features two 30-minute sessions, both of which include a warm-up and cool down. The first session is level one, which aims to burn calories through the quick flow of yoga poses. Level two, the second set, adds additional balancing poses and twists to boost the intensity of the workout. This isn't traditional yoga, so if you're looking for the classics, this DVD might not be for you.
The Hollywood Trainer–Power Yoga
"The Hollywood Trainer–Power Yoga" promises to both relax you and strengthen your muscles while working with this DVD. It's a long routine — 84 minutes — but mostly because the instructor, Jeanette Jenkins, has participants hold poses for much longer than normal.
The DVD includes six chapters, including a warm-up, and offers modifications for both beginning and advanced participants.
Power Yoga for Happiness with Eoin Finn
Yoga instructor Eoin Finn has released multiple power yoga DVDs, but this one focuses on not only getting a good workout, but doing it while increasing your joy and helping you feel your best. This DVD has five routines, all of significant length: "Total Happiness," 80 minutes; "Magically Hips," 55 minutes; "Strong, Free and Happy," 53 minutes; "Daily Dose of Bliss," 40 minutes; and "The Quickie," which is 30 minutes and meant for the days you don't have much time.
If you're a fan of this DVD, Finn also offers a "Power Yoga for Happiness 2: The Surf Edition."
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