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Yoga program Dvds

Discussion in 'Lifestyle Management' started by futurern926, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. futurern926

    futurern926

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    Hi everyone, I've been trying to do a 20 minute yoga DVD program in the morning after I wake up to help give me a little more energy and wake me up a little in the morning. I've just been getting some DVDs from the library to try out for now and see if I can find a program that I like. I've been trying out yoga programs that are good for giving you more energy but of course my problem is I need to try the programs out and make sure they aren't too intense for me or I'll just end up making myself feel worse instead of more energized. I was wondering if anyone here has found any Yoga DVD programs that they really like that gave them some more energy and wasn't to much for them to do physically. Thankfully, my symptoms aren't as bad as a lot of other people's, I don't have any pain with my CFS but I am always exhausted I can usually get up in the morning and do some things most of the day so my fatigue isn't entirely debilitating right now but of course there are bad days. So any ideas of yoga DVDs anyone else has tried?
     
  2. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    I've been doing yoga for almost 40 years, and have many yoga videos/DVDs.

    The very best one IMO is Shiva Rea's Yoga Shakti. I have written about it any times on this forum, so rather than repeat myself again, I will just summarize it in one word: FANTASTIC.

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  3. Patrick*

    Patrick* Formerly PWCalvin

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    There was another thread a while back about this topic. You might find some useful recommendations there: http://forums.phoenixrising.me/index.php?threads/yoga-video-recommendation.15173/#post-246763

    I have the Yoga Shakti DVD too, which comes very highly recommended if you search the internet generally for "Best Yoga DVDs". My wife really likes it, but I think they progress through the postures too quickly. I prefer a slower, more meditative pace. I feel like Yoga Shakti borders on a cardio workout, lol. I guess it just depends on your preference.
     
  4. futurern926

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    I have tried a few of Shiva Rea's DVD programs that I've gotten from the library and I'm really not very crazy about her, and she does move at a much faster pace that wears me out.
     
  5. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1 Senior Member

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    Unfortunately I had to give up yoga entirely due to ME/CFS. I did yoga for years before getting ME/CFS and in the end couldnt even keep up and do what the very frail and not flexable 98 year old in my yoga class was able to do. Nearly everyone in the class was far older then I (I was only late 30s) and I just couldnt do it anymore. (I'd fall down just being up on all fours... lost all my ability to balance in any way, couldnt stand on feet in one place due to POTS and was weak so would also start tremoring with effort during postures).

    Best luck, take care

    Ps.. that imagine on the cover dreambirdie posted.. If I learned back like that it would cause a huge dizzy attack and I'd fall down (many of us who have ME need our eyes straight ahead to a maintain our balance.. eg 70% of ME people have postive Rombergs tests .. cant balance properly without eyes helping one to do so) .

    I lost my ability to balance too with my feet apart in that stance as well even with my eyes ahead (even if I was completely upright). Something like doing pilates slowly is very good for some of us with ME who cant do yoga if you end up not being able to find a suitable yoga DVD
     

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