Recommendations for Yoga DVDs -- my situation and needs inside.
I recently asked for recommendations for an exercise program that I could do in my apartment, and I got some great suggestions. I'm still in the process of trying them out to choose one that fits me and that I'll stick with. Until I settle on an idea, I'm doing SimpleFit--which calls for doing a fairly strenuous exercise routine three days a week.
I want something slightly less strenuous for the off days that focuses more on balance and flexibility. I thought yoga!
Slight problem, though: I have an obscure, apparently undiagnosable medical condition that makes it incredibly easy for me to get motion sick, which results in puking and nauseating incapacitation for the rest of the day. No need to suggest seeing a doctor -- I've been seeing them since I was an infant, and there is absolutely nothing that they can figure out other than that I need to see a therapist because the puking is all in my little lady head, or something. (The good ones simply gave up rather than declare me psychosomatic.)
I tried Rodney Yee's Power Yoga Total Body
because I wanted something more strenuous than the beginning DVDs I've tried. The amount of activity was just about right, but it called for a lot of transitions like going from mountain pose to a foward bend, which resulted in -- you guessed it -- puking and nauseating incapacitation for the rest of the day. Fantastic.
So, does anyone have a recommendation for a yoga routine that (1) is available on Netflix (streaming or DVD) or -- ahem -- less legally, and (2) isn't a total breeze, but doesn't call for changing the elevation/orientation of my head repeatedly in short succession? (Or at least confines these parts to a single part of the routine that I can skip over?)
I would say I'm a beginner but I'm young and fairly flexible and beginning DVDs are not challenging. Intermediate poses are more challenging but doable if there is a good explanation of how to do them.