The best beginner’s yoga DVD for men is the one that men actually will use.

Until Bruce Willis develops a series of “Explosive Yoga” DVD’s, go with whatever looks good, promising you will stick with it at least through one entire practice. This is, a promise you that will try to keep pushing yourself through one entire practice, because you very quickly will discover that yoga makes football, rugby, and cage fighting look easy. If you collapse half-way through the practice, expect the woman in your life simply to smile, nod, and say, “If it were easy, honey, boys would do it.”

Guys, you really must get over some of your stereotypes, misconceptions, and prejudices about yoga. Ancient mystics did not invent yoga because they had foreseen the advent of soccer moms seeking stretching and breathing exercises they could work-in between carpools and shopping. Ancient mystics did not develop the disciplines, practices, and spiritual blah-dee for the sake of studying the cute college coeds at the gym. In fact, if you would get off the weight machines and actually try yoga, you immediately would develop appreciation and admiration for its difficulty. In fact, if you would try yoga, you would discover that the soccer moms and coeds have strong, flexible muscles and cardiovascular fitness you barely can begin to imagine. And they feel centered, at-peace, and content, too.

Protecting yourself against painful public humiliation, guys, you should rent a couple of yoga DVD’s, learning the basics and enduring the initiation in the privacy of your own living room. No tight bike shorts required. As you begin, the best yoga DVD will be the one you pick-up, put in the machine, and follow. You may start anywhere as long as you start.

Guys, any yoga DVD will be the best for you if it inspires you to practice the poses every day. Motivation does not matter. If the best yoga DVD has the most attractive women in the cutest yoga pants, making you look forward to join in the exercise with them, fine. If you have conceived an impossible crush on the instructor in the best yoga DVD, hoping she somehow will notice you through the broadband, fine. As long as you crank-up the machine and fire-up yourself to go through the poses with proper attention to form, breathing, discipline, and meditation, then you have found the best yoga DVD, and you should work it.

Ashley J Michaels is an home economist and yoga practitioner. For a highly regarded current list of the Best Yoga DVD’s please visit

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