January 7, 2009

20 Hottest Yoga Videos on Youtube. That don’t suck. [Krishnamacharya, BKS Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, Enlighten Up! w/Nick Rosen, Daft Yoga, Richard Freeman, Bridget Woods Kramer, Tara Stiles, Elena Brower, Patricia Walden, Seane Corn]

Youtube is full of Hooters-esque models (barely) in bikinis doing yoga. But unless you’re a 12 year old boy, it’s best to scratch the surface…and when you do you’ll find thousands of years of knowledge at the tip of your clickety click mousepad.

Did I forget any wonderful yoga videos? If so, email me the youtube link and I’ll put ’em in if they’re better than something in here.

1. Daft Yoga. It’s cute, it’s fun, it’s…a kinda embarrassing imitation of the originals. Whatever.

2. Anusara with Bridget Woods Kramer…mmmm…nice voice…

3. The master, Richard Freeman himself, in this oldy goody classic:

4. Another old Freeman, stand back ladies:

5. More Freeman, too good not to include:

6. Patricia Walden, in a onesie, looking verrry early 90s.

7. Call me biased, but Elena Brower of Vira Yoga with our video man Alex’s cut…is pure perfection.

8. Our interview with Seane Corn, the one the only the amazing the charming the real:

9. More Seane:

10. a million viewers can’t be wrong:

11: new elephriend Tara Stiles has a practical, bite-size series of yoga for everything…yoga for beginners, yoga for the office, yoga for sex, yoga for stress, yoga for waking up…subscribe!

12. Rodney Yee, of course:

13. Cyndi Lee, my first favorite lady, Ms. Om Yoga herself:

14. Everyone loves John Friend, Mr. Anusara:

15. Finally, lovely-inside-and-out yoga diva Shiva Rea:

16. We’ve covered this before, but here’s Krishnamacharya, granddaddy of modern yoga, in 1938:

17. Pattabhi Jois, venerable founder of Ashtanga yoga:

18. A youthful BKS Iyengar:

19. We’ve covered this before, love it: Enlighten Up! with elephriend Nick Rosen.

20. For dessert, Mr. Inappropriate Yoga Guy, leading the pack with 2 mill views:

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ellenfein Nov 18, 2013 11:40am

these are some great videos. but I really would love to see some that show other aspects besides asana. most people think yoga equals asana. period. how about yoga meditation, chanting or pranayama? thanks.

Atma Jnani Oct 29, 2013 8:24am

..you forgot core strenght vinyasa yoga of Sadie Nardini <3 http://www.youtube.com/user/sadienardini

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