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]

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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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Waylon Lewis, founder of Elephant Journal & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat.” Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword’s Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by “Greatist”, Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: “the mindful life” beyond the choir & to all those who didn’t know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, touches on modern relationships from a Buddhist point of view. His dream of 9 years, the Elephant “Ecosystem” will find a way to pay 1,000s of writers a month, helping reverse the tide of low-quality, unpaid writing & reading for free online.