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The Best Yoga DVDs of 2014

  • Yoga 2.0

    Tired of traditional tree pose? Try the two half-hour practices from Jillian Michaels' Yoga Inferno. The tough-love trainer incorporates cardio like plank jacks in one workout, while the other highlights strength moves including chair pose (aka squats) with shoulder presses.

    What you'll need: Yoga mat, 3- to 5- pound dumbbells (optional)

  • Meet Your Mat-ch

    Focusing heavily on the connection between breath and movement, the vinyasa flow in Elements of Yoga: Air and Water with Tara Lee opens up your hips, hamstrings, and butt. Perfect for cross training, testers appreciated the 20- to 25-minute segments you can split up to "create your own perfectly timed workout."

    What you'll need: Yoga mat

  • Balance Boss

    Firm up fast with two 30-minute workouts in Bob Harper's The Skinny Rules Workout #5: Yoga. The veteran Biggest Loser trainer designed each practice around traditional yoga poses with classic strength training moves (think crescent pose with jumping lunges) to spike your heart rate, firm your muscles, and trim all over.

    What you'll need: Yoga mat

  • Winning Warrior

    When you can't decide on one style, or even the length of your workout, reach for Shiva Rea Yoga in Greece. With over three hours of practice to explore, and the ability to mix and match according to your mood, there's no chance of boredom. The gorgeous Santorinian backdrop doesn't hurt, either.

    What you'll need: Yoga mat

  • Pose Pro

    Escape your living room when you pop in Rodney Yee's Power Up Yoga, taking you to picturesque Colorado to practice one (or all three) of his 15- to 25-minute routines. For a faster flow, play "Connect," where you'll focus on strength and awareness. "Energize" and "Breathe" target flexibility and power.

    What you'll need: Yoga mat

    Originally published on, February 2014.