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Let's Yoga vs. Yoga DVD


Our yogathon is winding down, but there are a few important things yet to cover, such as ... can Let's Yoga compete with a yoga DVD? Exercise DVDs are a huge market -- could a game possibly one-up that industry? We went through a step-by-step comparison of the features of Konami's trainer and a beginner yoga DVD available at a big box retailer.

Yoga for Beginners with Patricia Walden comes with a thick booklet detailing all the included poses, as well as guidelines for creating your own workout. In order to use the DVD with them, you'll have to do a lot of fast-forwarding and rewinding; for all intents and purposes, the DVD only includes one lesson. You've already seen what Let's Yoga can do, if you've been following our yogathon, but we've got a chart comparing some of the features of the two after the break.

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Let's Yoga
(DS)
Yoga for
Beginners
(DVD)

Price $29.99 $14.98
Length Variable 1 hour, 40 minutes
Poses


Tips for easy poses
Yes
Yes
Pictures of poses
Yes Yes
Rotatable views of poses
Yes No
Props needed
No Yes
Number of poses
75+ 16
Instructions


Audio instructions
Yes
Yes
Instructions clear and easy to understand
Yes
Yes
Written guidelines
No Yes
Instructions on proper alignment
Yes
Yes
Simple safety guidelines
Yes
Yes
Lessons


Multple lessons
Yes
No
Beginner friendly
Yes
Yes
Length of first lesson
8 minutes
More than an hour
Discomfort after first lesson
No
Yes
Usability


Easily accessible video/animated clips
Yes No
Rewind/Fast forward during lessons
No Yes
Portable
Yes
W/ portable DVD
player
DIY workout function
Yes Written tips only
Extras


Multiple models/teachers
Yes
No
Totally irritating teacher
No OH GOD YES


The DS has a lot more to offer besides just traditional games, and we love to test the efficacy of training titles! Keep up with our yogathon as it happens, or for more features like this, check out our week with My French Coach.

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