For experienced teachers who already have a good foundation in the basics of a particular style, Yoga DVDs from different styles can really broaden horizons. If you don't live in a big city, for instance, you may struggle to find specialized yoga classes. If you're curious about Bikram, Ashtanga, Kundalini or other styles of yoga but cannot find suitable classes in your area, DVDs are excellent alternatives. From the comfort of home, you can learn the basics of different styles and gain a lot of advanced knowledge about yoga in general.
Yoga DVDs are an alternative for students who are unable to come to classes as often as they would like. While the DVDs offer ease for students, it's important to note that they aren't as effective as in person instruction when it comes to perfecting form and offering modifications to poses in the routines.
The audience needs to feel engaged. While it may seem like an obvious factor in the success of a video, it is often forgotten. Gone are the days where watching a yoga instructor in a studio satisfied viewers. Today, successful yoga videos need to inspire and stimulate. Viewers should be drawn to watch the video, whether or not they are following along. The trend is for yoga DVDs to feel more like feature films.