Jillian Michaels – Yoga Meltdown (2009)

Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown is a combination of classical yoga and fitness. You will perform your favorite asanas with interesting modifications that will help you lose weight.

Jillian Michaels: Yoga Meltdown [DVD]

Yoga Meltdown has retained all the advantages of classical yoga: after regular classes your flexibility will be improved, you will be able to control your breathing and reach a state of mental and emotional well-being.
Another great side-effect of this workout is a constant weight-loss, tight muscles and a well defined body shape.

Besides all critics Jillian earned for transforming traditional yoga lessons into a more dynamic workout, the effects on the body speak for themselves.

Brief workout description of Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown:

Yoga Meltdown consists of two levels:

Easy and advanced where each training lasts about half an hour. During the workout you will be accompanied by Jillian and her two supporters, who are demonstrating the exercises to you. One shows an easy modification of the exercises, the other a more complex one for those who are ready for a challenge.

Yoga Meltdown is not designed for beginners, but if you follow the easy modification of the exercises the program will be easy to deal with.

Jillian does not give exact recommendations for how long the training should be maintained. If you are only engaged in “Yoga Meltdown” you can perform the first level 10-14 days and then go on to the next.

If you only want to add yoga training to another workout of Jillian, then 1-2 times a week is enough. This variation of different workouts will help your muscles to recover faster.

When doing the program, be sure to follow the correctness of the exercises. Here the main thing is not speed, but quality. Carefully listen to all recommendations of Jillian Michaels and follow the instructions to maximize the effect of the session.


Pros and Cons of Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown:


• In addition to all the benefits of classical yoga you can lose weight and tighten your body

• Exercise will improve your flexibility and also help relieve tension of your muscles

• Yoga with Jillian Michaels can be practiced everywhere because you only need an exercise mat and in the absence of jumps and strength exercises you can practice almost noiselessly

• The training is done at a moderate pace which is a good choice for those who avoid increased stresses on the heart

• By regularly practicing Yoga Meltdown you will improve your coordination, balance and breathing technique

• Yoga Meltdown is the perfect morning workout to wake up and start the day with new energy


• Yoga Meltdown from Jillian Michaels is not just classic yoga. Rather, it is a more powerful and dynamic approach

• Yoga Meltdown is not meant for relaxation but can be understood as a fitness workout

• It is quite difficult to lose weight by only practicing fitness yoga. It is recommended to perform the training 1-2 times a week in addition to another main workout program of Jillian Michaels (See the workouts page)

• Yoga meltdown from Jillian Michaels will appeal to those who are looking for the perfect combination of yoga and fitness. However, the program probably does not quite fit both fans of yoga, and fans of classical fitness.

Jillian Michaels: Yoga Meltdown [DVD]

Required sports equipment for Yoga Meltdown:

The great thing about yoga is that you don’t need any special equipment. What I can suggest is to buy a good yoga exercise mat with a non-slip surface, that is ideally supporting your body during your asanas.

GoYoga Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap, 1/4″, Grey