hey i think the wii and the wii fit are great
; if it gets you up and moving, why not?
the wii really makes video gaming interactive in a way that hasn't ever been done on this scale or level.
anyway, while you certainly can
do Yoga solo (actually I believe "Yoga" is derived from the sanskrit word yuj which means "to yoke" the body and mind thru the breath so... you may being doing it now... that is if you are breathing and your body & mind are cohabitating
), imo there is no substitute for taking a class to see yoga being done in person 3D, get you started, and keep you on track. plus there can be a wonderful energy when a group of people practice together and with the guidance and compassion of a teacher. the other day i was able to share the experience of doing yoga in times square NYC with a wonderful teacher Connie Chan, it was truly an ethereal experience. i used to practice at Sivananda and currently i am taking yoga at Yoga Sutra also in NYC. i'd say if you can, try to take a class (or 2 or 3), that'd be excellent even if it's on an occasional basis. if you are low on dough, many communities/yoga centers/gyms have inexpensive and free classes for all levels.
as veganmomma suggested yogajournal.com is an excellent resource.
there are also a lot of excellent other resources online (http://yoga.about.com
), TV (Priscilla's Yoga Stretches, Wai Lana Yoga), books (The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga by Swami Vishnu-devananda, Yoga: The Path To Holistic Health by B.K.S. Iyengar), and DVDs (Rainbeau Mars, Rodney Yee, Patricia Walden).
the main things that i've read, heard, that stick with me regarding yoga are:
If you're alive, you can do yoga.
Don't conform to the pose, let the pose conform to you.
Let the pose come to you.
You are never too old, never too sick, never too bad, never too late to do Yoga.
Wherever you are, just be there.
If you don't ever fall or lose your balance, you're not doing Yoga.
yes, you may do yoga for the physical aspect, but some amazing
things may happen when you step off the mat or come out of the pose and back into your life...
as for your question, there are some poses i enjoy because they come easily to me like plank, bridge, cobra, and tree but i have to say the ones that are more challenging like downward dog, back bends, and shoulder stands are really rewarding, as well.
ultimately my favorite pose is savasana aka corpse pose http://yoga.about.com/savasana.htm
, http://www.abc-of-yoga.com/yogapractice ... epose.asp;
it's all about total surrender and the ultimate relaxation thru discovering the tensions and releasing them. that is the easiest yet most challenging for me!
as for spinal twists, i'm sure a variation of them are yoga but they also can be found in other magnificent moving meditations such as tai chi and chi kung, too.
I hope you experience joy and bliss in your practice and namaste (the spirit in me salutes the spirit in you). btw i checked your website out, very cool and helpful.