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|20 Minute Yoga Makeover Power Beauty Sweat|
Actor: Sara Ivanhoe
Director: Andrea Ambandos
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Power Beauty SweatWhen we sweat it's our body's way of eliminating unwanted toxins and fat cells. Sara Ivanhoe's Power Beauty Sweat uses innovative arm balances core strengthening and twisting postures to detoxify the body... more »
For Beginners who want balance/twisting poses, not sweat
Lena, LMT | Nassau, NY | 07/09/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is set in a tropical area with an ocean behind. Sara is alone teaching & no props are used. The dvd comes in 2.0 & 5.1 dolby & has health tips & for washing your mat.
After the 1 min intro, the warm up is simple seated side stretches & twisted sage for 2 min.
For 4 min, you then are kneeling on one leg & straight on the other, more side stretches & side plank (need good arm strength to hold whole body on one hand & sides of feet.)
Next for 3 min is wide legged forward bend, then some simple breathing with arm movements in mountain stance. Then a mountain stance w/arm movements of warrior II.
Next is twisted chair pose, then eagle for 3 min.
Next is downward dog, simple lunge, hamstring stretch, cow stretch which is like Indian style butterfly stretch for 4 min.
Next is dolphin which is like downward dog on your elbows with raising one leg at a time for stretch & strengthening. Last is kinda a cobra & pulling on your feet for stretching your quads for 3 min.
It ends in a seated meditation/mudra with your fingers in a simple pose.
The hardest part for me was the side plank only on my left hand. I didn't sweat at all or barely work except for that. When she did mountain style w/warrior 2 hands, I did regular warrior 2 & seemed to do it more deeply then she showed. I have been doing yoga 1-2x/week for about 5 years & consider myself a beginner/intermediate in terms of strength but even better flexibility.
I had trouble with getting into this dvd because I could tell she seemed distracted & not into the routine & nor is she new with the camera. The whole point of yoga is the flexibility AND being more aware of the moment & your body.
Video clips of the whole set on collagevideo com & see a trailer of this at guba com"
mom of two | 06/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this series. This DVD completed it for me. Although I didn't get extremely sweaty I could really feel it the next day."