Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|American Power Yoga Strength|
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
American Power Yoga provides the best in strengthening, conditioning and calming techniques taken from around the world. We systematically work the entire body using a fluid presentation of poses and movements. The physica... more »
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Great Workout-- about 50 plus minutes
Life Enthusiast | MA | 12/07/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a little over a 50 minute workout, inside a yoga studio with a medium-sized class of non-instructors. The actual workout is very, very similar to Brian Kest's Power Yoga workout series in its difficulty level (Intermediate-ish) and the duration. He even uses some of the same terms and the same cues as Brian Kest, although he has his own touches and like someone else wrote you don't get the triangle series or back openers-- but it's a nice workout and it gives you something different from his own background. It's not great for beginners b/c there isn't that type of basic instruction, and yogis who are looking for more vigorous 1 1/2 hour workouts won't have that here but this is great for a slow day when you don't have time for that but want to get moving (just like how you can use Baron Baptiste or Kest). I enjoyed the workout very much, the DVD doesn't have any extra bells and whistles or any beautiful location, and Kest is better but it's like having another Brian Kest workout in the collection for a good price. I enjoyed the instructor who I find kind of soothing, and I do like the personal story of the instructor and his sister on the insert, who are using yoga to get through a personal tragedy. It's a sincere class, not a rip off like some I've bought, and not one of the many DVD series with a great, skilled instructor and gorgeous scenery whose DVD and video classes unfortunately never, ever go beyond a beginner level."
An amazing workout for mind and body
Life Enthusiast | 06/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Having done many kinds of yoga over the years, I personally found that I was either bored with the repetition of poses or that my mind would wander. This is an awesome workout to do! Especially if you are cross training with weights or any other sport. Helps with preventing injury, flexability, and attitude. Do this workout. You will LOVE it!!"
A great way to spend an hour!
Life Enthusiast | 07/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoy this DVD. Kurt's voice is soothing, and even though the yoga poses provide a challenge--for flexibility, strength, and balance--this workout also relaxes me. The music is unusual--more rhythmic than melodic. It sounds almost as if someone is exhaling rhythmically throughout. My DVD says "Beginner" on it, but this is definitely NOT for the beginner. Having said that, the poses can be modifed so you can start at an easier level and work your way up to more difficult variations. The DVD is about 50 minutes, and the time just flies when I'm doing it!The only thing I would have liked that is not included is an option to do shorter workouts, for days when I don't have 50 minutes. I know some people would rather hear the Sanskrit names for poses, so be warned that Kurt uses Western names for yoga postures."
The BEST at home Yoga class!
J. Costner | Nashville, TN USA | 07/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If all Yoga videos and DVDs were like this one I would never take a class again! When you do this workout you feel as though you are in the studio taking the class. The instructor is easy to follow; you work up a sweat and feel great afterwards! Unlike many yoga tapes/DVDs this DVD shows many shots of the students. I really like this because you can find modifications for difficult poses quickly and easily just by seeing what some of the students are doing. The style of the video and the music are also really cool and set a great atmosphere for your workout. I have heard rumor that this studio is putting out another video. I hope this is the case because I would love to add it to my rotation!!"