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|Anatomy for Yoga with Paul Grilley|
Actor: Paul Grilley
Director: Mark Holmes and Ian Albert
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
An invaluable resource for both yoga students and teachers, this comprehensive DVD includes nearly 4 hours of in-depth lectures, demonstrations and comparisons of human skeletal anatomy as it relates to yoga practice. — Usi... more »
U. Balu | 10/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Time has come for this DVD. Though it was released a few years ago, it is gaining more popularity now. A no-nonsense program, it is high time someone gave the valuable message of `realistic' yoga for the average practitioner. In the West, where Yoga has become a `fashion' and even cult, more and more versatile forms are constantly `invented' to the point of absurdity. The message given by publications is `perfect' postures as displayed on some magazine covers with a young female in sexy clothing holding flawless-looking postures.
Here is a program that tells us that we are all the same in the inner levels of our being, but unique on the physical level. We are built differently, and we must do Yoga our unique way. Of course, we know that all of us are not equally flexible and cannot do all asanas perfectly, but a program like this reinforcing this idea is helpful to the student who cannot `keep up' with the next person in the class.
The presenter's background is obviously in Taoism and follows Yin Yoga. His teaching is effective and the demonstrations are excellent. All his statements may or may not be anatomically correct, but that is not the point. He deals with each and every joint in the body in a style understandable to all. He encourages everyone to do the Yoga that our bodies can accept, and be our unique selves.