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|Antonia Kidman Yoga - The Power and Style Of Ashtanga|
Actors: Kate Agnew, Antonia Kidman
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
30 minute DVD extras include: Bonus Exercise (Breathing, Abdominals, Sun Salute), interviews with Antonia Kidman and Kate Agnew, Behind the scenes reheasal footage. Antonia Kidman (sister of Nicole) teams with Ashtanga Yo... more »
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Great, flowing workout
Hamutal | Tel Aviv, Israel | 11/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this DVD because it features a smooth, flowing Ashtanga yoga workout. Antonia and Kate (the instructor) are very graceful, plus there are good modifications for beginner to intermediate levels. The only minus is that it's not very chellenging for advanced practitioners. Also, it's a bit short - approx. 45-50 minutes.
So, being quite an advanced practitioner, I save this DVD for when I'm looking for more of a stress relief and sensation workout, and if I want more of a chellenge I go for the wonderfull Brian Kest Power Yoga Series."
Smooth flow, demanding exercises, great teacher
Sophia | London | 12/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I like this video, and have used it several times.
There are three people doing the exercises, performing them at various levels, so you can adapt the exercises to your abilities. The teacher is a former dancer, very graceful, and it is a joy to observe how she does the exercises.
The exercises flow smoothly inmto one another, and the teacher encourages you to try harder, whitour overdoing it.
There are not enough instructions to attempt the more demanding postures, but I believe that nonbody should do yoga just from following videos at home. I believe one needs a mixture of live classes and home videaos.
I did not find the exercises too easy, but then I am not that athletic."
Good + Bad = Just okay
DVD Workout Queen | CA USA | 04/17/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I did not like the Sun Salutations in the beginning of this workout. They were too fast, so that when they were done, I was not even warmed up. It reminded me of MTV Power Yoga, which I hated.
However, I really liked that there were a whole standing and then seated sequences. I aleady have them, though. The seated sequence was basically the same as is on Yoga Shakti, and the standing sequence the same as the Nicki Doane video Ashtanga Yoga Beginner's Practice (but shorter and therefore less good).
So, if you don't have any such videos, this is good because it was cheap and they talk in Australian accents. (They say "Let's move into THE up dog.") If you have a healthy-sized collection, though, it wont really add anything."
Good, practical yoga DVD
MG | 07/27/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a good overview of the Ashtanga practice. I miss some of the postures, and I'd like to see several more sun salutations to really get the body warmed up, but generally, I've been very happy with it. It serves well as a supplement to classroom practice. I purchased the Richard Freeman Ashtanga video, and while it's a great video, he does the whole sequence, which takes about two hours - not very practical. The fact that you can pop this video in and an hour later have be done and have gotten a pretty good yoga workout is really great.
This is definitely not a video for someone unfamiliar with yoga practices. There's not a lot of time spent in explaining postures, and there's no explanation of proper breathing before the video begins. But if you've already taken some yoga, this is a great at-home supplement.