Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
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Great workout - body and mind
L. Colburn | Florence, Texas | 07/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not a yoga expert by any means, but I enjoy doing yoga to keep limber and toned, as well as more focused mentally. I decided to try Ravi & Ana's DVD for something new. Now, every morning I look forward to starting my day with this workout. I sleep better at night, feel energized during the day, and after just a short time I already feel more toned in my abs, legs, and arms."
I like this one!
Trish | CA | 04/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have quite a few yoga DVD's and this one will work it's way into my permanent rotation. Kundalini yoga is new to me and at first I thought I would miss my more traditional poses. This DVD gives a whole different feel...more energetic and yet peaceful.
I appreciate that fact that it is chaptered, but when I've done it, I have completed the entire DVD only because I did not want to stop.
Your arms will feel the difference as will your stomach. My arms ached at first by felt really good afterwards.
I think you'll like this one."
Fantastic thorough workout
pippy longstocking | 01/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, I dont even know what number I am on for Ana and Ravi's DVD's. The crazy part is I use to hate yoga, and working out and now I do yoga a hour a day. Love this DVD it breaks up nicely for shorter workouts if you like but I find myself doing the whole thing.
Some of the poses are quite hard for me. I am obese, but I do what I can. If your overweight don't be afraid to try these. I love the emotional release at the end. This one is great for anger, fear, anxiety. The ab work was good also.
All in all a exceptional body workout from head to toe, and emotionally healling as well. I concur though with another reviewer who mentioned the regae like music at the end not being to her taste. I do like rega, but it's very hard to meditate as the beat is so vastly off it's distracting.
Have I mentioned I've lost over eight pounds in the last two weeks with Ana's DVD's? Two weeks with daily kundalini and I had rolls of fat on my back I worked at forever and now their 98% gone. Amazing, I haven't a clue how as I used to do hour step classes and weight lifting and it didn't dent the fat.
Couldn't possibly be happier with my kundalini results; and to any overweight ladies or gentlemen out there these DVD's are great for fat loss, no jumping (can you say, ahmen) and emotional healing (part of why I eat).
I can't stop looking at the new me. I'm starting to get a dancer's body. Fabluous, you must try."
THIS KICKED MY BUTT AROUND THE BLOCK - BUT I LOVED IT!!!
Amber | Boston, MA | 10/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"High energy and lots of fun! Even though this DVD felt pretty challenging for me I really feel this is about as close to a perfect yoga workout as you can get. This is one I would like to do everyday because it seems to get everything covered from just enough stretching ( which opened my hips nicely and loosened up my spine) to cardio which, even though people would argure with me and say you can't get cardio doing yoga, made me feel totaly oxygenated. If anyone asked me if I did cardio today I would definitely say YES!
Here is a somewhat breakdown of the DVD as best as I can remember after doing this only 1X.
There are 4 parts. You can do them all together like I did or just 1 section.
The first exercise in the 1st section is called Ravi rolls which is quite interesting and got the heart pumping. You are standing and swinging your arms 1 & 3/4 circles one way then reversing, bending your knees as your arms pass center and doing breath of fire the whole time.
The 1st section (called Start Your Engines) continues with a lot of breath and
movement exercises for energizing. Side Bends and thyroid stimulating exercises that also really warm up and open up the upper spine. I think this section also had some warmups and stretching.
Set 2 is called Fight Fire With Fire which has a lot of deep abdominal work. At one point you are holding in a sort of half crunch position doing breath of fire and I felt the burn! This whole section is pretty intense for me. Other exercises in this section I can remember are a wide leg stretch, leg lifts on belly, leg lifts on back......
The next set is No-impact Aerobics. Walking in place knees high, then Frogs which always kick my butt, then piston pose which I am sure I will feel in my thighs and butt tomorrow.. Then there are these incredible looking pushups on one knee with the other leg straight behind which at first glance made me say "no way!" but I found I could do them. I might not have looked quite the same as Ana but I think it still worked the same important areas i.e. chest, back and arms and butt again! Then more arm work...
The last set is your life is in your own glands. Alternate leg lifts where you raise and lower your head opposite to your leg. Then there is breath of fire in cow and cat pose. Overall this last set seemed to be a shorter set though this is supposed to be four 19 minute sets. I will try to remember to time them next timeThen there are 2 meditations(for calming & emotional balance) which I skipped today for time
constraints though I will probably do them other times. I actually felt pretty calm and emotionally balanced by the end ot the workout anyway.
Overall it is a tough, energizing and refreshing workout and like most Kundalini yoga workouts contains no sun salutations which have begun to bore me beyond comatose!
The soundtrack is really well done. The music has an Indian flavor but mixed with other influences I can't quite recognize but really liked. You can hear Ana's breathing like she is right there in the room. it helped my breath of fire enormously to get into her rythym.
Ana is always an inspiration. She looks like she is having fun and smiles encouragingly making even the toughest sections seem easier. Ravi is off camera speaking. We never see him. He gives good aligment cues and as always emotional and spiritual support with his soothing voice.
Also in the credits before and after the workout you see Ana dancing which is really