Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Hemalayaa Yoga for Everyone|
Director: James Wvinner
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Two 20-minute joyful yoga workouts You?ll want to do this lighthearted yoga program over and over! Fitness star and yogini Hemalayaa shows that yoga doesn?t have to be serious to be effective. This playful program is divid... more »
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I love this DVD
K. Dyer | Pacific Northwest | 05/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not a yoga star, not even close. I've tried a few yoga classes at my gym and at a couple different Yoga centers and have been left feeling completely inept. I'd been looking for a fun introduction to yoga and this is it. Maybe once I master this DVD I can find a more intermediate DVD.
If you're one of those stuck-up yoga people at the gym, this DVD will be too easy for you. Spend your money on another Vinyassa Yoga class.
If you're new to Yoga and want the benefits of Yoga without the stuck-up Yoga people, get this DVD.
Lori | Albuquerque, NM | 05/03/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I do love Hamalayaa and do have all of her DVD's. If you are looking for a yoga DVD from her I would recommend her "Yoga for Urban Living" and "Yoga for Young Bodies" over this any day. This one is a repetition of cobra and floor lunges, with one short tree and very few short down dogs. It is more of a stretch, but once again, lots of repetition in those. Her sticking her tongue out and chanting really throws me off, too, as I am much more of a "Hatha centered" yogi myself. It is two twenty minute programs but I saw no difference in the two."
This workout is what its paragraph says.
Michelle Garringer | Overland Park KS | 04/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i love yoga and i have all of the Hemalayaa DVDs which i highly recommend along with this one. i am looking for beginner yoga that arent a long workout. a few years back i got out of yoga and have been trying to get back into it due to a very stressful job and the threatening high blood pressure readings and chidings of my doctor mother and various friends. i preordered this and waited while i went through injuries falling down 4 stairs and dealing with an impossible set of co-workers that drive my blood pressure up and just this week antibiotics and a sinus infection. so when i get the mail today and i get this DVD i think i'll just watch it maybe meditatate a little if she has a relaxation section. she does. i got to tell you its 2 workouts 20 minutes each and they are just what the paragraph says- relaxing centering i feel better calmer and i'm smiling because i had fun. i finished the first and only due to time constraints i reluctantly ended the second ten minutes in. These yoga positions are really on the easier side if you have concerns about past injuries and definately good for somebody starting back in again like me. for those of you who are serious about your yoga this workout is FUN and shows creativity to its producers taking a new look at yoga. i will put this on my do first list. Highly Highly recommend."
Jenny G | Wisconsin, USA | 01/01/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I thoroughly enjoyed this DVD! I am not a hard core yoga person. For me yoga is something that complements the other fitness activities that I do. In fact, before I did the first segment I had been on the elliptical for 15 minutes, done 40 minutes of strength exercises and 15 minutes of stretching. I had also worked out prior to trying the second segment.
I think this DVD would be good to use after a workout to provide some stretching and flexibility. I also think it would be good after a long day at work to relieve stress. I like the 20 minute segments as they are easy to fit in anyplace.
The words Hemalayaa uses to describe the DVD are "fun", "joyful", "smile". I think these are good descriptions. I'm easily bored by yoga DVDs that are so serious, and seem to go on forever. She does have some mantras/chants (yum, rum) and also some funny facial expressions. I am NOT a chanting person, but in the spirit Hemalayaa does them they are simply fun. If you don't feel like doing them, then don't (or smile that she does them). The expressions - well you can do them or not, but they are also in the same fun spirit.
The poses are not difficult, but I also think the DVD is not boring. (I've been burned by "beginner" yoga DVDs that could put me to sleep.) I think she has done a good job of putting together a DVD that will appeal to a wide audience, not just very serious yoga followers (in fact, it may be the more serious yoga followers that have the most trouble with this DVD).
When I finished both practices, I felt cheerful, more flexible and relaxed. There are differences between the two practices, although they are also similar. That might be the one improvement she could have made - to distinguish between the practices a little more.
I have a bad knee and the only pose I skipped was the warrior pose in the second practice. I was able to adjust all other poses to respect my knee."