Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Joshua Isaac Smith's Yogaboxing - The Complete Workout|
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Yogaboxing - The complete workout for mind body and soul will encourage you to dance, stretch, punch and yell your way to a leaner body and sharper mind. Stress and frustrations will melt away with Joshua Isaac Smith YOGA... more »
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Positive aerobics, stretching & energywork
Lena, LMT | Nassau, NY | 10/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Joshua is very positive w/o being annoying. He's has great enthusiasm & energy to keep you going. The set is in blues, oranges & bamboo with a Asian temple theme in simple fabrics. The music is low in volume, basic, but fast enough with a good enough beat to keep you going. He suggests barefoot with a mat or carpeting. There is a guy & woman or two women following along behind him.
There's an intro for 8 min which includes diaphragm breathing, nose/mouth breathing, and tongue placement which is Tai chi/Qi Gong style to increase energy.
The energizing 8 min Wicked Warm-up includes: hips side to side, hip cicles, opening the hips, hip isolations, pelvic movement front/back, balancing hip roations that's Tai Chi based, hip rotations that are Qi Gong based to increased energy, chest openers & spine stretching.
10 min strengthening Hips to Head: squatting/wide horse stance elbow to knee chest opener & leg strengthen, hip cicles & isolations, crab move boxing knee lifts & holds, cardio hip shifting & arm cicles, butterfly for the arms, spinal straighteners, balancing on toes, standing side bends, modified Qi Gong bow & arrow for colon movement, spinal twists w/specific Qi gong sound healing you say as you breathe out & back & forward bends.
Power Poses 17 min: modified yoga triangle pose, hip work, Tai Chi balancing & shifting, abdominal twisting for Qi Gong energy, body wists, hip/spine stretching, yoga tree pose with a twist, back & forward bends, hip shifting, ab strengthening balancing w/a twist, Tai Chi balancing & twists, karate punching cardio, african dance, low punching upper & higher cuts, simulated downhill skiing for legs/back, hips, arm/chest/leg stretch, simulated rollerskating, cardio boxing jabs, balancing/ab strengthening.
Boxcelator 23 min: stretch/twisting, african dance, boxing cardio uppercuts, downhill skiing, relaxed stretching, ab/leg strengthening, cardio boxing punching...
Cool Down 8 min: 5 minutes of head rolls & neck & shoulder stretching & the chest, back stretching & Qi Gong energy work & a min of cardio before more breathing.
All are done while standing & some squat holds with Smith's positive reinforcements & detailed reminder cues about body placement & muscle use.
For those looking for a straight-forward form perfected boxing or hatha yoga w/teaching should look elsewhere. Also, those who find positive mantras or positive "silly" might want to find another dvd as well.
You can get more info at his site yogaboxing com"
Fall in Love with Yogaboxing
Rebecca Johnson | Washington State | 08/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yogaboxing is an invigorating flowing sequence of movements to challenge your body and refocus your mind. Joshua Isaac Smith is a master teacher who utilizes a variety of signature moves to tone and shape your entire body. His pleasant and somewhat playful style awakens the inner child, while his strength awakens the warrior. His creativity flows through exercises like the Tibetian duck and he has many animal names for the various poses and flowing sequences.
This transformational style of exercise is a combination of Tai Chi, African Dance, Yoga and Boxing. Joshua takes you from stressed and physically tense to invigorated and tingly all over. Any unreleased emotional tension fades away and is replaced by a more positive attitude. By combining active participation with positive affirmations that are reminiscent of self-defense tactics, you begin to draw on your inner power.
The smooth transitions and flowing motions create a balance between the active and passive. You will unlock energy you didn't know existed. If you love Yoga and have tried a few Boxing or Tai Chi Exercise DVDs, then you are ready for Joshua Isaac Smith. He is the next level of artistic precision. It is one thing to do a pose, stop and try another pose. It is quite another to flow from one pose to another without losing your balance. The focus on balance and breath gave me all the challenges I could wish for in a routine. I was completely challenged all while feeling very powerful.
As you work through the routine, you will draw on your inner power, develop a new sense of determination and use your breath to open and cleanse your body. The therapeutic effects of Yogaboxing are immediately apparent. If you were tired and sullen, you will be laughing and energetic after 1 hour and 16 minutes. The benefits of this exercise routine are many and as a woman, I appreciated the hip opening exercises and playful dance.
The "inhale/exhale/release" sequence where you breathe in and then breathe out and release all your tension is repeated and gives you a break in between other low impact exercises. This completely oxygenates your body and if you are feeling at all sluggish, it will awaken you to a new state of consciousness.
This exercise routine will be enjoyed by men or women who want to naturally stimulate their body's physical and mental energies. If you want to lower the intensity, just keep your feet on the floor during the dance segments. There are no fancy steps to learn and I was amazed at Joshua Isaac Smith's masterful teaching style. His instructions are right on target and he takes care of you and makes sure you are completely enjoying this routine.
~The Rebecca Review
Love, love, love yogaboxing
D. Hamilton | Michigan | 12/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow, what fun. Get a great workout while having fun. Makes you feel good all over. I finally found a DVD that I look forward to doing every day. I love boxing and yoga and he combines them with african dance seamlessly, they flow altogether into a wonderful time."