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|Journey into Power Power Vinyasa Yoga Level 1|
Actor: Baron Baptiste
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Popular yoga instructor Baron Baptiste presents a different style of yoga with this program on Power Vinyasa Yoga. This beginner's video will teach you all you need to know to get going and focus on your focus weight loss ... more »
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Leah W. (VeganFreak)
Reviewed on 12/7/2007...
Short, but good.
It's only 30 minutes, so it's not great to use as a stand alone workout if you are fit and looking for an intense workout, but it is nice for a quick yoga experience.
I am familiar with yoga, so I was able to just listen to him and follow what he was doing. I like the way he teaches and I felt relaxed afterward.
If you are new to yoga, you will want to watch it before trying to practice and check out the features in the menu that go over the poses.
3 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Baron, Great As Always!
Yoga Dad | 08/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have a very extensive Yoga DVD/Video collection (over 80 and counting). Out of all of them, Baron is definitely my overall favorite teacher, hands down!
This program is a 30 minute, moderate intensity vinyasa flow. It is similar in intensity with Baron's "Unlocking Athletic Power" and "Core Power" programs in terms of length and difficulty. It's slightly more intense (mostly just by virtue of being 10 minutes longer) than his "Power Yoga Basics" program which is found on his "Transform Your Life, Yoga With Baron Baptiste" which was originally aired on PBS.
This "Journey Into Power" Level 1 program is very well rounded, has clear instruction and a nice overall feel to it. It's a class setting so you get to see lots of different ways of doing the poses.
Baron has a wonderful approach in that students should use their intuition to approach the poses at their own level of ability or energy level on any given day. You should go to your own personal "edge" without going into overwhelm.
I've been doing Yoga daily for over 7 years and found this DVD very useful for a shorter practice. My 12 year old football playing son has worked with Baron's programs and has gotten tremendous benefits from them (and did this particular DVD this morning) and my wife who is fairly new to yoga jumped right in to this program and has really enjoyed it and is making wonderful progress in strength and flexibility after only doing it for about 4 or 5 days. She also loves Baron's approach which is not intimidating even though she still finds it challenging enough to make her feel like she's getting benefits from it.
I hope this review helps those who are interested in trying a vinyasa (flow) based style of yoga, those curious about Baron as a teacher in particular or those who may be familiar with Baptise Power Vinyasa Yoga but are looking for a shorter practice to mix in with their other programs.
Too easy even for some beginners, IMO.
Billie Mann | USA | 05/08/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is the first real Yoga I have ever done, and although it was relaxing, I found it far too easy and only used this DVD once. I bought it one along with the Level 2 and went straight into the Level 2 after that.
I do have a somewhat athletic background, and/but am naturally very inflexible and not the best at balance. Coming from that background, although I enjoyed this DVD I personally found it too easy."
Great Vinyasa Yoga Video
Robin | Cleveland, Ohio | 04/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This video is great for the beginners and the advanced beginners. I started taking a Vinyasa class and was unable to coordinate my schedule with class times so I looked for a video to supplement my practice at home. What a great choice. Baron Baptiste takes his time to explain the poses and provides the mood that is needed to practice yoga at home. I highly recommend this DVD."