Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Kabbalah Yoga - Ambitious Beginners|
Director: Kevin R. Weaver
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
In Kabbalah Yoga?, the benefits of yoga?s proven techniques, combined with the basic tenets of the Kabbalah, which are mentioned and incorporated into the poses, are designed to help the user become a better version of... more »
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Melanie C. from GROTON, CT
Reviewed on 7/8/2010...
LOVE this yoga practice. However, it's completely not suitable for beginners - the voiceover instruction talks a lot about Kabbalah, but gives you no pointers for the poses and sometimes doesn't even tell you what you're supposed to be doing until after you're supposed to have done it. But the practice itself is so great, it's worth it, and it only takes a couple of rounds of doing it before you can follow pretty easily, even without instruction -- as long as you have a good yoga foundation to base the practice on. The flow of the poses is great and energetic, and it's long enough to feel that you've really worked hard without having that feeling of "is it over yet??".
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Best Yoga Video I Own
Aphrodite | Wisconsin | 06/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I own approximately 100 yoga videos and this is my favorite. It is really not a beginner video because there is little instruction for the poses. It is more an intermediate level which is why I like it. This is a program for people who are not beginners and not advanced (I am not very flexible so cannot do a lot of the advanced videos out there, I am also middle aged). This is just the right length - about 40 minutes and the poses flow from one to the other. The mind body connection that is essential to yoga is present throughout this program. I am sick of lightening fast sun salutations or holding downward dog for 5 minutes like you find on so many videos. This program has no sun salutations and all of the postures show modifications if you need them. I also own the advanced kabbalah program which is very similar to the beginners except it moves a little faster and they incorporate the plank, upward dog, downward dog transition quite frequently. I will occassionally do the advanced, but the beginner is my favorite. In my opinion, this is the perfect yoga video for the intermediate practitioner."
NOT for beginners, but looks good
Cikk | Malta | 06/08/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Just for everyone's information, this DVD is not aimed at beginners - the three stars is basically in this respect. You need to have quite a good prior knowledge of yoga before attempting this one. I haven't even looked at the other one (advanced) yet.
If, however, you are not a beginner, and can cope with a practice which is flowing and is cued without positioning advice, then this should be a good practice for you. I like the look of it, and there are a few unusual asanas there - like twisting down dog.
I'm not sure how long this practice is - sorry! Prob about 45 mins. What's interesting is a primer on Kabbalah, quite a long one. Throughout the practice (which is done in voiceover) certain poses are associated with tenets of the Kabbalah."
Poor quality, poorly developed yoga program
So Hum | 06/28/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I was intrigued by the DVD based on the supposed integration of Kabbalah with Yoga. Unfortunately, this DVD was very disappointing. I found the atmosphere in the studio to be stressful and looked like it was left over from the 80's.
The yoga program itself is not well constructed. Poses are programmed at points in the practice when the body has not generated enough heat to move fluidly into those poses. In addition, they include inverted poses (such as a shoulderstand series) that are in no way suited to a beginner's DVD program. This is even more important because the instructor offers NO instruction on how to properly (and safely) execute the pose (or any pose for that matter). These poses can put a lot of strain on your neck if practiced improperly.
Also, there is no cue when you are to release a pose. Since you generally aren't facing the screen, it's difficult when they provide any sort of cue.
The bottom line: don't waste your money. There are numerous yoga DVD's on the market that are wonderful (try, for instance, Seane Corn's DVD's which are wonderful) and there's no point in wasting your time and money on sup-par quality programs."