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(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a delightful asana practice. Kali has a beautiful voice and her instruction is so detailed that I don't even need to watch the DVD to do the flows. She guides you through the breathwork at the beginning and sets the tone for rest of the flows."
Calming flow sequences gently strengthen while fostering rel
Beth Cholette | Upstate NY USA | 08/29/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was my first TriYoga video, although I've taken classes at a TriYoga-inspired studio as well as a 2-day workshop last year with a TriYoga instructor, Martha Hamilton. TriYoga founder Kali Ray calls this DVD your "Daily 10" in that it contains 10 posture segments (all chaptered), each about 5-6 minutes long. In addition, the practice begins with a 3-minute rhythmic breath section and ends with a 4-minute relaxation.
The 10 strengthening segments are as follows:
1) leg stretch--reclined leg movements plus static holds
2) reclined butterfly--preliminary hip and groin opening
3) cat rolls--cat/cow stretches
4) cat bow 1--cat stretches with a push-up move
5) mountain heel press (mountain is the TriYoga name for down dog)
6) cat bow 2--a repeated flow from down dog to the cat push-up
7) runner--lunge stretches
8) triangle--moving from standing forward bend
9) side warrior--same as above
10) half tortoise twist--seated twist
The total time for this video is about 58 minutes, and although the DVD case says it is divided into two rotations, there was no discernable break. Each segment includes only a few postures--Kali moves quite slowly and methodically through the dynamic poses and engages in lengthy static holds as well. Some of the flows, such as the cat bows, do require strength, but overall, I found this to be more of a relaxing, gentle practice. Because each posture segment has the ability to stand alone, this is a versatile DVD--ie, you could get in a quick 10-minute practice by doing only 2 segments, do half the segments for a 30 minute session, or complete the entire practice when you have a full hour. I will use this video mainly when I want to engage in soothing yoga moves that require little effort or exertion.
Finally, Kali is a gentle, soft-spoken teacher who speaks with a slight accent. She reminds me a little of Wai Lana; although she is not nearly as flamboyant, the stand-alone segments of this practice were similar to a Wai Lana video. At times, there is an alternate view of Kali where she is shown using props (a strap and yoga blocks), but she makes only passing comments about how to modify. Overall, however, I found her to be a calming presence and enjoyed her instruction."
Solid, original yoga practice
T | CA United States | 09/18/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While this DVD may not provide the sort of "strengthening" one is used to in a yoga DVD, as in traditional Ashtanga or Power Yoga, the postures will certainly strengthen your yoga practice, if not give you a "yoga (...)." However, for people just starting their yoga practice, this might be a great way to begin exercising the muscles that will be used in any practice.
Kali Ray provides a very gentle, meditative, and original sequence of poses in this routine. You will not see the traditional sun salutation, although a nice version of the poses are presented. Her focus is, as it should be, on connecting breath with movement and maintaining awareness of a complete breath throughout the exercises. Kali Ray herself is beaming through the whole routine, which is kind of cool, and inspires me to look inside for the joy in the practice.
Because I do need to have a cardio and tough strengthening workout from most of my yoga routines due to time considerations,I won't be using this DVD on a daily basis. But I really do enjoy it and will be doing it as often as possible. I will also be buying more of Kali Ray's DVDs."
Trish | CA | 04/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the third Kali Ray DVD that I have purchased and I have not been disappointed. The other reviewers gave the outline and content of the DVD so I'll point out what I like about it personally.
First, the whole DVD has a quiet, peaceful, and mediatative quality about it from start to finish. The initial breathing asanas calm the mind. I appreciate the lack of constant chatter because I like to repeat my own meditations, especially at night.
The other asanas, just flow from one to the other, always well explained with moderations for those who need them.
The relaxation at the end is very peaceful. It seems I sleep much better when I do this DVD at night.
It does build strength, but in a gentle way. I do feel the cat bow series and a few other lunge/warrior poses, but in general, this is not as "powerful" as other yoga DVD's, but I really get more out of this that others...the stress melts away."