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|Kathy Smith - New Yoga Basics Beginners|
Actor: Kathy Smith
Genres: Documentary, Exercise & Fitness
Fitness guru Kathy Smith leads a gentle introduction to yoga, with plenty of adaptations for special needs. She starts with very simple postures for body awareness, proper breathing, and relaxation. Smith explains how to d... more »
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Trish S. (HarleyT) from MORENO VALLEY, CA
Reviewed on 2/12/2008...
Very good DVD for beginners..this one startson the ground with breathing exercises, stretches and twist. Then on to hands and knee poses and then standing. Most start with standing first, so this one is a nice change. The total workout is about 1 hour and is well cued, expertly demonstrated and has a nice relaxation at the end. You will need a chair, strap, and or wall to complete the practice.
I was a yoga absolute beginner
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This video was my first real intro to yoga (after first purchasing, viewing and returning yoga Journal's Yoga for Flexibility - for beginners (not)- with Patricia Walden). I love this tape. Kathy is great explaining the moves, all moves are done slowly and deliberately, and one of the things I love about this video is she focuses on the individual pose and the pose is held, rather than flowing more quickly from one pose to the next. Kathy explains how the viewer should be breathing through the pose, and she keeps reminding you to do so. she has an obvious passion for yoga and for instructing yoga and introducing yoga to newbies. She is excellent. I purchased this and New Yoga at the same time thinking that this tape might be too easy for me (having been out of shape at the time and with no yoga experience, I know better now). You can probably guess, I was WRONG. Just because this tape is slow and relaxing does not mean it is not challenging. I'm still challenged, 3 months later, but I've also graduated to New Yoga. This tape now for me is extremely relaxing yet deliberate and solid. I think it will be in rotation for a long time to come."
acw5677 | Napa, California | 05/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I began practicing yoga a few weeks ago and this was the first video I tried; it is still my #1 choice for home yoga workouts. I felt the results of the workout immediately; after 2 days I saw small, but noticible improvements in balance and flexibility and I was slightly sore in all the right places. After each workout I feel refreshed, calm, and relaxed. Kathy has a soothing voice that interjects instruction on breathing and positions at all the perfect times. It seems like she knows exactly what you are doing wrong and tells you, making you concentrate on correcting it. She tells you what should be happening and what you should not be doing. It is also nice that she states the purpose of each pose is in regard to the parts of your body that are being exercised. The easy-to-follow poses are held for the right amount of time; as soon as you think you can't stay in the pose any longer, it is over. After doing the video two times, I was able to follow simply by listening to Kathy's instruction rather than looking at the screen. The workout time (approx. 50 minutes) is also perfect. I highly recommend this video for yoga basics, breathing, stretching, and toning. I'm 20, but my 14 year old sister and 50 year old mother are always jumping in to my home yoga workouts; they love this video too. Make sure you watch it a couple times before actually participating and it will be much more rewarding."
The best Yoga video I own!!!
acw5677 | 10/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an excellent Yoga video. There is emphasis on proper breathing and form. Her calls and timing are right on the money so You can do the routine with just the audible cues after practicing the tape a few times. Easy enough for the beginner and hard enough to be challenging for people with some experience. I have taken Yoga from 4 different instructors and own over 20 tapes. I really like this video tape. When I do Yoga, I feel good and my back feels great.(after 3 auto accidents that is saying a lot) When I recently stopped practicing, my upper and lower back went into spasms for a week and my Dr. put me on medications. Within a day of practicing this tape, all back pain was gone. I can't promise you the same results, but it works for me. Thank You Kathy Smith!!!"