Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Maintenance Yoga for Weight Loss|
Actor: Suzanne Deason
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Designed to sustain lifelong healthy weight. Goes beyond weight loss programs that focus on quick physical results. Both a yoga workout and confidence building mind body fitness system. This collection of evening routin... more »
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L. Bank | 12/05/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"CAUTION: this is the P.M.-part of the "A.M. & P.M. Yoga - Conditioning For Weight Loss" DVD with Suzanne Deason, just with a different name :-("
A repackaged Yoga practice...but a great one!
Leela | USA | 02/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I absolutely agree that Living Arts shouldn't have repackaged this, as it contains the the PM part of AM & PM Yoga Conditioning For Weight Loss.
My review will be of the actual workouts themselves. Maintenance Yoga For Weight Loss contains 1 DVD and 1 CD. The DVD has 2 workouts--the PM part of AM & PM Conditioning For Weight Loss with Suzanne Deason and the 20-minute bonus Breathwork through Yoga workout that's also the AM & PM Yoga Conditioning For Weight Loss DVD (but not on VHS). Maintenance Yoga for Weight Loss is 25 minutes long. Suzanne Deason is by herself on a Hawaii beachside setting. The scenery is beautiful, Suzanne is pleasant/calm and the music is soothing. It's very basic, gentle Yoga poses and Suzanne uses a yoga strap and wedge for some poses. (I don't have a wedge and had no problems doing the practice without it). The bonus Breathwork through Yoga workout is filmed outside with Suzanne alone in the meadows. Snow-capped mountains are seen in the background. Suzanne starts off with breath work and moves into a yoga practice that's more active than the one in Maintenance Yoga For Weight Loss. Very nice! The CD is a 15-minute motivational audio program with Suzanne Deason.
All in all (with the exception that it IS a repackaged/retitled yoga program from Living Arts), it is a very nice Yoga DVD and I enjoy it very much!"
It is a bit trickie
YogaKat | Oregon United States | 02/04/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, it is a bit tricky of Gaiam to repackage this under a different name. They do state it on the back cover, but in little tiny text and it's not mentioned on Amazon except by the reviewers. I also think it's misleading because it's not going to help you a whole lot with weight loss. A better name would have been "PM Yoga for stress relief". Yes, reducing stress will help in your weight loss program ;o) Also, the breathwork segment listed on the back cover is just another yoga routine.
....Other than that, I think this is a great practice and a good price. It's beautifully produced and a very nice pace. It's not a difficult practice, but will help to make you feel stretched and relaxed. It is good for beginners and I think intermediates on lite days. You get three yoga routines that can either be done separate or together. There's a 25- and 20-minute video routines on DVD and a 15-minute audio routine on CD.
I'm going to try the AM workout now called "50 Minute Quick Start Yoga for Weight Loss", since I don't have the older PM workout. I guess Gaiam got me on this one!
Please see my other reviews for yoga and mediation DVDs on Amazon."
Two Evening Routines for Weight Loss
Rebecca Johnson | Washington State | 09/08/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Maintenance Yoga for Weight Loss is a workout for the evening. There is also a bonus workout and the two sections work well together for a full-body stretch routine. Suzanne Deason's calming voice and nurturing teaching style makes this perfect for stress reduction. The beautiful beach setting adds to the experience and the emphasis on form makes you feel centered and balanced.
During the first workout you will release tension in your shoulders and lower body. A yoga strap (or you can use a belt) is used to deepen the stretches. I found the use of an additional "yoga wedge" was not essential so all you really need is a yoga mat, belt and a pillow. While this routine ends with a final relaxation pose, you might want to skip that section and start the bonus routine.
While you may feel completely relaxed after the first workout, the second bonus segment focuses more on breathwork. This short exercise routine has a meditative quality to calm the mind and body. You will recognize forward bends, bridge pose and warrior 1. Throughout the session you use breath to deepen each pose. The setting is very relaxing with a big open field near a forest in the mountains.
Once you have finished both workouts you may feel a sense of clarity descending over your entire body. The exercises are designed to relax the body and are easy enough for beginners.
Will this really help you lose weight? It may take a lifestyle change that includes walking and yoga to help you reach your weight loss goals. Recently I've found yoga to be an essential part of weight loss because it keeps me centered and focused. If you try to practice yoga on a daily basis I think you will be very happy with the results.
~ The Rebecca Review