Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Power Yoga for Every Body |
With Over 20 Workouts for All Levels of Students
Actors: Barbara Benagh, Jason Gordon
Director: Michael Wohl
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
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Very Versatile ? Great Technique Video
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The menu of selections for different level of workouts is very useful. There are 24 practice options that slowly walk every level person through a program. If you are unsure of how to do certain poses, this video is top quality in showing you the correct way to do the posture.
Yes, excellent addition to any yoga library.Why Five Stars?
COMPREHENSIVE. Although there are some minor drawbacks this video is the best one of about ten I have in my library. I have all the big names and they do not give you enough workouts for your money. Other videos attempt to deal with individual issues by selling you additional videos or multiple box sets. Beware of those highly advertised names that cannot get a good comprehensive workout on one DVD/VHS.Slight Shortcomings?
1. The pace is a bit slow but you do get a good workout with time to focus on your technique.
2. Most people interested in yoga understand that there are a series of sun salutations. These are a bit repetitive between the different workouts.
3. If they release another version of this they should consider having individual segments easier to access throughout the menu.Competing Yoga tapes should?
PAY ATTENTION TO THIS FORMAT
Take a look at the format, which gives you options to do different workouts. For example "I have about 45 minutes and want to do a challenging workout." Or "I just have twenty minutes and want to loosen up a bit." Having this option is by far one of the best features of this tape.BUY THIS DVD, take a few classes from different instructors. Register for yoga journal online (free). There are several good workout programs, if you are serious add a couple of tapes to your collection. If you are new, take your time. If you have some experience, try the challenging level for a good home workout.Best wishes to you and yor practice.Good luck, Good will, Namaste.P.S. I do not author or sell any yoga programs."
Thorough and soothing
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the second yoga instruction DVD I've bought, the first being disappointing, but "Power Yoga for Every Body" is excellent. This is the one I am following on a daily basis, and I just love it; can't say enough good things about it. The three ability levels each containing over a dozen separate work-outs to choose from, will keep me occupied and constantly learning and improving for a long time to come. I'm a beginner but I can see that this DVD is so packed with ever more skilled routines that there is plenty for me to grow into.I find Barbara Benagh's style of instruction perfect: a soothing voice that helps the calming process, and extremely clear advice on breathing, stressing the importance of when to exhale or inhale---I find that the breathing guidance really does assist the proper execution of the movements and poses, and she seems to have timed her cues at exactly when you are taking that breath naturally. The relaxation sessions at the end of each routine are phenomenally restful.As other reviews have mentioned, pose sequences are repeated in many routines, but this is fine as they are combined with differing poses also, from routine to routine and level to level.One must be aware, however, that the title of "Power" yoga does not refer to something frenetic in any way; some poses are quietly challenging, but the pace of the workouts is calm, gentle and quieting. I mention this just incase anyone takes the word "power" to mean vigorously-paced or fast-moving. To me the power part lies more in the strength I feel developing as I become more skilled at the poses. The actual pace is a gentle "vinyasa flow" from one posture to the next, emphasizing slow movements, calm, steady breathing, and a quietude of mind also.I chose this DVD after carefully reading the reviews of other users here, to find out exactly what to expect, and I'm so happy with it that I'd like to say thanks for that, and add my own as confirmation that this is a terrific choice for a wonderfully instructed and demonstrated DVD, which has enough variation and content to grow with you."
Perfect DVD for Experience Yogi's and Beginners
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I teach Ashtanga Yoga and I find it challenging to teach beginning students the flow method of power yoga. I found this DVD to be the perfect tool to help those new to the practice, but also for the more experienced who can benefit from slowing down every now and then and getting a chance to be more in tune with their bodies.The DVD is jammed pack full of programs for every occassion, including the full practice, quick workouts, morning, evening etc. One major feature is that you can follow-along to the programs as your body progresses over time. I am advising all of my students to get this DVD and I think Power Yoga for Every Body compliment any yoga library."
If you want one Vinyasa DVD - this is it!
Griff-Man | CT | 03/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Why aren't more yoga DVD's this thoughfully produced? Instead of just putting a VHS session on DVD and breaking it up into segments - this DVD provides many begining, intermediate, and advanced workouts. The instructor gives great cues without being distracting. The pace is great - time to get into and out of each asana - but still provides the flow of power yoga. This is a DVD that you can grow with and learn a lot from. I bought a few power yoga DVD's all at once - and had I known how much this offered and how well it was put together I would have only bought this and Yoga Shakti with Shiva Rea. Moderately good was Power yoga with Rodney Yee and moderately moderate was power yoga with Bryan Kest (a bit fleshy and flashy for a yoga dvd). Poor was Ashtanga Yoga with Nicki Doane. Again if you are beginer or intermediate practitioner that wants to expand into Vinyasa/Power/Ahstanga/Flow then Barbara Benagh's Power Yoga For Everybody may be the only DVD you need."