Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Power Yoga for Runners|
Actors: Thom Birch, Beryl Bender Birch
Director: Donald Hauser
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
This powerful yoga practice will no doubt be of great benefit to runners--and pretty much anyone else, for that matter--but beginners beware: the material presented here is neither easy nor intended for the very inexperien... more »
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A joke to even call this yoga
drariadne | 09/26/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This routine is rushed and awkward -- the poses aren't held more than a few seconds, so there's little opportunity to properly stretch or work that muscle group much. If you've done even basic yoga before, you know that "flow" -- the progression and grouping of poses to work muscles, heart, and breathing in well-constructed sequences -- is a big part of yoga. Ain't no flow here, folks. This is just a calisthenic routine, and not a very good one at that. It's laughably short. If you're already a runner, this will increase neither your flexibility nor your stamina. It plays like a Yoga for Seniors workout at doublespeed. Save your time and money; you're better off investing in a Bryan Kest yoga vid instead."
Some flaws . . .
L. L. Stallings | Acworth, GA United States | 03/02/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Yoga for runners is important because inflexibility for runners means injuries. Although the series of moves is useful, I find myself distracted by three flaws in the video. Little warm-up precedes the quick, strenuous moves. The sound quality in few places is poor. Most annoying, at the end, Thom disappears right before Birch leads a relaxation segment. I'm supposed to be relaxing and find myself wondering where he had to go. Everything else is done professionally and well, so these flaws mystify me and, unfortunately, distract me."
Very nice 30 minute routine
drariadne | Earth | 01/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is well chaptered and filmed nicely. Beryl and her husband Thom Birch perform a 30 minute routine inside a sparse room with a wooden floor. Not much to look at, but I find that really doesn't matter with yoga anyway, as there isn't much chance to look at the screen.This is a modifed Ashtanga sequence that is about 30 minutes long. Very nice for short practice days. The DVD is very well chaptered and has more instruction as a separate chaptere after the workout. I highly recommend this for anyone interested in a shorter routine. They did a great job putting together a good sequence of postures that flows, and also discuss someof the more cerebral aspects of yoga (which can be avoided if that is your choice)."
High Intensity Workout...
daclen | Hollywood, CA USA | 02/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a short, hard-hitting workout. But, if you are an athlete, this video can greatly enhance your training program. Like Astanga Yoga from which it is derived, it is intense but will provide an excellent way to cross-train for flexibility, balance and strength. There are also sections on correct breathing, posture alignment and deep relaxation instructions. This is a wonderful video and I highly recommend it."