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|Rodney Yee Meditation Yoga|
Actor: Rodney Yee
Director: Steve Adams
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
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Great for Meditative Practice or Relaxation
Tuckerby | Los Alamos, NM USA | 07/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Majestic images of Yosemite, serene music, calming narration: with these tools Rodney Yee presents five sessions aimed at preparing the individual for meditation by offering practice in breath awareness, posture, position, and flexibility to assume meditative poses. The last session is a guided meditation. Although the video lists seven props necessary to the video, only three are used: a chair, two blankets, and a block, and the last two are optional depending on your flexibility. MOUNTAIN offers a transition from standing activity to the floor, starting with mountain pose, then flowing through standing forward bend to downward dog to the ground. GARDEN presents chair exercises that stretch the inner thighs and groin in preparation for the seated meditative poses shown in TREE. In TREE, Rodney demonstrates four traditional meditative poses--cobbler, lotus, sage, and hero, including the use of blocks and blankets to make the asanas more comfortable. WIND is a session in supine focusing on the breath, and SKY is eight minutes of meditation guided by Rodney. I found the video relaxing and peaceful. Most poses are easy and well within the scope of a beginner, although GARDEN may prove challenging for individuals without much flexibility in the hips. Even if much of the video is not meditation per se, it still affords an opportunity to quiet mental chatter and relax the body. For me, this tape *is* Yoga for Relaxation!"
This video will make you stress free!
Tuckerby | 07/27/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of my favorite videos among the 6 that I own from the Yoga Journal collection. If you don't have the time to do the entire video even doing part will help relieve stress in your life. Rodney Yee along with Patricia Walden (in other YJ videos) are two of the all time great yoga instructors. If some parts are tough for beginners (really only a couple) don't get discouraged as just "listening" to either of these instructors calms the soul."
A place to learn about meditation and yourself.
becca15 | Janesville, WI United States | 06/30/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In this tape Rodney Yee Takes you through an easy to follow set of poses That Quiets the mind and body. This video will help you to acheive the inner stillness we all look for.Rodney Yee is by far my favorite of the Living Arts Instructors. He has great ability,clear instruction, a soothing voice,and kind eyes.All his videos seem to move right along so it will keep your interest. The only problem with this tape is that it should have ended with a few min. of music so you can stay in the stillness if you like. Instead it Goes right into a commercial for the Yoga Journal Series. Otherwise this tape gives you the foundation to begin a meditation practice. However You will want a book to go beyond the tape."
Perfect start to building a meditation yoga practice
Beth Cholette | Upstate NY USA | 01/29/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In this video, master yoga instructor Rodney Yee guides the viewer through gentle yoga poses designed to allow you to focus your attention inward. The practice is divided into 5 segments:1) Mountain. Rodney describes this as a "quiet flow series," and it contains about 12 minutes of simple stretches to warm up the body.
2) Garden. This 13-minute section focuses mainly on hip opening postures such as twists and forward bends performed while sitting on a chair.
3) Tree. In this section, Rodney spends 10 minutes reviewing 4 basic seating postures used for meditation: cobbler, hero, sage, and lotus. Each pose is practiced with and without a block for variation.
4) Wind. The purpose of this section is to concentrate on breath while in reclining postures; 10 minutes.
5) Sky. In this final 8-minute section, Rodney leads you through a seated meditation. His soothing voiceover instruction reminds you to turn your attention inward and to focus on your breathing.Although I tend to concentrate on postures rather than meditation in my own yoga practice, I found this video to be enjoyable and restorative. I particularly liked the third section, as Rodney's breathing instruction helped me to really feel a tingling sense of deeper relaxation in my body. Rodney is an excellent instructor; his beautiful form while practicing is a perfect compliment to the gorgeous background scenery. This video would work well for anyone looking to add the benefits of meditation to their yoga practice without having to simply sit quietly in a lotus position."