Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|SELF - Ultimate De-Stress Yoga|
Director: Self Crew
Genres: Sports, Exercise & Fitness
SELF, the premier magazine devoted to women?s health and well-being, presents a yoga routine that will help you relax off the pounds. With these easy-to-follow poses, you?ll strengthen, stretch, de-stress and energize, whi... more »
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Great DVD for Beginners
J. Grant | 01/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Having done a Yoga class at my local YMCA and enjoying it, I decided to pick up a yoga video for home. I grabbed this one and am so glad that I did. As the other reviewers have stated this DVD is made up of 2 routines that both last 20 minutes. The DVD allows you to select either one or the other. If you choose to do the first routine (standing yoga) it will flow into the second routine (floor yoga).
The video was well done with enough repetition so that even the most green beginner would be able to pick up the poses. The instructor was very clear and offered several different variations as to levels of poses.
The day after doing this yoga dvd (even though I typically do at least 45 minutes cardio and weight training at my gym several times a week) I had some muscle soreness.
This is a great workout for those who are looking for a low impact workout. I would highly recommend it."
Easy workout for beginners who know poses, good breath conne
Lena, LMT | Nassau, NY | 04/06/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is set outside with a wonderful view that have been on other Self dvds & 2 women backup, one showing modifications, all in good shape. The production values are professional. The music starts with a good beat, though a little too like other fitness music, but it changes with the workout & gets lighter with more Asian & then meditative music which was wonderful.
Stephanie Culen does well telling you when to breath almost at all times when she's not giving pointers on how to do the poses right. She doesn't have time to give full explanations, only the usual reminders. Her voice was not soothing to me, not irritating, but it sounded a little stressed/stiff possibly from nervousness.
Intro about workout: 3 min
Active Sequence: 21 min
mountain with arms moved to breath, mountain w/side bends, wide angle standing w/arms moved to breath, standing wide angle bend, warrior 2 on each side, , warrior 1 & 2, repeat on other side, warrior 2, 1, 2, repeat on other side, standing wide angle bend, warrior 2, revolved warrior, triangle, side angle, crescent w/prayer twist, 1 leg hamstring stretch, down dog, standing fwd bend, mountain, repeat on other side. Sequence again on both sides with poses only held for 1 breath each. Cat/cow stretch, hands/knees 1 arm/1 leg up balance, child's pose held several breaths. Locust, bridge, reclined butterfly.
Restorative Sequence: 20 min
Reclined butterfly, in that position, mild sit-ups a bit, knees to chest stretch, pilates ab exercise bicycle elbows to knees, pilates reclined single straight leg lifts/downs, knee to chest stretch, reclined w/straight legs up with flexed feet to stretch legs upward. Reclined single straight leg stretch to head, figure 4 knee to chest stretch, reclined crossed leg spinal twist, fish, sitting fwd bend, legs in figure 4, go into table top position to strengthen legs, single leg sitting fwd bend, single wide leg fwd bend, single leg wide angle bend, butterfly, seated side torso stretch, easy seated spinal twist, seated, normal, slow, deep breathing
Final relaxation/Savasana: 1 min
I like Stephanie's importance of breath, but I did not feel the poses felt right, most felt like they should be reverse to open up better. I am picky about body awareness. I also did not like the repetitiveness of the warrior 2s in the beginning nor the pilates workout for something titled "de-stressing." I can see how others would like it though. Since she does not have time for full explanations on doing the poses correctly, this may not be best for newbies as one of the backup girls did the warrior 2 incorrectly by allowing her knee to go past her toes.
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D. JENKINS | Maine | 12/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I enjoy this dvd. You can do the whole workout or pick between two workouts---First is standing yoga--I liked it. Second is a floor ab/yoga stretch--very nice. It will make a great addition to my collection!!"