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Sampoorna Hatha Yoga at Home With Yogi Hari: Level 1
Sampoorna Hatha Yoga at Home With Yogi Hari Level 1
Actor: Yogi Hari
Director: Yogi Hari
Genres: Educational, Exercise & Fitness
G     2002     7hr 0min

The fruit of the experience of a living yoga master. You will have the rare privilege of being taught by Yogi Hari and feeling his beautiful presence. His peace, focus and clarity will impact your practice and take you to ...  more »


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Actor: Yogi Hari
Director: Yogi Hari
Genres: Educational, Exercise & Fitness
Sub-Genres: Educational, Yoga
Studio: Nada Productions
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/01/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 7hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

The best yoga DVD I own
DJG Mike | Toronto, Canada | 11/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm surprised no one reviewed this video. This DVD is a perfect yoga workout. I bought this DVD to practice yoga at home. I have taken many classes, in many different styles, and just wanted something to guide me through the postures in the proper sequence. What I got was so much more. This is by far my favorite yoga routine. The instructor is amazing. He is peaceful, meditative, and incredible strong. His instructions are clear, concise and unobtrusive. You are led through a complete yoga routine from
- Initial relaxation and centering
- Chanting Ohm
- Pre-breath exercises
- Breathing exercises including: abdominal, 3 part breath and breath of fire
- Eye exercises
- Neck exercises
- 6 rounds of the sun salutation
- Shoulder, abdominal, leg and hip strengthening exercises
- A series of Asanas
- Final relaxation
- Chanting OhmI've never taken a class that balanced everything yoga has to offer this well.This yoga DVD doesn't have menu options, it just plays from beginning to end, and I like that."
Yoga -- in its Most Honest Form
J. Smith | Everett, WA | 03/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a great, honest yoga session. I could end up doing just THIS DVD most mornings. I have been using Yogi Hari's first four "Yoga at Home" series videos since 2000... and still consider them to be the best there is.
Yogi Hari's videos ARE probably what you're looking for in a Hatha Yoga session, you just don't realize yet. I didn't at first either.

This Level 1 DVD seems to me, to be Yogi Hari's "Come full Circle" session, after doing his other four videos for seven years. This is labeled Level 1, but one could easily consider this to be as well-rounded and fulfilling a session as his more Advanced videos. It's also his most up-to-date video... and it's now the FIRST one in his older series.

Ths invocation, pranayama, asanas and closing sequence are as well balanced as any of Yogi Hari's other videos.
The choice of asanas are very are accessible to almost anyone, but challenging as well.

As YOGA INTERNATIONAL magazine stated years ago, "If you're looking for the essence of yoga, look no further".

I've tried all the contemporary DVD's, classes, and styles. I came to yoga from a fitness lifestyle... and it was Yogi Hari's videos, books and conversations with him that helped me to have a better understanding of what yoga is in general.
Get this with an open mind. It truly has more to offer."
Terrific, little-known yoga DVD
E. A. Moon | 10/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have lots of yoga DVDs and had never heard of this one--I saw a reference to it on a review for another yoga DVD here on Amazon and checked it out. I was intrigued by the reviews and ordered it, and it has become one of the most-used DVDs in my collection.

A caveat--if someone has never done yoga before, I would not recommend this DVD. There really is not enough instruction for a total beginner (actually, that is true of most yoga DVDs, period). If someone wants production values a la Shiva Rea, I would not recommend this DVD. If someone wants chaptering to be able to slice and dice the practice, I wouldn't recommend this DVD. However, if someone is looking for a deliberatively-paced yoga practice, taught by a long-time yogi who really knows his stuff, with no show-biz razzmatazz and annoying New Age-isms, I highly recommend it.

It is quite a complete practice, with exercises I have not seen elsewhere (eye exercises); the music is very soothing; it is in an outdoor setting (if you've seen David Swenson's 'Short Forms' ashtanga video, it is like that--shot in a botanical garden) which I like a lot, and Yogi Hari doesn't skimp on the savasana at the end. One of my biggest complaints about most yoga DVDs is that the final relaxation is only a couple of minutes long.

The DVD is taught in voice-over, with Yogi Hari demo'ing the postures. He is incredibly strong and flexible; most inspiring!

I've been doing yoga a long time and I am long past the need to push myself to the utmost with grueling power yoga practices on a daily basis. Yogi Hari's DVD is one that I truly enjoy doing, with zero dread factor, and I feel terrific afterwards. It gets no better, for me.
I rarely ever actually use the exercise dvd's I purchase --
Lazy Lady | Bahamas | 08/15/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I have always had great difficulty exercising on my own. Typically, I would buy a video or dvd and never use it; for some reason this dvd is the exception. I watched it once to get a feel of it, then I woke up early one morning and tried it out. It was so fulfilling that I have have started reading books about yoga and practising with the DVD more often (at least four times a week). I am getting better and I love Yogi Hari. My only complaint is that the DVD is a bit long, so I really have to make the effort to do it early in the morning before my kids get up. This DVD has inspired me to try out the rest of my exercise DVD collection that has gone unopened and unused. Try Yogi Hari and be inspired!"