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|Sara Ivanhoe's 20 Min Yoga Makeover - Weight Loss|
Actor: Sara Ivanhoe
Director: Andrea Ambandos
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Weight LossShed unwanted pounds and burn calories with this challenging and fun new yoga workout. Sara Ivanhoe s Weight Loss program will help you achieve a firm and toned body while improving your flexibility. She ll help... more »
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Melanie C. from GROTON, CT
Reviewed on 7/8/2010...
This was all right - I guess for 20 minutes, it can only be so strenuous, but for something calling itself "weight loss", I definitely expected more. It's a nice stretch and it did get my blood moving a little bit, but it wasn't a workout at all and I don't think anyone could really lose weight using it. I like Sara, though, she's a good instructor and she has great energy and you can tell she's enjoying herself. I'd love to try some of her longer (and hopefully more energetic) workouts.
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A flowing series of standing posees
Beth Cholette | Upstate NY USA | 12/06/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In 20 Minute Yoga Makeover: Weight Loss, instructor Sara Ivanhoe connects various series of poses--or vinyasas--in a flowing manner. Although she repeatedly states that the addition of movement in the poses (namely moving the arms while inhaling and exhaling) will keep your heart rate up and contribute to weight loss, the practice isn't nearly aerobic enough for this purpose. However, the practice is well-suited to those who prefer greater movement in postures (sometimes associated with viniyoga) rather than holding static poses for a longer length of time.
Sara begins with a chair pose vinyasa, adding arm movement and a forward bend and linking the series with breath; this is followed by a standing backbend combined with forward bend series. Next comes a vinyasa that is repeated throughout the workout: you move from plank to cobra to down dog, again combining the series with breath. From a 3-legged down dog position, Sara leads you into several series of standing poses: she begins with triangle/revolved triangle, moves on to warrior/side angle pose/revolved side angle in the next series, and finishes with crescent lunge/revolved crescent lunge. She completes the plank-cobra-down dog vinyasa between each series, eventually substituting upward dog for cobra. Finally, the practice ends in a seated position with head-to-knee pose and a brief hand mudra. Overall, this is a nicely flowing 20-minute practice with a standing pose focus."
This DVD cracks me up.
Lynne Kent | Los Angeles, CA USA | 06/28/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As my title says, this DVD really does crack me up. First off, let me say that I like this workout. It really is 20 minutes, and it's nice and relaxing. I had never done yoga before, so it was a great introduction in that way. And Ivanhoe is very likeable and instructive.
The reason this DVD is so funny that, well, the workout is tailored for weight loss. Forgive me if I'm wrong, but this typically means that the person doing the workout has a few, or several, extra lbs to lose.
I have a mirror in my room so when I'm doing this workout I can watch myself. If I dare. I look like an elephant who has decided to become a ballerina. Basically, I've had to "modify" some of the moves so that I can actually perform them! It's just not possible for my body to do the same things that a 120-pound body can.
My only other complaint is that the workout doesn't always keep the heart rate high enough. I don't really consider it a "cardio" workout. Overall, I like to use this DVD for a relax-at-the-end-of-a-long-day kind of workout."
Just a Girl in her Mid-Teens...pressured into losing weight
Janet Petelski | Cali | 01/02/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"ok...well my uncle lives in santa monica & he takes classes with sarah ivanhoe in person, & he really enjoys it...its just very strange because he weighs like 250 =) haha..i luv him though.. he came down 4 christmas & gave my brother this dvd with a yoga mat, but i stole them =) yess
I have been using this specific dvd alone since 2 days after Christmas and two days ago i weighed myself [on New Years Eve] & it helped me lose 3 pounds in less than two weeks!! some people may not think thats a significant weight loss, but i do not have that much wieght 2 lose, so for me it is =)
But, i am also seeing an HUGGGEE difference in my body, i have more energy, i eat less, i don't have as many cravings for junk food & such & i am seeing definition in my abs, legs, arms, and back etc.. A LOT OF PLACES!! i would definetely reccomend this dvd if you want 2 see defintion, maybe not if you have 30 pounds to lose.
I do this workout 2 times a day, consistantely, everyday, & after purchasing this weight loss dvd, i bought 2 more dvd's in the sarah ivanhoe series..[abs,thighs & butt] i didn't purchase the overall body sculpt with weights because i HATEEE weights..with a passion =) BUY THIS.. YOU WON'T BE DISSAPOINTED!!"