Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Wimps Series Yoga for Wimps|
Actor: Annika Carlson
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Do you crave yoga's benefits, but are afraid to look weird? Do you fear yoga will require you to twist your body in a pretzel? If so, this program is for you! Annika Carlson, an ACE- and AFAA-certified yoga ... more »
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This is for absolute beginners only
Travis Prebble | State College, PA United States | 12/09/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"My wife, who is experienced in yoga, wanted to introduce me to yoga poses and routines. Since I've never done yoga before, she decided to get me started with Yoga For Wimps. The DVD, overall, is well done. The directions are clear, and the poses are easy for beginners. The best feature for most people will likely be that each pose has an easier, modified form using support objects like chairs, pillows, and towels. This really can be done by anyone of nearly any fitness level (or lack thereof). However, while I'm not exactly a fine speciment of fitness, I found that even the unmodified poses, for the most part, were easily performed. When combined together into the 25 minute workout included in the DVD, the poses and the workout are completed easily. After only two workouts, I feel as though this DVD is far too 'beginner' for me, and I'm ready to try something more advanced. However, anyone who has not exercised in a long time might find the challenge level of Yoga For Wimps suits them just fine. My wife's one complaint is that this DVD does not cover any of the meditative aspects of yoga, so those looking for a more spiritual approach should look elsewhere."
Excellent for Beginners
Rebecca Johnson | Washington State | 04/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If I had to pick one workout for beginners, this would be the workout. Not only are the exercises modified especially well, the pace is slower and beginners have time to move the chair, pillow or towel. In many beginner workouts, there isn't enough time to adapt to the new pose or exercise. Annika Carlson presents the exercises in such a way as to encourage even the newest yoga enthusiast to actively participate in all the exercises.
Annika Carlson takes you through 25 Yoga poses. You can learn to do each pose in the Bonus Yoga Pose section or even workout to just music. The poses all flow from one to the other in a smooth fashion. You will find yourself back in child's pose more frequently than intermediate workouts.
You will learn:
Reaching for the Stars
Downward Facing Dog
Elbow Side Plank
Side Angle Pose
Bound Angle Pose
A chair, pillow and towel help to modify the exercises. If you are a beginner I can highly recommend this to you. You will be in love with Yoga in no time at all. If you enjoy this workout, you may also want to try Crunch Candlelight Yoga in the evenings.
~The Rebecca Review
Moves too quickly
J. Winter | 11/15/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The instructor in this video moves through poses way too quickly to gain any flexibility through them or to even understand what you should be doing in the pose. Moving through the stretches so quickly without getting deep into any of them was frustrating."
It is not just for Wimps!
J. Heggemann | st louis, MO | 01/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The dvd was very helpful and I still use it on a regular basis. She does not take for granted you know anything about yoga and speaks in english. She is very clear and fun to listen to. I also have the Pilates for Wimps and love it as well!
This is great for anyone trying Yoga for the first time and is unsure if they can do it! I recommend it whole heartedly!!!!"