Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Yoga for Indie Rockers|
Actor: Chaos; Page Turner; Kristina Sefeldt; Karri Langlois
Director: Fitness For Indie Rockers
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Ever wonder why every exercise video seems shot on a hermetically sealed soundstage with a Stepford Wife for an instructor and some John Tesh-sounding new-age beat pulsing in the background? Well Chaos has... she's a certi... more »
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Great introduction for beginners.
M. Oxley | 01/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have absolutely no experience with yoga and have never used any kind of fitness videos regularly before. Despite this, I found Yoga for Indie Rockers to be easy to follow. Chaos talks through all the movements as she performs them, in such a way that even if you're performing a movement where you can't look at the TV screen you still know what you should be doing. I've gone through the entire session twice now and I don't find any of the poses to be confusing. There is also a handy beginner's session which goes through the poses she'll be referring to by name - I recommend working through that once before starting the actual workout. There are a few poses she'll refer to that aren't in the beginner's session (Wheel, Camel), but you'll be able to follow along.
The music is actually pretty quiet, so even if you're not into the music choices provided you probably won't find it to be distracting. In my opinion, it's certainly better than the repeating beats found on most of the exercise clips I watched online before deciding to buy this DVD.
The entire workout clocks in at around 40 minutes, so it doesn't require a huge time sacrifice to do it every day. You can also skip around the chapters if you're in a rush and just do the ones you find most beneficial. Some of the moves have beginning, intermediate, and advanced versions, so while it's possible to go through the entire DVD on your first try, you'll still have to work through it multiple times before you'll perfect all of the movements.
1. Sun Salutation (floor touches, lunges, Plank, Upward Dog, Downward Dog)
2. Combined Half Moon, Prayer Squats, and Downward Dog (Half Moon, Half Moon - Backward Bending, toe touches, Prayer Squats, Downward Dog to Upward Dog push-ups)
3. Balancing Series (Standing Forward Leg Extension, Bow and Arrow, Tree Pose, Toe Stand)
4. Warrior Series (Side Lunges, Warrior, Lateral Triangle, Side Lateral Stretch with Side Twist)
5. Frog Squats to Ground Stretching (floor touches, squats, lunges, Full Leg Extensions, Knee to Chest with Ankle Turns, Bridge, Wheel)
6. Cobra Series (Cobra with Push-Ups, Full Locust, Full Bow, Camel)
7. Ground Stretching (Head to Knee Right and Left, Forward Head to Knees, Lotus Neck and Head Stretching, Spinal Twists)
8. Final Meditation"
LIKE WORKING OUT WITH PINK, A WELCOME CHANGE FROM THE SAME O
J Bug | British Columbia, Canada | 02/20/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really liked this practice, not only is it a fantastic, somewhat challenging workout it's also completely different than anything I've done before which was the main reason I bought it. Over the years I'm sure most of us have done our share of different Yoga DVDs and after a while they all tend to blend together. YOGA FOR INDIE ROCKERS is just different enough to stand out yet its also fun, laid-back, unique and with an instructor named Chaos you can be sure of having your butt kicked out of your usual routine.
On the main menu you are given 3 different music options and a forth for instruction only yet despite being Indie rock the music isn't super loud and never distracted me its just a nice change from the new age stuff.
The 40 minute practice begins with Sun Salutations in what appears to be a rehearsal studio complete with stage and instruments (although it could also be a bar) Two of Chaos's students show beginner and intermediate modifications while Chaos leads the rather fast moving session. * For absolute beginners I recommend checking out the "beginner session" on the menu page where she explains the basic poses in detail as there isn't complete instruction given during the practice. The rest of the session is as follows;
Frog squats to Ground stretching
Some of the poses used are; Up and Down Dog, Plank, Half moon, Prayer squats, Standing foreword leg extension, Bow and Arrow, Tree pose, Side lunges, Warrior, Lateral triangle, Side stretch and twist, Frog squats, Bridge, Wheel, Cobra, Full locust Full bow, Camel, Spinal twists and Corpse pose. Namaste."
It's Okay for Beginners
M. Hendricks | Missouri | 03/20/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I was excited to see someone put a spin on my same old yoga classes, and was excited for this to come in the mail. When I got it, though, I realized it's just one simple workout with three alternate music settings. As anyone who uses workout DVDs knows, variety is the spice of life, or boredom ensues.
While Chaos and her friends are entertaining to look at, the workout is VERY basic, and as I said, not very long. I would have loved for this to have more "meat" to it. On a good note, the DVD was very good to show a different character for beginners levels, intermediate, and advanced users. So if you're looking for a basic workout with a twist, this one's good. If you need something more, you might have to stick with the same old same old."
Good Yoga workout
A. D. Boorman | 03/19/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's not a long workout. It runs about 40 minutes. The teacher, Chaos, leads three students (beginner, intermediate, advanced) through a good whole body workout. The techniques are neither extremely complex nor overly difficult, and she moves at a brisk pace. The balancing series is somewhat challenging, but not to difficult for beginners with patience and drive.
One interesting thing. You have a choice of multiple music tracks or no music at all. If you choose the 'no music' option, you just hear the instructor. If you don't like 'indie rock,' this is a good option.