Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Yoga Just My Size With Megan Garcia|
Genres: Television, Exercise & Fitness
Certified instructor and plus-size model Megan Garcia presents a simple and rewarding introduction to yoga designed for every size and shape. Run time 28 minutes. DVD includes an additional 17 minutes of run time.
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Rebecca Johnson | Washington State | 07/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Megan Garcia presents a beautiful workout designed for plus-sized women and anyone who needs modified postures due to body shape variations. This workout will also be enjoyed by anyone starting Yoga because of the gentle approach. The exercise routine is divided into three sections:
Megan Garcia introduces a variety of relaxing and balancing poses. After Sun Breaths while sitting, you ease your body into twists and then unique hip stretches where you slide your hips to the side while in the cat/dog pose. The gentle lunge didn't hurt my knees and when you move from the floor to standing, Megan makes sure you are making a gentle transition. Child's pose has modifications so you don't feel like your stomach
is uncomfortable and warrior poses are elegant and centering. You will be learning downward-facing dog and a relaxation pose at the end.
The teaching style is relaxing and nurturing. I love Megan's vibrant soul and positive attitude. Her eyes sparkle with a love for life and her goal is to make Yoga very accessible to all women. The bonus interview gives additional information and explains why Yoga is so important for women.
As you move through the postures, you will feel a sense of calm descending. A wonderful way to relax in the evening and this is a good introduction to yoga. I followed this workout with an additional relaxing stretching routine while listening to Kevin Kendle's Music for Yoga. If you are used to doing Yoga for an hour or more, you might want to do this workout twice or follow it with more stretching.
Megan Garcia helps to create a beautiful accepting space for all yoga students and I'm very impressed with her new DVDs. Her peaceful spirit and beautiful teaching style makes me want to continue with my own practice.
~The Rebecca Review
Joni | 04/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Megan's yoga dvd is fantastic. I have tried doing yoga in the past to only quit after one time because it was too hard and impossible to do. I am so glad I found this dvd. She is wonderful and this easy for the average person...any one can do it. I feel wonderful after doing it and actually look forward to my time to spend in front of the TV with Megan each day.
If are looking for a realistic yoga class for real people you have got to try this one...."
Just my size yoga..is outstanding!
Annette Perkowski | Pennsylvania | 03/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have a back injury that makes it practically impossible for me to do any type of exercise. Add that to being overweight and you have a real challenge. This video makes doing yoga so easy and it's great to do it along with a plus size gal like Megan. Additionally, my back pain is 90% gone and I find myself reaching for the DVD when I am in pain to help strengthen and stretch my spine. I hope they come out with more videos with Megan Garcia. I strongly recommend this video for any one of size."
Skunk Tabby | Washington, DC | 06/12/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The idea of a plus-size yoga workout is great, but this doesn't fulfill that need. Megan is likeable and a good instructor. But, and this is a big but. . . You have to watch a separate dvd extra to get the modifications--they aren't incorporated into the routine itself, which pretty much defeats the purpose. You have to memorize the modifications and then remember them during the routine, which makes it harder to focus on the poses. A second person doing the modifications during the routine itself would've made it much better, as the modifications are actually helpful and make uncomfortable poses more comfortable. The routine itself is really basic and short--just 6 poses and it felt a little rushed (she says to hold poses for 5 deep breathes, and I barely got 2-3 deep breathes before she moved on).
If you're a complete couch potato, this DVD would a good place to start. It's nice to see someone who's not anorexic enjoying movement. I hope Megan does another DVD soon, one that's more challenging and incorporates the plus-size modifications into the routine itself."