beyond basic yoga for dummies is the next step for anyone who enjoyed basic yoga for dummies & is ready to enhance their practice with more postures that pick up the pace. Studio: Starz/sphe Release Date: 09/24/2002 Sta... more »rring: Sara Ivanhoe Run time: 73 minutes« less
Actor:Sara Ivanhoe Genres:Exercise & Fitness Sub-Genres:Yoga Studio:Starz / Anchor Bay Format:DVD - Color DVD Release Date: 09/24/2002 Original Release Date: 01/01/2002 Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2002 Release Year: 2002 Run Time: 1hr 10min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 2 Members Wishing: 0 MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English
Andrew R. Chappell | Tempe, AZ United States | 01/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have found both Sara's DVDs useful and fun. I will not repeat information from other reviewers that I agree with, but I will offer a few tips to those who have a concern over the length of time and "patter" in this series (Beyond Basic and Basic). These tips will work for both DVDs.If you have gone through the daily dozen with Sara several times and know everything she's going to say, do one of the following...1. Mute Sara and just watch her do the poses with you while you put on a calming CD. You'll still feel like she's there with you and she'll keep you moving from one pose to another.2. Don't use the DVD at all, but put the daily dozen list in front of you and just follow it at your own pace. (Also listening to some calming music.) You can increase or decrease the amount of breaths you take in each pose to modify your session. We do this a lot.3. Do the intermediate session on the Basic DVD or the meditation on the Beyond Basics. Those 2 rotated make a great session on their own!When you want a refresher course on how the poses should look and feel, just turn Sara back on and review with her.Don't be scared off by other reviewers' comments! I've been using this series for a year now, and it's the one I'm happiest with! This new DVD is a great companion for the first.Namaste."
A little disappointed...
L. A. Martin | Atlanta, GA | 06/13/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I bought the First DVD, Yoga for Dummies. It was great because it had a section where she showed you each pose and then she actually gave you a full routine that you could practice to. This DVD only gives the instructional part but there is no routine to follow. And I agree with the other reviews...the pop-ups are beyond annoying. I do not think these existed on the first DVD and I am not quite sure why they were added. I like Candle Light Yoga and Crunch Fat Burning with Sara but I would not recommend this DVD due to the fact that it is basically instructional with no practice routine to go with the instructional."
Excellent follow-up to the first
Sara | New York | 04/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Just when I was getting bored with the routine from "Basic Yoga Workout for Dummies", they decided to come out with a sequel with the same instructor (the always wonderful Sara Ivanhoe) but with a more challenging workout. I had been doing the old routine for about 10 months when I decided to step things up a bit and buy the sequel. This video is a fitting follow-up to the first. While the first routine introduced you to yoga and got you used to practicing it on a regular basis, the second video really gets you into it and presents a good workout for the body. You will be surprised at how fit this yoga workout will make you feel. I've been doing the workout for 6 months now, and I'm more toned and muscular, and I've even lost some weight! (Never meant to, though, it just happened...) When I noticed that my clothes didn't fit as snuggly as they used to, and I had to buy smaller rings, I knew the yoga was working!Like the first video, the instructor goes through each pose step-by-step to make sure you are doing it properly. If you're a veteran of the first video, you'll have no problem learning the new routine. But even if this is your first time, you will have no problem learning and doing the poses since the instructor makes yoga so accessible for everyone. And the good thing about the video is that you can watch it a few times, memorize the routine, and then do it on your own after that.With this video, who needs to spend money on expensive yoga classes at the gym? You'll get a great workout at a great price."
L. A. Martin | 10/29/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a perfect DVD if you are a beginner, and maybe even intermediate. Sarah explains every thing very well. The thing is, that I found it a little slow. Since the title says "beyond" basic yoga for dummies, I thought it would be an intermediate level, but it's not, I would say it's a little bit more than a beginner level, but less than intermediate; however, the explanations are really good, which is a great plus, since in so many live classes teachers assume that you are an expert, her voice is relaxing, and gives you a decent workout. It's not a DVD that you would play very often, since it takes over 60 minutes, and it's not like other DVD's where you have at least 2 different routines. Here it's all conected, so you can't go from pose #3 to pose #10, or from one routine to another, since you would feel like somehting is missing."
A great next step for beginning yogis
Jennifer K. Pierce | Douglasville, Georgia United States | 10/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Big fan of Sara Ivanhoe here. Her instructional style is pleasant without being patronizing; she looks like she's really enjoying herself and manages to convey the feeling that she is in the room with you. Her instruction creates a very clear picture of what the body is supposed to be doing/feeling/aiming for at any time. I found it to be not only a great sequel to Basic Yoga for Dummies, but an excellent companion to her two Crunch workouts--many of the poses introduced in the Crunch series are explored in more depth here, which made both the Fat-Burning and the Joy Of Yoga workouts become clearer.Once I understood the poses I wished that there were an option to run through them with fewer preliminaries, but I like the DVD so much anyway that I had to give it five stars. I'll be working with this one for awhile--there's plenty of room to grow with this workout."