In this 60 minute workout, you?ll increase your heart rate and improve your circulation which aids in weigh loss and burning extra calories, as you flow through a series of classic yoga poses combined with an aerobic vinya... more »sa. Plus by incorporating standing poses and core conditioning moves, you?ll reshape your entire body and experience increased flexibility, stamina and energy.« less
Bernadette M. from MONROE, NY Reviewed on 9/1/2012...
This is vinyasa style yoga--constantly moving from one pose to another. You should be familiar with yoga poses before trying this. It is a light kind of yoga routine and not for people into serious yoga. You need an exercise ball for the abdominal exercises.
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Melissa P. from GRESHAM, OR Reviewed on 6/27/2011...
A little background- I work out at home almost exclusively. I have nearly 200 workouts in my collection and consider myself high intermediate/low advanced. And, I like Denise, flaws and all, though her offerings tend to be on the easier side. That said, I couldn't do this workout. Couldn't follow along, couldn't keep up. She just moves too fast. Poor instruction.
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Megan Henry | Carol Stream, IL | 12/29/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I was very disappointed by this DVD. It's definitely not for beginners--there is no instruction whatsoever. The chapter entitled "Introduction to Yoga" consists of Denise talking about yoga, but gives no demonstrations or intructions on technique. Also, the description of the DVD on the back of the case says that there are three different workouts: one 30-minute and two 15-minute. In actuality, you must choose from 10 chapters: 1. Intro to Yoga 2. Cardio Conditioning 3. The Warrior Series 4. Balancing Stick Series 5. Tree Pose Series 6. Strength Conditioning 7. Twist and Stretch 8. Core Conditioning 9. Obliques 10. Focus on Abdominals
Again, this is NOT for beginners. When you choose a chapter, you are just thrown into a workout, without any instruction (i.e. "Let's begin with a warrior pose"). Having never done yoga before, I have no idea what a warrior pose is. If you are a beginner, I recommend Yoga Journal's Yoga Step by Step."
Denise Austin-Fat-Blasting Yoga : 21 Days to a Yoga Body
Jennifer Liebo | Sevierville, TN USA | 04/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great video ! I honestly HATE working out, but I LOVE yoga. I already had a wonderful yoga video, but it was too long of a work out to fit into my schedule. I like the way this one is broken up into 3 short workouts. I like the way Denise keeps her moves simple, but effective. This video is EXCELLENT for your back. You feel pain free and thoroughly stretched after these workouts. I think Denise Austin is a sincerely sweet and motivating person. I recommend her videos to anyone who wants a realistic workout that you can stick with. As far as the stability ball, a large kids' ball works great."
Annoying but Effective
daniella | LA | 12/23/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am a fan of Denise's in spite of her being, well, Denise Austin.
You cannot help but love her and her motivating us to continually battle the bulge! I was very annoyed with this video at first, I have been doing yoga on and off for two years and I was a) not crazy about the variations she added to the Ashtanga, and b) the music was HORRID for yoga. That being said, every single muscle was worked, the second segment was wonderful, and the third was effective and a lot of fun- I loved the ball workout,my back felt thoroughly stretched. So there you have it- buy it if you want to add to your yoga collection but don't expect an orthodox power yoga session. I will try to do this video in addition to her Pilates for Every Body and I will see what happens, so far I feel that every muscle in my body was worked and elongated. So never mind the annoying aspects- go Denise!"
Good workout, but not yoga!
Megan Henry | 01/02/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a big Denise Austin fan, so I was prepared to love this video, but I've got to tell you--I'm pretty disappointed. This was a good workout, but there was very little yoga to do with it. While the postures and moves are based in yoga, it seems a stretch to call the workout itself yoga; there is no emphasis on breath, there is no emphasis on posture or correct form. It is definitely not a beginner workout. It is a good aerobic workout, and yes, all of my muscles feel it today, but if you're looking for a good YOGA workout that will yield the same results, try Crunch's Yoga videos--they're great."
Don't get bogged down in semantics
Melissa Bruce | Baltimore, MD | 09/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is Fat-Blasting yoga, it is not traditional yoga. The box clearly states that the poses are performed "in a flowing style to increase the heart rate, boost metabolism and burn calories and fat." If you're looking for a DVD to teach you the traditional poses and breathing techniques, this is not the one. If you're looking to lose some weight and gain some flexibility, this is an excellent choice.My goal when I set out three weeks ago was to lose 50 lbs by next summer, and by alternating this DVD with Denise's "Pilates for Every Body" (along with a better diet), I have already lost 10 lbs. It is difficult to give an overall loss, because these programs build muscle, which, of course, weighs more than fat. Suffice it to say, I have a very defined waistline again, my stomach has flattened out considerably, and I can see definite muscle tone in my arms and legs. I have had a difficult time in the past sticking to exercise programs, but I now find that I start to feel a bit sketchy if I haven't worked out by around 7 p.m. This workout is fun, and I found early on that you can do your own slight modifications to the poses until you've gained the flexibility to do them the way they are taught. I look forward to working out every day, and I especially enjoy "Yoga Days." After three weeks, I am more flexible, more balanced and more focused - and did I mention, lighter?One complaint: I'm certain that in the Balancing Stick series, she has you doing one leg twice and the other leg four times, and I'm not sure she's consistent with count on other exercises. Once you get familiar with the workout, though, you can adjust for that. Denise tends to say "This is my favourite," for several stretches or moves. This is not as annoying as funny, when you realize that she really loves what she's doing. She's very motivating, and she seems to realize that not everyone is at her fitness level. Incidentally, I have suffered knee, shoulder and back injuries through gymnastics, and I find that this video does not aggravate those at all. I recommend, however, purchasing a stability ball if you're serious about this workout. It really takes the pressure off your back when doing things such as situps and double-leg stretches."