Molly Fox's Yoga: Yoga Sculpts utilizes the ancient practice of yoga to strengthen and elongate major muscles. This 45-minute program offers an alternative to traditional weightlifting with postures that require a full ... more »range of motion and deep breathing. Instructor Molly Fox kicks off this sculpting regimen with sun salutations and continues the session with warrior and triangle formations. Poses are held isometrically and the abdominal muscles become key in stabilizing the body. The midsection gets a killer workout while holding the body in alignment throughout movements that encourage spinal flexibility and hamstring pliability. Beginners and participants with injuries or weak joints will find an accommodating format that moves slow enough for mastery of exact form. This program would be a terrific addition to any exercise fanatic's fitness library (especially for strength trainers who are burned out on mainstream resistance exercise). The music and scenery are nondescript but the content makes up for any lack of inspiring imagery. With repeated use, Yoga Sculpts has the real potential to increase flexibility, definition, and lean muscle. --Olivia Voigts« less
Actor:Molly Fox Genres:Exercise & Fitness Sub-Genres:Yoga Studio:Parade Video Format:DVD - Color DVD Release Date: 07/12/2001 Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1994 Release Year: 2001 Run Time: 0hr 37min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 0 Members Wishing: 0 MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English
"I ordered this DVD after reading reviews of several others on Amazon.com. The reviews all said this video was great and I have to admit I was surprised because I'd never heard of Molly Fox. I took the chance and ordered it because unlike some of the more well known videos this one had no bad reviews.When I first started the dvd I thought it looked kind of low budget but I quickly realized that what it lacked in budget it definately made up for in content,good camera work, excellent audio and simple but appealing backgrounds. The music was relaxing but not overpowering, the background was simple but soothing. Molly was so reassuring and obviously well skilled. She had a good pace to the video and described all the moves well. At first you'll probably feel she's moving quickly but this is actually the way the Sun Salutations are supposed to be done from what I hear. Also she does some more difficult moves but takes it slow enough that I was able to make it through them. One of the most important aspects of a good yoga dvd is the audio and the instructions. If you cannot follow the instructor based solely on their voice and instructions you will find yourself confused in some poses. Molly definately had this down. You can actually see that Molly really enjoyed making this video and that she is very much inspired by Yoga. This is a good dvd for an experienced person or a beginner. It's about 36 minutes which is perfect for before or after work. Believe me, you will love this video! Thanks Molly!"
Gina Old | Lower Saucon Valley, PA USA | 01/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am new to Yoga. I had always belonged to a gym where I used weights and the treadmill. I started getting bored with my routine and with 2 small kids, couldn't always fit my workout in. Because of the great reviews she received, I purchased Molly Fox's DVD. Thank goodness I am flexible! This would be extremely challenging for someone who is not. I feel like this DVD is challenging enough where I will not master it right away but will not get frustrated trying. For a relatively short workout, it does target the entire body. After following Molly's workout every other day for a month, I have definitely noticed more definition in my waistline and I feel overall leaner and better."
Good for Any Beginner
Gina Old | 09/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is good for anyone beginning yoga. Don't expect a lot of scenery - there isn't any - but if you want good instruction and alternatives to some of the more difficult poses, this is a good option."
Short 35 min yoga session from 1994 not too challenging for
Lena, LMT | Nassau, NY | 03/29/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Since this came out in the 1990s, expect the sparse set w/a couple of lit triangle props & the instructor in a dark green leotard that goes to the ankles like you see in the photo. Molly's alone & she talks w/wireless mic strapped to her leotard as she goes. There seems to be no breaks as she perspires as time wears on. She tells you the English name of the pose as you go into usually. She gives the usual basic cues, move the quads off the knees, send energy to the feet, ground your feet, etc. Not enough for a total beginner. She holds all poses besides the sun salutations for 5-6 ful breaths & always tells you when to breath in/out when going in/out of each pose & reminders during which is relaxing. The music is played really low, it's not great, it's not bad, it's ok. I think it's Molly's good intention & good presence that keeps me going. Sun Salutations: 8 min done 7x, only mountain, back bend, standing fwd bend, lunge, plank, up dog, down dog, mountain basic ones. She moves in a clipped pace, 1 breath for each pose. On the 6th & 7th time, she adds bending the elbows a few times & longer up dog to work the upper body. Standing Poses: 17 min No more sun salutations, each pose held for 5-6 breaths & each on done on one side, then the other, then repeated on each side again. Triangle, standing fwd bend, side angle, wide angle fwd bend, warrior series (warrior 1 & 2, child's (2 breaths), down dog, chair (2 breaths) in between. Balancing Poses: 4 min These are only done 1x each side: Frog, warrior 3, squatting down & balancing on toes, crow & as you ease to sitting staff pose, try to hold body up with hands for a second. Sitting Poses: 4 min modified boat, boat, sitting fwd bend, bridge Savasana/Relaxation: 2 min Molly verbally guides throughout & is mostly sitting up herself.
Overall I like she holds the poses a while, she seems to know what she's doing & has good presence overall to keep you from getting bored. If you have trouble finding yoga dvd like this is described & like the style, get it, otherwise you're not missing that much.
Molly Fox's Yoga Sculpts
Turlough | minneapolis, MN | 12/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been using this DVD for a few years now, and I'm continually surprised at what a great work out it provides. I have been practicing yoga for several years and I found her instruction to be clear and her tips for the poses helpful in intensifying the workout. While this may not be the best for beginners, this DVD is a good one for intermediate level yoga."