"Do not buy the Natural Splendor DVD's. These DVD's are misleading. You do get pictures of nature scenes. But, that's what they are, still pictures. What they have done is take still pictures and record them on DVD. The camera pans up and down the still photos. They are not live moving pictures of the landscapes.You do not see flowing rivers or waterfall. You do not see the wind blowing through trees or meadows. You do not see any moving wildlife. You do get a slide show with music. The whole point of the DVD's is missed. We should have got a DVD showing nature in MOTION, not stills. Do not buy.
I recommend buying the Naxos Musical Journey series of DVD's. With the Naxos DVD's you get actual live moving pictures of landscapes, accompanied with great music."
brenda vickery | Bakersfield, CA | 06/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With a high stress job, and the single mother of a disabled child, I found this DVD to be extremely helpful at the end of the day. The feeling of soothing relaxation is phenomenal! And so much cheaper than a day at the spa! I was so into this DVD for myself, I failed to think about what it might do for my autistic 9 year old daughter. One evening, after getting into trouble at school for her hyperactive mischieviousness, she climbed on the couch with me and sat their quietly, totally engrossed in the images and music. I decided to try it every morning while getting ready for school and what a difference it made! This DVD could be used extensively for therapeutic purposes in special needs children, not to mention, the mothers of these childrend! I plan to give this DVD to many of my friends who also deal with the stress of special needs children."
Why can't they give us what we WANT/NEED?
Kay F Gibbs | Chapel Hill, NC United States | 01/04/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"God, is it that hard to figure out? I have purchased 15 so called relaxing DVD's and only 2 or three out of the entire bunch are what they say they are and do what they claim to do. After you've been working or shopping in the Mall or Grocery Store or eating at some restaurant and listening to Muzak for 2-4-8 hours, listening to the kids yelling and screaming for hours on end, riding on a bus for hours or even worse having to drive a bus for 8 hours or be in traffic all day like our Postal workers are, the last thing you want to hear on a "relaxing" dvd is music. GIVE ME SOME NATURAL SOUND PLEASE. I mean how long has it been since the idea was brought to light that people were short circuiting from stress? What is the best healer? NATURE. Do we have to wait for Hollywood film makers to get the message? I can remember some of the most peaceful times in my youth were when I was simply gazing upon a wheat field (not one that had been marked by crop circles either) and listening to the wind gently stroking the grass or the sound of walking through fallen leaves in the autumn and taking my time doing it, not flying through it so I can get to film the next video. Huge crashing waves breaking on shore don't get it either. I could tolerate the simple changing of one picture to another if it were accompanied by natural sounds. The only DVDs that even come close to being truly relaxing are those by Greg Voevodsky at Powerfloe, the Waves dvds which I purchased via Amazon, two of which I own, Bora Bora and Virgin Island Beaches. I gave Bahama Beaches to my niece who is 11 and she loves it. She suffers from ADD, probably because her mother is a Dental Assistant and uses a highspeed cleaning device for 6-8 hours a day, and I was absolutely amazed at how much more calm she has become. I also own some Natural Sounds Cds and the best is by RYKO. Voevodsky is coming out with a Nature Walks DVD and I'm on pins and needles waiting for it. I know it will be just what the Doctor ordered."
Joanne M Neville | Niwot, CO United States | 05/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just watched Natural Splendors, Vol.1 for the first time. The photography was exquisite and the music worked beautifully with the images. I would like to have it playing in the waiting room of my Acupuncture practice to put people in a relaxed, healing mindset before their treatments. I think people would come early for their appointments just to have a chance to sit and watch this fabulous DVD."
Create intimate atmosphere
Joanne M Neville | 05/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD offers an audio-visual backdrop for quiet dinners, a gathering of close friends, or for simply relaxing at home after a hectic day. The way the camera gently pans and zooms on the still photographs is how you'd view them at a fine art gallery--from tiny detail to the overall shot. Although there's no plot to follow or text to command your attention, the stunning artwork and complementary music are surprisingly absorbing."