A.M. and P.M. Yoga

A.M. and P.M. Yoga

  • A pair of yoga exercises designed to start and end the day on a healthy, relaxing note. A.M. YOGA FOR BEGINNERS: A detailed regimen for yoga initiates designed to ease the body into wakefulness and prepare for the stresses of the day. A 20-minute workout presented by instructor Rodney Yee. P.M. YOGA FOR BEGINNERS: A series of yoga workouts designed to relieve the stress of the day, soothe th

Includes two yoga programs, bonus How to Use Props-Active Yoga Instructional/Mini-workout and in-depth interviews with Rodney Yee and Patricia Walden.A.M. Yoga for Beginners
“The morning is a precious time,” says the narrator of A.M. Yoga for Beginners. “Just as the sun rises and falls, so do our natural rhythms. The morning is perfect time to open our bodies and center our minds.” This 20-minute yoga practice with supple instructor Rodney Yee is the perfect way to start your day by energizin

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  1. Todd W. G. Johnson says:
    740 of 753 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent DVD!, February 26, 2004
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    Todd W. G. Johnson (Kansas City, MO United States) –
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    This review is from: A.M. and P.M. Yoga (DVD)

    I purchased this DVD shortly after beginning a regular Yoga class, so that I would be able to practice at home in my spare time. At first, I found this DVD to be a little too easy, in contrast with the class, but over time have grown to love it. I usually skip the relaxation part (at the beginning) and go right into the A.M. Yoga with Rodney Yee. Not only is the music soothing to the ear, but Rodney’s voice is very calming and his nearly-naked body is in perfect shape. The A.M. portion features several stretches that really “wake up” the body and prepare it for the day ahead. His focus on the lower body (especially the part where he uses the strap) really works wonders. The P.M. section, with Patricia Walden is a little more difficult, but just as effective.
    The beauty of this DVD is, that the workouts are short, and therefore much easier to fit in to a busy schedule than some of the other 70 minute Yoga DVDs out there. If you have never done Yoga before, I believe that this would be the perfect place to start. Warning: It can be addictive. I now almost suffer from withdrawl if I go too long without doing some kind of Yoga on a regular basis.
    This DVD is considered a beginner’s workout, which means the poses are not too complicated and are held for very short periods of time. Once you have mastered a DVD like this, try Rodney Yee’s intermediate DVDs. Then you will explore much more difficult poses, held for longer periods of time, which can be very challenging. With both intermediate & beginner’s Yoga, it is very rewarding to find that poses that seem initially impossible become easy with continued practice (and patience).
    I have since purchased several other Yoga DVDs and Videos, and must admit that the A.M. Yoga workout is still the one I do the most. If your life is full of stress, pop in A.M. and P.M. Yoga for Beginners and melt the tension away. Namaste.

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  2. Beth Cholette "doctor_beth" says:
    409 of 416 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    not too demanding, but effective, March 13, 2004
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    This review is from: A.M. and P.M. Yoga (DVD)

    I’ve got about half a dozen yoga DVDs and I find that this is the one I use the most often because it is not physically demanding, but is really effective.

    The Rodney Yee program (AM) is shorter and focuses mainly on stretching out the back; I find it really helps when I’ve got any kind of lower back problem or just at stretching me out and getting me ready for the day.

    The Patricia Walden program (PM) is slightly longer and focuses more on standing poses; it also has a very good deep relaxation at the end.

    The only disadvantage to these Gaim DVDs is that they are programmed so that you have to play a longish commercial for all of their other products (what exacly is “organic clothing” anyway?) before you can start your workout. If you use the DVD regularly, the commercial gets really annoying after you’ve seen it about 20 times.

    But all in all, this is a very useful DVD. It’s accessible for beginners but also useful for people who’ve been doing yoga for a while but are looking for a short, focused, effective workout.

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  3. Anonymous says:
    56 of 57 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Two excellent practices for virtually all levels of yogis, September 14, 2004
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    Beth Cholette “doctor_beth” (Upstate NY USA) –
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    This review is from: A.M. and P.M. Yoga (DVD)

    This DVD contains two excellent yoga practices which are perfect for virtually all levels of yoga practitioners, particularly advanced beginners to intermediates. Although both practices are labelled as being 20 minutes long, the actual time varies a bit: AM Yoga has a 4-minute breathing exercise followed by a 12-minute yoga program, and PM Yoga is approximately 24 minutes. Although both of these programs are probably doable to those new to yoga, they do assume some prior familiarity with the poses (total yoga newbies will find Yoga Journal’s Yoga Practice for Beginners to be an excellent place to start). I have been practicing yoga for several years and am now at an intermediate level, but I continue to use both of these practices on a regular basis.

    AM Yoga provides a practice so gentle that I’ve frequently performed it upon first waking up and while still in my pajamas. The simple breathing exercise helps your mind to focus, and then the basic twists and other poses which follow help your body to awaken. The practice is led by Rodney Yee, an excellent instructor who provides flawless cuing and who has an extremely calm, soothing voice–ideal for anyone who is not a morning person! PM Yoga is a very nice practice for winding down, relaxing, and stretching. It also begins with a short focus on breathing, encouraging you to turn your attention inward “where it’s quiet.” The practice moves from a seated to a kneeling position and also includes traditional standing poses such as a warrior and lunges. This is a great end-of-day workout or a quick practice to fit in anytime you need to relax. Patricia Walden is also a very good instructor, but her cuing is not quite as accurate as Rodney’s.

    Overall, I highly recommended this DVD as an essential component of your yoga home practice collection.

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