Basic Yoga Workout for Dummies

Basic Yoga Workout for Dummies

Basic Yoga Workout for Dummies

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This workout will de-mystify the mystical so that anyone can experience the fabulous benefits of yoga. Today, many people use yoga to help alleviate back pain, reduce stress, and increase flexibility. A workout that balances both the body and the mind can be found in the Basic Yoga Workout for Dummies. Fundamental postures are explained and demonstrated slowly with an emphasis on breathing and motion. Sara Ivanhoe teaches 12 basic poses that are termed the “daily dozen” and offers challenges

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Yoga: Gentle Vinyasa Flow

Move, Breath, Flow! Explore the power and fluidity of Vinyasa yoga with this comprehensive yoga DVD! Increase flexibility and strength while learning to integrate your breath with each movement. Zyrka s insights and gentle guidance make this learning experience as rich as a one-to-one class. This is a beginning to intermediate yoga dvd. Featuring 6 yoga sequences each with their own difficulty level and length: two half-hour sequences, two three-quarter hour sequences, and two hour sequence

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  1. Lunataina "lunataina" says:
    388 of 398 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Basic Yoga Workout For Dummies, October 9, 2001
    By A Customer
    This review is from: Basic Yoga Workout for Dummies (DVD)

    I have other VCR yoga tape that I have used. This is the first DVD yoga instructional video that I have bought. I am a beginner in the practice of yoga and the way that Sara presents this material makes it very easy to follow. I have been using this DVD every day since I bought the disk. Because this is a DVD I am able to go the part of instruction that I want to review immediately. That is a nice time saving convenience. I use my laptop computer to watch the video so that I can do the exercise and not have to twist around to see the video. It is also convenient to use when I travel. Sara does a wonderful job explaining the poses, showing beginners alternatives to do so that they can still do the exercises and get the benefits of the exercises. I find this video very comfortable to use and would recommend it to anyone that is thinking about beginning yoga. For those of you interested in the spiritual side of yoga there is not much of that presented on this video.

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  2. Anonymous says:
    209 of 212 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent for Beginners & Do-It-Yourself, February 25, 2002
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    Lunataina “lunataina” (APO, AE, USA) –
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    This DVD is excellent for starting out in yoga. I have been interested in Yoga for years, but due to lack of funds and time have never been able to actually go to a yoga class. Instead I bought several videos, some better than others. The problem was that I always felt I was doing things wrong, and unfortunately non of the other videos ever took the time to really explain what I was supposed to be doing. This DVD is different. It explains in detail the correct way to perform each posture without being condesending, tedious or intimidating. It gives down-to-earth instruction for people who want to learn yoga, without necessarily getting deep into the spiritual aspect of yoga. The DVD allows you to skip to specific poses which you may want to review, and it includes a basic 12 posture workout and an intermediate workout which goes into 9 poses you can graduate to once you feel comfortable with the first 12. After watching this DVD I am able to go back and watch and follow my other yoga videos knowing that I am doing the postures correctly. I also feel much more confident about moving on to other yoga videos with more challenging postures. Basic Yoga Workout for Dummies has really helped me improve my yoga practice. I would recommend it highly to anybody who wants to start practicing yoga, as well as people who, like me, have had some experience with yoga but are still not quite sure they know what they are doing.

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  3. Anonymous says:
    114 of 115 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent introduction to yoga, May 10, 2001
    By A Customer

    When I bought this item I was looking for a tape that would reintroduce me to some of the basic yoga asanas and principles of practice. In particular, I wanted a tape that focused on fundamentals, that emphasized proper form and how the asanas should feel while you are doing them, and that included modifications for people like me who are flexibility challenged. Also, I did not want a tape that emphasized the “flow” from one pose to another, because some of the videos I’ve seen in that style either don’t give enough instruction for my level or assume that the viewer has more experience than I do and needs less instruction on the basics. This tape is great for all of those things I wanted, and it has none of the features I wanted to avoid.

    I have used this tape for maybe a dozen or so sessions, and I still learn a little something about doing the asanas every time I view it. I suspect that’d be the case for many more viewings to come.

    The limited number of asanas demonstrated makes it easy for beginners, or those coming back to yoga after years away, to focus on getting them right. However, after several viewings, I imagine that many purchasers, like me, will want to branch out from the “daily dozen” poses. And, the slow pace of the tape and emphasis on detailed pre-pose instructions make it a little tedious to follow after a while. But, those are not really criticisms per se, because no one tape could possibly fulfil the needs of everyone every time. The tape does what it purports to do, and does it very well. Besides, once you know what’s coming, it’s easy to simply get into the asanas earlier, hold them longer, etc. The instructor is charming, and she knows her stuff, which counts for a lot when it comes to viewing longevity.

    I will soon purchase other tapes to expand my yoga horizons, but I suspect I will return to this one periodically for a tune-up and change of pace. It’s worth keeping in the collection.

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  4. D. J. Sapen says:
    189 of 193 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Mellow, gentle, nicely done, March 10, 2008
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    D. J. Sapen
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    Too many user reviews base their star-ratings on how well the program met their expectations – you find 1 and 2 star reviews followed by complaints that the program was too hard for them, or too easy, or the music wasn’t to their taste, or that the seller left mustard stains on the case; but little insight into the actual program quality. I will state at the outset that this program was not as challenging as I would have liked – but it helped me realize that I’ve made progress in my form, stamina, and willingness to extend, and it benefited me in other ways.

    However, after trying both the a and b series, I can honestly say that this DVD lives up to its billing. It deserves a perfect rating for what it offers, and the care with which it is produced. I would recommend it to anyone looking to extend their beginner lessons into something more flowing, but preferring to avoid the more intense power vinyasa DVDs, or the more chatty and motivational instructors. It is gentle, meditative vinyasa, and despite the relative lack of challenge, it was very well-taught, in a pleasant, unobtrusive setting; a patient, clear verbal tone; well-demonstrated by a graceful and modest instructor; and it left me both relaxed and limber.

    The pose guide would be a great resource for a beginner, and tipped me off to a few things I’d become sloppy with. For a near-beginner or advanced-beginner, I think this DVD, with its mix of programs and lengths, offers a fine build-up to a more intense practice. It is also a fine alternative for more experienced practitioners on blah days, needing a balance of meditative and physical, or nursing minor injuries. For true beginners: please take some classes and learn your basics with feedback from a live instructor, then supplement with a DVD such as this. For the rest: always go back to classes for live tune-ups – there is always something to be gained or improved from the eyes and skills of a good instructor.

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  5. M. Mori says:
    53 of 53 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    my favorite gentle vinyasa dvd, March 28, 2008
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    M. Mori (CA USA) –
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    This review is from: Yoga: Gentle Vinyasa Flow (DVD)

    Yoga: Gentle Vinyasa Flow with Zyrka Landwijt is my favorite vinyasa DVD. Filmed against the backdrop of beautiful Santa Barbara treetops, Zyrka teaches with precision and grace. She guides the student through the poses via voice-over using her gentle and soothing voice. Her detailed instructions allow the student to follow along without keeping their eyes glued to the television (a frequent complaint of most yoga DVDs). That said, you will want to view the entire practice at least once, to soak in the beauty of the poses and scenery! Another important fact is that this DVD is gently infused with yogic philosophy and does not contain the lectures that punctuate most yoga DVDs.

    The DVD includes an Introduction by Zyrka, Pose Guide (23 poses), and 6 workouts ranging from 36 to 64 minutes long.

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  6. Cikk "cikk" says:
    44 of 44 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Lovely, April 7, 2008
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    This is a gorgeous and useful DVD. Exteremly well produced. There are 6 practices – levels A and B both have practices of around half an hour, three quarters of an hour, and an hour. I’ve tried 2 of the level A practices so far, even though I’m not a beginner, and really liked them. They are gentle vinyasa, but one does work. Very thorough and well taught work… The extra chapters on individual poses are extremely well done also.

    I love this dvd. The day after a weights workout I find it impossible to do power yoga. This is great without being too easy. Tones and stretches every part of your body and as a great bonus the shavasana is a yoga nidra which leaves me feeling totally mellow, relaxed and revived.

    Oh, and the instructor besides clearly knowing her stuff has a very nice and mellow voice.

    Highly recommended.

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