Gentle Yoga with Jane Adams: A Complete Beginning Yoga Practice for Midlife (40′s – 70′s) to Increase Strength, Flexibility, Balance, Good Posture, and Overall Well-being.

Gentle Yoga with Jane Adams: A Complete Beginning Yoga Practice for Midlife (40′s – 70′s) to Increase Strength, Flexibility, Balance, Good Posture, and Overall Well-being.

Gentle Yoga with Jane Adams: A Complete Beginning Yoga Practice for Midlife (40's - 70's) to Increase Strength, Flexibility, Balance, Good Posture, and Overall Well-being.

  • - 4 completely different routines, each with a different emphasis, ranging from 13 – 33 minutes
  • - 60 movements and yoga poses to stretch and strengthen the entire body
  • - Special balance section with many easy movements to strengthen the feet, ankles and legs and improve sense of balance
  • - Deep breathing to increase lung capacity and relax the body and mind
  • - Easy to follow instructions and demonstrations for all poses make this perfect for beginners

Yoga is the perfect exercise to help you create a vibrant healthy body, and live a long, active, full life. This DVD is designed specifically for people in mid-life (40′s – 70′s) to help maintain or regain youthful strength, flexibility, balance, good posture, and a relaxed body and mind. You’ll learn to practice over 60 yoga poses safely and effectively. Designed and taught by Jane Adams, a yoga practitioner of over 35 years with special interest and training in yoga for healthy ageing,

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  1. Linda Miller "Linda" says:
    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Gentle Yoga with Jane Adams, November 20, 2011
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    This review is from: Gentle Yoga with Jane Adams: A Complete Beginning Yoga Practice for Midlife (40′s – 70′s) to Increase Strength, Flexibility, Balance, Good Posture, and Overall Well-being. (DVD)

    Gentle Yoga with Jane Adams is excellent! I am a yoga instructor as well as an occupational therapist and I have been looking for a good gentle yoga DVD to recommend to my students for their home program. This one fits the bill in spades! Jane emphasizes safety, good alignment and listening to one’s body throughout this DVD. Jane’s apparent love of yoga and her joy in teaching yoga comes through in all aspects. She teaches the yoga exactly as one would expect in a live yoga class, with plenty of time to follow her clear, step by step instructions, giving her students some time to actually experience the pose. There is no sense of rushing through any of the sequences, and one can actually do the yoga poses with her without having to pause the DVD to “catch up”! Jane divides her DVD into 5 crucial segments: – 1) a warmup section which is critical for preventing injuries and maximizing enjoyment; 2) a standing & balance section (so important for all of us!) with great use of props to allow all persons regardless of experience or flexibility/strength to participate; 3) leg and trunk section for core strength which can be done on the floor or modified for a seated chair position; 4) upper body/arms segment done seated on a chair to facilitate safe focus on the upper body; and 5) seven minute relaxation during which the student can integrate the “fruits of their labor” while gently releasing any remaining stress or muscle tension.

    I personally tried all the segments myself and found the sequencing to be very calming, as well as challenging. Jane teaches the basics of yoga breathing in the first warmup section and continues with cues to use the breath throughout the following sequences. The yoga (diaphragmatic) breaths help increase lung capacity as well prevent injuries. Each of the 5 segments are a yoga workout all unto themselves although I would recommend doing the warmup section before doing any of the other segments, for maximum benefit. I would also recommend doing the relaxation segment each time one uses the DVD. The student can make the yoga poses as challenging as one wants at the time. Done consistently, the yoga presented in this DVD would help facilitate better postural/spinal alignment, increased core strength and improved balance. The strengthening poses are done after instruction for good alignment, which increases both their safety and effectiveness.

    I also really enjoyed the peaceful background music used in this DVD – it began to feel a bit like a moving meditation as I followed the yoga instructions. Having an actual student doing the warmups (segment 1) and relaxation (segment 5) was great too! I felt somewhat energized but relaxed after I completed all the segments. Thank you to Jane and your student! I have already started recommending it to my students!

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  2. Denise Nison says:
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great DVD, November 23, 2011
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    I am very impressed with Gentle Yoga with Jane Adams. It is one of the best Yoga DVDs that I have ever seen. It is very easy to follow along unlike a lot of other DVD’s I have seen. I also liked that each segment presented different material so you get an amazing amount of excellent instruction on this one DVD. After being disappointed by so many DVD’s in the past, Jane’s program really delivers an excellent program. It is well worth buying and I will be recommending it to others.

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  3. Deb R says:
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    User friendly yoga, December 10, 2011
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    I never have enough time to do an entire yoga dvd at once, but this dvd is divided into five sections that are easily spread throughout my day. Two are great for morning stretch and energy; two help me get rid of tension and find balance after the stress of work; the last is a lovely way to wind down before sleep. Also, since no props are required, this would be a great introduction to yoga for anyone curious about it. Finally, Jane’s instruction always emphasizes how to move in and out of positions safely, while listening to one’s body.

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  4. Loraine M. DiSalvo "flyingcarpet9" says:
    122 of 125 people found the following review helpful
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    Yoga Basics it is, and a good starting point., January 4, 2003
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    This review is from: Yoga For Beginners II (Yoga Journal’s Yoga Basics) (DVD)

    First of all, let me say that Patricia Walden is awe-inspiring and that she radiates an almost preternatural calmness, which makes any of her programs soothing and relaxing to watch even if you don’t actually try the poses.

    As for this DVD, I started working with Patricia Walden’s earlier release, Yoga for Beginners, and then bought this DVD from another company after seeing it listed as “Yoga for Beginners II” (which the other company claims will be the new name for the video). While there is some overlap between the two programs, they are very complementary and go nicely together. However, this is really more of a Pre-Yoga for Beginners program than a “II.” The poses are generally (but not always) less difficult than the poses in Yoga for Beginners, and the standing forward bend is done in a very modified form. However, this program focuses much more on seated poses and twists than Yoga for Beginners does, and helps to increase and broaden one’s exposure to the yoga practice. Also, there is somewhat more of a focus on the “flow” of the poses in this program than in Yoga for Beginners. The one real drawback to this DVD is that the explanation of each pose and the time given to the student to change from one pose to the next seem somewhat short, and I sometimes find myself hurrying to try to keep up, but I suppose that’s why DVD players have pause and “rewind” keys on their remotes.

    I recommend this video to anyone who is fairly new to yoga and wants a soothing and not-too-intimidating program, and to anyone who has been working with Yoga for Beginners and wants to learn more about the seated poses and twists. However, with this DVD or with any other yoga program I have found, I also recommend that you purchase a good, basic yoga book so that you can read pose descriptions and look at pictures on a much slower and more detailed level, so that you will better understand how the poses should feel. “Total Yoga” by Tara Fraser is a very good basic book which I found both helpful and enjoyable, and “Yoga – The Path to Holistic Health” by B.K.S. Iyengar is also very helpful for the beginner. The Iyengar book is especially helpful for some of the more basic poses because of its 360-degree photographs and detailed instructions as to corrections to be made and points to watch for when practicing.

    Namaste, and a peaceful practice to all.

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  5. Goshen says:
    39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Not like the first one, July 12, 2005
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    Goshen (Ypsilanti, MI United States) –

    This review is from: Yoga For Beginners II (Yoga Journal’s Yoga Basics) (DVD)

    I’m disappointed with this DVD for several reasons. I was expecting a calming session like the one in “Yoga for Beginners,” but this one moves rather quickly, with cheesy, distracting, somewhat upbeat music. Walden’s instruction is rushed, and on my sound system the music rather overwhelms her voice. She doesn’t use “mirror image” cueing on this one, so that when she stretches out her right leg and you stretch out your right leg, you end up bending in opposite directions. I find this confusing and hard to follow, especially when it comes to the twisting poses. The other thing that really bugs me is all the props you need—not mentioned on the DVD cover, of course. To do this workout as presented, we absolute beginners need a blanket (easy), two blocks (okay, sure), a real yoga strap, not just a tie (hmmm) and a bolster (these cost $45!). Oh, and a handy empty wall right near your DVD player for lots of the poses. The fold-out pose guide comes nowhere near to containing all the poses presented on the DVD, either. There is good material in here, and Walden is obviously an excellent instructor, but the whole package does not work for me. What happened to elegant simplicity?

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  6. anthrogirl says:
    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    a good start…, October 25, 2004
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    anthrogirl (Pennsylvania) –

    This review is from: Yoga For Beginners II (Yoga Journal’s Yoga Basics) (DVD)

    This DVD is a good start for anyone who has absolutely NO experience with Yoga. It is easy to use, the pace is slow for those who need it, and it includes a fairly good number of exercises for the beginner to practice. However, I thought it would be a good supplement to my regular classes, but found that I quickly outgrew it.

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