Journey into Power: Power Vinyasa Yoga, Level 1 Reviews

Journey into Power: Power Vinyasa Yoga, Level 1

Journey into Power: Power Vinyasa Yoga, Level 1

Popular yoga instructor Baron Baptiste presents a different style of yoga with this program on Power Vinyasa Yoga. This beginner’s video will teach you all you need to know to get going and focus on your focus weight loss and muscle tone.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: HEALTH/FITNESS UPC: 018713816986 Manufacturer No: 05-81698

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  1. CPTScott says:
    95 of 97 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Baron, Great As Always!, August 9, 2005
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    This review is from: Journey into Power: Power Vinyasa Yoga, Level 1 (DVD)

    I have a very extensive Yoga DVD/Video collection (over 80 and counting). Out of all of them, Baron is definitely my overall favorite teacher, hands down!

    This program is a 30 minute, moderate intensity vinyasa flow. It is similar in intensity with Baron’s “Unlocking Athletic Power” and “Core Power” programs in terms of length and difficulty. It’s slightly more intense (mostly just by virtue of being 10 minutes longer) than his “Power Yoga Basics” program which is found on his “Transform Your Life, Yoga With Baron Baptiste” which was originally aired on PBS.

    This “Journey Into Power” Level 1 program is very well rounded, has clear instruction and a nice overall feel to it. It’s a class setting so you get to see lots of different ways of doing the poses.

    Baron has a wonderful approach in that students should use their intuition to approach the poses at their own level of ability or energy level on any given day. You should go to your own personal “edge” without going into overwhelm.

    I’ve been doing Yoga daily for over 7 years and found this DVD very useful for a shorter practice. My 12 year old football playing son has worked with Baron’s programs and has gotten tremendous benefits from them (and did this particular DVD this morning) and my wife who is fairly new to yoga jumped right in to this program and has really enjoyed it and is making wonderful progress in strength and flexibility after only doing it for about 4 or 5 days. She also loves Baron’s approach which is not intimidating even though she still finds it challenging enough to make her feel like she’s getting benefits from it.

    I hope this review helps those who are interested in trying a vinyasa (flow) based style of yoga, those curious about Baron as a teacher in particular or those who may be familiar with Baptise Power Vinyasa Yoga but are looking for a shorter practice to mix in with their other programs.

    Namaste

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  2. Susanna Hutcheson "Copywriting for the Discri... says:
    36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Too disjointed, October 10, 2006
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    This review is from: Journey into Power: Power Vinyasa Yoga, Level 1 (DVD)

    I love Baron and I should preface this review by saying I have considerable Power Yoga experience, though I’m far from expert. I also have to work within some physical limitations.

    That said, I found this video far too slow and disjointed and, as one reviewer said, too easy even for beginners. It had no flow like you expect in vinyasa yoga.

    I would say that if you need to learn the very basic poses this would be a good video. But if you want a short practice that flows, this is not a good video for you.

    I would suggest a Bryan Kest video or most any other Baron Baptiste videos. But just not this one.

    I enjoy short practices and Rodney Yee, Bryan Kest and even Baron have some very good ones. I would pass on this unless you are a real novice and need to understand the basic poses.

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  3. N. Flattes "Worldly Trader" says:
    24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good for experienced beginners., May 4, 2006
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    N. Flattes “Worldly Trader” (Boston,MA) –
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    This review is from: Journey into Power: Power Vinyasa Yoga, Level 1 (DVD)

    I think is a great yoga dvd. It is a worthwhile substitute to attending a Baron Baptiste yoga class. While the instruction is superb I still find there are a few flaws with the DVD. The instruction assumes that you have an understanding of how to assume the poses, as well as the ability to do them correctly.

    This is not a DVD for the total beginner, who has no knowledge or experience of yoga. There is no accompanying instruction or breakdown on the postures. I think someone entirely new to yoga would be lost trying to follow this program. Also there are a few minor mistakes in the instruction that might confuse the viewer.

    If you have no experience or undestanding of yoga I suggest you first try the Yoga Zone DVDs which have slower instruction and repeat the steps for each pose so you can see how they are done. I also suggest for the complete beginner to attend a yoga class to get at least a foundation on yoga postures and learn the proper way to do them.

    Though I don’t think this DVD is easy for the total beginner, I think those with a basic knowledge of yoga would greatly enjoy it. It moves quickly and flowingly. It is not slow and sedative like some of the yoga DVDs out there. It keeps a quick pace that is easy to follow and does not bore you or let your mind wander.

    It is definitely good for strength and stamina building without being too challenging. I consider this to be one of the best yoga DVDs Baron Baptiste has done.

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