Yoga For Beginners: Upper Body

Yoga For Beginners: Upper Body

Yoga For Beginners: Upper Body

Discover physical ease and mental balance. Stretch. Engergize. Center. With Rodney Yee.

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  1. Buggy "SUNNIE Day reader" says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    GOOD OVERALL WORKOUT BUT NOT NECESSARILY UPPER BODY SPECIFIC, January 2, 2012
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    Buggy “SUNNIE Day reader” (British Columbia, Canada) –

    This review is from: Yoga For Beginners: Upper Body (DVD)

    Rodney Yee is one of my favourite instructors and this workout has remained in my workout rotation for several years now. I wouldn’t call it upper body specific but it is a good overall workout. At 28 minutes I also find that it’s the perfect length to fit into my day.

    This is a slower moving practice, using fairly basic poses in a nice calm, even sequence. As usual Rodney Yee’s (dubbed over) voice instruction is impeccable and I don’t ever find myself craning my neck to see the TV. It has been shot outdoors in Maui Hawaii and the scenery is beautiful. The music is non descript new-agey stuff that I recognize from several of his other DVD’s and for the most part don’t even notice.

    Rodney gives a brief intro, explaining the DVD and the importance of slowing down in a busy world. We then begin seated for few breaths before moving onto our backs. A folded blanket or bolster is used for a few of the poses here but it’s easily modified and I’ve personally never bothered.

    From your back you move into a Sun Salutation sequence including; Upward/Downward dogs, Child’s pose, Squat, Lunges, Standing forward bends, Mountain pose, Chair and Exalted warrior. We also do Bow pose, Camel, Eastern Plank, Cobblers, Reclined leg stretch, Bridge, and enjoy a short Savasana at the end. All in all a good complete practice although like I said not upper body specific. Namaste

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  2. Anonymous says:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Top In ReAlignment of the Skeleton, March 22, 2012
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    This review is from: Yoga For Beginners: Upper Body (DVD)

    Great workout! Targets the heart, core, spine, major muscle groups. Builds overall Strength for all ages and levels of fitness.

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  3. Anonymous says:
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    This beginner felt woefully inadequate, August 25, 2009
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    K. Ahlquist (NH) –
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    This review is from: Yoga For Beginners: Upper Body (DVD)

    This is really hard for beginners. He holds poses for extended periods so that the viewer can fully appreciate and take in the posture. But I found holding some of the poses very trying on my out-of-shape muscles. There are no modifications shown. If you can’t fully do the poses, it can become very frustrating and defeating quickly. As a beginner, I won’t be doing this video again.

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  4. Rebecca Johnson "The Rebecca Review" says:
    80 of 83 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    the most soothing stress relief ever, January 27, 2003
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    This video is FANTASTIC. While I was doing it I truly had a sense of peace and well-being, in my mind AND in my body. The instructor is amazing. She does an excellent job of guiding the breathing, something I have trouble with because of my asthma. My breathing can get more hiccuppy than smooth, and her constant reminders helped a lot. The series of poses is flowing and exceptionally relaxing, and the instructor guides you through various modifications for all levels of flexibility and yoga experience. I don’t know the names of every pose, but there are twists, forward bends, the famous downward facing dog(don’t do it in front of your boyfriend!), and balance poses. She does an excellent job of guiding your form and constantly reminds you to relax, not to push yourself, and proper breath technique. I felt that this tape was accessible to anybody and I LOVE it. All the elements came together…lovely set, incredible instructor, soothing music, and constant encouragement and reminders to stay relaxed. To give you some idea of my fitness level, I work out 5 days a week, do cardio and weight training(for about 2 years), and consider myself definitely a novice at yoga, although I do have good natural flexibility. I’m telling you this because often with reviews when someone says something is too easy or hard, or just right, you have no idea how your fitness level would compare to theirs and it’s not as helpful. That said, I truly believe anyone can use this tape and benefit, as there are excellent modifiers in both directions and she continuously emphasizes them, and the purpose of the video is purely stretching and tranquility. If you ever have stress, tension, or body soreness from a long day at work or an intense workout, GET THIS VIDEO. It will blow your mind. I also recommend Crunch Fat Burning Yoga, which is the same great instructor and a faster paced style of yoga.

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  5. Barefoot Contessa says:
    87 of 92 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Relaxing Yoga for the Evening, January 16, 2004
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    Rebecca Johnson “The Rebecca Review” (Washington State) –
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    This review is from: Crunch – Candlelight Yoga (DVD)

    This workout is visually stunning. Fuchsia mats have been spread around a wood floor in a room filled with vanilla candles. The candles are on the floor, up on stands, simply everywhere!

    The curtains flow gently between brick walls and in the background you can see an opaque glass window. Sara is wearing a beautiful blue top while everyone in the room is also wearing colors of equal beauty. Imagine violet, lime green, lemon yellow, orange and powdery blue.

    This workout reminds me of yoga in a temple. There is a spirituality about the entire workout that is different than the outdoor workouts or more strenuous vinyasa type workouts. This video tends to encourage you to relax more and look inward to encourage your inner beauty.

    The purpose of this workout is to teach you to relax at will. Halfway through the workout, I was ready to just climb into bed and sleep blissfully until morning. The music and candlelight allows the tension to drain from your body as you breathe deeply.

    The instructor has been doing yoga for a long time and she says learning to relax at will allows you to be in control of your energy. With Sara Ivanhoe giving you gentle instruction, you can stretch your way into tranquility. I loved her instruction, it was calming and you can see her inner beauty, calm and love for yoga.

    Some of the poses include: cat pose, arch curl, side stretch, downward dog, sitting twists, tree pose, butterfly stretch. You won’t have to worry about doing the Chaturanga or anything that is stressful, fast or complicated. These poses melt the body into sleep and must have been chosen to release tension and improve balance and flexibility.

    You will need a sticky mat, a towel and a cushion. A strap can be used to help you move further into some of the poses.

    If you enjoy this workout, you might also want to take a look at MTV Yoga with Kristin Mc Gee, Ali MacGraw Yoga Mind and Body or Bed Top Yoga, which is a tape.

    A Gentle Yoga Routine for the evening before drifting off to sleep. A definite “must-have” yoga video for your collection.
    As a bonus, there is an energizing workout too.

    ~The Rebecca Review

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  6. Anonymous says:
    29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    One of the best yoga DVDs by the best yoga instructor – Sara Ivanhoe, February 12, 2006
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    Barefoot Contessa (Massachusetts) –

    This review is from: Crunch – Candlelight Yoga (DVD)

    I have bought several yoga DVDs over the years – none I like as much as anything I own with Sara Ivanhoe. This one in particular… After a stressful day, (much like a lot of days), nothing relaxes me as much as this workout – well that and a glass of wine. :-)

    It really is a lot of stretching, breathing and simple poses – great for beginners as well. I also suffer from some lower back pain and I find that this particular workout does not aggrevate the condition.

    Sara is such a calm and patient instrctor, always providing modified poses and urging you to go at your own pace – not to force yourself ever.

    I urge you to consider Sara Ivanhoe over all other yoga instructors on tape. In particular, pick this up if you are in need of incorporating a relaxing workout into your exercise regime – you will not regret it.

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