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A Wonderful Yoga Program That Is Truly For Beginners
on January 15, 2013
I found this beginning yoga workout to be great. I have wanted to incorporate yoga into my routine for years because of the promoted health benefits but most other programs, even "beginners" ones, were too hard to follow, the transitions were difficult and since I'd never done yoga before I didn't have the balance or flexibility to do most of the poses.
I was able to follow along with every pose in this video with no trouble, even with mild arthritis in my back and hips. I found the setting to be highly relaxing and the instructor to be very encouraging. I could actually see doing this workout again and again. The poses offered a great stretch that made me feel more flexible and eased my joint pain and stiffness and the breathing exercises recharged me so I actually feel energized and alert after doing the program.
I love that this program allows me to experience all the health benefits of yoga - improved breathing, relaxation, stress-relief, strength, and flexibility, while not being too difficult for my level of activity. In regards to the reviews that said it was too easy or annoying, it is clearly stated that it is a beginners yoga program targeted for those over forty and/or overweight. If you are an experienced yogi or looking for a fast-paced, intense workout, it's obviously not for you.
If you do want something relaxing, engaging, reaffirming, and recharging that you can do every day, then I would definitely recommend this program. It is perfect for those of us who need the health benefits of yoga but have health or weight challenges keeping us from more complicated programs.