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Quick Yoga Training - Nintendo DS
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- Accessible to everyone, ranging from beginners to experienced Yoga fans
- Follow along with your own virtual trainer
- All exercises approved and motion captured by certified instructor Mai Hashimoto of the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation
- Over 180 poses to choose from
- Practice your yoga hands-free with voice navigation and voice recognition
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Therefore, I was anxiously awaiting the next Yoga cart, "Quick Yoga Training". And with its promised "over 180 poses", it looked like a natural progression from "Let's Yoga" after I exhausted its "only 80" moves.
"Quick Yoga Training" starts off with the typical questionnaire stuff. But then the cart looked to be something very different when it had a breathing exercise/test and those results would be used in all the yoga poses. Very nice.
However almost immediately after that I ran into trouble. The menus are a confusing mess with no thought on how a user might use the program on a regular basis. Of course there are menu items that take you into poses but its not user friendly and I'm still not comfortable navigating around the menus.
Still, the worst was yet to come. When you do get to the poses not only is there no voice over narration, but the fonts are hard to read and many times blend into the background. Because you are dealing with the small screen DS, the only way to really learn the Quick Yoga poses is to carry the DS along with you while you are doing the exercise. . .
I wonder if UBIsoft did any playtesting with this cart? Clearly this was not ready for release. I guess the people over there don't realize that a good fitness cart can stay on the shelf for years. Ubisoft should have cut down on the poses and instead worked in some voice over. Perhaps when the price drops and you already know some yoga - "Quick Yoga Training" may be of some benefit. For for all newcomers, my advise would be to get the cheaper and far superior "Let's Yoga".
Unfortunately, despite a long background in yoga, I have had a hard time following the programmed practices because of the lack of narration. I was hoping there would at least be an option to turn the narration on or off, but it's not available at all! That's not so bad for standing poses, but when you're lying on the floor and the pose calls for both hands to be outstretched with palms down, how do you look at the screen? It doesn't even have sound cues to tell you when to switch from your left side to your right side. In fact, the game tells you where to put your gaze for each pose: guess what, it's never "look at the DS screen" which is required if you want to know when to come out of the pose. One of them even says "Close Eyes." Um, then how do you know what you're supposed to be doing, since there is no audio cue?
Even if you are looking at the screen, the cues are not explicitly clear. For example, to begin Warrior Pose II (Virabhadrasana II), you are first instructed to turn your right foot to the right. After getting into the pose and taking a few breaths, you are then instructed to straighten the right knee and turn the left foot to the left. What happened to the right foot? Is it still turned to the right? I know what to do because I'm familiar with that particular pose, but the lack of comprehensive instruction bothers me because I know yoga newbies will be trying this software and might be confused.
Another beef with the game is the lack of transition between each pose.Read more ›
It has all good intentions, but when your head is facing your back, your feet and arms interwined and the DS behind you, its impossible to see or hear whats going on.
It attempts to teach you to breathe.. if you're a bird you will like responding to 'tweets, if you are a marine creature, you will enjoy the sounds of the ocean to remind you to exhale and inhale.
This game is a test in patience. Hold your breathe, turn purple, become annoyed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this game and have used it for years. It takes some getting used to but if you count your breaths you can figure out when to look at the screen for the next part. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Pen Name
This is the best product anyone could ask for. Speedy service as well. Still haven't used the game yet. But I will. As soon as I make time for it.Published on December 15, 2013 by Nikki Brooks
Very fun and informative! I use it daily and really enjoy learning the yoga poses. Very useful, I recommend it.Published on September 13, 2013 by Supergirl594396
cartoon yoga. so disappointed with the Graphics and cheap appearance of the program. very limited and not very interesting even when your into yoga.Published on January 23, 2013 by Gena Davis
This program is useless. Too difficult to use. Not at all practical. You will hate yoga if you get this program. Should not be on the market. Read morePublished on January 9, 2011 by roger
I bought this game to try out yoga for the first time. It is instructional and helps me get where the poses are going. It has been pretty good for a beginner like me.Published on November 29, 2008 by Analytical Mom