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Yoga for Great Tennis with Anastasia


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  • Actors: Anastasia Dorohova
  • Directors: Anastasia
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Bayview Entertainment/Widowmaker
  • DVD Release Date: March 17, 2009
  • Run Time: 45 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000ERVFTO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #122,091 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Whether you're just starting out, or an accomplished tennis pro, you'll find that practicing yoga will do more than just improve your tennis game - it will enhance all aspects of your life! In this easy-to-follow 45-minute DVD, avid tennis player and Jivamukti-certified and Yoga Alliance-registered yoga instructor Anastasia will guide you through this tennis specific yoga practice. Flexibility, strength and breath control, which is part of every Yoga posture, is the key to on-court improvement. This DVD will help you: Improve concentration; Control anxiety; Increase flexibility; Increase your reach; Reduce the risk of injury; Improve your footwork; Gain strength and endurance.

Customer Reviews

As a massage therapist, and former tennis player, this was perfect.
MTI, Fort Smith
Some of the poses are really hard, and there are no instructions to tell you how to do them correctly.
Debbie Beckwith
It's still worth buying though since overall it's a fairly good workout.
Chloe Madden

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This video is instructed by Anastasia, Jivamukti-certified yoga teacher and avid tennis player/consultant. She explains that the practice is designed to help improve your tennis game, and throughout the practice, she makes frequent references to how specific poses might assist you with various aspects of playing tennis. Although I'm not a tennis player, the tennis comments didn't bother me, but other non-tennis players might find them annoying. Also, ads for Anastasia's web site, Steady Bliss, occasionally appear on screen. The DVD is chaptered only to allow you to skip the introduction; the practice itself is not broken up.

The practice, which is performed outdoors in a scenic ocean-side setting, begins seated with several chants of OM (Anastasia instructs via voiceover throughout) and then moves into cat cow/stretches. Anastasia then embarks upon her version of sun salutation series A, adding in poses such as side plank, warrior 1, warrior 2, and triangle. She transitions to sun salutation series B, again performing warrior 1 and 2 but also adding warrior 3 as well as a seated twist. She concludes the standing postures with high lunge, moving into revolved crescent lunge and then binding this posture. Next comes a backbend series consisting of cobra, boat (the face-down version), and bridge pose. Anastasia then performs a reclined twist, does several spinal rolls to a seated position, and then moves into full and reclined hero's poses, which she states are extremely beneficial for the knees. Forward bends follow, including seated forward bend and head-to-knee pose, and then table pose transitions to inversions, including plow, shoulderstand, and fish. Anastasia concludes the practice with a lengthy (about 5 ? minutes) savasana.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chloe Madden on April 25, 2010
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I like how throughout the video, Anastasia notes which aspects of tennis can be improved by doing the specific poses she demonstrates. I also like that the video takes place at the beach, as the sound of the ocean is very relaxing. However, as petty as it may sound, her voice and the way she draws out each syllable as she counts, "In-ha-le onnne, ex-hale, in-ha-le twooo, ex-hale", is very annoying. Also, she holds some of the easy poses for too long and doesn't hold some of the more challenging ones for long enough. It's still worth buying though since overall it's a fairly good workout. There are some stretches that feel really good, especially if you pop this video in after playing tennis. I still think that there are better yoga tennis videos out there though and that Anastasia is only average.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Daniel J. Zajic on January 4, 2008
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I think everything about this DVD is well done.

The music is not overwhelming. Anastasia's narration is never irritating and contains really helpful information about each pose, how it should be executed, and the benfits it has for your tennis game.

Flexibility is a big part of being a good tennis player and this practice will no doubt help improve it.

Yoga is also excellent for improving core strength. Core strength is critical for maintaining balance on the court and for injury prevention.

Thanks Anastasia!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Debbie Beckwith on October 24, 2010
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This dvd might be great for someone with some yoga experience, or maybe a tennis player who is already in really good shape. Some of the poses are really hard,
and there are no instructions to tell you how to do them correctly.
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