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Yoga to the Rescue Collection


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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Acacia
  • DVD Release Date: April 6, 2010
  • Run Time: 186 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00331RHN6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #169,691 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

  • The Pose for Instant Calm
  • Wrist Stretch

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

"Perfect for . . . practicing with more safety and precision--or anyone seeking relief from everyday pain" --Fit Yoga

Three complete Yoga to the Rescue programs!

YOGA TO THE RESCUE: FEEL GOOD FROM HEAD TO TOE Heal your whole body with this gentle yoga practice. The poses can be modified to benefit everyone--from absolute beginners to experienced yogis. Approx. 60 min.

YOGA TO THE RESCUE FOR BACK PAIN
Kiss backaches goodbye with these simple, therapeutic exercises. Easy-to-follow instructions help you improve posture and alignment while increasing strength and flexibility. Approx. 66 min.

YOGA TO THE RESCUE FOR NECK & SHOULDERS
Relax and relieve stiffness and pain while toning your upper body with this 30-minute tutorial and 30-minute flowing sequence. Approx. 60 min.

Equipment needed: Mat, strap or towel, and blankets

Celebrated Anusara Yoga instructor Desirée Rumbaugh believes in the transformative and healing powers of yoga. With 20 years of experience practicing and teaching yoga, she now travels the world sharing her passion with students of all ages and skill levels.

From the Contributor

Desirée Rumbaugh

Customer Reviews

And that is what someone in pain needs!
Yoga Therapist Extraordinaire!
This video will work for beginners and even more advanced practitioners.
BrandyV333
Although I am very pleased with this DVD, I would offer a few cautions.
doctor_beth

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

53 of 54 people found the following review helpful By doctor_beth #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 6, 2009
Format: DVD
NOTE: I received a free review copy of this DVD from the web site Metapsychology Online.

I took a yoga workshop with Desirée Rumbaugh, the instructor of this DVD, in September 2008, and it was absolutely amazing. However, I also tried Rumbaugh's previously two DVD releases, Yoga to the Rescue and Yoga to the Rescue for Back Pain, and unfortunately found them to be be disappointing. Happily, this latest release succeeds where the prior two videos failed.

One important change which Rumbaugh made for this DVD is that there are two separate 30-minute practice segments: the "Tutorial" offers more comprehensive instruction plus a detailed review of modifications for most of the postures, whereas the "Flow Sequence" is a faster-moving, more dynamic session based on the postures introduced during the tutorial. For both segments, Rumbaugh has an assistant, Andrew Riven, who displays the modified versions of the poses. Rumbaugh instructs the Tutorial segment via voiceover, although a few of the segments are preceded by brief live introductions. The chapters of the Tutorial are listed below:

*Wall Shoulder Stretch & Chair Pose
*Neck Strengthening
*Push-Ups
*Sphinx & Cobra
*Bow Pose
*Down Dog
*Locust Pose
*Side-to-Side Leg Lifts
*Crunches
*Lunge with Twist
*Side Plank
*Shoulder Stand
*Bridge, Plow & Shoulder Stand
*Relaxation

As the title suggests, the Flow Sequence moves along at a significantly quicker pace. Rumbaugh again teaches via voiceover, but there are no chapter breakdowns and no pauses between segments. The entire practice continues in this vigorous manner before concluding with the short (approximately 4 minutes) relaxation.
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76 of 81 people found the following review helpful By Yoga Therapist Extraordinaire! on October 31, 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Let me just say, I've never written a review before and after watching only 15 minutes of this DVD I felt a review was necessary.

As a Yoga Therapist and Licensed Massage Therapist, with over 25 years of specialized training in injury rehabilitation and prevention, I purchased this DVD to check it out as a possible referral source for my clients. Wow was I shocked! First of all, Desiree talks alot about how Yoga can heal this and fix that (no matter what condition). That is a lot for someone to claim without backup. And with what medical degree? Second, in the tutorial she begins with radically extended poses of the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spine along with massive overstretching of the anterior shoulder capsule. My clients, who are seeking pain relief with my help, would be shocked if I gave them any of these poses! Far too challenging and risky for anyone with a neck or shoulder injury or chronic pain. Especially beginners! The alignment she and the gentleman show in the tutorial is horrible and not proper bio-mechanically. My body hurt just watching! I would guess that this video causes more pain than it fixes. What do I recommend? Viniyoga Therapy with Gary Kraftsow DVD 2-Pack (Low Back, Sacrum & Hips plus Upper Back, Neck & Shoulders). Yes, his videos are a tad on the simple and repetitive side. And that is what someone in pain needs! Something simple, repeated with loads of variation, to effectively help problem areas. If you have pain, stay away from the "Yoga to the Rescue" series. Yoga is great, when appropriately applied for an individual, but it's not on these DVDs. Sorry I ever purchased it.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Skeeter* on November 22, 2009
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I bought this dvd because I have a terribly tight, uncomfortable neck (any time I go for a massage, the therapist says 'I hope I helped you. You have A LOT of tension in your neck'), and I was hoping that this dvd would help with my neck issues. I have been to a few yoga classes and am basically a beginner. It is great that this dvd has a tutorial, because it would otherwise be way too fast paced and advanced for me. I have started with the tutorial, and I sometimes have to pause the dvd to make sure that I am doing things right. I haven't tried the flow sequence yet because I think it will be too quick. I do think that the poses are helping my neck (it is definitely going to take time and patience), and I am pretty happy that I bought the dvd. In order to get the most of of this dvd, I think that I should probably take some more yoga classes so that I am more adept at moving fluently from pose to pose and can ask questions about certain poses (which of course you can't do to a dvd). I would defintiely not buy this dvd if you have never done yoga because I think it would be challenging and frustrating.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By E. Hargraves on September 19, 2011
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Practicing from this video has created huge change in my shoulders! After doing either of the 30 minute video options(there are 2 options, one tutorial and one flow sequence), my shoulders feel more relaxed and my posture looks better. I feel great immediately after doing this video, and furthermore, doing it one or twice a week has strengthened my posture, creating longer lasting relief in my upper back area all the time.
This video uses a combination of strengthening the area between the shoulder blades and stretching the fronts of the shoulders. The exercises are unique, creative, and target the shoulders from an interesting perspective (back of the heart, front of the heart, shoulders in relationship to hips and relationship to abs.) I definitely recommend this if you have stiff, tense upper shoulders! After years of just dealing with mild pain, I have found wonderful relief and strength with this video.
I agree with the other reviews that this DVD is most helpful if you are already familiar with yoga, especially Anusara yoga.
I think its important to note what type of "rescue" this DVD offers. For me, my neck and shoulders are generally stiff from a forward rounded posture, from reading, sitting at a desk, driving, and working at a computer. This DVD offers a lot of upper back arches, chest stretches, and heart opening postures to counteract the forward rounding positions. For this reason, this DVD does offer relief and general strengthening to open up my posture and reduce forward rounding. I do not have any neck or shoulder injuries, and I probably wouldn't recommend this DVD to help with injuries.
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