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Yoga for Surfers, Vol. 1 (2004)

Peggy Hall , Peggy Hall  |  NR |  DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Peggy Hall
  • Directors: Peggy Hall
  • Format: Color, Dolby, 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: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: January 6, 2004
  • Run Time: 55 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000YEDMC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,715 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Whether you're new to surfing, a seasoned pro, or somewhere in between, you'll find that practicing yoga will do more than just improve your surfing; it will enhance every aspect of your life! Features avid surfer and certified yoga instructor Peggy Hall and top pro surfers Rochelle Ballard and Taylor Knox Learn surf-specific moves designed to prevent injury. Pre-surf session for flexibility and focus:; A perfect warm-up before surfing, this flowing routine awakens and energizes the entire body. Water session to give you energy and confidence; Simple moves you can do on your board to stay loose, warm, and focused between sets and a post-surf session for stretching and rejuvenation; A relaxing routine to calm your mind, rejuvenate your body, and shorten your recovery time between surf sessions.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great yoga program...pricey though! November 13, 2003
By A Customer
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I picked this little gem up based on a recommendation from an online fitness friend. I wasn't disappointed.
The 3rd yoga session (about 19 minutes) on this DVD is THE reason to pick this one up! Excellent side and back stretches...my lower back feels soooo relaxed after doing this "post-surf" session! Peggy's voice is very positive and soothing during the relaxation pose. I didn't want to get up....ever!
Session 1 (pre-surf) is a nice 9-minute vinyasa series. I like to use it after running...it's quick and it gets the job done. However, I have to occasionally look up at my TV screen during certain poses because the instruction in this session is not quite detailed enough to follow by Peggy's voice alone.
Session 2 (water) was a big waste of time for me. Tt's a 6 minute session while the surfers are in the water waiting for waves (I don't surf). The stretches are pretty much all upper body. However, I would imagine that surfers could get something out of this session...just not me!
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If you have a bit of money to burn, though. This is a great little yoga DVD!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Natural Connection between Surfing and Yoga December 31, 2002
Format:VHS Tape
"Yoga is accessible to anyone, regardless of age or physical condition. Yoga isn't just about flexibility - it's about awareness, about being fully alive in each moment." -Peggy Hall

Top professional surfers swear by yoga and now see the infinite sea of possibilities in taking up yoga in addition to their favorite sport: surfing. They rely on the advice of instructors like Peggy Hall who writes articles for "Surf Life for Women."

In the Fall 2002 issue, she introduces some of the poses she has incorporated into her new workout video. She is an avid surfer and certified yoga instructor.

Peggy created the "Yoga for Surfers" video series and teaches yoga clinics and private classes. This is a unique workout because it is especially designed for surfers and their specific needs. Expert yoga instruction is interspersed with surf footage.

"Every surfer should discover Yoga." -Rochelle Ballard ("Blue Crush" stunt surfer)

"Yoga changed my surfing - and my life." -Taylor Knox (a noted big-wave charger admired for his powerful, fluid surfing style)

The Setting: Filmed at Ballard and Knox's favorite surf breaks on the North Shore in Carlsbad, California.

The Level: Beginner to Intermediate

The Poses: Classic yoga with a few very creative twists I hadn't seen before. Intriguing. I really loved the poses and the pace.

The Results: Injury prevention, increased strength, flexibility and focus. Helps you to avoid chronic pain and has specific moves that will sharpen your mental focus.

I loved the soundtrack, which is pleasant and calming.

Volume I has three sections:

Pre-Surf Session: Flexibility and Focus

You can use this routine to warm-up before surfing.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Yoga Practice and Beautiful Music April 6, 2004
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The music alone is worth the money on the DVD. Very upbeat. The practice is a flowing easy to follow Hatha Yoga. Peggy Hall has a very postive attitude and doesn't talk too much. Easy to follow, quick work out. Peggy has a lot of interesting variations. The practice is broken into 3 segments: Pre-surf Session of flexibility and focus, Water Session Energy and Confidence, and Post-Surf Session Stretching and Rejuvenation. You can do each session separate for a short session or together for a longer session. You can even do the water session and pretend you're on your board!
I'm not a board surfer, but I love the ocean and the surf. This is a beautiful, well made DVD. I practice yoga everyday and I love mixing this practice into my week. I have the "Special Edition" and I think this means the music quality is a lot better.
Please check my other reviews on Amazon for Yoga DVDs. I'm a Yoga Video Enthusiast ;o). This is a good one and well worth the $ whether you're just starting to learn yoga or have some experience already.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saved My Back!!! April 27, 2007
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I'm actually her husband reviewing this.

I think I have bought about 4 copies of Vol. I since this came out. I keep giving them away. I have been recommending this to friends, neighbors, strangers, and anyone else who will listen. This is the best thing that has happened to my back.

I have injured my back over the years of surfing, skateboarding, other sports and aggravated by bad posture and computers. I have been to massage therapy, physical therapy, chiroprators, accupunturists, medical doctors - I was headed for surgery. My wife finally dragged me to yoga classes and after 6 - 90 minute sessions in 2 weeks, my back started to noticeably improve. I have a pinched nerve in my upper back that causes discomfort/pain near my right shoulder blade.

Then I heard about this not too long afterwards and bought the DVD. This was when it first came out. The 10 minute warm up and the 20 minute post sessions were exactly what I needed. It was quick, it focused on the back and shoulder - surfer problem areas. They are easy to do and do not take up much time. I would (and do all the time) highly recommend this to anyone having any back problems. Try this before you try surgery, drugs, accupuncture, etc. Now as long as I do these 30 minute sessions 2-3 times a week, I am pain free! Thank you Peggy Hall!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars yoga for surfers
This was recommended by a friend. My good yoga dvd was lost while moving, and I was trying to replace it,I just don't find it challenging, and just don't care for it,ended up... Read more
Published 1 month ago by athram
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for everybody!
Even if you aren't a surfer, you can use the majority of these exercises. I especially love the quick warm up, which stretches the whole body and is a great pre-workout energizer.
Published 10 months ago by Rocket
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the warm up routine!
This is a perfect warm up for every day use! I had the DVD for years and then finally had to give it back and decided to buy this one and the second one!
Published 10 months ago by Ihearttravel
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY !
There are many better yoga dvds to choose from. As a surfer, there is no special "surf yoga" as opposed to "regular" yoga. Read more
Published on August 26, 2011 by Hoffman
1.0 out of 5 stars yoga for surfers
don't waste your money .
lots of wasted time talking about how great yoga is.
content is good but alot of fast fowarding.
not useful as a work out video.
Published on January 8, 2011 by maxwellslick
3.0 out of 5 stars Short
I think half of it was explaining why yoga was good for surfing. Enjoyed some of the exercises since it had to do with surfing. A few on-board exercises that I still do. Read more
Published on December 31, 2010 by D. Huynh
5.0 out of 5 stars Good pre-surf or pre-anything stretching routine
Volume 1 is a great DVD but it is more stretching than a workout. Get Volume 2 if you want a solid workout. Read more
Published on December 14, 2010 by avalentino
5.0 out of 5 stars Could called "Yoga before Surfing for 10 minutes"
The pre-surfing routine makes the DVD worth it. Great scenes of waves and not too heavy handed with the "breath in the harmony of the universe" incantations, which are so common in... Read more
Published on November 5, 2010 by Kevin
5.0 out of 5 stars the video for every surfer to have!
I am in my early 40's and for one reason or another ,I find myself doing things now that I wish I started in my teens or 20's. Read more
Published on October 17, 2010 by Regina Lermann
5.0 out of 5 stars Not bad at all
Ok, I must admit, before I tried this DVD, I was REALLY skeptical if things like Yoga would ever help improving surf. I also thought that this may be another hype. Read more
Published on March 15, 2010 by KrazyKitty
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