Yoga Zone: Gentle Yoga for Beginners
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The first session, Charles is joined by Lisa Bennett. They start with sun salutation while on their knees with hands clasped behind their back, then moving arms out and up with palms together, later rising up on the knees and bending forward at the waist. Then they move into a spine stretch, followed by a hip opener stretch, where you are seated with your heels together and hands behind you. Next are some standing poses, first downward facing dog, then lunge pose on the right leg later adding arms up and out to side then leaning forward. Unfortunately the left side is completely missed in this pose so if you want to do it you will have to rewind or stop the program. You will stretch out in seal pose, before moving into side lunges first on the right, then left. Then you will do a seated spine stretch where legs are out in front with hands behind you. Towards the end of the program the music becomes rather loud which is a bit distracting, to add to this there are some more challenging poses ahead. First table pose, which is repeated a few times and held for a bit the last time. Then you will do scale pose, Lisa does the modification where she is on her elbows, while Charles goes for the advanced version where arms are out and legs are straight. Following this you will do a seated stretch with one knee in, other leg out while reaching opposite arm to extended leg, then you repeat on the other side.Read more ›
That being said (if you don't have Total Body Conditioning), Session 1 is a decent program. However, Charles does skip a lunge pose on one side. In this program Yoga Zone tried to edit the mistake....unsucessfully. One moment Charles and Lisa are lunging with their left leg and literally 2 seconds later....Charles and Lisa are lunging with their right leg! If Yoga Zone couldn't edit that any better then they really should not have even used this session on the DVD.
Session 2 (with Charles and Jean) seems a bit choppy and without flow. Charles has you do a neck stretch after doing just a couple of shoulder rolls. Seems a bit forced to me. I didn't consider the ab pose (legs up and feet near the head) to be "gentle" at all.
I give this DVD barely 3 stars.
What happened to you, Yoga Zone? You used to put out quality yoga DVD's!
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