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Highs and Lows,
This review is from: Element: Yoga for Beginners (DVD)
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There are elements of this yoga video that I absolutely love; there are also elements that I do not like at all.
The scenery is absolutely gorgeous and the music is perfect for both the activity and the setting.
The beginning of the DVD is relaxing; with the breathing and the stretching it does wonders for your tension and stress.
The ending of the DVD is the same as the beginning. Very relaxing, both the breathing and the stretching are as relaxing as it is invigorating.
The middle of the DVD she gets into some Yoga positioning and really doesn't take the time for the newbie to follow along. Also she switches positions and what not without telling you so if you are not watching the TV screen the whole time you miss some very vital stuff.
I am not a beginner at Yoga, but most of my Yoga experience has been integrated with a Pilates based workout. I watched the DVD twice before actually doing the exercises as when I do Yoga there are times I like to have my eyes closed. That's next to impossible to do on the majority of the middle of the DVD. A lot of the time you have to move fast and watch the whole time; I didn't like that at all. I prefer to listen to the voice guide me through the exercises.
The good definitely outweighs the bad, but I can already tell it's not going to be one of my favorite exercise DVD's.
Cherise Everhard, April 2008
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Initial post: Apr 11, 2008 12:05:48 PM PDT
R. Kyle says:
I loved yoga when I was doing it.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2008 2:08:30 PM PDT
Cherise Everhard says:
I like it too, and I liked this video for the most part. But I don't think it's good for beginners. There are some poses that I had difficulty with and I am a) pretty flexible and b) not exactly a novice. The beginning and end were fantastic for stretching and breathing... very peaceful.
Posted on Apr 11, 2008 3:29:43 PM PDT
What a nice, balanced review, Cherry. It doesn't sound like a good one for beginners at all.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2008 6:30:17 AM PDT
Cherise Everhard says:
Thank you, Ms. Kona. :) It definitely has it's highs and lows, but no I wouldn't recommend it for the true beginners.
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