Top positive review
4 people found this helpful
I love it! It's power yoga
on January 19, 2016
I have practiced yoga on and off for several years, and recently started a home yoga practice. I got several yoga DVDs, and this was one of them. I love it! It's power yoga, so know that going in. There are three workouts on this DVD, which is great: levels 1, 2 and 3. I have done 2 and 3 (not 1) and I think 2 may actually be harder than 3 because you're holding the poses for longer. 3 moves quicker and has you doing a lot of poses. Both 2 and 3 challenged my balance and my flexibility, and I absolutely felt it the next day. Again, I loved it.
Bryan is a great instructor, and has a great, calming presence. He provides constant tips (pull your belly to your spine, tighten up your back leg, etc.) which I find very helpful. He also gives basic instruction as to what you should be thinking of in each pose (front leg at a 90 degree angle, back leg straight, belly pulled in, etc.) -- again, very helpful. It also shows him doing each pose so you know what it should look like. It's not a beginners DVD but if you have some background in yoga you'll be able to keep up. The only real criticism I have is he doesn't use the Sanskrit names for the poses. I like to know the true names of the poses as I'm doing them (I can't remember all of them off the top of my head), so I wish he did that. Otherwise, I'm very pleased.