Gaiam Kathryn Budig Aim True Yoga 3 Workouts on 1 DVD
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For each of the two yoga practices as well as the tutorial, Budig is alone in a large studio, instructing via voiceover. Her only prop for the main routines is a mat, but she does use a yoga block to assist with the postures in the tutorial segment. I have described each of the practices in detail below.
BEGINNER'S (25 minutes)
Budig begins this routine in child's pose. She moves quickly through a few cat's breaths to down dog, providing the option of movement. From there she moves on to a chaturanga variation, flowing through a vinyasa which includes plank, baby cobra, full cobra, and returning to down dog. Eventually, she moves into forward bend and then comes to standing for two rounds of sun salutations. Returning to the floor, Budig moves through some abs work, including boat pose with bent knees, and then flips over for some work on the elbows. From down dog, she practices hops, hovering in the air.Read more ›
I consider myself to be an avid practitioner of yoga. I have had a steady practice for the last 7 years. I find that even her beginners flow is definitely challenging and gets the heart pumping. Her intermediate flow is definitely a whopper and accomplishes what some fail to do in even a 90 minute class and hers lasts just 45 minutes which is perfect from this work from home mama of two.
I am so glad that I purchased this disc and cannot wait to see how her teaching continues to unfold. This is definitely a must buy for those who are looking to add to their collection of at home sequences, want to tone and build strength or simply want to relish in Kathryns enjoyable, comfortable and affable teaching style. Thanks Kathryn!
Nonetheless, I was looking for a DVD to help with arm strength, and while this definitely could fit the bill, I really disliked the overall vibe of the disc. The background music borders on muzak, and the routine winds up feeling too rushed, at the expensive of some important stuff. For one, alignment is really given the blow off, and this isn't good as I wound up with a really painful neck after doing the intermediate practice. Second, once you come down into savasana the disc ends and goes into the very unrelaxing menu music. I hate when discs just .. stop when you're doing what's supposed to be one of the most important poses. I did the intermediate workout because 25 minutes is much shorter than I'd like to do. However, I found myself really frustrated. It felt like Kathryn spent the entire routine wishing she was doing handstand, and nudging the rest of us to join her. I didn't feel comfortable doing a lot of these high hops without someone to check my posture (and as I thought- ouch afterwards).
I feel like this is the worst kind of American yoga, where the focus is mostly on the same goals as your average gym routine, with a little bit of self-esteem building built in. Kathryn didn't even remind us very often about breathing, which at least I can usually count on in vinyasa based routines.
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Best yoga video I've ever done!!! The instructor is pleasant, skilled, and a good communicator, and the workout is fantastic! Read morePublished 3 hours ago by Christy Lord
She's so fun! I really like the Authentic Flow workout after a run.Published 5 months ago by weekendchef
Great DVD, here! I really like Budig's style of yoga instruction, and I love both of the practices contained on this DVD. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ejocham
I love this video & I love Kathryn Budig. I wish she would put out more videos!Published 11 months ago by L. Allan