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This is a GREAT introduction to Yoga for beginners. Which is ME. If you're an expert Yogi Master, I can't speak to how much this will mean to YOU. But if you're interested in learning how to properly strike Yoga poses, this is terrific.
Speaking for myself, I find this an indispensable guide. No, it doesn't have "Hollywood" written all over it. But if you're interested in Yoga instruction, I doubt you could do any better than this. Why?
1. Instructions are clear and demonstrated very well, giving you time to strike a proper pose, without dragging on for an eternity. Need more time? Hit the pause button.
2. Best yet, after each pose and its instruction, you'll learn precisely what health benefits that particular pose offers. So if, for example, you're wanting to increase blood flow to internal organs OR improve spinal elasticity, it will be very clear just which pose is most advantageous to your area of need. It truly and clearly helps you understand which poses will help you the most (and which to avoid, if you suffer from any health conditions like high blood pressure, hyperthyrodisim, etc.). VERY helpful info!
3. Poses are named in Hindi AND English. Personally, I like this explanation of the meaning of the name of each pose.
Give it a try before you judge it! I give it an A+ for clarity and utility!
Actually, it is GREAT for those of us who really
want to see a pose - THE ASANAS- demonstrated and perhaps follow along. I did not find this "condescending " or "snobbish" at all.- as the "two star reviewer" alleges.
So many yoga classes - in studios- good studios- as well as very good private fitness centers go with the same old same old - warm ups, some vinyasa , a few standing poses, a balance pose, a couple twists, and then into savasana- it is REFRESHING to see the actual variety of poses here , along with their Sanskrit names, SLOWLY DEMONSTRATED AND NARRATED. Pretty much NOBODY is
going to measure up to this little elite and cliqueish band of yoga celebrities- Yee, Rae, Corn- who I find so tiresome anyway-
yet this DVD shows ACTUAL NORMAL PEOPLE , in modest clothing (!) who are nevertheless incredibly able , posture perfect, and
flexible- they actually have normal fit bodies instead of something that looks like extreme bodybuilding was involved.
Hatha yoga was meant to come to us primarily through the poses, and this dvd does a fine job of doing just that. This is also an excellent resource for teachers who sincerely wish to help their students and clients learn poses without having to swan about in front of a room all the time.
First is the credits, then the menu. Menu is split into Manu A - c each contain 12-13 asanas/yoga poses. You cannot play it all, you must play each one separately which means going back to the menu after each pose is demonstrated. Each one is 2-4 min long. Only the Sanskrit name is given on the menu & pronounced during the demonstration, never the English name.
All poses are ones on most beginner yoga workouts such as mountain, fish, warrior 1, 2 sitting spinal twists, locust, sitting fwd bends, standing back bend, pyramid, modified boat, bow, triangle, side angle, twisted triangle, hero, child's, camel, shoulder stand, wide angle standing fwd bend, single sitting wide angle fwd bend, etc..
The camera/lighting/sound are find, not high money, but better then average set inside a room. The voice over by I assume Dr. Sujatha reminds me of old 1970s/1980s PBS lecture programs. Slow, perfect, over pronunciation of all words to a boring degree that sounds condescending as if read at a snobbish high class lecture/gathering. It's set at a small room/stage inside taht is very basic. One Indian man & woman in regular cotton shirt/pants demonstrate the poses 1 at a time most times. This is not set to look beautiful as some yoga workouts do but basic. They do the poses well, but not inspiring like Shiva Rae, Rodney Yee, Rainbeau Mars, Sean Corn, etc. They demonstrate the pose in/out of it quickly, then you are told how to do it with the video paused in certain spots sometimes. They show it quickly on both sides. After it is demonstrated, the benefits are told as well as the words are on the screen are displayed to inform how it helps the physical body such as how it helps to lose weight, tone which muscles, tone which organs or glands & how helps to energize or relax the mind/spirit.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I like the explanation of why each pose is beneficial and that he m o ves quickly from one pose to next.Published 17 months ago by Katrina Chambers
I like the collection of asanas. a different style of presentation than what we are used to here in the US. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Heidi
The presentation is a little on the boring side, but I gave it 5 stars because medical & health benefits are given for each asana. Cautions are also givenPublished on April 2, 2014 by Abydos Walker
If you are looking for a yoga video that appears to have been created by the Bangalore AV club then look no further.Published on March 16, 2014 by CRSX