Yoga For Every Body
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Body & Soul Magazine "Best Buy...will revolutionize your home yoga practice... Finally, an at-home yoga series customized to suit your needs!"
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Body & Soul Magazine "Best Buy...will revolutionize your home yoga practice... Finally, an at-home yoga series customized to suit your needs!" Get into shape, relieve stress, become stronger and more flexible & increase energy!
Yoga Complete for Every Body allows everyone, from the beginner to advanced students, to experience the joy, power and serenity of yoga. With over 35 routines, no other DVD offers so much to help you learn and progress in the healing art of yoga. Simply select the routine you need on any given day and this amazing DVD will adapt to meet your exact needs. Explore the amazing world of yoga with the most comprehensive and extensive DVD available. Practices range from 15 to 75 minutes.
- AM and PM practices
- Increased flexibility for targeted areas, such as the legs, back, neck, etc
- Strength building practices
- Back and neck pain, including headaches
- Stress Relief
- and many more!
JJ Gormley is a certified yoga instructor and has taught thousands of students throughout the world over the past 25 years. She guides students with a warm, non-judgmental style that encourages the expansion of physical, mental and emotional limits within the healthy and stimulating context of yoga.
"Best Buy...will revolutionize your home yoga practice... Finally, an at-home yoga series customized to suit your needs!" -- Body & Soul Magazine
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Her voice is soothing, she shows modifications, she isn't pushy -- she's very zen. I love this one!
But, it's still a good DVD. I really like how there are multiple sequences at multiple levels that take different amounts of time. Sometimes I don't feel like doing yoga for an hour, sometimes I feel like doing something more challenging. I really appreciate having options to choose from. I don't mind the fact that there are black screens in between each pose. It's very easy, I feel, to figure out your own transitions for each pose and the black screens keep me from feeling as rushed when I'm doing the poses (as I sometimes feel in physical classes).
All in all, I'm glad I bought this DVD. I think it was a good purchase considering it's the start of a collection I hope to expand. I has a lot of sequences to choose from, which was my main reason for buying it in the first place and it has met all of my expectations. I would recommend this DVD to others despite the few flaws I have mentioned here.
There are several workouts for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Within each of these categories, there are further selections for long and short workouts that are either general practices or have specific goals (body areas, aches & pains, etc).
I have not done an advanced workout yet. I was pleased that in an intermediate workout there were 2 poses I have not seen before on a tape or in a class. The poses were clearly explained and it was easy to follow the tape. The instructor, JJ, often shows or tells you about different ways you can modify poses to suit your body's ability (or inability!).
I have a 2 year old. I absolutely love that there are so many workouts to choose from that I can always find one to fit in the free time I have while she naps, or early in the morning, or while she's playing with Dad. No more saying, 'Well, guess I have to do it tomorrow' just becuase I don't have an hour free to complete one of my tapes. Sure, I know, I could just make my own workout up, but it just doesn't happen.
Some reviews complain about the black screen between poses - that it is disruptive and not conducive to flow. I don't have a problem with it. The first time you do a workout you will notice it. The second time through, you begin to see ways to connnect the poses on your own - for example - pose one might end in downward facing dog pose, and pose 2 begins with it - so you just hold it an extra second. In general, holding the end of a pose until the next one begins seems to work OK.
It seems that on the shortest workouts this doesn't always hold true - they don't always flow well. BUT - you have plenty of time to recover and get into position. If flow is what you are after, then you will be disgruntled, but otherwise there isn't a problem.
I suggest watching the brief segment on technique review. She clearly explains the different body parts and alignment cues she mentions. I found it very helpful.
The teacher's style is very relaxed and straightforward. I do not like overly flowery and spiritual delivery - I always feel like that should be up to the student. I found JJ's style to be perfect for me.
In all - this is a great DVD and I recommend it to anyone looking for a good variety of quality workouts. The instruction is clear enough for beginners, the workouts challenging enough for at least intermediate students. I'm not advanced, so I can't speak for them!
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