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Yoga for the Rest of Us: Easy Yoga for Arthritis
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Join yoga teacher Peggy Cappy as she demonstrates movements to use at home to strengthen muscles and help increase mobility for people who are challenged by arthritis or the stiffness that comes with age or injury.
This new special is divided into seven easy-to-use segments that will leave you energized and feeling more flexible:
• Gentle Warm-ups to loosen shoulders, neck and back, legs and feet
• Warm-ups for the hands, wrists, and arms
• Standing poses
• Seated poses
• Reclining poses
• Deep relaxation techniques
This gentle yoga routine is perfect for people of all ages and abilities as Peggy's unique approach allows for three modifications for each pose: standing, seated or using a chair for support. Plus, Peggy incorporates meditation into this workout, a technique proven to increase our ability to deal with stress.
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Also worth mentioning, is that my foot was turning in from muscle memory of walking for far too long with a bad hip. I had to think about my gait. These exercises have cured that as well.
Peggy Cappy obviously knows her stuff, and she has a very pleasing and calming voice. The video is quite long - over an hour - I cannot do the whole thing in one session. It is broken down into segments, so I do one segment (or maybe two) as I feel capable. There is a section for the hands (many folks suffer with arthritis in the finger joints). What I especially like is that there are NO floor poses. There's a gal who does the "beginner" poses which are ALL in a chair, there's a guy who does the "advanced" poses, and Peggy does the "medium" poses. I think this is great because you get to choose which position is best for YOU. Because of my condition, there are some poses I cannot do unless I am seated. However, I CAN stand and do the "warrior pose", if the chair is there for me in the event that I need it for balance.
I read some negative comments on the DVD product which I'd like to address: Some folks were annoyed that there's no music. Really? Why is that important? Also, one reviewer commented that the assistants don't smile. Oh, come on.
With all of that said, I plan to preview some more of Peggy Cappy's videos from the library to determine if I want to add any more to my collection. I'd get bored if this is the only one I have.
If you're worried about it being too challenging OR not being challenging enough, I'd have to say that's not a big concern here. The poses are shown 3 ways- the normal pose in standing, or a way using a chair to steady yourself if you have balance problems, and yet a third way where you do it in sitting.
There's really something in here for everyone regardless of your fitness level or if you have only one or two specific arthritic joints that give you trouble. Those with bad hand arthritis might also want to check out Treat Your Own Hand and Thumb Osteoarthritis.
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You don't have to have arthritis to enjoy this DVD. If you are looking for easy exercises to increase your mobility or gentle strengthening exercises, this is for you.