Start muscle recovery, start lower back pain relief, and start your metabolism! Introducing a yoga session for absolute beginners, with modifications for those who can't touch their toes. Get all of yoga's benefits without twisting yourself into a pretzel in 25 minutes. No painful postures. No hymns, chants, or gongs. If you have been curious about yoga, then here is your chance to get started!
I've done a fair amount of chair yoga, but this video is a step beyond - more dynamic, with a stronger explanation of muscle awareness, and includes a logical sequence of popular yoga poses. You'll engage all the muscle groups that tend to tighten up. As a writer I sit for long periods of time, so the benefits with this video are obvious. But I also walk for exercise, and my hips tend to tighten up. One round of Yoga Start really helped loosen up the tightness in my lower body - whoa! I expect weightlifters would feel the same benefits. Plus this half hour was just challenging enough to feel like exercise, without complicated postures, and special equipment, and without taking too big a chunk of time from a busy work day. Am definitely interested in trying the rest of the series soon.
I am recovering from breast cancer treatment, have advanced arthritis, and really, sorry to say, a pretty frozen, sorry body. I had hopes this would work for me, because sometimes "beginner" still means you're in fair shape to begin with, and workouts too much. I went slow, still having to modify some moves, but was thoughtful in my execution. I felt better the first time out... in some pain later, but the good outweighed the pain. I'm pretty happy with this purchase.
This has been a phenomenal program to do with my teenage son. He has tight hamstrings and needs to do a lot of stretching. We tried some other videos first and I realized it would be better to do something led by a guy with easier poses. This fit the bill perfectly. Dean provides a lot of modifications for the poses for those with tight muscles and explains them well. I also appreciate the yoga for physical fitness approach and setting. My plantar fasciitis disappeared in the first week. My husband has even joined us on the weekend and may be the surprise yoga star of the family. I admit I have always been suspicious of injuries with yoga but now I see it as a tool to help prevent injuries.
I'm not just a beginner, I'm a beginner with weight issues (which in my case means mobility issues), and this was largely doable in at least some version of what he was doing. It was exactly what I was looking for: good stretching, but none of the spiritual elements that can accompany yoga. Definitely would recommend this.
this is an OK video if you need an introduction to Chair. But to use the video more than say, two times, it gets really old because he is constantly explaining what you're doing rather than just going through the poses.I would've liked it better if it had two versions, first the explanation version, then the just doing it version
I used to do yoga a lot a few years ago but stopped and started doing CrossFit. After five years of beating my body up, I needed a break. Even though I'm a pretty flexible guy, my muscles and tendons have really gotten worn down due to CrossFit, so this video was a great re-introduction into how my body should behave when I'm NOT throwing barbells around.
I really feel that yoga is what is going to help me in my life and search for a work out routine. I have been tryed many different yoga programs. It is a very hard thing to do if you have never done yoga and can not do 80 % of the moves. This was the first time I was able to follow along and do the whole routine. Thank you for bring it to the basics so I can build off this.For those of you that worry incorporating all the other aspects of yoga (Breathing, OMS ect..) don't this is very basic and it is only a beginning
I have been looking for a program to inspire and teach me how to get, and stay fit on my own time, in the comfort of my home. I have started incorporating Dean's workouts into my regular routine and I have to say I am feeling better than I have in years. I still have a way to go to accomplish my goals, but I can tell you this approach works for me. Dean not only leads you through the program, he explains how it should feel, and why you are doing it. This is far more helpful than a "monkey see, monkey do" program. Yoga Start is just the beginning, Dean has an entire interactive website [...] to inspire in all aspects of living a healthy lifestyle. I highly recommend you check it out.