Yoga for Surfers, Vol. 1
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The 3rd yoga session (about 19 minutes) on this DVD is THE reason to pick this one up! Excellent side and back stretches...my lower back feels soooo relaxed after doing this "post-surf" session! Peggy's voice is very positive and soothing during the relaxation pose. I didn't want to get up....ever!
Session 1 (pre-surf) is a nice 9-minute vinyasa series. I like to use it after running...it's quick and it gets the job done. However, I have to occasionally look up at my TV screen during certain poses because the instruction in this session is not quite detailed enough to follow by Peggy's voice alone.
Session 2 (water) was a big waste of time for me. Tt's a 6 minute session while the surfers are in the water waiting for waves (I don't surf). The stretches are pretty much all upper body. However, I would imagine that surfers could get something out of this session...just not me!
If you have a bit of money to burn, though. This is a great little yoga DVD!
Top professional surfers swear by yoga and now see the infinite sea of possibilities in taking up yoga in addition to their favorite sport: surfing. They rely on the advice of instructors like Peggy Hall who writes articles for "Surf Life for Women."
In the Fall 2002 issue, she introduces some of the poses she has incorporated into her new workout video. She is an avid surfer and certified yoga instructor.
Peggy created the "Yoga for Surfers" video series and teaches yoga clinics and private classes. This is a unique workout because it is especially designed for surfers and their specific needs. Expert yoga instruction is interspersed with surf footage.
"Every surfer should discover Yoga." -Rochelle Ballard ("Blue Crush" stunt surfer)
"Yoga changed my surfing - and my life." -Taylor Knox (a noted big-wave charger admired for his powerful, fluid surfing style)
The Setting: Filmed at Ballard and Knox's favorite surf breaks on the North Shore in Carlsbad, California.
The Level: Beginner to Intermediate
The Poses: Classic yoga with a few very creative twists I hadn't seen before. Intriguing. I really loved the poses and the pace.
The Results: Injury prevention, increased strength, flexibility and focus. Helps you to avoid chronic pain and has specific moves that will sharpen your mental focus.
I loved the soundtrack, which is pleasant and calming.
Volume I has three sections:
Pre-Surf Session: Flexibility and Focus
You can use this routine to warm-up before surfing.Read more ›
I'm not a board surfer, but I love the ocean and the surf. This is a beautiful, well made DVD. I practice yoga everyday and I love mixing this practice into my week. I have the "Special Edition" and I think this means the music quality is a lot better.
Please check my other reviews on Amazon for Yoga DVDs. I'm a Yoga Video Enthusiast ;o). This is a good one and well worth the $ whether you're just starting to learn yoga or have some experience already.
I think I have bought about 4 copies of Vol. I since this came out. I keep giving them away. I have been recommending this to friends, neighbors, strangers, and anyone else who will listen. This is the best thing that has happened to my back.
I have injured my back over the years of surfing, skateboarding, other sports and aggravated by bad posture and computers. I have been to massage therapy, physical therapy, chiroprators, accupunturists, medical doctors - I was headed for surgery. My wife finally dragged me to yoga classes and after 6 - 90 minute sessions in 2 weeks, my back started to noticeably improve. I have a pinched nerve in my upper back that causes discomfort/pain near my right shoulder blade.
Then I heard about this not too long afterwards and bought the DVD. This was when it first came out. The 10 minute warm up and the 20 minute post sessions were exactly what I needed. It was quick, it focused on the back and shoulder - surfer problem areas. They are easy to do and do not take up much time. I would (and do all the time) highly recommend this to anyone having any back problems. Try this before you try surgery, drugs, accupuncture, etc. Now as long as I do these 30 minute sessions 2-3 times a week, I am pain free! Thank you Peggy Hall!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I find the poses move through to fast and don't give enough instruction on how to hold the poses, however my husband prefers a quick yoga session before and after surfing found it... Read morePublished on July 1, 2014 by Hayles
This was recommended by a friend. My good yoga dvd was lost while moving, and I was trying to replace it,I just don't find it challenging, and just don't care for it,ended up... Read morePublished on March 14, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Even if you aren't a surfer, you can use the majority of these exercises. I especially love the quick warm up, which stretches the whole body and is a great pre-workout energizer.Published on June 14, 2013 by Rocket
This is a perfect warm up for every day use! I had the DVD for years and then finally had to give it back and decided to buy this one and the second one!Published on June 14, 2013 by Ihearttravel
There are many better yoga dvds to choose from. As a surfer, there is no special "surf yoga" as opposed to "regular" yoga. Read morePublished on August 26, 2011 by MsH
don't waste your money .
lots of wasted time talking about how great yoga is.
content is good but alot of fast fowarding.
not useful as a work out video.
I think half of it was explaining why yoga was good for surfing. Enjoyed some of the exercises since it had to do with surfing. A few on-board exercises that I still do. Read morePublished on December 31, 2010 by D. Huynh
Volume 1 is a great DVD but it is more stretching than a workout. Get Volume 2 if you want a solid workout. Read morePublished on December 14, 2010 by avalentino