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A single video offering a more targeted routine focusing on gastro-intestinal ailments accompanied by another set of routines designed to combat depression. Both routines promote overall health in addition to their targeted purposes.
I can't tell you how annoying it is that so many "yoga" videos are just promoted and filmed as fad "lose weight" or "get your butt toned" or some other garbage that yoga is not actually about. Finally, here we have a REAL yoga class taught by a very proficient teacher. This is as close to being in a real studio with a great teacher as you can get at home.
This is yoga in it's basic, holistic, well-being-promoting form. No gimmicks here, no attempted "coolness" or anything fake, just the real thing. If you are able to do all of the exercises through to the end, you will feel an immediate, palpable boost to your circulation and wellness. That said, I am about 40 or so pounds overweight and found it hard to sustain some of the poses because my belly got in my way; but I did do it all. If you are over 60 pounds overweight, you may have a hard time achieving the poses, but even coming close will benefit you and daily practice will increase your flexibility and leanness. The rhythm of the video is excellent, the repetitions deepen the poses, and the flow or order of poses works very well to lead into the next. The instructor is one of the best on video ever. She has an accent, and I'm 90% sure she is from Argentina (I'm Latin; I can tell), but I'm not sure why anyone would negatively comment on her accent. She is clear and very eloquent throughout; her voice is relaxing and the music is non-distracting. I really also appreciated that the people in the video were real people who were not all "perfect" synchronized yoga robots. It was really like being in an actual class.
The program ends abruptly while in "Shivasana" or corpse pose (the most relaxing) so you can just linger there if you need to! Very relaxing and yet invigorating at the same time. I could feel my blood flowing and body tingling afterwards.
If like me you have Prime then you can do this video for free, then you're lucky! I would buy it if it wasn't free after trying it out. I plan to add this to my regular regimen. Excellent program. I also recommend any kundalini video by Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa--she is the real deal too (she is an anglo-American; so no accent there if that tends to bother you for some weird reason).
I really began to see improvements after using this every day for 2 or 3 weeks... I became more flexible, and in a better mood... More peaceful.... I found it amazing how Jenny would just know, when in certain positions, the areas that I might be clenching, and she would say say stuff like, "relax your jaw, relax your face". And i would think, "how did she know I was clenching my jaw!" How does she know? Because she has been doing this for years obviously, and knows her stuff. Great teacher... and I found her accent cute... No pain, no gain, don't give up! Yes, some of the editing and sound is a lil wonky here and there, but, not a big deal, it corrects itself within a split second, and is not all that distracting at all... I hope she puts out more and more DVDs! Keep up the good work Jenny!
I have never been a fan of Yoga. I've tried a few classes in the past and it just never quite clicked. I do a lot of cardio and that's typically my preferred workout. However, I've been working 10 hour days, having gastro-intestinal issues and lately, I was feeling like my body needed a good stretch so I tried this on Amazon Prime. What an amazing Yoga instructor!! I'm hooked. I will be doing Yoga regularly. I love the way this instructor teaches, her soothing voice and the pace of the 60 min workout. If you're not a Yoga person, try this and I promise you'll convert. :)
I am probably not the best source for reviewing this as it is my first jump (no pun intended) into Yoga. That being said, as a 55 year old female who has recently been diagnosed with IBS-D, this was extremely relaxing and I look forward to it everyday. I have not been doing Yoga long enough to tell if there is a difference but since there has been so little relief with medication I feel like at least I am trying to do something positive for my health.
I just finished this DVD and I feel better than I have in a long time. I haven't been feeling as well lately and haven't worked out for a while. I knew I needed to do something, and I didn't even plan on completing this, watching it on Amazon Prime, but for some reason I kept going and I'm really glad I did. I feel better than I have in a really long time. All the poses were gentle, but instantly relieved a lot of pain and pressure in my body. I would definitely recommend this for anybody suffering from depression or stomach problems.
I absolutely love this video. The routine is not challenging for me (moderately in shape?) But I can feel where I used my muscles all over my body for the next day or so. The routine is comprehensive, balanced, and moves at a perfect place. What I really love is the meditative, serene quality of the video and the instructor's beautiful voice and accent. I feel completely renewed physically and mentally every time I do this.
This is the best yoga class I've taken in years. Jenny's voice is soothing and she is an amazing instructor. I chose this video because I struggle with gastrointestinal disorder and found that this session not only targeted that area but it relaxed and strengthened me as well. The background music is very calming and the instructor is well versed in the practice of yoga. Really great video!