Yoga positions are the best for toning muscles, lubricating joints and massaging the body. As most back pain and spinal problems are caused by imbalance Yoga brings physical as well as mental stability, health and vigor Teaches how to stretch and strengthen every muscle, ligament and joint in the body.The postures work synergistically to warm up the muscles and joints in a systematic way.
FORM: This video is simply a man and his female assistant demonstrating poses silently. They go into the poses, and then you are literally looking at stills while you hold the pose. I suppose it would work if the exercises were good for me. I've just never seen a video exercise program demonstrated this way before. The cover is unrelated to the actual content.
CONTENT: This is not "yoga for spinal problems"; it's "yoga poses for your back." As in, an already healthy back. I have a lumbar compression fracture, traumatic-onset degenerative disc disease, and poor spinal strength and mobility. There's no way I could get into some of these poses, and if I could, they'd probably exacerbate my condition. When the video opened with a man in full lotus position, I had a feeling it wasn't going to be the right video for me.
The video looks nothing like the beautiful cover photo and it was shot in a studio. I was going to try to return the rental because the visuals aren't anything like the cover shot. However, I decided to give it a try since my back was really bothering me. Wow!!! After the last pose I stood up from my yoga mat and I felt so much better. The backbend and strengthening poses I think really helped. For me it is a plus that there is no talking and the music is a lovely, soothing flute. I will keep this and I can't wait to do the routine again today because I've felt so much better all day and want to keep it going. Maybe the makers of the film will shoot a yoga video someday in a setting similar to the one on the cover photo!!
I love yoga. This video would have been better if they told you when to change positions. I was streaming it from Amazon Prime, perhaps the quality might be different it was on a DVD though. The video was strange because they would show images of the positions, not video (else I would have been able to see the performers breathing with their chests rising and falling).
Very low budget and poor production values, and people with true spinal problems should never do most of the postures in this DVD - I know from over 20 years experience doing yoga with a spinal injury. Can't believe anyone would watch this more than once.
I watched this video, and I can deal with no verbal instruction... but I chose this video specifically because it said it is for "Spinal Problems". However, I could not do many of the poses where you have to bend backwards as I am in chronic back pain. So I need to look for another yoga video. Perhaps something like Yoga for chronic back pain! ;) The search continues...
First the cover of this video and the actual video are nothing alike. The cover has a girl in exercise clothes in a nice location. The video is a guy in a polo shirt with a very distracting background. There are no words or helpful tips on the poses, just the guy doing his practice.
Other reviews have commented that the practice is good, and the instructions for the poses are in another video. I did not finish the video, so I won't comment on the quality of the practice. But, the video was useless to me. Personally I like to look at the screen only when I need clarification for the pose, not every time a new pose comes up. Perhaps this program has good benefits, but the format was so bad that I will be going elsewhere for a yoga video.
While the poses were ok, they did not flow well and there was no instruction at all. The music was enjoyable, but that was the videos only redeeming quality. I would return this video if it were possible to do that.