Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 53
Rated 5 out of 5 by Neomiko Super helpful
I first bought the Yoga for Beginners Kit (mat, brick, strap & DVD) and discovered that the DVD expected you to already be familiar with the poses, which I wasn't. So, since it was on sale on Gaiam.com, I purchased this DVD. Although it doesn't have all the poses out there, I think it gives you a great start. Rodney and Colleen are very thorough in explaining most of the sun salutation poses, and reinforcing how to do them properly.
The two routines - rejuvenating practice and restorative practice - provide me with a good way to practice the poses and flow of breath together in a sequence. Since I'm such a beginner, it's been really good for me to work on my proper alignment and necessary pose modifications. I found that the practices are not too fast, not too hard, and not too simple, and the more I do them (almost every day), the more comfortable and easier it becomes, and I find that my flexibility is slowly increasing.
February 14, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dana804 Good but I want more
I like the varied routines for each morning, but I guess I was looking for a little more. I consider myself a beginner as far as skills go, but I like having options to make some of the moves harder. In some classes I take, the instructor gives a low and high option for certain moves. I wish this video included that because it gets slightly repetitive after a while. However, I like the speed at which the poses are explained. It's a nice, easy AM "wake me up" kind of DVD.
January 27, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by RedChaiLove Great!
I absolutely love this DVD. The instructions are clear and easy to follow and I cannot say enough good things about Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman. The video is the perfect pace for beginners, and as slow and low-key as it seems, I can feel it in my arms and legs. Practice guide is wonderful, and gives great tips on keeping proper form. I look forward to pursuing my yoga practice, and this is a great place to start. I do think the sections are a little too short, as one reviewer stated. It would have been nice to have a feature that lets you play both practices all the way through. But other than that, perfect!
January 20, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by flyright Rodney yoga for beginners
I purchased a Rodney Lee DVD previous to this one and having minimal experience was lost. I then purchased this DVD and went through the pose guide with the detailed instructions. I then progressed to some of the programs, and found them not just simple to follow but very enjoyable. The nice part is that with the limited time I have I have no travel time to deal with and can perform these exercizes at a time convient to me. When I equate the time I use this DVD and the enjoyment and physical benefits that I believe I am obtaining it may be one of lifes biggest bargins. I find that my posture and breathing have improved and I have many less aches and pains jogging.
January 20, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kippy Great Intro to Yoga
Rodney Yee is a terrific guide to the poses! Worth the money... My only complaint would be that it isn't quite long enough.
January 10, 2010