Rated 4 out of 5 by mikk Rodney Yee is great
I love Rodney Yee - he provides clear instructions, offers helpful adjustments, and is inspiring and encouraging. My only problem is the background music, much too loud and overpowering. Otherwise, I highly recommend this DVD.
May 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ezmind When you have had enough of everything else...
SO if your a little older (I'm 55) and you have had enough of workout videos with related accessories, instant drink hypes and before and after pictures then give these no baloney straight forward good feeling videos a try. SO refreshing!
February 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ChasT great additional of cross training into yoga.
I love the Rodney Yee yoga practice series. The only thing that keeps me from giving a higher rating is that the videos cannot be saved on personal computers. I use them regularly which means that they wear out and then I need to purchase again. It isn't just the cost that bother me but do we really need to waste resources, CDs, mailing, shipping? This all has a carbon footprint.
October 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by opusone surprised!
I do yoga 5 days a week, 30 minutes a day. I normally use the yoga for strength, stamina or flexibility dvds by Rodney Yee. I tried this to mix it up a bit. I didn't find it challenging, but it was a welcome change (the cross train segment). Although I was pleasantly surprised when I woke up the next morning and my abs were sore! So obviously it works! I will continue to use this dvd to switch things up when I get bored or feel my abs need a good workout!!
August 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CJordan Instant Favorite
After using Suzanne's AM/PM Conditioning for Weight Loss everyday for two weeks, I felt like I needed a little bit more. Don't get me wrong, Suzanne's DVD along with my all-natural eating habits I was already getting awesome results, but I wanted something more challenging.
Boy-oh-boy! The Strength section of this DVD is tons of fun and is a great workout for folks like me who are just getting into intermediate yoga. After my first run through this workout I could really, really feel it. I actually just got finished with both Strength/Relaxation sets and it's almost like the feeling of just getting back from an hour of doing weights -- except better!
Tonight was the first time I've tried the Relaxation set and it was just that: relaxing. Rodney walks you through releasing the tension from all the areas you just worked out, or, if you're a desk-jockey like me, all the areas that have been strained or neglected throughout the work day. I'm definitely going to have to buy an actual blanket for this though, because the one I used doesn't seem to work (it is a thin blanket).
I rated all fives because I can see myself watching this video every day (as I have been!) While I can't speak to the long-term effectiveness, judging by the way my body feels after these workouts, I know it's working. Lastly, as for level of difficulty, I feel it is appropriately suited for early intermediate yogis, though there's no reason everyone shouldn't use it. :)
Rodney is such an enjoyable instructor. His voice is soothing and encouraging -- it feels like he's in the room with you, gently guiding you through all the poses. His imagery is easy to translate into body actions and his final words always make me feel like a part of something greater.
Thanks again for another phenomenal product, Gaiam!
May 10, 2012