Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 41
Rated 5 out of 5 by burghatty Perfect for the rank beginner
I had tried yoga classes a few times, but had always been frustrated by not knowing exactly how to perform the poses properly. Sometimes I could tell that something didn't feel right, but wasn't sure how to fix it... and in a big class, the instructor doesn't have time to adjust everybody. This DVD was the perfect solution for me. The pose guide went at a great pace and showed me how to make sure I was in alignment, and the two brief workouts are so quick that I never feel I don't have time for them, yet they definitely make me feel good. I'm going to buy another DVD or two with longer workouts to supplement this one, but for the real beginner or someone who is intimidated by the thought of starting a practice (like me!), this DVD is a great solution.
March 9, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by BrittanyLynda Fabulous beginning yoga
What a fabulous DVD!! Shows the basic poses and how to do it properly. Teaches all the wherefores and whys. Is also a good workout in itself. Highly recommended.
February 26, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Niely Perfect
I very much appreciate the instruction and instructors. But now I want to go to Molokai!
February 23, 2010
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