This instructor has a very clear style, suggesting modifications if something might be too much for the viewer. There are two programs - an "Energizing Flow" and a "Relaxing Flow". I do the Relaxing Flow regularly - it focusses on stretching - and find it enjoyable useful. The Energizing Flow is technically good, focussing on strength and flexibility. Unfortunately, the "background" music is really foreground music, competing with the instructor's voice, and I find it more agitating than energizing. :(
It says Yoga Stretching for Beginners. It's not Stretching, it's movement with a couple stretches salted in. So when I gave it to her, she thought I was insensitive to her needs. someone who needs basic stretches, they cannot bounce. Maybe got minute of entry stretches across entire video. I just went to YouTube, but immediately found several.
I had trouble following some of the moves. Hard to watch the screen to see what to do while in some positions. I couldn't physically perform some of the moves. Parts of it were too fast, including the breathing! I'd recommend the Yoga and Tai Chi videos by Scott Cole. He goes slow enough to learn the moves and makes it very easy to follow.
The relaxing flow portion of this DVD was nice, but the energizing flow portion has annoying fast paced background music. I felt like I was doing a workout video of lunges, etc. I love yoga, but not this one. I recommend yoga with Adrienne on YouTube instead.
I was very disappointed - I have no idea if the yoga as a work out is any good.it would not do anything but show the intro picture. Nothing else happened. Not sure why but it does not work in my dvd player - I was told such items are bootleg - I have no idea but I can tell you it would not play
While I enjoy a new yoga practice, this wasn’t what I expected. There’s only two sessions of 30 minutes to do every other day. I’d like to have more...more flow, more mindfulness...more anything. If you’re getting out of your head, this isn’t it. The background is beautiful and she seems like a good instructor, but anyone looking for more, this isn’t it.
The energizing part is yoga moves done fast, aerobically. She talks fast and does yoga fast with very little (if any) attention to the movements into and out of the postures. She is not a certified yoga instructor, she is a trainer, (aerobics instructor). The energizing workout was much more of an aerobic workout than a yoga routine. It made me sweaty and left me with a sore neck and lower back strain. She says during the workout to keep going "for me". Really?? For you? I'm supposed to do this for you? The relaxation is not as driving, but it is the least relaxing routine I have ever done. It would make a fairly good morning yoga, wake up class. The lesson that I learned here is to look up the instructor when buying a yoga video and make sure the instructor is certified and knows how to teach yoga.