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.
I purchased this video to use at home to supplement a beginners class. The video is geared for a person who is not a beginner but already physically fit and exercising often. Planks are definitely not for a beginner. Also rather than the poses flowing slowly as would be expected in yoga the poses are often done quickly as for cardio. She frequently uses the phrase "give me 4 more" or something similar. Breathing as part of the pose is mentioned only a few times. Perhaps this video would be better suited for those who want to use yoga poses as part of a cardio workout.
I just wasn't impressed with this one-I found it more boring then relaxing-I am an advid at home excerciser and thought this would be nice to balance my more Challenging workouts,but I guess I just need more.I do enjoy Jessica's Barre DVD and her 10 pounds down Total Body Tune Up is 1 of my top several dvds(I have quite a few!)The scenery in this is very pretty,but so is in her Barre workout and that one I enjoy.I've really never been a fan of Yoga so I think it's just my opinion that this isn't great.The only Yoga style dvd's I like are Warrior&Release by Suzanne Bowen&Leah Sarego-they are relaxing,but also make me feel toned&stretched out
I personally found that the instruction were difficult to follow and MORE difficult than what I would define as "Beginners". What I was hoping for was a slower paced stretching exercise program that would prepare me for more advanced Yoga. I am sure that the majority of those purchasing this have enjoyed it, I again was confused by the "Beginners" term being used in the title
I wanted to get a variety in my workout routine and thought I'd try yoga. Well, it's just not for me. The dvd is fine, the instructor is informative, but the whole process is a bit too slow for my liking.