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I am fairly new to yoga and I am 62... I love the idea of doing yoga at my own pace and in my own home. I love Barbara Benagh's approach and style! excellent... I loved it so much I bought DVD for my sisters.
I would not say this is appropriate for someone over 50, nor for beginners. I’ve been doing yoga for years and I found the poses to be too technical and somewhat dangerous, such as a shoulder stand. Um, I don’t think so!
My husband and I did Barbara's downward dog on this DVD, which involes putting your hands and upper arms on the floor parallel and close together, then pushiing your rear end up so most of weight on the arms. I severely hurt my left shoulder doing this last June, and have had to take pain killers and are now in PT because of it. My husband hurt his right elbow doing the same pose, and has had a lot of pain with it. This posture puts too much strain on the shoulders and arms. Don't do it!
Really hurts my lower back! I have had to stop using it. I am only 49 (will be 50 soon). I exercise regularly, but have noticed my flexibility is beginning to suffer. Barbara moves slow enough that I can follow, but does not give enough advise on modifications if not flexible enough to do move. I guess I need to take a class first and learn how, then maybe I could use video again.
Good workout if you are just starting to workout and have difficulty moving. I workout on a regular basis and this workout was too easy for me and did not provide me with a challenge. . The trainers voice is calm and relaxing and might just cause you to doze off. Beautiful scenery. .