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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.
Goes at a pace that someone over 50 can keep up with. She includes ways to adjust the positions if you can't do them with comfort. Enough of a variety to keep you from getting bored. I find the routines to be relaxing and helpful with improving flexibility.
I like the way Barbara Benagh teaches yoga. She is detailed in the way she leads you from one pose to another. The 8 Routines are a plus. Among the routines there is one for Osteoporosis and another for Osteoarthritis. Where else can you find these on one yoga DVD? I'm 77 years old and have been doing yoga for many years. My ONE objection to this DVD is that it is not quite as strenuous as I would like. However, if you are fairly new to yoga and are older, I would recommend buying it.
This DVD has a lot of good workouts, most of which are designed to be less strenuous than the Barbara Benagh beginner yoga DVD. Depending on mood and physical ability this can be good or bad. Sometimes I want more of a workout and other times I want to take it easier. I love the osteoporosis routine, it has some really great poses that are not repeated in other routines.
Really very nicely done. Instructor Barbara is calm, speaks clearly and is easy to understand. The only negative thing might be the music - which is repetitive and a bit intrusive. She should, perhaps, emphasize a bit more that if someone is not completely capable of the postures, they must do what they can. Otherwise, definitely would recommend this product.
I'm new with yoga and also have arthritis, both rheumatoid and osteo. My knees are blown out and toes are piled on top of each other so it goes without saying, I'm not the average over 50 year old. However, Barbara has a section of exercises for arthritis sufferers. While difficult, I think in time, I may be able to do them. There is a section near the end where she assumes a corny southern accent and leads you through a semi-meditation exercise.
The exercises in this video are not for the faint hearted! Or for the person who has never done yoga before. It is doable, but in small increments. I'm in good shape and was not able to get through the first segment which is Salutations without taking a break in between some of the poses. Like I said before, it is doable but for someone like who has never done yoga is challenging. Good workout, though.
This DVD is good...but I think it should be more for the beginners in their 60's plus age...I love Ms Benagh and have 3 of her DVD's this one is just too slow and calm for me. I absolutely love her Am/Pm and Beginners Yoga DVD's...I use them daily....the over 50 DVD just seems too slow for me maybe because I used her other DVD's first.