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Challenging and motivating yoga that will give you results!
May 1, 2018
I've only had this DVD set for a couple of weeks, but I had to share a review as a newcomer to this type of yoga. I've been using the Yoga Studio app for about four months, and I love it, but was looking for a different approach. I am using Level One and it is a workout! I am female so the upper body is probably the toughest for me but all the workouts are challenging. Dean is straightforward and no-frills but a fantastic instructor. He does talk a lot but it's all relevant to how each movement/pose affects your body and why it is part of the workout. The music is just enough to enhance but not distract from the practice. In spite of how tough some of the moves are (for me anyway!) Dean is not intimidating and stresses modifications if you need them. I can already feel the difference even just going for a walk or using the Yoga Studio app- I've improved on certain poses that used to be a lot harder, like Half Moon and Reverse Warrior. About me: I am in my mid-forties, used to jog and do weights all the time. Injuries and stress sidelined me from my workout routine for a good 2-3 years, but I started exercising regularly again at the beginning of the year (yoga, walking, spinning but mostly yoga). I am finally starting to feel a bit more in shape and Yoga Strong has helped in that immensely. Update 5/31: I have also tried a couple of the Level 2 workouts, which build on the same ones in Level One. They are definitely hard but doable! Last night I was actually able to hold both a revolved half moon pose and a single extended leg balance pose, neither of which I had been able to hold more than a few seconds previously. I should add that I haven't changed my diet nor have I been doing much else to exercise except yoga, either Yoga Strong or my app, so I definitely have to credit Yoga Strong for the improvements.