Ladies and gentlemen we have a winner. A new favorite yoga DVD for me, and perhaps for you! I’ve mentioned many a time over the years that I am not the most yogafied person. I understand the importance of it. I know that it’s great for stretching and strengthening your body, but I’ve never been that into it. I’ve always done it more out of obligation to a well rounded routine than a deep and serious love of yoga. That out of the way I LOVED THIS VIDEO and I will definitely make it my go to yoga video. I had fun doing yoga, and I hate yoga.
Instructor Bethany Lyons really made this video, she spoke clearly and consicely and explained each position exactly and her cueing (which I’m extremely judgemental of) was right on.
If you’re a serious yogi or yogini you may like this for it’s simplicity and ease of use. If you’re a beginner of intermediate yogi this is an excellent DVD to get your feet wet. The vinyasas follow a standard yoga series’. They’re challenging, but not so challenging that you just want to give up. Modifications are shown for each move, so that if you’re working your way up you know how to get their gently.
I also happened to think this DVD was a perfect length, forty minutes which includes a few minutes of relaxation (my favorite part of yoga class). Really, I just don’t have enough nice things to say about this one, which is rare. It’s actually on sale right now on Amazon for $6.99, if I didn’t already own it, I’d buy it, hint, hint.
I did this DVD after a significant aerobics session, so that may be the reason, but I definitely felt like I got a much deeper stretch in this DVD than I have in any of the other yoga DVDs I’ve done (I’m not exactly the most flexible of exercise enthusiasts). I’m used to being pushed in class, but I usually find yoga DVDs a little hard to self-correct on, but I really did feel like I was positioned correctly in this one, which I think is a testament to it’s focus on simplicity not yoga rockstardom.
Okay, so I think you get the picture, I liked this one-big time. But, don’t take my word for it, check out a preview on Collage Video to see if you think you might jive with the style, and if you have Netflix it’s available there too!
This one I’m actually going to incorporate into my routine as opposed to let collect dust on my shelf.