Basic Yoga Workout for Dummies

Basic Yoga Workout
Title: Basic Yoga Workout for Dummies
Author: Sara Ivanhoe
Date Reviewed: 19th August 2008
9 out of 10
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Having mentioned yoga a couple of times in previous posts, I thought I’d do a quick post about the yoga DVD I use: Basic Yoga Workout for Dummies. Yes, the ‘Dummies’ series includes DVDs too – I didn’t realise that until I stumbled across this one. If you’re thinking about giving yoga a go I’d highly recommend it. The instructor explains everything very thoroughly and goes at a slow, gentle pace so you don’t have to worry about getting left behind. There are easier ways of doing things for complete beginners but the positions are challenging enough to give you something to work towards (at least I’m finding that’s true).

The only criticism I have is that sometimes she does talk a bit too much. She can get you into a position and then go rambling off into an explanation when all you want to do is get on with it before your arms/legs etc. give out. Sometimes the hardest thing is to just hold a position! Still that’s just a minor thing and definitely doesn’t put me off doing the workout.

The final position is complete relaxation, which is brilliant (though it would be nice if she would just shut up and let me relax). I finish the workout feeling more flexible, relaxed and ready for the day – a really good feeling.

The DVD also includes a bonus intermediate workout but I haven’t felt brave enough to look at this one yet. A few weeks of the basic and I’ll give it a go.

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