This workout will de-mystify the mystical so that anyone can experience the fabulous benefits of yoga. Today, many people use yoga to help alleviate back pain, reduce stress, and increase flexibility.
A workout that balances both the body and the mind can be found in the Basic Yoga Workout for Dummies. Fundamental postures are explained and demonstrated slowly with an emphasis on breathing and motion. Sara Ivanhoe teaches 12 basic poses that are termed the "daily dozen" and offers challenges and modifications to each of these moves. Ivanhoe presents these concepts in an approachable and calming manner that adds to the overall relaxed feeling that this session exudes. Newcomers to the practice of yoga will learn jargon, essential postures, and focusing techniques. Experienced participants may find some information redundant, but Ivanhoe offers such thorough explanations about each posture that you can't help but expand your existing knowledge of yoga. As the mountain pose, standing forward bend, and downward facing dog are explained (not to mention the nine other poses within the "daily dozen"), proper body alignment becomes the focus. Meticulous attention is given to the connection between breathing and body movement with several reminders to keep the spine in "neutral alignment." This session ranks great for safety and content and makes yoga accessible to anyone who "always wanted to, but never did." This is a substantial program that can introduce the basics and build your understanding of yoga. --Olivia Voigts
It was a gift for my spouse who was interrested in the concept of yoga but wouldn't do it in public. He like this DVD as it was well explained and easy to follow. Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2013 by Anne
I wanted a simple DVD on yoga that would provide a good basic explanation to my 9 year old and this is it. Sara Ivanhoe gives very basic instruction in a very pleasant manner. Read morePublished on April 19 2010 by D. Marshall
This video is really good, totally worth it. Not only is the teacher an engaging (and really cute) person, but she puts a lot of herself in the video and that's quite encouraging... Read morePublished on April 3 2010 by Rafik Zidour
This was my first yoga tape, and my introduction to yoga. I loved it, and still use it occasionlly, though I've moved onto a more challenging workout. Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2004
I purchased this DVD to try and understand what all the Yoga hype was about. I found the instructions easy to follow, a little slow at times, but overall presented very well. Read morePublished on Jan. 7 2004
I found this DVD to be extremely useful and informative. After having been a yoga practitioner in my youth, I decided to return to yoga at my retirement and found this to be an... Read morePublished on Dec 18 2003 by Robert M.
Normally I can't stand Yoga DVDs because they have that hokey serene music and the instructors are way too New Age for me. Read morePublished on Dec 13 2003 by Lori Keam
I was very satisfied with this video. It was my first try at Yoga. Sara Ivanhoe did a great job of explaining the correct form of each position and kept reminding the viewer to... Read morePublished on Nov. 28 2003 by "lyzz_1"