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Basic Yoga for Dummies


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  • Format: NTSC
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Hgv Video Production
  • VHS Release Date: Oct. 1 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004YZH1
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #546 in Video (See Top 100 in Video)


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By Anne on Jan. 5 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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. He does intend to continue on a regular basis and likes the fact that it can be done in the comfort of his own home and time.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Cheliz on Sept. 15 2003
Format: DVD
I wanted to gain flexibility and had heard yoga can be beneficial. I ordered Basic Yoga for Dummies, and think it is fabulous. I was concerned about doing the excercises properly without the aid of an instructor. This video provides step-by-step instruction explaining and illustrating the correct spinal alignment for each pose. It also explains where you should be feeling the stretch. The video is user friendly and has made me feel confident about practicing yoga. I have found the poses are harder than they look! I was actually sore the next day. I will continue working with this video over the next couple months, and will then try Beyond Basic Yoga for Dummies! I definitely recommend Basic Yoga for Dummies for any beginner!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Deb Nam-Krane on March 11 2004
Format: VHS Tape
Twelve basic yoga postures are presented here in non-intimidating language. Ivanhoe calmly goes over the fundamentals of each posture as well as the importance of breathing. Anyone who thinks that they need to be initiated into a secret philosophical organization before they can do their first yoga posture will be relieved by this video.
Throughout, a narrator makes points about common misconceptions, "Bewares" (or common mistakes) and helpful tips and tricks.
The big downside to this tape is that it takes quite some time to get through the twelve postures (just a little over 45 minutes). While most absolute beginners would do well to spend that much time listening to all of the tips on alignment and breathing, slightly more advanced beginners (e.g., they've read a book or even gone to a class) may not derive as much benefit. Even the brand new beginner will probably outgrow this tape sooner rather than later.
Having said that, Ivanhoe is a very good instructor on this video, balancing calm and humor. Again, no one will be intimidated by her approach.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 8 2004
Format: DVD
This tape is -- as everyone else has mentioned -- an good tape for the beginner. What also needs to be mentioned is that it is a technical tape. Not technical as in jargony and difficult to understand, but that it gives the details of how to do and not to do a pose. The upside to this is that it explains to beginners the poses. The downside is there really isn't any flow, so the tape isn't meant to be used for daily practice. It should be seen of as an adjunct and complement to your daily yoga tape, not your routine. A book could fill these shoes just as easily, and there are lots of excellent books out there. Try something by Rodney Yee for beginners instead.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By KK on Oct. 9 2002
Format: DVD
i ordered this at the same time as a few Yoga Journal beginner DVDs. Yoga For Dummies actually treats you like a beginner and assumes that you're not necessarily flexible (and that you may need modifications to some poses). It's refreshing to have an instructor who's very clear and encourages you to bring humor to yoga practice!
The first part which focuses on 12 poses is helpful even if you've had a few yoga classes. The instruction is slow and purposeful but doesn't bog you down. The intermediate portion, salutation to the sun, is awesome too.
If you're a true beginner, you'll appreciate this DVD because you won't feel completely uncoordinated or full of frustration--you'll feel encouraged enough to enjoy learning yoga!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By starprint on Aug. 21 2003
Format: DVD
I lack flexibility and this video was a great buy. It's a great video for beginners. I've improved my flexibility and I feel peaceful and serene. The instructor isn't annnoying at all; in fact she really helps make the inner peace come out. Great video.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Azzna on Sept. 15 2003
Format: DVD
I bought this after trying 5 other yoga videos/dvds. Not only does this spell it out for your very simply, it makes it easy. I love doing this tape. I honestly only do the yoga with the DvD once a week. The rest of the week I use the list in the Dvd case and do the positions myself. Included on the Dvd is the beginner 12 yoga positions and the intermeddiate yoga. I am not that far along yet, but I have already bought this Dvd for friends. I HIGHLY reccomend this Dvd.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Nov. 14 2002
Format: DVD
-This is for the Beginner who has yet to begin, lol. Buy this tape as a pre-yoga instructional. The workout focuses on 12 basic poses, and is very easy to follow along with. The explanations accompanying each pose are excellent!
-I was amazed when I learned the correct way to breathe during YOGA! She explains perfectly how to breathe, move, change positions, etc.
-For a very first-timer, this will give you a workout. You will feel a tiny bit sore in certain areas the next day, but not too bad. I suggest buying some other beginner YOGA tapes/dvd's for after you master these 12 basic moves.
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