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Jillian Michaels: Yoga Meltdown

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Jillian Michaels, winning trainer on NBC's "The Biggest Loser," introduces a new yoga workout unlike any other. Combining hard-core yoga power poses with her dynamic training techniques, Jillian will get you real weight-loss results fast. YOGA MELTDOWN includes two complete 30-minute workouts that include a warm-up and cool down. Begin with the Level 1 workout which focuses on quickly flowing yoga sequences to burn mega calories. Then progress to Level 2 which adds twists and balance poses for an even greater burn.

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65 of 67 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good workout but don't expect pure yoga Sept. 18 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I've been doing yoga for 22 years, but I'm not a purist. If you're used to true yoga (and kind of precious about it!), you may be frustrated by this workout. If you're familiar with yoga (beginner-intermediate level) and want a "power" version of it - more cardio, more reps - you'll like this DVD. I wouldn't call it a "meltdown" but it's definitely "power" [yoga].

There are 2 x 30 minute workouts, Level 1 and 2. I found little difference in challenge between the two, actually, and do both back-to-back, despite the cool down and warm up twice over. As with all Jillian's DVDs, she offers ways to increase and decrease your level of intensity throughout. My only criticism of these workouts is I found that, after a few weeks and after the workouts became less challenging, I reached for them less and less often - which is not the case with some of her other DVDs (Hard Body, Ripped in 30). I don't think this is her strongest effort, but I do think it's a worthwhile DVD for anyone looking to try something new or curious about yoga - a ramped up version of it. If you are beginner or intermediate level in exercise, you will get a very good workout. If you are closer to intermediate-advanced, skip this - you will not be challenged enough. (Try her Extreme Shed & Shred DVD instead.)
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great yoga workout March 10 2010
By Under Ether TOP 500 REVIEWER
This is a really good yoga workout if you're looking to lose weight and tone your body. There are two 30 minute sections, so you can do one or both, if you want a longer workout. It's not easy, but it's effective. I am new to yoga and I found it easy to follow, Jillian is a great instructer and explains the moves efficiently, and also offers modified versions of the more difficult moves. Even after only a few times with this workout, I have noticed that I am stronger and moves that I was unable to do for more than a few seconds are now becoming easier. I can definately feel my body changing and it's a great feeling. I have Jillians other dvds and this is a definate favourite.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars relaxing Feb. 10 2012
This video is one of my favorite from jillian michaels. its hard to do but gets the job done. i was sore the first couple day but you get used to it after doing it for about a week. the level one burns about 200 calories and it deffanitly shows it. i usually do this video if im tired and dont feel like going to the gym or to tired for my other jillian michaels video. I give it a 5 star because i have no complaints.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not typical Jillian, but you will still sweat! March 8 2011
By Anemone
If you are looking for a DVD to learn traditional yoga I suggest you look elsewhere. This is not it. This is a workout DVD.

First off, for anyone who is a serious yoga practitioner and bought this DVD, I think it should have been VERY obvious that this was NOT going to be real yoga. I mean, come on, it's Jillian Michaels! Were you really expecting traditional yoga? Being a former yoga practitioner (Ashtanga and Hatha) for several years, when I first saw this DVD I knew that this was going to be a workout and NOT the yoga I used to practice, without even reading any reviews or information on it. It was just so obvious, especially for anyone who knows anything about Jillian Michaels. If anything, I think the whole point of her creating this DVD was so that it wouldn't be traditional yoga.

That said, I have been working out with JM's other dvds for a while now and this one is definitely at a slower pace and not typical JM. However, even after working out with her other DVDs which are at a much higher intensity, I still sweat like crazy and am shaking through most of her "yoga" circuits becuase she is approaching the muscle groups from a different angle. I find this DVD great for in-between high-intensity workout days, but still allowing me to be challenged using a whole different workout method.

Basically, JM takes traditional yoga moves but spins them around to make you feel the burn. For example, instead of (in traditional yoga) going into warrior II and holding for x amount of time, you will be popping in and out of the movement turning it into a sort of side lunge, and then hold in place for 15 seconds. Another example would be chaturanga push-ups...brutal!

Overall, I think this DVD is a good workout, but should not be your primary source of exercise.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Called "YOGA MELTDOWN" For A Reason Feb. 21 2012
It's called YOGA MELTDOWN for a reason. I've read reviews stating that is isn't "pure" form of yoga, because it isn't.
It's YOGA moves + AEROBIC repetitions... that's what I've gotten from it, and in my opinion, it's a much better workout than what the "purists" may say.

It's absolutely terrific! Instead of JUST yoga, she puts repetitive twists on the moves, to get your heart rate moving, and to get you breaking sweat. After all of the movement, it's still considered "strength training".

I recommend doing this every other day. Strength training is a great way to get lean, but your muscles need time to heal and to relax, (one day in between each workout). This is just for this specific style of workout. I bought her "Extreme Shred" video to do on my off-days of this video, and I LOVE my routine. I get the right amount of everything throughout the week.

I really liked this video, definitely give it a chance. You're muscles will thank you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love it.
Published 10 days ago by Gambrinus
3.0 out of 5 stars Great workout, just dont expect it to be like ...
Great workout, just dont expect it to be like real yoga. I prefer more relaxing yoga usually, but I will admit it is a good workout for when you really want to sweat.
Published 2 months ago by Erin
3.0 out of 5 stars meh
This is not yoga. This is some yoga poses but making them Jillian Michaels up beat and cardio. Great if you want a cardio workout, but if you are looking for just yoga this is not... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Stephanie Ruocco
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great combination of yoga and exercise
Published 2 months ago by pdbrown1311
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Happy with product.
Published 2 months ago by Tiffany
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not my favorite of Jillian's but for newbies it's great!
Published 3 months ago by Sarraz
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it does seem to cover it
I love it does seem to cover it. Not too long -- each half hour has warm up and cool down. I do yoga so most moves I could do though not all - so a challenge and aeorobic - which... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Deborah Hietalahti
1.0 out of 5 stars Jillian Michaels Sucks
I hate this woman. Her under comments make her seem to be better than everyone. I will not be contributing to her mouth I mean, her bank account. *ignorant tart*
Published 5 months ago by Natalie
3.0 out of 5 stars Its an okay workout DVD
ITs not the best yoga DVD thats for sure but I liked but for the price I paid for it, it was an okay yoga workout DVD
Published 5 months ago by Linda Berthiaume
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting twist in yoga
I have been enjoying this DVD and find it to definitely be twist on traditional yoga. Jillian openly admits that she is not a yoga long time expert. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Janet Clark
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