This is a quick 20-minute yoga workout. Great for those who have limited time to exercise! The relaxing music, narration, and beautiful scenery of California's Death Valley will calm your mind. While the challenging yoga routine will release tension in your muscles. Patricia Walden's yoga routine mainly consists of lunges and balancing poses focusing on stretching the legs and back muscles. Other yoga postures include child's pose, dog pose, proud warrior, and forward bends. The balancing poses are difficult and challenging, and I was struggling to maintain my balance. But I feel energized and more relaxed after I complete this routine.
My only COMPLAINT with this video is that she does not hold the poses very long for a thorough stretch and the routine seems a bit rushed. In a yoga class, you would normally hold a pose for 2-3 minutes. However, this video is advertised as a brief yoga workout. If you want to simulate or replace yoga class with a video, this is NO replacement. However, it is a great video for people with hectic lives because it is easier to make the time for a 20-minute video versus a 50-minute video.
DISCLAIMER: After reading a few other reviews, I think there is some confusion about what a "beginners" video should entail. If you are excessively overweight, obese, or have any serious health problems--you should consult your doctor before beginning any new exercise regime. Even though this tape says for "beginners" on the box, your health will determine your ability to complete any fitness program. Please be advised that blocks are recommended if you are not flexible, and this video adequately demonstrates alternative poses with the use of blocks.
Moreover, the routine is challenging and easy to integrate into my daily schedule. After three weeks of practicing this routine, I want to continue exercising after I complete this video. For me, P.M Yoga was the perfect starting-place!!