Element: Yoga for Beginners [DVD] [2007]

  • SKU: 8600542
  • Release Date: 12/04/2007
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
83% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (23 out of 28)

Synopsis


Element: Yoga for Beginners
Elena Brower leads viewers through this 51 minute yoga routine designed for newcomers to the practice. The program is designed to strengthen and relax viewers through a combination of stretching, breathing, and resistance. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

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Overall customer rating

4.3
83%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Choice for Beginners!

    Posted
    waitingforapril

    This was my first purchase of a workout/fitness video ever. I had never done yoga, but I was interested in trying it out. This turned out to be the perfect beginners guide from the get go. The instructor, Elena, has a very calming voice and she moves fluidly and slowly so you can easily learn the routine. She gives you options on how to intensify your stretches all the while reminding you not to push yourself for fear of injury. The setting is beautiful and the music has a calming effect. After a week of yoga every morning, I noticed a CONSIDERABLE difference in my flexibility, and I was no longer having lower back pain by the end of the day. During that time, I lost approximately 5 lbs (whether yoga had anything to do with it I have no idea), and even with that small amount, my clothes seemed to fit looser just due to elongating my muscles. Now that I'm doing a more rigourous home workout, I use this yoga DVD as a back up when my muscles are sore from boxing, or I just don't feel like cardio for the day. The only downside would be Elena's verbal cues. Starting out, knowing nothing of a downward-facing-dog, I noticed when I listened to her verbal movements, once I got in sight of the TV she was way ahead of me. Now that I could do the routine with my eyes closed (which doesn't feel boring or repetitious at all), I feel like we're moving at the same speed and it makes for a much more enjoyable experience. I suggest watching the video first, to get an idea of the terminology and the pace, then try it for yourself. I plan on purchasing the next DVD in this line because yoga have become so much fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is a great version of Yoga for beginners

    Posted
    deogirl

    If you are overweight and/or for any reason your freedom of movement is limited, this is a good video to get you going. In just one week of using the video every other day, my freedom of movement has improved by leaps. I'm very encouraged by it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for beginners

    Posted
    Lexi182
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    26 years old and pretty fit but needed something to increase flexibility. After 3 days I could feel the difference in my body. It really does help lengthen and strengthen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!!!

    Posted
    CandyVoices

    This was the first Yoga DVD I tried & I love it! The routine is easy to follow & easy to do. I struggled with a couple moves at first, but now it easy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok intro to yoga

    Posted
    Humbug54914
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    It is a nice and easy to understand yoga poses. Have only used it a few times. Wish the breathing was explained a bit more to know I was doing that part right at the right time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    not really for beginners

    Posted
    babs14
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    I found the twisting pose a challenge and I have been doing yoga for years. I do not do the back series. My lower back was really sore the next day after I tried it the first time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    don't know what this means

    Posted
    angel
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    to me this is not a "beginner" yoga DVD, the poses they are doing are way to complicated for a beginner

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for Beginners

    Posted
    SteveGolfer
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    This DVD is fine for beginners. I was able to follow the routines easily and I think it gave an adequate workout.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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