Ravi Singh & Ana Brett
I started Kundalini Yoga about 3 months ago and I fell in love with it. It's not like hatha yoga so to many people the moves look strange. What I like about it is that it has very specific sets (kriyas) and meditations for your body mind and soul. This workout is for energy and for cleansing your liver. This is my 3rd warrior workout. I have Gurmuhk Kaur Khalsa and Mantra Girl Advanced warrior workout. This DVD makes you sweat and you feel good afterwards. Here is the breakdown.
1. Tuning In
2. Meditation (very short)
3. warm-ups,(common to kundalini yoga classes
4. warrior workout which consists of frog squats, down dog up dog combo, walking with arms & legs moving. breath of fire with crow squat. back bends. sitting down and standing up with using your arms. (so hard to do!)
6. mantra meditation.
I only have 2 complaints. I didn't like the music. So if you don't like it, go to sikhnet.com and find a version Har Har Govinda that you like. I like the one by Snatam Kaur. She is my favorite. My other complaint is that Ana looks like she is exercising in her underware. She is wearing a white tank top and short, shorts. I wish she more clothes on, BUT you do most of kundalini exercises with your eyes clothes so when she squats to do crow pose and breath of fire, my eyes are closed, thankfully. Otherwise get this DVD and start doing Kundalini Yoga, it will change your life.
Ravi is off camera. Ana is very graceful.
I was not familiar with Kundalini yoga before I began this tape, so I was not prepared for how little poses were actually involved. This tape mainly focuses on a fast type of breathing, sort of like panting, while doing some very simple stretches and slight moves. The poses/moves were not challenging at all, and at the end of the dvd I just felt like I had hyperventilated, not stretched or worked out.
The instructor's voice is calm and explanatory. The model doing the poses is lithe and moves through the poses very well.
I have been practicing yoga regularly for
about four years, and found this dvd to be a
wonderful addition to my practice. Most of
the sequences are simple enough so that
they can be attained by beginners, however,
the length of the practice and the non stop
pace makes for a vigorous workout. If you
have not done a lot of yoga I would suggest
starting with Ana & Ravis Yoga Total Tune Up
or Beginners & Beyond. However, if you are a
beginner, and like to feel a deep stretch and
don't mind a few sore muscles, this is the
yoga tape for you.
Ana Brett & Ravi Singh are an an amazing
team. In this particular workout she
demonstrates, he instructs. Ravi Singhs
voiceover is amazingly soothing.
Ana Brett is strong and sleek and impeccable
- a good "warrior"