See also reviews of Sleek Physique, Karen's DVD which contains all the footage from Yoga Focus.
Great yoga video. The strength part is fab and really workds you hard. I was sweating buckets within the frist 10 minutes. The second half is very easy and stressfree. It is a good relaxing stretch and one i recommend to anyone who has 30 mins extra after a workout or just wants some peace and a quiet place for themselves.
Karen Looks stunning. Her form (as always) is beautiful. I have always loved Karen Voight and have all her videos. It seems her attitude to fitness has changed somewhat over the years but i'm sure this is a natural progression. However, perhaps its just me, but her breasts seem to be increasing in size from previous videos.
This 25 minute yoga stretch is part of the Sleek Physique DVD. This is the only section I do from this DVD. Yoga Stretch was my favorite add-on stretch until I discovered Slim & Limber. I think I did it every day for three weeks in a row last year. All the stretches are done supine or sitting on the floor. (I love that!)
Karen starts with the upper body and then on to lower body stretches. As the title states, the stretches are yoga based. Most of them are fairly easy. But I always have trouble with those darn seated straddle-leg forward bends.
There is one female background exerciser who shows some modifications. The set is well-lit. There are colorful carpets on the floor. The music (with some vocals) is so peaceful and relaxing. Just perfect! You will need a yoga strap and a yoga block for this routine.
There is a brief relaxation at the end of the routine.
I don't have many of Karen’s workouts anymore. Her cardio cueing eludes me. Even the cueing on her weight tapes is hard to follow. But she shines brightly in her yoga-based workouts that I own!
I got the Sleek Physique DVD for the Yoga Stretch section of Yoga Focus. Since that is the only section I’ve done, I’ll post the review under Yoga Focus.
Recently, I’ve been trying to add more stretching to my fitness routine. I have found that I don’t enjoy many yoga tapes because of the “woo woo” factor; I do enjoy more athletic stretch routines. This routine was highly recommended as a good stretch and I knew that Karen Voight’s presentation is very straightforward and matter of fact. I did enjoy this workout and it left me feeling relaxed and stretched out.
It is a 25-minute workout and it is Karen and one background exerciser with the background exerciser showing modifications when they were presented. Karen does some upper body stretches and then spends more time on the lower body. I felt like she hit the hips area really hard, which is great given how tight I am in that area.
There were a couple of moves that I couldn’t even get close to achieving even what the modifier shows. But, I have learned to ignore that fact and go as far as I can. It would have been nice to have the acknowledgement that there is a wide range of flexibility, but it didn’t mar my enjoyment of the workout. At the end, I felt stretched, relaxed and generally wonderful.
After Karen's woodeness in Pure and Simple Stretch, I was apprehensive about this video. However, she is her normal, calm, explanatory self without the total lack of personality.
September 10, 2004