I did this one this morning, and I love it!
It's an hour and really is quite a bit
different from Rodney's usual stuff...it's
not that the poses are held any longer
than usual, but they're executed really
slowly (though not TOO slowly, at least
for me, lol) and repeated 2-3x.
It's hard to describe, but it almost feels
like a dance, the way he puts it all
together...he's soooo graceful anyway,
and this really showcases that fact. I
was able to get into wide-legged
forward bend much deeper than I
usually am able, and I think it's the way
he sequences this pose with
others...i.e., he twists (slowly, of
course) to the right, holds the pose,
drops down to the left with right arm
extended overhead, turns into left one-
legged forward bend, then comes
through into wide-legged forward bend
(hope I explained this well enough! lol).
It's all done so gracefully it makes me
want to be just as graceful.
Some of it felt pretty challenging...he
does a very slow 10-count-up, 10-
count-down cobra pose 3x that I really
felt. He also does "baby cobra" pushing
into downward dog (again, very slowly)
with knees bent, gradually extending
the knees into full downward dog. This
one really felt good to me.
Also, there's an audio option to turn off
all talking except for his announcing
each pose as he goes into it...I didn't
use it, but it's there for anyone who'd be
interested in such a thing.
I usually do from 30 minutes to an hour
of some kind of yoga a day, usually
following my cardio or weights, or
whatever I'm doing that day, and I
found this to be at a moderate level for
me. I really love the way it's all put
together and the way it flows at a nice
slow pace, yet still feels challenging
enough in all the right places...can you
tell I really like this one?
Rodney Yee is one of my favorite yoga
instructors and definitely one of the