Yoga + Weights

kimberly Fowler
Year Released: 2011

Categories: Total Body Workouts, Yoga

Kimberly works out alone in a nice brick studio but the camera flashes to a live class from time to time. You will only need light hand weights for this workout and the dvd is done in voice over. Kimberly provides lots of intensity/ modification options. This workout is basically a vinyassa routine that adds in static lower body holds & light weight upper body work. Typically Kimberly has you perform 5 reps of each exercise on each side.

After breath work and a stretch, exercises include: chair pose w/ tri extension & overhead press, then to the plank, updog, down dog, warrior (1, 2 or 3 & crescent pose) flow, she adds preacher curls, overhead tricep work, lat raise to overhead reach, bicep curl. Then moves into side planks, yoga pushups, hero w/ a lift, seated upright pose, seated tree w/ cross raise, cobblers pose w/ a chest fly, boat drops, dead bug w/ chest press, bridge w/ arm sweeps & a leg raise and concludes with a stretch.

I really like adding light weights to yoga routines & this one fits that bill. Doing this in voice over makes it a bit dry and therefore not super exciting. It does move fairly slowly as it is still a yoga workout. This is the perfect workout for the yogi that wants to incorporate strength work into their routine. Effective & well flowing and Kimberly provides great cuing & form pointers. I received this dvd to review.