Yoga For Weight LossSuzanne Deason
Year Released: 2000
This DVD version is one of the best in Iyengar Yoga for beginner's to experienced. In the DVD format you can choose your modification level from 1/4 to 1/2 to full modification to no modification. While this program is not a "sweat or power yoga" style it is precision oriented and well taught. The music is instrumental and soft. The setting is in Sedona I believe and just beautiful. You certainly can tune into your body while performing the various asanas.
Suzanne starts you out with breathing and poses to help you get your full potential to open your chest and breath fully. There is a simple twist, chair poses done 4 times and sitting poses to open your chest.
Next is the asana practice. The poses are lunge with arms up, warrior I and II, triangle, wide leg pose and forward bends in various manners. These asanas are not many however, you hold the poses for at least 6 to 8 breaths. Next are the floor postures, such as locust, baby boat pose, knee to chest, bridge, seated forward bend, sage twist and corpse pose. The entire practice is about 50 minutes in length. I did the non modified version and was surprised at how great it felt. It was a great way to start a Monday. For those days that you just can't face a sun salute this video is the one.
Suzanne Deason's background is in Iyengar yoga and Pilates. She is excellent in her cuing and instruction on the precision of the asanas. I really enjoyed her in this DVD.