Yoga For Weight LossSuzanne Deason
Year Released: 2000
I have a few yoga workouts – three for the stretch they give, two for a general yoga tape. So, you could say I’m not exactly a yoga person. This workout was suggested to me by someone in my check-in as a yoga tape I might enjoy and it was a good recommendation. It’s relatively short (25 minutes) and doesn’t have a lot of moves that require supporting my body weight on my hands.
Suzanne Deason leads this workout by herself by the ocean. The entire workout is done in voice over and the narration matches the moves pretty well. She does not, however, mirror cue, so it took me a few seconds to figure out which side I needed to be on a couple of times (not that it really mattered, but I can be obsessive about weird things… (smile)).
The first few moves are designed to loosen the shoulders and neck area. The next section is for the hamstrings and back. The next few moves are for the legs and hips. And, it ends with relaxation. I enjoyed all the sections except for the one for the hamstrings as the moves put more pressure than I like on some of my joints. But, she suggested a modification for one of them and it helped and I paid attention to her form pointers on the other and it ended up feeling good.
Overall, I enjoyed the workout, but not as much as some of the other stretch tapes I have (KV’s Yoga Stretch, Stress Relief Yoga, Tamilee’s stretch workouts, etc.), but at the end I felt relaxed and stretched out and good. So, I will keep it and probably do it less than some of the others. However, it is different enough that it adds another dimension to the workouts I have.
Suzanne is so calm and descriptive that I feel myself pulled into her yoga workouts. She is also very specific about moves and how they should feel and how they should be done.