Hot Yoga Level 1Baron Baptiste
Year Released: 2001
I happen to love this yoga video. Right now I have Baron's level 1 & 2 tapes and I use them all the time. Level 1 is excellent to add to cardio or strength workouts or even do it on its own. The first section is 20 minutes long, called the Pre Sport routine, and consists mainly of doing Sun Salutations to get the body warmed up. Then you do a back and leg stretch on the floor. Next is a 15 minute Tone routine, or Post Sport routine, that consists of your basic standing poses, first done on one side and then the other and also a balancing pose. This section feels great after a workout. Lots of quadracep stretches involved. The last section is the ab/back routine, 10 minutes long, which consists of very slow abdominal moves done twice through and also some back strengthening poses. My abs were sore the next day so I know I worked them hard. I highly recommend this tape! I love doing the first section before my intense cardio or strength workouts and then finishing the tape for some nice relaxing stretches. It's great to have a tape broken into segments to do together or separately.
I give this tape an A++++
Baron is a great yoga instructor. He has a nice calming voice and his tapes are some of the best I've ever done.