Yoga for BeginnersDesi Bartlett
Year Released: 2008
Splendid photography & setting, superb instruction and 2 unique offerings create a wonderful practice for beginners (and others who may need a more gentle sequence). Done in voiceover, Desi always lets the viewer know exactly what to do. (the dvd provides optional Spanish and Spanglish audio tracks)
The Solar practice is more vigorous but still attainable for beginners. It incorporates powerful moves to build strength and tone the muscles. Solar is an appropriate name as it provides "energizing" poses such as sun salutations, standing postures and deep back bends. (wonderful sequence for preparing for the day) The running time is approximately 25 minutes, which is ideal for a quick session in the morning.
The Lunar practice is gentle, providing a great way to "unwind" at the end of the day. Lots of stretches and longer holds elongate (and unkink) the muscles. Mostly done on the floor, you'll really open up the hips and lower body and release overall tension. (great way to prepare for sleep)
Shot in 16:9 widescreen, you can choose to do either session or both for a well rounded experience.
See a clip at: http://www.acacialifestyle.com/renee/