Kathy Smith's Relaxation System

Kathy Smith
Year Released: 2000

Categories: Yoga
- Audio Workout

Kathy Smith's Relaxation System consists of a video and an audiocassette. The video is about 30 minutes long. It's compiled from New Yoga Basics, New Yoga, and New Yoga Challenge. I don't own any of those videos, so for me it didn't feel like a parts video. The editing and transitions are done very well. After a neck and shoulder warm-up, you do some standing poses: chair pose, forward bends, side stretches and then onto floor stretches: cat pose, bow pose, bridge pose, hamstring stretches, child's pose, seated forward bends. It ends with a nice relaxation in corpse pose. I really enjoyed this video. Modifications are shown for those who are less flexible. A strap would be helpful if you are less flexible, no yoga blocks are needed.

The audio cassette has 2 20 minute guided meditations on it. The first one has more instruction than the second one. I found them to be very relaxing.

Overall, I highly recommend the video to beginners and intermediates in yoga who don't already own Kathy's yoga videos or are looking for something shorter (30 minutes). The audiocassette would be great for anyone looking for an intro to meditation.

Instructor Comments:
Excellent instruction, very flexible, soothing voice.