Yoga Journal's: Step by Step Session 1Natasha Rizopoulos
Year Released: 2004
I was skeptical about buying this series because it was advertised as a beginner tape and I consider myself more at the intermediate level. I was pleasantly surprised - this tape is a wise buy for anyone who wants to learn and master perfect form in the poses. I learned new ways to lengthen and extend without over-stretching.
In the first 30 minutes Natasha and two students warm up with half sun salutes and then go through plank, down-dog, warrior 1 and 2, side-angle pose and triangle (plus a few others) step-by-step demonstrating proper form and alignment. This is followed by a 20 minute vinyasa flow routine that integrates all that was taught in the first 30 minutes followed by a brief relaxation period.
This was the perfect addition for me - I think it will enhance my practice with all of my yoga tapes by helping me master proper form. This tape is like having your own personal instructor - I highly recommend it.
Natasha is a marvel. Her strength and skill are incredible to watch. Her voice is soothing and her instruction is clear and concise.