Total Body Stretch for BeginnersTamilee Webb
Year Released: 2000
Categories: Athletic Stretch
This is my favorite stretch tape so far. It is really versatile (especially with the DVD) because I can jump to the section I want and can do as many or few of the segments as I want. She does three sections: standing stretch, seated stretch, and floor stretch. I also like it because the three sections are not carbon copies of each other – although many of the moves are similar between sections, they appear in different orders and there are unique moves in some of the sections.
Finally, she genuinely encourages me to do what I can. In yoga tapes, there is a general insistence that the legs always have to be crossed. Tamilee lets me know when I can just choose whatever position is comfortable for me.
She is calm and encouraging and gives permission to do as much as you can. It drives me nuts when someone says "Do what you can" and then puts their face on the floor or otherwise demonstrates unbelievable flexibility. Tamilee is like a friend who knows more than me and is probably is more flexible, but is in the same ballpark.