Beyond Basic Yoga For DummiesSara Ivanhoe
Year Released: 2002
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This DVD goes through 12 Yoga poses, which Sara calls the "Daily Dozen". In my opion, the order of the poses is what makes this workout so enjoyable. Sara starts you off with some warm-up poses like Chair, Warrior, and Triangle. Then she continues to stretch you out with the Wide Leg Standing Forward Bend and the Low Lunge Twist. Next you move on to some more challenging poses like Upward Facing Dog and Dolphin. Later you do some more relaxing poses like the Reclined Butterfly. You end with the Final Relaxation, which, as Sara says, can induce sleep. I have to agree with her, because I felt like I could take a nap right there on the floor. I really enjoyed this workout. I cannot compare it to the first Yoga for Dummies, but Sara says this workout is a little bit more challenging. This DVD contains a bonus 15 minute guided meditation. Sara explains that meditation is not a religion, but rather just a great way to relax and focus. I like this DVD, because each pose is a different chapter. Just keep in mind that this is a "for Dummies" DVD, so it has the little myth busters and pointers that pop up on the screen every once in awhile. (This did not bother me as much as I thought it would.) I really liked this workout!
Great instruction and form pointers, not a lot of extra chatter, but a few funny remarks about the poses. Her voice is very relaxing which is great for a yoga video.