Yoga for Beginners Boxed Set (Yoga for Stress Relief / AM-PM Yoga for Beginners / Essential Yoga for Inflexible People)

Yoga for Beginners Boxed Set (Yoga for Stress Relief / AM-PM Yoga for Beginners / Essential Yoga for Inflexible People)

Yoga for Beginners Boxed Set (Yoga for Stress Relief / AM-PM Yoga for Beginners / Essential Yoga for Inflexible People)

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED AND PROGRESS WITH YOGA! YOGA FOR BEGINNERS Deluxe 3 DVD Setis the perfect way to explore and experience the numerous benefits of yoga. Each of these 40 routines focuses on different physical and mental aspects of yoga, such as building strength, improving flexibility, reducing stress and more! Never before has a has a single collection of yoga DVDs contained so much valuable information to help you explore the healing, invigorating, joyful world of yoga. Be ins

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Yoga For Beginners

Yoga For Beginners

From the Editors of Body + Soul Magazine comes a new line of DVDs designed to excite, inform, inspire and encourage your quest toward a balanced and healthy whole life.

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS is the perfect way to be introduced to Yoga and it helps you to explore and experience the numerous benefits of yoga. There are 8 routines to help build strength, increase flexibility, improve your health and vitality and transform how you look and feel.

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6 Responses to “Yoga for Beginners Boxed Set (Yoga for Stress Relief / AM-PM Yoga for Beginners / Essential Yoga for Inflexible People)”

  1. 342 of 346 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great DVDs, February 7, 2010
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    Leisha Carnie
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    This review is from: Yoga for Beginners Boxed Set (Yoga for Stress Relief / AM-PM Yoga for Beginners / Essential Yoga for Inflexible People) (DVD)

    This set of DVDs covers everything you need – if you are starting out and need extra work, to targeting issues to having workouts to wake up and go to sleep to.

    I borrowed one of the DVDs for a couple of weeks from a friend who has been practicing a few years and who started out with the one to increase flexibility. (She also has the other DVDs and uses them all the time) This DVD is very good to get you started if you have not done yoga or are early in your yoga practice, really helped me get a basis with assistance and then move along.

    Stress Relief is usuable by pretty much anyone with routines designed to help stress issues, digestion, hips, neck and so on. The relaxtion routines are easy to do and very effective. Though Stress relief has some routines for morning and evening, AM/PM has a wide variety of routines for the morning and evening.

    I was able to mix and match as I worked through things and there is a ton of variety. Will be able to use this for a long, long time.

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  2. 155 of 158 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great All In One Purchase, August 18, 2010
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    J. Dubson
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    This review is from: Yoga for Beginners Boxed Set (Yoga for Stress Relief / AM-PM Yoga for Beginners / Essential Yoga for Inflexible People) (DVD)

    After four months of using this Box Set, I am extremely pleased with the purchase as someone new to yoga.

    The Box Set consists of 3 DVDs – Essential Youga For Inflexible People, Yoga For Stress Relief and AM PM Yoga. Needless to say there is a lot of variety between the videos and plenty to work with.

    The Inflexible title has routines that range from 5 to 10 minutes to up to around an hour or so (for use as you get better/stronger) and includes ways of making things earlier as you learn.

    The Stress Relief has a TON of poses and workouts to help you target problem areas, such as headaches, and is very good and effective.

    The AM PM focuses more on things to help you energize and relax. The teachers provide enough verbal cues and reminders on positioning and breathing so that I feel that I am really learning how to do things properly at a good pace.

    Just love it.

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  3. Beth Cholette "doctor_beth" October 15, 2012 at 12:17 am
    88 of 89 people found the following review helpful
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    Amazing deal for this 3-DVD yoga set; for beginners and beyond!, July 7, 2011
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    Beth Cholette “doctor_beth” (Upstate NY USA) –
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    This review is from: Yoga for Beginners Boxed Set (Yoga for Stress Relief / AM-PM Yoga for Beginners / Essential Yoga for Inflexible People) (DVD)

    I have tried all three of these DVDs separately; providing the three of these DVDs together in a set offers an amazing value. I particularly like the two Barbara Benagh DVDs, but there is a wealth of material included here, all of which might be applicable, depending on your level. I have provided brief impressions of each individual DVD below, but for more information, follow the link to the individual product for my full review.

    Yoga for Stress Relief
    This DVD is my favorite of the three, and one I still use quite often. The practices are broken down into four different areas of concern: 1) Beginning and Ending Your Day, 2) Neck, Shoulder, and Back Issues, 3) Easing Your Mind, and 4) Stomach and Digestion Issues. All of the routines are quite relaxing and largely restorative. They range in length from 15 to 60 minutes and should be doable to most levels of practitioners. Some props are necessary, including at least one blanket on hand (preferably 2-3), a strap, and a bolster/firm pillow.

    AM/PM Yoga for Beginners
    This is another wonderful DVD from instructor Barbara Benagh. Here the focus is on routines intended for either the a.m. or the p.m., but I’ve been known to mix-n-match the practices at any time of the day. Again, the length of the practices varies (from 15-45 minutes), and the same props as described above would be helpful here. A few of the routines, such as “Gentle Wake Up” and “Good Nights Sleep,” are performed entirely on the floor; one of my favorites is “Get Up and Go,” which is a short practice (15 minutes) that offers a wonderful series of upper back openers.

    Essential Yoga For Inflexible People
    Out of the three DVDs, this is my least favorite. However, the main reason for that is that this is the DVD that is the most beginning level (it moves at a VERY slow pace), and I’m not a beginner myself. If you are a beginner, this DVD might be a good place to start, as it has practices divided into three sections: 1) Short Routines–Learn the Basics, 2) Short Routines–Continued, and 3) Extended Routines–As You Progress. The practices vary in length from under 10 minutes for some of the shorter routines to a full 90 minute session.

    In the end, if you are a beginner to intermediate yoga student, I think it would be hard to go wrong with this set, which offers hours and hours of options. Highly recommended!

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  4. Beth Cholette "doctor_beth" October 15, 2012 at 12:40 am
    948 of 958 people found the following review helpful
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    Excellent, verstatile DVD will help those new to their yoga journey, January 22, 2007
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    Beth Cholette “doctor_beth” (Upstate NY USA) –
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    This review is from: Yoga For Beginners (DVD)

    I’ve been enjoying yoga instructor Barbara Benagh’s other recent DVD release, Yoga for Stress Relief, so I decided to take a look at this one as well. This DVD, released by Body+Soul magazine, is intended for those new to yoga. There are a total of 5 shorter (<30 minutes), targeted routines which provide detailed instruction in basic yoga postures. These sequences allow the beginning yoga practitioner to build a solid foundation by learning proper alignment and taking the time to focus on form. In the second part of the DVD, Barbara combines the targeted practices to form five extended routines. These longer (30-70 minutes) practices utilize mostly the same footage (warm-up and relaxation sequences are added) to provide a more comprehensive, in-depth yoga experience. Barbara uses a yoga mat and occasionally makes use of a blanket as well.

    A breakdown of the DVD is listed below; I’ve first listed the main menu items and then have broken down the two submenus, “Getting Started” and “As You Progress.” The times for each practice are given as they appear on-screen, but I’ve added adjusted times in parentheses based on my own review. I’ve also included brief summaries of the composition of each segment; these summaries are meant to provide an overview rather than to be all-inclusive.

    Main Menu
    Contents
    * Learn: Interview (8)
    * Getting Started: Targeted Routines
    * As You Progress: Extended Routines
    And More…
    * About Body+Soul: Meet the Editor (2)
    * Articles: Articles and Advice – five PDF file reprints of Body+Soul magazine articles on yoga and related topics
    * Credits

    Getting Started: Targeted Routines
    * Backbends, 10m (22.5)- locust, seated backbend/shoulder stretch, cobra, bow; slow but building intensity
    * Standing Poses, 20m (22.5) – tree, triangle (long, slow setup process), side angle, standing side stretch, warrior 1, wide leg standing forward bend
    * Strength and Balance, 20m (20.5) – teaches
    “core strength breathing” used with boat prep work, half boat, modified side plank, and plank pose; finish in child’s pose
    * Sun Salutations, 20m (22) – very slow flow; begins with 2 sun breaths, 2 half salutes, and then a total of only 2 rounds of sun salutations, the first more modified than the second
    * Seated Hip Openers, 30m (28) – performed entirely on the floor (seems to target hamstrings more than hips): reclined cobbler’s, lying shoulder stretch, reclined leg stretch, thread the needle, seated easy pose twist, cobbler’s, head-to-knee, wide legged seated forward bend, finish in cobbler’s

    As You Progress: Extended Routines
    There are three new sequences included in the below practices. The first is Breathing and Centering (12.5 minutes), which includes breathing deep and centering the mind while lying on your back, breathing in rhythm with pulling the knees in and out, and breathing during a simple lying twist (revolved stomach pose). The second is a Restorative sequence 11.5 minutes) made up of three separate segments: supported reclined cobbler’s pose, upper back opener reclining over bolster, and legs up the wall pose. Finally, there is a 5.5 closing Relaxation sequence.
    * Basics: Wonderful Place to Start, 70m (68.5) – Breathing and Centering (12.5), Standing Poses (22.5), Seated Hip Openers (28), and Relaxation (5.5)
    * Energizing: Wake Up Your Body and Mind, 40m (40) – Sun Salutations (22), Backbends (12), and Relaxation (5.5)
    * Strength: Challenging Extended Routine, 70m (71) – Sun Salutations (22), Standing Poses (22.5), Strength and Balance (20.5), Relaxation (5.5)
    * Rejuvenate: When You Need to Catch Your Breath, 30m (30) – Breathing and Centering (12.5), Restorative (11.5), Relaxation (5.5)
    * Quieting: Great for the Evening, 55m (56) – Standing Poses (22.5), Seated Hip Openers (28), Relaxation (5.5)

    Overall, this is an extremely well-done DVD. Although it’s definitely appropriate for those new to yoga, I’m not sure if I’d recommend it as a very first yoga video; because Barbara is practicing alone (on a beautiful beach at Half Moon Bay Resort in Antigua), she is unable to show modifications, although she certainly does offer plenty of suggestions for going at your own pace. I am not new to yoga myself: I started dabbling about 6 years ago, have been practicing regularly for the past 3, and would rate myself at about an intermediate level. While Barbara’s detailed teaching certainly provides me with an excellent opportunity to achieve a greater level of proficiency, I do find that the practices move a bit slow for where I am at present. In addition, given that I usually have less than an hour at a time to devote to yoga, I’m not sure I’ll get much use from the extended sequences. Regardless, I can see myself mixing and matching to create my own practices, and thus I believe that most beginning and intermediate yogis…

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  5. readereader "readereader" October 15, 2012 at 1:10 am
    403 of 406 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Really really great, January 17, 2007
    This review is from: Yoga For Beginners (DVD)

    I am a little confused by the folks who say that there isn’t enough instruction and that there are not enough cautions at the beginning of the program. If you watch the first section, you get a clear overview of ways to focus, and the instructor says very clearly that as a beginner, a person should only challenge themselves as far as they feel a stretch, but that this should not be painful, and that beginners should not expect to be able to fully achieve the poses yet. Furthermore, as you watch, she continually suggests modifications for beginners, and gives instructions that are so clear and explicit that yesterday I found myself altering the position of my big toe. It is THAT clear.

    I love the short workouts that isolate areas to strengthen as supplements to the longer workouts. As a beginner, having those short chunks has really helped me, and with several weeks of this program, and doing the backbend segment every other day, I have noticed that my lower back doesn’t hurt in the morning anymore. I can’t wait for the evening each day so that I can go home and do my yoga! I tried taking yoga classes at my gym, and disliked how fast and advanced the programs were. This really is perfect for beginners!

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  6. 222 of 229 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Who knew I could do it?, November 15, 2006
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    Vicky S. (New York, NY United States) –

    This review is from: Yoga For Beginners (DVD)

    I had never done Yoga before and I was afraid to go to the gym and look like an idiot. I picked up this DVD and it is awesome. There are a ton of workouts and I haven’t even gotten to all the routines yet. I’m never going to get bored and I even think at some point I will do a class at the gym. Definitely a good one.

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