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Lilias Yoga For Better Health

Reviewing: Goldhil Video (Vhs) Lilias! Yoga For Better Health  |  Rating:
May Monten By May Monten on
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This video had been released earlier with the title "Forever Flexible." As that former title suggests, the video appears to be aimed at older people. I'm guessing that they changed the title (to "Yoga for Better Health") in order to appeal to a broader market.

Lilias is one of my favorite video yoga instructors. She explains things well, she helps you to really feel the changes in your body that are brought about by the movements, and she always seems to be enjoying herself, which is infectious.

This video consists of two self-contained 30-minute routines. One focuses on your joints, and the other on your back. In both routines, you start off sitting in a chair for about half of the routine. She then goes to standing and floor work, and then to a short final guided relaxation.

The routines combine stretching, breathing, body awareness, and even a bit of self-massage.

Because so much of the routine is done sitting in a chair, much of it should be doable by seniors. But I also recommend it for anyone who feels stiff or inflexible or who just wants an easier approach to yoga or stretching than most of the videos on the market. I started doing it when I was in my 40s.

Doing this video always makes me feel great. It's very, very relaxing, and especially nice to do right before going to sleep.

I like having the two routines on one videotape. When I do the first, I put it away without rewinding, and the next time I do the tape, it's all set up to do the second.

As far as I can see, this is only available on VHS, not on DVD. It's avilable on Amazon starting at $1.60