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Power Yoga With Rodney Yee Dvd

Reviewing: Gaiam Power Yoga: Strength  |  Rating:
moonbeam973 By moonbeam973 on
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The run time is 30 minutes, but Rodney Yee talks for a few minutes (mostly about the benefits of yoga) prior to the yoga session, making the actual session approximately 25 minutes long. I'm not sure where this was filmed, but Yee is outdoors, and the scenery is beautiful! The background music is very soothing. Yee has a clear, soothing voice, and he demonstrates the poses wonderfully, but there is not much intsruction given. The DVD is supposed to be for beginners, but if I had never taken a yoga class, I would have gotten frustrated with this. For instance, he doesn't explain proper alignment and form, and there are no extras - no instruction segment. It is just Yee demonstrating the poses (with his own voice-over), so there is no one demonstrating modifications of the poses. He tells the viewer what to do but not how to do it. I do not recommend this DVD for anyone who has never taken a yoga class, but if you know what you are doing, it's a good yoga session when you are pressed for time. 25 minutes seems too brief for a yoga session (I'm used to 90 minute classes), but this DVD focuses mostly on upper body strength, so it's a nice post-run stretch session.