So, I’m easing myself back to practicing intentional movement most days each week. And I feel like I should include at least one day of yoga practice for flexibility and overall balanced health. The DVDs I have are a bit awkward for me to do right now because of my size so I thought I’d try one designed for larger people. I found Beginner’s Dynamic Yoga for Stress Release & Weight Loss on Amazon’s Instant Video and decided to give it a try.
Some of the reviews said the instructor was a bit cheesy so I was prepared. I’ve read similar reviews about Leslie Sansone, and I can deal with her, but not so much this instructor. She’s even more chipper than Leslie!
Ok – annoying instruction aside, I found the program to be a bit too basic for me. It may be very good for people who haven’t moved in years and need a gentle introduction. This program will definitely help with that. But I didn’t really find it challenging or relaxing.
The one good thing I can take away from the program though, is a very effective modification to the Downward Facing Dog Pose, which I have extreme difficulties with. The modification is to use a chair seat as the floor. I felt fantastic stretching in my back, arms, legs without the uncomfortable pressure on my wrists that I always feel when trying to do the pose without modification.
My bottom line on this video: It’s not for me and even though I have 7 more days to use it, I don’t think I will.