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List Price: $9.98
Our Price: $34.90
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Manufacturer: Warnervision
Starring: Jane Fonda
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Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: VHS Tape
EAN: 9786302999884
Format: Closed-captioned
ISBN: 630299988X
Label: Warnervision
Manufacturer: Warnervision
Number Of Items: 1
Publisher: Warnervision
Release Date: 1994-02-02
Running Time: 65
Studio: Warnervision
Theatrical Release Date: 1993

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Editorial Reviews:

It was probably inevitable that Jane Fonda, who played such a defining role in the aerobics boom of the 1980s, would be on the yoga train as well when it started rolling in the 1990s. And on this tape (recorded in 1993), she does a good job of it. The focus is on the "sun salutation," a connected series of poses that builds strength, flexibility, and balance, and with repeated practice this offers what Fonda calls "an excellent full-body workout." The program is divided into three sections, any one of which can be practiced on its own. The first breaks down the various poses comprising the sun salute, while the second is devoted to several repetitions of the salute itself; three variations are offered, two incorporating some of Fonda's own techniques and one that's closer to the "classical" or "Series C" salutation. The final section (which might actually be a better place to prepare for your practice than to finish it) focuses on relaxation and breathing. Fonda's manner is brisk, but her instructions are clear and concise, and while the tape isn't especially difficult, it should prove challenging enough for beginners and most intermediates. --Kelly Welldon


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Summary: Really intentense Yoga by Jane
Comment: I got this tape as a present for my birthday.I think it is a really good yoga tape.Jane Fonda really makes yoga fun and easy.This tape is ideal for experienced yoga people as it is for non-yoga people.
Jane Fonda goes through every move very carefully.I felt really realxed and stretched out after this tape.It is real good stress reducing tape.It is really good for flexibility.Jane`s Sun Salutation routine really gets the flexibility going.After you are none with this tape you will feel great.It is actually one of my favorite yoga tapes.Really good for people who don`t know about yoga and want to start doing it.It is also good for people who do alot of stregth training and aerobics.I guarantee you`ll love this yoga routine.

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Summary: An awesome intro to yoga - if only there was a DVD!
Comment: "Jane Fonda's Yoga Exercise Workout" is one of the first exercise videos I bought, and it's still one of my favorites!

Jane starts out with a 20-minute stretching/toning routine that consists of a number of different poses. Next, she focuses on the Sun Salutation and leads you through a 15-minute segment based on the one sequence. She starts with the easiest variation of the routine, and gradually increases the intensity. Experienced yoga practitioners can repeat Level 3 (the most difficult level) three times, while beginners can stick to Level 1 (the easiest level). Throughout the segment, she repeats her demonstration of the lower levels for newbies. Jane finishes with a 15-minute relaxation routine. While some people might enjoy this section the most, I generally skip it.

Since beginning yoga, I've bought a number of other yoga instructionals, all on DVD; "Jane Fonda's Yoga Exercise Workout" is the only VHS tape I own. As much as I like the workout, as well as Jane's easygoing teaching style, I don't use the tape as much as I should. I just don't find the VHS tape as convenient as the DVDs, which usually have short segments that you can easily navigate through (many even let you customize your own workout). It would be great if they released "Jane Fonda's Yoga Exercise Workout" on a DVD format (hint, hint, guys!). Other than this minor complaint, though, I'd definitely recommend "Jane Fonda's Yoga Exercise Workout" to beginners and intermediates alike (advanced users might want to stick to some of Rodney Yee's more difficult workouts).

- Kelly Garbato

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Summary: Jane Fonda: Yoga Exercise Workout
Comment: In this tape, Jane Fonda gives a basic introduction to each of the difficult yoga poses in the Sun Salutation before going into the full Salutation. The tape offers three levels, thus bringing this particular series of poses into the range of even the beginning student. It is one of the best tutorials I have come across for this demanding but rewarding exercise.

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Summary: A Wonderful Introduction to Yoga
Comment: "Jane Fonda's Yoga Exercise Workout" is not only the most wonderful introduction to Yoga, but it makes you want to come back for more. Although I work out several times a week, I am new to Yoga, and was absolutly amazed at how I felt after just the first class. It gave me energy, improved my balance(when you get to be a "certain age", these things start to dwindle), and
left me feeling like I'd done a real workout.Even my abs felt it!

Jane encouragingly guides you through the three segments of this tape. In the first segment she takes you through the most gentle yet invigorating 20 minutes of stretching and toning in which you will also be introduced to the movements and the terminology.
There are times when the level of movement is increased, but Jane reminds us to just do the level we feel most comfortable with and there are insets showing the different levels we can follow.

In the next segment you'll be learning the Yoga Sun Salutation. It is a progressive routine that picks up the pace as it goes along, but again Jane let's you know it's okay to go at your own pace. This segment lasts about 15 minutes, but it's a truly effective program.

The last 15 minutes may be the most wonderful 15 minutes you can spend in a day. The time is spent strictly on relaxation techniques, that will make you feel wonderful as well as relieve stress. This is a section that you can do anytime you feel the need, as no warm up is required.

I have had this tape some time now, and although it took me a few times before I completed the whole tape, each time I used it I felt a renewed energy and good about myself. Five stars to Jane and this class for turining me from a skeptic to a believer. I started out adding this just once a week to my work out program, I now incorporate it twice weekly and I really look foward to those days. It's truly a great workout for any age.

I also think you can't go wrong for the price. If it's something you've been wanting to try, you can do it without investing too much, and after a while if you decide you want to move on to a more powerful workout, this tape has given you a great start!

What a Feeling!...enjoy...Laurie


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Summary: Gentle, Yet Effective
Comment: This was the first yoga workout tape I ever bought. At first when I started doing it, I had to keep looking at the tv to make sure I was doing the moves right. But I after did it several times, I got to where I could do it without having to look at the tv. In fact, she says you will get to where you can do it just by following her voice. She gives excellent cues for each move and breathing. I do this workout at least once a week and have really increased my felxiblity. I really love stretching exercises, and this is an excellent whole body stretch. I love the way she has you flow from one position to another. It's almost as if it is all one move. Great for anyone that is just beginning in yoga, or for someone that has been doing yoga for awhile and wants a nice change of pace.


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