Summary: Awesome quick workout!
Comment: I love this video...it's quick, relaxing and completely changed my body like nothing else every has in only about 6 weeks! Highly recommended, especially for beginners.
Summary: Great for someone w/ a little yoga experience
Comment: When I first began yoga, this tape quickly become my favorite after familiarizing myself w/ basic poses (using Yoga Conditioning for Weight Loss). I would recommend this to someone who has learned the basics and is looking for something a little more challenging.
Rodney Yee is practicing on a beach, in Hawaii. The majority of this workout conisists of Sun Salutations w/ lunges and Warrior poses. There are a few seated or lying down moves and a nice 5 min. cooldown at the end. Total workout time: 20 min.
All in all, this is a great tape to have if you are a beginner who is ready to move on OR as a standby for the more advanced practitioner as its a nice quick, feel good workout.
Summary: My go-to yoga tape!
Comment: This was one of two tapes I got when I started practicing yoga. (The other was Living Arts Total Yoga, which I also like, but which is somewhat different in style and is 60 minutes long.) I agree with other reviewers that Rodney Yee goes through the poses very quickly, not allowing much time to contemplate them or adjust into them. But as a beginner, I did not find this an impediment to enjoying the practice. As one reviewer pointed out, yoga is a journey. You're not going to be able to do every pose perfectly the first time. In fact, the beginning of every yoga tape urges the user to view the whole tape first. Show of hands, how many have actually done that? Yeah, me neither. Then maybe we'll have to accept that we'll be a little awkward the first few times.
I have since bought many other tapes (and some books) that have helped me understand each pose better. However, I still learn something new every time I do this workout. I like the flow of one pose to another. I like the repetition, too. And it is a nice little complete workout. You'll stretch, strengthen, breathe hard, stretch some more, and relax. The poses are somewhat challenging, yet very accessible to beginners. I always feel very bendy and centered afterward.
It's important to me to do some form of exercise every day. The length of this tape makes it easy to fit into my life. It's the tape I reach for most often for that reason.
Summary: good workout but...
Comment: I consider myself an average yoga-er, but this is definately not a tape for beginners. you have to know what the poses are beforehand, as he moves from pose to pose very quickly, not really explaining how to get into some of the poses, which someone with no experience (aka beginner) would get lost. I would recommend this tape to more advanced yoga fans, as you will know most of these poses and be able to keep up. My only gripe is with his billing of this as for beginners, otherwise great workout.
Summary: Definition of the word "beginner"????
Comment: My big gripe is that this tape is mislabled!!! This tape is NOT for beginners! Beginners need instruction about the poses - how to do them, correct form and TIME to do them. Also most people beginning yoga lack flexibilty to move at the extremly fast pace the instructor moves in. There was no time for adjustments. I am in a power yoga class,in decent shape and I couldn't keep up using correct form. If you are not going to use correct form, why bother? If you are new to Yoga I would highly suggest Yoga Journals Yoga Step by Step 3 vol. video series. Each dvd has a 35 min instruction part followed by a 20 minute workout. Don't follow this tape like a drone. Try Yoga Journals and get educated about yoga and get a good workout as well. I hope when the tape is updated that they update the title as well. NOT FOR BEGINNERS!