Power Yoga - Strength and Flexibility

Starring Rodney Yee

Gaiam | February 24, 2004 | DVD

Power Yoga - Strength and Flexibility is rated 3.3333 out of 5 by 3.
Synopsis:

Power Yoga: Strength is a dynamic 20 minute sequence of poses to create a strong upper body, including the arms, chest and back. The program flows seamlessly from one pose to the next, incorporating arm balances and other strength-building poses with the Sun Salutation and finishing with deep relaxation.

Power Yoga: Flexibility is a brisk 25 minute flowing sequence of poses to increase flexibility and strength in the upper and lower body and back. Standing poses, forward bends and seated poses with the Sun Salutation, ending with restorative relaxation.

Video Release: February 24, 2004

Runtime: 60

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: Gaiam

UPC: 029956012806

Found in: General, Instructional, Physical Fitness

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Two Great Workouts This DVD contains 2 great workouts that have remained a constant in my exercise schedule for years now. Both practices are almost 30 minutes in length and very fast moving. As stated in the title these are `Power practices' so there is a flowing sequence to the poses which includes some jumping. I wouldn't recommend this to the beginner, you will need some basic knowledge of the poses as Rodney moves very quickly from one to the next (sometimes even exceeding his own dubbed in voice instruction) and if you have to keep looking up at the TV you will get left behind and frustrated. However these are great workouts and Rodney Yee's instruction is impeccable, there is also excellent background music and beautiful scenery. The only props needed here are a strap and your yoga mat POWER YOGA FLEXIBILITY has been filmed in Joshua tree national park. This practice includes: Triangle pose, Pigeon and Backbend lunges, Seated and Wide angle forward bends, Cobblers pose, Reclined twist and finally a great relaxation/meditation segment at then end. This is my favourite of the two workouts. POWER YOGA STRENGTH is a slightly repetitive practice in that it is a long series of Sun Salutations alternating with advanced arm balancing postures, which you will definitely feel this in your shoulders the next day. It has been filmed on a cliff overlooking a beach in Maui, so the scenery's not too shabby. This practice includes Sun Salutations, Exalted Warrior, Side arm balance (bent and straight leg) Staff, Sage and Crane poses, Eastern plank pose, Cobblers and Pendulum pose, Cross legged lunge (in the air) Simple arm balance and a brief relaxation at the end. Highly recommended for an intense quick workout that's great when you're short on time or have trouble (like myself) getting motivated for a longer workout. Namaste. Both of these workouts are available individually; POWER YOGA STRENGTH or POWER YOGA FLEXIBILITY but for a couple dollars more this DVD contains both.
Date published: 2009-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome when you are pressed for time Ok, @ Anonymous who has a review here: I just don't believe that you did yoga in a studio for years, then tried this and found it as 'poor' as you did. First off: fitness activities are essential in my life and are part of my healthy lifestyle. I love yoga. I used to attend a studio years ago, but once I got my practice and the techniques down, and got tired of rushing to yoga class so I could decompress, I decided to do my practice at home. This is only one of a few DVD's that I use, and I use it mainly when I am short on time and can't get an hour in, or maybe when I just have a little bit of energy but want to accomplish SOMETHING. The 2 routines (one strength, one flexibility) are about 25 mins. each in length. They are NOT intended to be combined, as it just makes it a bit repetitive (I did them back-to-back once), but they are definitely different routines. As for Yee's instructions: they are excellent, always on point, and his voice and tone are actually quite nice. Pace? Sorry, this is not too fast at all. In the first routine, maybe it's a bit fast, but I find it to be perfect. Also, once you've done the routines a couple times, you should have it down. I don't even look at the TV anymore! I just like to hear the voice for instruction/pace. Not only that, his instructions on breathing are always perfect. I know how to breathe in yoga, but sometimes, if you've sort of slipped in this regard and he reminds you, it is good. There are a couple of poses (one of them being 'the crane') that some people will not be able to do, so you would just modify your pose. He throws in a couple of those, and they are kind of pointless, other than to demonstrate how awesome he is. But it's no big deal - the routines overall are quite doable. Overall, these are great routines and I do them regularly. Again, when I am pressed for time, but want at least a little of the practice, I do either routine. Or sometimes I tag one of these onto a run. I always feel great even after a short session. If you are new to yoga, would I recommend? No, not if you are brand new to yoga. Brand new, go to class and get the instruction there. Once you know what you are doing, are disciplined in your practice and can focus at home/no distractions, I would highly recommend this DVD. Also, awesome if you are travelling for pleasure or business (& you've got your laptop or access to a DVD player.) The length and quality of the routines really makes you say to yourself "there are no excuses."
Date published: 2009-02-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too fast, instructions not clear enough Having done yoga in studios for several years, I was looking for something I could do at home when the classes didn't fit my schedule. I found this to be too fast, with poor instructions and after trying it about 5 times I still can't get through either program, because I end up in bad postures trying to see the TV to figure out what he's doing.
Date published: 2007-08-03

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Power Yoga - Strength and Flexibility

Starring Rodney Yee

Video Release: February 24, 2004

Runtime: 60

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: Gaiam

UPC: 029956012806


Edition Description
  • Color
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English
  • Released in English

Notes

DVD Features: Region 1 Keep Case Full Frame - 1.33 Interactive Features: Interactive Menus