Some Yoga DVDs reviewed

Denise Austin-Yoga Body Burn

Best for when you are in a hurry and you do not want to get all New Age-y. EVERY SINGLE POSE in this DVD is my absolute favorite. The first time I did I would be thinking-"I hope she does Dancers Pose"-and she did it. Then "I hope she does Pigeon Pose," and she did it... this happened throughout the DVD. Warrior 1,2, and 3 and Sun Salutations. I do the whole DVD at once and feel that I am getting more than an adequate workout. Sometimes I go for a run and then use this as a stretch and tone afterwards. The yoga poses are great for runners-they stretch you out just where you need it.

However DO NOT get this if you are new to yoga, she does not explain well or give good cuing. This is a very fast-paced Vinyasa style yoga. A few of the asanas are quite advanced, and some poses are not held static but rather repeated vigourously for an almost aerobic workout.

I was pleasantly suprised at how challenging this was. Absolutely love it and consider it a MUST Have for Mid-Level Yogis or Yoginis that are not toatlly into spiritual side of yoga.

Kundalini yoga w/Gurmukh

Another one of my favorite DVDs is Kundalini Yoga with Gurmukh. I have been doing this off and on for years. It is THE BEST for resetting and maintaining youth and vitality, especially for anyone living in a big city. I feel lighter and even younger after doing this and always enjoy revisting this one after a week of running or biking on the Lakefront Path.

Kundalini Yoga for Beginners and Beyond

This DVD is really different and pretty cool. It relieves your body of toxins very effectively. One section-The Five Tibeten Rites are very effective, but be warned!! I got totally sick and nauseous doing this. Probably because I like to drink a glass of wine or two or maybe three every so often. The effects are supposed to be amazing, but so far is not heavy in rotation due to the feeling I got. I had to lay down for about an hour after doing this section of the DVD. However..I am currently doing a detox with my boyfriend and my system is a bit cleaner these days. . I will repost a review after doing again. Also-the instructor Ana's body is just sick!! Very inspiring and have a couple of other of their DVDs. This one is at the top of my list.

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