Yoga For Weight Loss for Beginners
This revolutionary, interactive DVD allows you to choose from 12 easy-to-follow customized routines ranging from 15-60 minutes. Get toned & burn calories while toning and stretching your entire body. These practices will leave you feeling invigorated, more energetic and de-stressed.
Routine sections include:
As You Progress
Yoga with Weights & More
Veteran instructor Maggie Rhoades gently guides you through these proven and effective routines. With so much variety, this DVD is perfect for both the beginner and seasoned student alike. You will feel younger, more fit and in shape with these targeted and effective routines.
This stunning and beautiful DVD was shot at one of the most majestic, tranquil beaches in the world, Half-Moon Bay, Antigua!
Reviews of Yoga For Weight Loss for Beginners
Review 1: If I can only have one yoga video, I’ll choose this one!
Having done yoga both with videos and in a class, I found this video to be a step above most other yoga videos. It is arranged in three sections, each having multiple workouts. The first section is designed for beginners, with one section teaching a basic set of poses, and two sections with flow-style practices of varying length. That is, the poses flow from one to the next for continuous, slow movement.
The pacing is great – slow enough to allow good form in each pose, but fast enough to allow you to move along with the breath, as you breath in and out. However, it is clearly not “remedial,” and includes poses requiring some flexibility, balance, and strength (e.g., downward-facing dog with one leg raised, as well as some balancing poses). If someone lacks flexibility or strength, I’d definitely recommend starting instead with “Essential Yoga for Inflexible People,” which a friend tells me is perfect for beginners.
The second section (the one I use the most) is a little more challenging and also has several different flow-style practices that vary in focus (arms, legs, total body) and length. It’s surprising how much your heart gets beating and you really feel your muscles working. They are the ideal every-day workout.
The third section is an interesting twist – yoga along with light weights or a resistance band to get even more strength training work. Again, there are several different practices that vary in focus and length. Very clever and fun.
The instructions on how to work in each pose are extremely well done. Usually, the biggest downside to learning yoga from a video rather than a well-conducted class is that you can’t get individualized instruction, and so you can learn the poses incorrectly and not get the full benefit of the practice. However, the instruction is so well-done that I found this video to instead help me refine and improve my use of the various poses. Finally, the filming is simply beautiful, with a gorgeous ocean landscape. This is quickly becoming my favorite yoga video!
Review 2: Body and Confidence Booster
I’ve never done yoga prior to this and I’d say I was relatively out of shape when I got it. That being said, the first time I did a routine i was cussing at the lady on the tv because the poses were so crazy and foreign to me. But the next day I was sore all over from working muscles that I tend to neglect at the gym. I am still doing the beginner routines but I am totally in love with how toned and tight my body has become since starting this.
There has been a noticeable reduction in my waistline, thighs and arms. It gets you sweating, and most importantly it motivates me to keep moving throughout the day and I honestly can’t wait to get home and do more. It’s funny in the beginning, laughing at myself trying to balance and transition smoothly between poses, and then really rewarding when I finally master a pose. It’s been great for my confidence and overall body image.
I feel stronger and more in tune with myself than ever before. I think that the first time I tried it, I would have agreed with the folks who say it is too hard for beginners, but after the second and third time I did it I realized it boils down to familiarity and practice.
Review 3: It has helped tremendously