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AM/PM Yoga [Over 10 Routines] DVD

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74009 Region 1 NTSC
1.00 LBS

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"Bengah is one of the most intelligent and insightful teachers around." - Yoga Journal

AM/PM Yoga For Beginners DVD is the perfect yoga DVD for beginners to help you start and end your day. 

AM Routines are designed to help you wake up both your mind and body in a balanced, energetic and serene way. 

PM Routines are designed to help you let go of the meental and physicaal stress of the day and to prepare for a deep relaxing sleep. 

This yoga DVD features over 10 routines with times ranging from 15 minutes to an hour, so there is always a routine that fits how you feel and how your schedule is at any given time and which will: 

* Energize and awaken both body and mind 
* Relax and unwind in the evening 
* Feel great throughout the day 
* Reduce stress 
* Decrease lower back pain 
* Center your mind and body 

This exercise DVD for beginners was shot on location at one of the most beautiful, tranquil beaches in the world, Half-Moon Bay, Antigua adding to the overall experience of tranquility. 

BONUS FEATURE: The Dalai Lama discussing "Finding Peace" - a 30 minute talk by the Dalai Lama.

These yoga routines are led by world reknowned yoga instructor Barbara Benagh (former Yoga Journal Asana columinist and instructor on other acclaimed titles, including her previous release, Yoga For Stress Relief) who over the last 35 years has developed an insightful style that has emphasizes reducing stress and letting go of tension

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  1. Versatile DVD offers a variety of gentle Yoga Programs for day and night 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Mar 2010

    This DVD by renowned yoga instructor Barbara Benagh is similar in format to her previous DVD, Yoga for Stress Relief. However, whereas the latter offers practices for different conditions (back pain, headaches, digestive issues, etc.), in the AM/PM DVD, Barbara offers practices designed for morning or evening. These practices, which are slow-moving and quite gentle overall, range in length from 15 to 45 minutes, making it easy to fit yoga into even your busiest days. Barbara frequently uses props: in addition to a yoga mat, I would recommend that you have at least one blanket on hand (preferably 2-3), with pillows and an eye bag being optional.

    A breakdown of the DVD is listed below. The headings are the items found on the main menu, and the bullets indicate submenu items (the times for each practice are given as they appear on-screen). I've included brief notes describing each of the practices.

    Discussion of Meditation by HH The Dalai Lama

    AM Routines
    *Get Up and Go (15m)--a wonderful flow of upper back openers, including down dog, quarter dog, and cobra
    *Sun Salutation Centering (15m)--a single slow lunge salutation combined with seated forward bends
    *Breath Work (30m)--a gentle, all-lying/seated practice that includes twists, supported poses, and seated meditation; my favorite!
    *Gentle Wake Up (35m)--consists almost entirely of reclined postures plus two seated twists; would be a nice evening practice
    *Extended Morning (45m)--a more active practice that begins on the floor but then moves to standing for side stretch, tree, triangle, side angle, and warrior 1; returns to the floor for relaxing poses
    *Wake Up the Spine (35m)--begins with the above sun salutation, moves through the same standing series as Ext Morning, and finishes on the floor with reclined poses, seated forward bends, and twists

    PM Routines
    *Short Rest (10m)--this brief practice offers a reclined twist, pursed lip breathing, and legs-up-the-wall pose
    *Breath Work (20m)--starts with a shoulder stretch and seated twist, then moves on to seated meditation, breath work, and savasana
    *Unwinding Muscle Tension (30m)--this nice practice features a variety of twisting postures in reclined, seated, and standing positions
    *Good Nights Sleep (25m)--another simple practice with crocodile pose, pursed lip breathing, seated meditation, and reclined postures
    *Energizing Evening (40m)--this more active practice opens with the above sun salutation, features simple locust and cobra backbends, includes seated postures (half lord of the fishes and open half lotus), and ends with reclined postures and legs-up-the-wall


    As in her previous videos, Barbara is practicing alone against the backdrop of a beautiful beach at Half Moon Bay Resort in Antigua. This DVD does feature some of the same posture sequences as in Barbara's prior Yoga for Stress Relief, but the footage appears to be new. Also, because all of the programs are generally gentle and relaxing, I find the AM vs. PM practices fairly interchangeable for day or night. Overall, this is an excellent yoga DVD well-suited to a wide range of practitioners, from those fairly new to yoga to more experienced yoginis like myself--definitely recommended.

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