Anchor Bay // 2005 // 39 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // November 5th, 2005
Tone up and slim down with yoga.
The "For Dummies" series has put out this disc for all you yoga-buffs or even yoga-rookies to get your workout groove on. The 40-minute program is hosted by Chris Freytag, a big-time fitness guru, author and yoga professional for seven years.
These "For Dummies" DVDs lay out topics in an easy-to-follow manner, and don't shy away from detailing the particulars of the focused topic. Yoga is no different. Throughout the program, pop-ups signify tips to remember, cautionary moves, and even the "jargon alert," which spells out what a particular yoga expression means (example: "Holy Crap, I think I tore something!" means "Take a break").
Yoga focuses on relaxation and flexibility, evident by Freytag's routines. Using a combination of standing and sitting techniques, she shows exercise geared toward burning a few extra calories while getting all limber with her bad self.
She's broken the program up into two segments, a 20-minute workout and 15-minute run-through. The segments have different uses and work different parts of the body, but both are crafted with the weight-loss mandate in mind.
Okay, what have I got so far, four paragraphs? I don't know what else to tell you. The disc is made with beginners in mind, but I don't see why yoga pros looking for some new moves couldn't get any use out of it. Overall, it's an informative offering, providing background info on yoga itself, and transpiring at an accessible, easygoing pace.
This is a full screen, extras-free release from Anchor Bay. That's kind of a bummer, considering all the potential supplemental material there is about yoga kicking around. Then again, the inclusion of the info pop-ups is like weaving the extras in, so, whatever.
Judge David Johnson's Personal Pain Rating
Four out of 10 awkward positions that I have to explain to my wife.
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Scales of Justice
Studio: Anchor Bay
* Full Frame
* Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
Running Time: 39 Minutes
Release Year: 2005
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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