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DVD Review: Element Yoga for Beginners

Last night I convinced a good friend of mine to do a new DVD that I had to review with me. As it was called Element: Yoga for Beginners ($10.09) I knew she would give me some good feedback on what she thought about the DVD since she is a yoga newbie. Being an avid PopSugar fan, she was excited to learn that the Anusara instructor in the video, Elena Brower, had taught yoga to celebs like Christy Turlington, Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts, and Eva Mendes.

Overall, the reviews from both of us were two thumbs up. The poses move slow enough that she was able to look up and figure out what the heck "opening her heart" meant, while fast enough that it was not too slow or boring. There is a strong focus on breathing technique and linking your breath to your movement. My friend loved that Brower was not too crunchy (part of why she's avoided yoga in the past), but she also was not some bubbly instructor only hired for her good looks — in other words, it was evident she was a reputable yoga instructor so it was a good balance. What's more? My friend called me this morning to tell me that she's sore and she's keeping the DVD for herself.

I am especially partial to promoting the sale of this DVD since for every four DVDs that are purchased, Arbor Day Foundation will plant one tree in a national forest.

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tjzchouse tjzchouse 9 years
Using the link you provided takes me to Overstock.com (that's OK, I'm not an O Club member, but I do shop there on occasion); however, the DVD will not be released by the publisher until December. In order to receive the quoted price, your credit card will be charged now, prior to the DVD being available. Hmmm . . .
MiyabiNa MiyabiNa 9 years
hahah this is so strange! Today I was thinking about getting into yoga and was contemplating buying a yoga tape after I get off work! Then I come on here and see a post about a great tape! It must be destiny! :D heheh I really want to add this into my daily exercise routine for the days where I don't hit the gym (rest days cuz gym every day is not healthy- esp the 2 to 3 hour gym routines I do) but I don't want to feel like I'm being lazy. I also want to get more flexibility... thanks for this post!!!!!!!!!! I want to go out and get this now!
MiyabiNa MiyabiNa 9 years
hahah this is so strange! Today I was thinking about getting into yoga and was contemplating buying a yoga tape after I get off work! Then I come on here and see a post about a great tape!It must be destiny! :D hehehI really want to add this into my daily exercise routine for the days where I don't hit the gym (rest days cuz gym every day is not healthy- esp the 2 to 3 hour gym routines I do) but I don't want to feel like I'm being lazy. I also want to get more flexibility...thanks for this post!!!!!!!!!! I want to go out and get this now!
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