I love exercise DVDs from Acacia, and I recently checked out a new one called Yoga to the Rescue with Desiree Rumbaugh. This is a gentle yoga practice, specifically designed for people with injuries or physical ailments, hence the rescuing.
If you ever have pain in your neck, back, shoulder, knees, or wrists, this DVD will show you simple yoga techniques to work with those areas to find relief. I'm not saying that medical treatment isn't necessary, but often giving the painful area the attention it needs, will help in the healing process.
Desiree shows you exercises to stretch and strengthen your neck if you have pain from daily activities such as driving and staring at a computer. She'll also teach you shoulder stretches to promote healing in shoulder injuries like rotator cuff tears, relieve tightness from stress, and shift imbalances due to overuse of your dominant hand. Since lower back pain is so common, she also focuses on yoga poses to strengthen your abdominals and stretch the muscles by the spine that tend to become super tight.
This DVD is all about teaching you techniques to alleviate pain - not to cause it. All the poses focus on bringing attention and healing energy to your neck, shoulders, back, wrists, hips, and knees.
Desiree's energy is bright and enthusiastic. She teaches all the poses with calmness and awareness of your total body. I definitely recommend this DVD for beginners or those with common aches and pains. Buy it through Acacia for $14.99.