DVD Review: The Method: Precision Yoga, Jennifer Kries (2002)

May 31st, 2005 11:59 pm by Kelly Garbato

Great Stretching/Strengthening Routine

four out of five stars

I’ve been working out for almost two years; mainly I stick to Tae Bo, but I enjoy yoga as well. I find that it’s especially helpful for flexibility, and I often find myself incorporating different yoga exercises into my warm-up/stretching routine, prior to doing Tae Bo.

The Method Precision Yoga,” featuring Jennifer Kries, is a great introduction to yoga for newbies. Jennifer explains and demonstrates the poses very well, and she illustrates different levels of the same pose so that novices don’t get frustrated and the more advanced students don’t become bored. The workout is divided into three segments, each roughly 20 minutes in length: Strength & Vitality, Flexibility & Balance, and Serenity. I love each of the first two, especially Flexibility & Balance, but hardly ever do the Serenity portion. Jennifer walks you through such poses as Warrior I and II, the Sun Salutation, Downward Facing Dog, The Cat, Child’s Pose, etc. – mostly your standard yoga fare.

I own a number of yoga DVDs, and “The Method Precision Yoga” is invigorating without becoming impossible, like some of the ones that I’ve bought and hardly ever used. More advanced yogis might want to stick with another series, perhaps the longer Rodney Yee ones (sometimes I swear Rodney gets a little help courtesy of Adobe Premiere – no one should be able to do some of those moves!). However, “The Method Precision Yoga” is great for newbies and moderate-level students, and very useful if you just want a great stretching routine (some of the twists are awesome). I’m knocking one star off for its short running time, though – I’ve seen a number of more interactive DVDs with twice the number of segments.

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