DVD Review: Yoga Wisdom for Neck Pain & Tight Shoulders, Allison Nolan (2005)

Monday, December 18th, 2006

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YOGA WISDOM FOR NECK PAIN & TIGHT SHOULDERS, with instructor Allison Nolan, is a great complement to Nolan’s other 2005 release, YOGA WISDOM FOR BACK PAIN & TIGHT HIPS testament vorlage kostenlos downloaden. I own both DVDs, and together they help ease the aches and pains that occasionally bother my shoulders, back, neck, and hamstrings.

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Many of the same poses used in BACK PAIN & TIGHT HIPS are repeated in NECK PAIN & TIGHT SHOULDERS microsoft internet explorer herunterladen. However, Nolan introduces some subtle variations that target the upper body, particularly the shoulders and arms. NECK PAIN & TIGHT SHOULDERS also includes some poses that BACK PAIN & TIGHT HIPS does not, such as stretches with a resistance band that works the shoulders, neck, and arms musik herunterladen kostenlos mp3.

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My only quibble: all four workouts contained in BACK PAIN & TIGHT HIPS and NECK PAIN & TIGHT SHOULDERS use the exact same musical track herunterladen. Since it’s not really possible to keep my eyes glued to the tv while I flow through the poses, I’ve learned to pick up on auditory cues to help me anticipate when a transition from one pose to another is ahead. Of course, this leads to some confusion and the occasional misstep when four workouts, all led by the same instructor (with the same voice, vocabulary, and speaking style), are set to the same score. At almost $20, you think they could have sprung for four unique compositions instead of one!

Equipment needed: A carpeted floor or a yoga mat; one to two yoga blocks; and a yoga/resistance band.

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DVD Review: Yoga Wisdom for Back Pain & Tight Hips, Allison Nolan (2005)

Sunday, August 6th, 2006

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five out of five stars

YOGA WISDOM FOR BACK PAIN AND TIGHT HIPS with Allison Nolan promises looser hips and a more relaxed back – and it delivers both in less than an hour ps4 braucht lange zum herunterladen! The DVD consists of two workouts: Level 1 runs 32 minutes long and is targeted at beginners, while Level 2 is longer at 54 minutes, and is meant for more advanced yoga practitioners facebook bilder herunterladen app.

Personally, I have been doing yoga for about two years, and I’d place myself in the “intermediate” category. As such, I generally stick to the 2nd level on this DVD kan ik microsoft office gratisen. Level 2 begins with a gradual back warmup via The Cat/Cow pose, and then slowly builds in difficulty. Over the course of 54 minutes, Ms. Nolan guides you through a number of beginning to advanced poses, including Upward and Downward Facing Dog; Baby Cobra; Down Dog Split; Pigeon and Double Pigeon; Eagle Arms; Awkward Chair; Sun Series; and two Warrior Series, as well as a variety of forward bends and back bends bubble shooter gratis herunterladen. At the end of the workout, there’s also a five-minute abdominal section with the Baby Boat and Boat poses. The grand finale is a restorative segment that employs a yoga block to help you stretch out the lower back how to download league of legends. I’ve never enjoyed a back stretch so much!

Level 1, which I’ve done several times now, doesn’t strike me as less difficult than Level 2, even though Level 1 is supposedly for beginners wie kann ich ein video von youtube herunterladen. In both workouts, Ms. Nolan has two models working through the poses with her; one of these modifies the poses for beginners, while the other follows along with Ms herunterladen. Nolan, who is performing the poses at an advanced level. The biggest difference, to me, is that Level 1 is 22 minutes shorter. Thus, it makes for a nice, quick stretch when I don’t have time to do a full 54 minutes wie kann man minecraft kostenlos herunterladen auf pc. It’s also a great warmup to the 30-minute Tae Bo DVDs that I sometimes use. However, the shorter workout does have one significant drawback: when you get to the more difficult poses near the end, you’re not as warm and flexible, and it’s harder to ease into some of the more advanced poses wix bild herunterladen. (I find that my hips just haven’t had enough time to warm up for the Pigeon pose in particular.) Overall, though, both make for a very challenging – but do-able – workout.

As far as the quality of instruction goes, I liked Ms. Nolan’s teaching style. I didn’t find her overly peppy or annoying, and I thought her cueing was timely. I found that her descriptions of some poses helped me to better visualize and achieve them. She also avoided the standard New Age drivel that so many yoga instructors spout. My only complaint is that she tended to cycle through Downward Facing Dog / Plank / Baby Cobra / Upward Facing Dog sequence rather quickly. Other than that minor quibble, I thoroughly enjoyed the workouts, especially the longer one.

Equipment needed: A carpeted floor or yoga mat is a must for any yoga workout. You’ll also need at least one yoga block for the restorative stretch, and two if you’d like to modify the poses. Extra padding for the “sit bones” is optional.

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