There is so much more I could say but I imagine much has been said already, repeatedly. There is still a nice variety of stretches in each episode. These 7 classes were great. There is a lot of time on the mat, and far less standing work in this sequence. Riding the Wind 22 minutes A dynamic series that once learned is exhilarating and grounding at the same time.
Even without the guided transition from warmup to flow. Invigorating and strengthening, this series focuses on reaching up and reaching out. Oh, the beauty and wonder of it all. To be sure, there are a few scenes that are absolutely beautiful, the candle lit dojo with it snowing outside comes to mind. The new series does some of that, but on a much more limited basis. I suppose some regression to the mean was inevitable, but such an extensive fall from grace? Series I is offered as a 2 Disc set 1 — Exalted Warrior Sequence A dynamic flow series of standing poses. I enjoy the subtle variations offered across the different videos in the series.
The sequences are beautifully organized in terms of structure and function, and the prompting is relevant and deeply enriching. The Yoginnis in the first two seasons were almost like dancers as they moved through the poses led by Kate Potter. This season was very choppy. That may be a turn off for some, but I get tired of watching videos where I have to rehash every single time I watch it the correct way to preform each posture. That way, the viewer doesn't miss how the subject moves from one pose to another. The asthma has been the most prominent improvement. Episode 312 Grace and Gratitude Backbending Practice This was a good practice.
Take your yoga to the next level with Namaste Yoga: Season 3 Part 1. Test the balance points of your unique constitution and explore all the angles of the body. I find that I can't do the poses as well as a youngster but I try to do them the best as I can. I was concerned before beginning what the backbending would included but there was nothing to be concerned about. Here are mini reviews of each of the 7 videos in this set: Episode 307 Balance and Bend Balance and Connect This video has an awesome warmup.
Your yoga has changed my life forever. This one is intense compared to some of the others. It flows fast and she has great poses that push the balance even further. Episode 313 Reconnect and Refine Hip Opening and Abdominal Strengthening We encounter full bow pose for the first time this season. Lastly, I love that this isn't a step by step guide on how to do yoga.
It is not about where you are going, but where you are. But from other practices I have done the backbending was pretty minimal. These sequences have a couple things I really enjoy. Found on the dvd is the teachings of Ayurveda and the application to Asana, short and long practices, as well as the new sequence called Fire Fan, a pilot for her third season of Namaste television seen around the globe. Two viewers asked the same question! Head to Knee 22 minutes The perfect yoga practice for distance runners.
I really enjoyed them and know I will come back to them often and frequently include them in my practice. What has impressed me the most. With these seven, 22-minute episodes, you can experience what yoga at home should feel like: stunning visuals, soothing music, and entirely original movement sequences that will calm the mind, strengthen the body, and inspire the soul. This season was a disappointment. This definitely helps me get into the mood. I had read reviews stating that the 'Namaste Yoga' with Kate Potter was preferable. It would allow me to go deeper into the stretches and increase my range of motion every time I repeated them.
Episode 309 Open and Ground Stretch Your Shoulders and Strengthen Your Upper Back This was one of the hardest flows in the series. There is the addition of mudra's for the first time this season. Prana Flow calls for a constant presence of mind and steadiness of breath. The transitions from scene to scene are flawless and don't distract at all from the practice. I was long passed the other videos and this is refreshing I hope they make lots more.
Hi — I was thinking of going back in the weekly video series to start with Episode 1 and work through in order. Explore the balance points of your hands. The series can be used to lift your skills to another level, or if you're a beginner, to introduce you to the world of yoga. I am only 41 and have always been active and was struggling to find something I could do to maintain body strength. Though one thing I cannot ignore is how deeply Namaste Yoga speaks to me, as though it was created especially for me. I consider myself fortunate to have trained with the likes of Shiva Rae in vinyasa yoga, and will now look forward to studying with you during a retreat in the future. That has no bearing on the rating or review I am giving it.
The emphasis is on lengthening the spine, as the hamstrings are stretched, and strengthening the knees while the hips are loosened. One of the things I have noticed is that I need to be careful relying on just a few reviews. The music was very soothing and I just felt compelled to try it. Both the standing and arm balances are to be practiced and learned slowly. The first two discs of Season Three that I received had multiple places where they skipped. It is so gentle and yet strong simultaneously, and the flow of it is amazing.