Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Yoga DVD Review Part II

The second DVD on my three-part yoga review series (based on challenge no. 1) is:

Exhale's instructors are a married couple who teeter on the edge of being incredibly annoying, but their workouts are stellar, so I can forgive them to a certain extent.

Similar to their other DVDs in the Exhale series, this one starts off with a deceivingly mild warm-up. Then, suddenly, you're launching into what seems like a 45-minute plank and angering muscles that had no idea what was coming.

Energy Flow is much more rooted in yoga than Jillian Michael's version (review here). While Elizabeth and Fred do include repetitions, it is for the most part a heart-pumping Vinyasa flow. Down Dog breaks seem like milliseconds. That being said, it is not the most difficult yoga session I've ever done. If I can complete every move, it has to be incredibly easy for a lot of yoga practicers out there.

Boosting this DVD's score is the fact that they break it up into five 10-minute sections. So you can do almost an hour workout or pick and choose based on how much time you have.

I'm giving Energy Flow an 8 out of 10.

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