Thursday, February 19, 2009

Workouts in Review- Yoga on the Edge


I have done several of Sara's yoga practices and I have liked most of them. I originally came across Yoga on the Edge on Video-on-Demand. I did the "Sunset" segment and really enjoyed it because it left me feeling strong, stretched and relaxed by the end. I previewed the other practices as well and found them to be challenging and uplifting at the same time. The only downside that I found was that the music can become repetitive, though after a while though I found I didn't even hear it anymore.

I always love getting yoga DVD's with several workouts because I feel like I'm getting my money's worth. Yoga on the Edge follows through by offering three totally different practices that each have their own benefits. I hope you enjoy these practices as much as I did:)

- The sunrise practice, shot on the majestic pink sandy beach moves through postures more quickly, to wake the body up and get going. It is the longest and most physically challenging of the three programs.

- High noon uses the serene setting to inspire breath and balance.

- Sunset is a calming sequence designed to wind the body down after a hard day.

A little bit about Sara:

Teaching since 1995, Sara began her in depth study of yoga while receiving a BFA from NYU. She has completed teacher trainings with Erich Schiffmann, YogaWorks and John Friend in the Anusara style and will graduate from the Yoga Philosophy Program at Loyola Marymount University this semester. Sara is a Contributing Editor to "Shape," "Health" and "Fit Yoga" magazines. She is also the instructor of the "Yoga for Dummies," "Crunch Yoga," and "Russell Simmons' 'Yoga Live'" DVDs, which have sold over 4.3 million units worldwide. She is currently on Fit TV's "All Star Workouts" and recently appeared on Vh1's "Celebrity Rehab with Dr.Drew." Yoga on the Edge is Sara's first self-produced practice so you get a true sense of Sara's personality and heart.

"After years of making yoga videos in the studio, I wanted to create a series that was more spontaneous. The idea is that yoga happens in the moment and that we, as practitioners are effected by and connected to our surroundings. That way, everywhere we go, every time we practice, it's a little different. Yoga on the Edge was created for that purpose, to literally embody different locations around the world." -Sara Ivanhoe

Click here for a preview!

3 comments:

Piper said...

Yoga is my absolute favorite exercise.

VeggieGirl said...

I LOVE Sara Ivanohoe's yoga DVDs - I swear by those.

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