Gentle Yoga: 7 Beginning Yoga Practices for Mid-life (40's - 70's) including AM Energy, PM Relaxation, Improving Balance, Relief from Desk Work, Core Strength, and more.
Practice yoga with the grandeur & beauty of Glacier National Park! This DVD was developed especially for mid-lifers (40's to 70's), to increase strength and flexibility, balance, posture and grace of movement, and create a more relaxed body and mind. Includes 3 sequences designed for specific times of the day: A Morning Practice (18 minutes) to awaken and energize your whole body with easy standing movements; Mid-day Relief from Desk & Computer Work (19 minutes); and a Relaxing Evening Practice (29 minutes) to help you unwind and sleep better. Also includes 3 targeted practices to address specific needs of mid-life: Improving Balance (22 minutes), Core Strength and Flexibility (34 minutes), and Standing Poses for leg and hip flexibility (23 minutes). Also included is a relaxing Full-Body Practice done lying on your back, perfect when you need an effective but gentle practice (34 minutes), and a wonderful guided relaxation (8 minutes). You'll learn to practice over 100 yoga poses safely and effectively with these 7 completely different routines. The poses flow seamlessly one to another at an easy-to-follow pace to make the most of your time. Designed & taught by Jane Adams, RYT 500, a yoga practitioner since 1976 who specializes in yoga for healthy ageing. Clear instruction & demonstrations make this perfect for beginners.
- Learn to practice over 100 yoga poses safely and effectively
- 7 completely different yoga sequences, each 18 - 34 minutes long
- Filmed in beautiful Glacier National Park
- Clear instructions and demonstrations, perfect for beginners
- Improves strength, flexibility, balance and overall feeling of wellness.
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Gentle Yoga for Back Pain and Prevention: 2, 30-minute relaxing, simple practices designed in conjunction with a back pain specialist DVD
This program contains two relaxing and gentle yoga sessions designed with a back pain specialist for maximum safety and relief.
This is a basic level program featuring yoga poses and sequencing specific to back pain relief and prevention.
No previous yoga experience is necessary to participate, and there is no sanskrit terminology or chanting included in this program.
While yoga in general can help relieve back pain and prevent future occurrences, not all practices may be appropriate for certain back conditions as many rely heavily on poses that bring the spine into forward flexion and rotation, which may exacerbate existing issues. These practices, designed in conjunction with a back pain specialist, were carefully constructed to assist in both back pain relief prevention.
This DVD contains 2 gentle, total body practices:
Session #1: Yoga for Mild to Moderate Back Pain Relief
This slow moving flow stretches tight areas of the body that can contribute to back pain while avoiding forward bending or deep rotation of the spine, which may aggravate back issues.
Session #2: Yoga for Back Pain Prevention
The poses in this series help strengthen stretch key muscle groups that work together to support the spine, which may aid in the prevention of back pain, and should be done only on pain-free days.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What do you need for the program?
You'll need a mat, a yoga strap (or long towel) and a sturdy chair. You may want to include the use of a yoga block, blanket or pillows for comfort. Equipment needs are listed on screen prior to the start of each session.
Can anyone do this program?
While no previous yoga experience is required, if you are currently in pain, you should not attempt this or any other exercise until you have consulted a medical professional.
- Contains 2 Relaxing, Gentle Practices Designed in Conjunction with a Back Pain Specialist
- Basic Level, Easy to Follow Instruction at A Gentle Pace
- All Natural Back Pain Relief Through Gentle Movement and Stretching
- Total Run Time: Approximately 68 Minutes
Yoga for Seniors with Jane Adams (2nd edition): Improve Balance, Strength & Flexibility with Gentle Senior Yoga, now with 3 complete practices.
Senior bodies are not all the same! Physical abilities can vary widely from one person to another, and even from day to day. This DVD has 3 complete yoga practices to meet the varying needs of people over 70. Level 1 (26 minutes) is done all seated in a chair, and emphasizes gentle movements to improve strength, range-of-motion, joint health, and posture, and works the body as fully as possible while sitting in a chair. Level 2 (40 minutes) alternates sitting in a chair, with standing alongside and holding onto a chair for stability. Level 2 works on developing strength and flexibility evenly throughout the entire body, and includes many easy movements to improve balance and increase foot, ankle and leg strength. Level 3 (55 minutes) also alternates sitting in a chair with standing, but is an overall stronger and longer practice than level 2, with more time spent on the standing and balancing poses. Level 3 is broken down into 6 shorter segments for greater choice. The goal of this DVD is to help seniors live fuller, more independent lives. Special emphasis is placed on working the muscles and joints most needed in everyday life and to prevent falls. All 3 practices emphasize good posture, full deep breathing, and end with a short relaxation and meditation for a more alert and relaxed body and mind. Filmed in the beautiful Bibler Gardens. Designed and taught by Jane Adams, RYT 500, a yoga practitioner since 1976 who specializes in yoga for healthy ageing.
- 3 complete practices to meet the varying needs and abilities of seniors
- Improve strength, flexibiilty, balance, range of motion, joint health and overall well-being
- Filmed in the beautiful flower gardens of the Bibler Mansion
- Emphasis is on working the muscles and joints most needed in everyday life
- Safe and effective, with easy-to-follow instructions and demonstrations
Gentle Yoga with Jane Adams: A Complete Beginning Yoga Practice for Midlife (40's - 70's) to Increase Strength, Flexibility, Balance, Good Posture, and Overall Well-being.
Yoga is the perfect exercise to help you create a vibrant healthy body, and live a long, active, full life. This DVD is designed specifically for people in mid-life (40's - 70's) to help maintain or regain youthful strength, flexibility, balance, good posture, and a relaxed body and mind. You'll learn to practice over 60 yoga poses safely and effectively. Designed and taught by Jane Adams, a yoga practitioner of over 35 years with special interest and training in yoga for healthy ageing, these sequences have been developed through years of working with many mid-lifers with bodies of all shapes and abilities. The DVD has 5 completely different sections: Full body warm-up, done lying on your back (20 minutes); Standing poses and easy movements to improve balance (33 minutes); Upper body work, done seated in a chair (13 minutes); Poses to stretch and strengthen the torso, hips and legs and quiet the mind (20 minutes); and Relaxation (7 minutes). The poses flow seamlessly one to another at an easy-to-follow pace to make the most of your exercise time. You will be challenged in an appropriate, safe way while experiencing all the wonderful benefits of yoga. Clear instruction and demonstrations make this perfect for beginners.
- - 4 completely different routines, each with a different emphasis, ranging from 13 - 33 minutes
- - 60 movements and yoga poses to stretch and strengthen the entire body
- - Special balance section with many easy movements to strengthen the feet, ankles and legs and improve sense of balance
- - Deep breathing to increase lung capacity and relax the body and mind
- - Easy to follow instructions and demonstrations for all poses make this perfect for beginners
Yoga for Beginners DVD: 8 Yoga Video Routines for Beginners. Includes Gentle Yoga Workouts to Increase Strength & Flexibility
One of the most intelligent and insightful teachers around. - Yoga Journal
Excite, inspire and encourage your journey of healthy and balanced living.
Product Description YOGA FOR BEGINNERS is the perfect way to be introduced to Yoga and it helps you to explore and experience the numerous benefits of yoga. There are 8 routines to help build strength, increase flexibility, improve your health and vitality and transform how you look and feel.
Routines are led by renowned instructor Barbara Benagh who expertly leads you through tailored workouts ranging from 10 to 60 minutes. YOGA FOR BEGINNERS was filmed on location at one of the most beautiful, tranquil beaches in the world, Half-Moon Bay, Antigua, which adds to the overall experience of tranquility.
Top selling yoga DVD in the US and Canada
An evergreen, great selling title
8 different workouts
Key demographic for people that want to try yoga
Tremendous amount of content/value (240 minutes)
Interview with Instructor
Filmed at Half-Moon Bay, Antigua
- Factory sealed DVD
Gentle Yoga for Balance, Flexibility and Mobility, Relaxation, Stretching for All Levels DVD
These four 20-minute, calming yoga practices are easy enough that almost anyone can do them, yet effective enough to be a part of any regular exercise program to help improve balance, mobility and flexibility.
Create your own practice with our customizable menu: simply choose one, two or all four of the 20-minute sessions depending on your body's needs and schedule. Flow continuously from one practice to the next or do them individually, whatever works best for you. No previous yoga experience necessary!
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: All you need is a mat and a sturdy high back chair for this program. To make certain poses easier on the knees or hips you may also want to use a bolster, pillow or additional folded yoga mat for added cushion.
FLOW 1: NECK AND SHOULDERS - This series is designed to let go of stress and tension to open up the neck and shoulders.
FLOW 2: BACK AND CHEST - This series is designed to release the spine and open the heart for pain relief and improved posture.
FLOW 3: HIPS AND KNEES - This series focuses on unlocking the joints and freeing the hips with a series of balance and mobility movements that work all the way down into the ankles and feet.
FLOW 4: TOTAL BODY - With an equal emphasis on all of your most important parts, this series offers a soothing, full body stretch.
- Create Your Own Personal Practice With Our Customizable DVD Menu
- Choose from 4, 20-Minute Flows - Do 1, 2 or all 4 whenever you like
- Easy, Gentle Stretches, Perfect for Beginners or Regular Exercisers Needing to Add in More Flexibility Work
- No chanting or sanskrit terminology used
- Some Chair Modifications Shown
Balance & Strength Exercises for Seniors: 9 Practices, with Traditional Exercises, and Modified Tai Chi, Yoga & Dance Based Movements.
Improve your balance, strength, and overall fitness while enjoying the beauty of Glacier National Park! This dvd has 9 completely different practice sessions, each 8 to 31 minutes long. The practices draw upon the best traditional exercises, tai chi based movements specifically developed to improve balance in older adults, modified yoga poses, and easy dance-based stepping movements. Your balance will be challenged in many different ways to help you move safely with grace and confidence. All movements are taught in mirror image with clear easy-to-follow instructions and demonstrations. All practices are done standing except where indicated.
The practices are:
Chair-seated practice to gently strengthen your entire body (17 min.)
Classic stationary balances performed holding onto a chair for support & seated core-strength work (31 min.)
Practical walking balances & dance-based stepping movements to improve your ability to react quickly and improve cardiovascular health, performed using a chair for support (16 min.)
More challenging walking & stepping balances, without a chair (18 min.)
Leg strength exercises (13 min.)
Upper-body seated strength & mobility exercises (12 min.)
Lower body stretches (13 min.)
Tai Chi easy full-body mobility practice (17 min.)
Tai Chi practice with 8 forms, similar to traditional tai chi, but modified to make it easier to learn and to emphasize the balance improving aspects of tai chi (8 min.)
Also includes a separate short (3-7 minute) tutorial for learning each of the 8 tai chi forms.
Designed and taught by expert instructor Jane Adams. Good balance and a strong body are essential for living an active, independent life and to prevent falls. Jane's goal in producing this was to bring together the most helpful balance & strength exercises for seniors in one affordable dvd.
- 9 completely different practices, each 8 - 31 minutes long. A great value, providing over 3 hours worth of the most helpful exercises for older adults
- Includes the best traditional exercises, a tai chi program specifically developed to improve balance in older adults, modified yoga poses, and dance-based movements.
- All movements taught in mirror image with clear, easy-to-follow instructions and demonstrations.
- Filmed in beautiful Glacier National Park on the shore of Lake McDonald
- Designed and taught by expert instructor Jane Adams
Yoga for Seniors with Jane Adams: Improve balance, strength and flexibility with Gentle Senior Yoga
NOTE THAT A 2ND EDITION IS NOW AVAILABLE, WITH MORE MATERIAL, BETTER VIDEOGRAPHY, AND FILMED IN A BEAUTIFUL LOCATION. FIND IT ON AMAZON BY SEARCHING FOR YOGA FOR SENIORS WITH JANE ADAMS, 2ND EDITION. Yoga for Seniors with Jane Adams is a gentle yoga practice that will strengthen the entire body, improve balance, and increase joint range-of-motion. Based on a popular yoga class at an assisted living facility, this DVD will benefit seniors with a wide range of needs and abilities. The DVD has two 35-minute sections: A live yoga class with seniors ranging in age from 73 - 92, and an instructor-only version. Both teach the same 40 safe, easy-to-follow movements, all done either sitting in a chair or standing alongside a chair. The goal of this DVD is to help seniors live a fuller, more independent life. Special emphasis is placed on increasing strength and flexibility in the muscles and joints most needed in performing every day tasks. For example, we do many movements to strengthen the feet, ankles and legs to improve balance and help avoid falls; We strengthen the legs and hips, for greater mobility in getting up and down from chairs, and in and out of cars; and we work on increasing range of motion in the shoulders, arms and hands, for greater ease in performing everyday tasks such as getting dressed and doing housework. Full deep breathing and good posture are encouraged throughout. One physician thought this DVD was so good she bought 100 copies to give to her patients. This DVD will leave you feeling both relaxed and energized. It will be the DVD you turn to again and again for a fun, relaxing, total-body yoga workout.
- Strengthens the feet & ankles, and improves one's sense of balance
- Increases range of motion in shoulders, arms and hands
- Moves the spine in all directions, strengthening core muscles and improving posture
- Strengthens the hips & thighs, for greater mobility
- Encourages deep full breathing, to energize and relax the body & mind
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