This latest DVD by Rodney Yee could very well have been called Yoga Zen. Slow, continuous movements are used to create mindfulness and mental focus throughout the entire video. The transitions between poses are given the same importance as postures and none of the poses are held, which creates a exceptionally graceful flowing practice. The “burn” in the title relates to the intention to build body strength through repeating the poses 2-3 times each and the use of many floor postures that target the abs and core muscles. While this Zen-like approach is quite different from Rodney’s previous videos, the minimal instruction and emphasis on basic postures works wonderfully in this format. The Zen rock garden set and the beautiful tranquil soundtrack both greatly enhance the meditative aspect of practice.
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Timothy Burgin is a Kripalu & Pranakriya trained yoga instructor living and teaching in Asheville, NC. Timothy has completed his 500 hour Advanced Pranakriya Yoga training and currently serves as the Executive Director of YogaBasics.com.
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