Tara Stiles: This is Yoga 4 DVD Set

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Tara Stiles This is Yoga

Tara Stiles has packaged 4 of her best DVDs into a single set offering exceptional value.

This is Yoga. And this is Yoga with Tara Stiles: lovely scenery, a lithe, flexible former model as an instructor, and just enough encouragement to keep you sweating and breathing through every minute of the program. “The coolest Yoga instructor ever” according to Vanity Fair, Stiles continues to break new ground with hip, modern Yoga routines that remain surprisingly accessible to everyone.

Strength building anyone?Taken together, the 4 DVDs in Tara Stiles’ This is Yoga series comprise a virtual encyclopedia of Yoga postures and workouts.

DVD 1: DAILY YOGA FOR EVERYONE

STRONG BALANCED FLOW

1 HOUR of strength building flow in the STRONG FLOW routine! Focus on building core strength, improving balance, and work towards inversions.

RELAXED UNWINDING FLOW :

30MIN of relaxing, rejuvenating flow in the RELAX FLOW routine! Release tension in the shoulders, back, neck and hips. Rejuvenate the entire body. Calm and center the mind!

DVD 2 : BEGINNERS YOGA FOR EVERYONE

Don’t worry, this position is not part of the Beginner’s DVD

BEGINNERS FLOW 30 MIN

For the first timer, beginning to move with the breath, build strength and flexibility evenly in the body while calming the mind.

RELAXED EASYGOING FLOW 15 MIN

Gentle routine to open the hips, hamstrings, and bring more space to the body and mind.

CALMING NIGHT TIME FLOW 50 MIN

Easegoing flow to release tension in the entire body while calming the mind.

DVD 3 : AM/PM YOGA FOR EVERYONE

MORNING YOGA IN BED 5 MIN

Easygoing flow to wake you up in the morning and get you open and connect so you can have a great day.

DAILY BASIC FLOW 15 MIN

Easygoing flow geared toward a beginner or anyone wanting a gentle total body flow that calms and opens the mind.

ENERGIZING STRONG FLOW 60 MIN

Energizing flow designed to build strength evenly in the body while calming the mind.

BED TIME FLOW 5 MIN

A simple routine to help wind down the body and calm the mind for a great night s sleep.

DVD 4 : COMPLETE YOGA LIBRARY FOR EVERYONE

Bonus routine filmed in Joshua Tree. Lovely!

POSE LIBRARY 60 MIN

All poses are for beginners to work with and toward. Designed to build strength and flexibility evenly in the body while bringing the mind to a calm place.

STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY 20 MIN

Included is a BONUS Joshua Tree routine where Tara guides you, from the top of rock structures overlooking this National Park, to relax your mind and create balance.

Tara Stiles has no shortage of fans, and the 23 5-star Amazon reviews help explain why:

“The settings in this DVD series are SOOO refreshing compared to normal Yoga dvds. The sets are simplistic and completely unpretentious because they strip it down to just yoga and a beautiful natural surrounding. Each workout is sleek and very 2012. (My favorite is the sunset workout with the LA skyline in the background.) Also, Tara has the best voice of any yoga instructor; she just seems so much more up to date than the typical yoga dvd people. She has great flow and the way she speaks is as if you are being personally trained by her instead of you doing an instructional dvd. I would definitely recommend this series to anyone (even beginners) who are looking to get away from the bland traditional yoga dvds and want something modern and up-to-date.”

Reviewer Melissa writes:

“First, I love the modern vibe! The music is stuff I would put on my ipod and as always Tara’s voice is calm but not too pushy. The sets are modern and don’t have the typical Hawaiian vacation vibe most yoga dvds have. I was also really psyched that Tara has SO many different types of routines, she even does Yoga in a bed! Even though I’m not necessarily a beginner, I still found the Beginners Yoga For Everyone DVD because it got my body used to her flow and moves. The best part is how many different options the dvds have. It would take years to memorize all of her different workouts, so I’m not worried about getting bored with this set.”

Yoga Skeptic to Yoga Addict!” beams another review. “A complete Yoga library”, says another.

Conclusion: Whether you’re looking to begin your Yoga DVD library, or expand it beyond the usual fare with something hip and modern (not to mention gorgeous to look at), the This is Yoga DVD series is an excellent choice. Best of all, with Amazon selling the set for around $20, it’s a screaming deal (that’s only $5 per DVD for extremely well-produced DVDs!). Try it out, you just may agree with the reviewer who wrote “This is the best purchase I’ve made for myself in a long time, and certainly the best yoga purchase EVER.”

Best Price: $20 on Amazon.com

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Danny V.


I discovered Yoga about 2 years ago after following along with my girlfriend's home fitness routine. It seemed a nice compromise to bring peace to our evening workout routine: half the week, she would follow along with my strength routine (P90x, etc.), and the other half we would do Yoga. “Perfect for rest days”, I thought. Boy, was I wrong! View reviewer profile...

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