Sara Ivanhoe Yoga Makeover Weight Loss
Spiritually Cleansing Flowing Routine, August 6, 2006
As you move faster through these exercises, you may feel your
body heating and your heart beating a little faster. This is
definitely a cardiovascular workout with aesthetic appeal. You
have a beach in the background with waves gently lapping at the
shore. Sara Ivanhoe exercises on the grass and you feel like you
are at the beach.
The deliciously challenging twists were the highlight of this
practice session. The Vinyasa sections are exciting and
challenging and you move from plank to cobra to down dog. Then
she ups the challenge with a flowing series that moves into an
upward facing dog.
The active postures make this an invigorating and
calorie-burning workout that also strengthens the arms and tones
the entire body.
The special features on this DVD include a section where you can
select to workout without narration and you can view pictures of
The 20-minute Yoga routines are very healing and especially fun.
If you have 20-40 minutes you can get an excellent workout with
added emotional benefits. I always feel spiritually cleansed and
physically energized after a Sara Ivanhoe routine. I hope she
continues to make more DVDs because I love her positive energy.
These 20-minute routines are like Yoga Vacations.
~The Rebecca Review
Sara Ivanhoe Yoga Makeover Sculpted Buns & Thighs
Explore, Balance and Celebrate - Intermediate Workout,
August 6, 2006
Sara Ivanhoe's routines are a pure joy to follow and this one is
perfect in combination with the 20-minute weight loss routine.
The first routine warms you up and this one pushes you just that
little bit further so you get the best workout possible. She
teaches everyone from Hollywood stars to normal people like me
who don't want to go to the gym and prefer working out at home.
This creative routine will sculpt buns and thighs and also
cleanse your soul. By focusing on breathing, you nurture every
cell in your body. If you have been working out for quite a few
years, some of the exercises in this routine can help you figure
out if you are intermediate or advanced.
While beginners will still enjoy most of the exercises,
intermediate students will enjoy knowing if they can do a back
bend (you are kneeling and you lean backwards) and touch their
ankles or if they are still working on flexibility. I can tell
you that for the last few years I've been trying to touch my
ankles and tonight I actually did. It is definitely worth
working towards and boosts your self-esteem substantially. There
was just this sense of joy when I could finally touch both
ankles. All those hundreds of hours of practice suddenly seem
worth the effort!
Mountain, Chair and Triangle pose are included as is a Temple
Pose with three lovely variations. There are also some excellent
outer hip stretches in this 20-minute routine.
What I love most about this DVD is the aesthetically pleasing
environment and the highly creative exercises. The mood of
Sara's workouts encourages my full participation and I find them
especially enjoyable. Do two of her workouts and then go take a
long bath with sea salts and essential oils. Life becomes art...
~The Rebecca Review, intermediate