Review of "Yoga To Go's Yoga Quick Fixes DVD"

By Nancy Wile
Yoga To Go, 2006
Review by Christian Perring, Ph.D. on Jan 9th 2007
Yoga To Go's Yoga Quick Fixes DVD

This Yoga to Go DVD has three 20 minute practices: Energy to Go, Strength to Go, and Stretch and Soothe.  The production quality is rather rough.  Nancy Wile appears against a white background on a blue yoga mat.  She mostly guides the viewer through a voiceover, and the voice is a little distorted.  In the background there is bland music which seems to be on a loop.  Nevertheless, the actual workout is refreshing and worthwhile.  Wile's manner is pleasant, and the camera work is smooth.

The first practice is fairly easy.  The pace is moderate, and the stretches are not deep.  The work is mostly from mostly standing poses, with lots of forward bends, some forward bends, and some twists.  The second practice is more energetic.  It includes more downward dogs, upward dogs, locust postures, bow poses, warrior poses, lunges, bridges, ending with some twists while lying on the back.  The third practice is more relaxing, going slower, with more focus on stretching, especially in the hamstrings and lower back. 

If you do not mind much about production quality, and are mainly looking for fairly simple and helpful short practices, then this DVD is worth considering.  Most people will prefer different yoga DVDs, set in more beautiful locations, with more DVD extras and flexibility of programming different practices.  But Wile seems like a good teacher, and if she could create a DVD with higher production values and more variety, it would be much more appealing. 





© 2007 Christian Perring. All rights reserved.

Christian Perring, Ph.D., is Academic Chair of the Arts & Humanities Division and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Dowling College, Long Island. He is also editor of Metapsychology Online Reviews.  His main research is on philosophical issues in medicine, psychiatry and psychology.


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