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Yoga Journal's Yoga - Conditioning For Sport
Universal/Universal . R4 . COLOR . 83 mins . E . PAL


This makes for the fourth Yoga DVD I’ve reviewed and the second Rodney Yee title. This guy really knows his stuff and he has created a series of exercises designed specifically to balance the body for sport. Mr Yee continues to impress me with his methods and his excellent use of instruction and demonstration to show the viewer the correct manner of approach. With his extensive years of Yoga and ballet training, Mr Yee is in peak physical condition and his coaching is delivered using three individual instructors at varying skill levels. This gives everyone who wishes to employ yoga the benefit of having an instructor at their own level, be it beginner, intermediate or advanced.

There are two major workouts that can be used together or separately, giving the viewer the opportunity to cut to the chase rather than fast forwarding to the bit they want. The Opening section is 13 minutes long and prepares the body for the Integration segment of 22 minutes, which concentrates on employing Yoga movement during sport. A very nice feature of this section is the ability to switch through three camera angles to highlight the instructor who suits your individual requirements.

It’s a good solid workout that will get the viewer well limbered up, without becoming exhausted, in preparation to play their chosen sport.


Excellent visuals of instructors in a calm green park by the sea contribute to the overall relaxing feel of Mr Yee’s instruction. Video is very clean and daylit, and the audio is adequately delivered in Dolby Digital 2.0. Mr Yee’s demonstration is also unhampered by a live description, utilising a voiceover that is comfortably spoken and economical with words. This is far better than listening to a sweaty instructor gasping out words between breaths, and therefore more useful to the viewer.

As noted above, an excellent special feature is the ability to swap between cameras to suit the individual. Also included in the special features are Six Mini Workouts specific to the sports of Tennis, Running, Golf, Cycling and Swimming. The sixth is a general-purpose All Sports workout and each of the six hover around the seven-and-a-half to eight-minute mark. With the specialised usage of muscle in each sport, these are excellent as a quick pre-sport stretching exercise for warming up the body. Also included is a brief Biography of Rodney Yee which is only one page of text and, while informative, is harmless filler really. If you’ve read my other reviews of the Gaiam Yoga Series, there is the bizarro About Gaiam promo which is a bunch of useless buzzwords and basically a way to fill the DVD for another 40 seconds. Just a waste of time really.

Overall, this disc represents excellent instruction for the Yoga enthusiast, be they at any level, and one that serves as an effective and beneficial warm up for any particular sport. With a distinct picture, nice crisp sound and clear, clean instructions it is a disc that represents pretty good value, considering how often it will be reused over time. Namaste.

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  •   And I quote...
    "Excellent methodology for warming up before sport without being exhausting."
    - Jules Faber
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