Rodney Yee’s Complete Yoga Review

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Here’s our review of the Rodney Yee's Complete Yoga.

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Our rating: 6 / 10

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Pros:

  • Easy to follow exercises
  • Ideal for people new to yoga
  • Develops flexibility and balance
  • Great for those who want to improve flexibility, balance, and strength
  • Provides a solid grounding in the basics of yoga
  • Comes with a DVD, an online guide, and a 60-day DVD trial period
  • Can help improve mood and relieve stress
  • Lightly padded yoga mat is included
  • Includes 'just-the-basics' guide for additional information
  • Includes a 60-day membership to the online Rodney Yee Yoga website

Cons:

  • Short
  • Not suitable for people with physical limitations
  • Complaints about DVD-based spiritual anecdotes

This has been my most used yoga practice book. The book is organized by major joint groups and how those postures help the particular joints. The poses are clearly labeled and directions are easy to follow.

I love the way the book spells out the reasons for doing yoga, and the effects on the body.

The first few chapters are on learning posture, understanding the poses, and having postures while doing everyday activities. Then comes the more detailed information of each of the major joint groups, which are broken down into subsections: Ankles, Toes, Knees, Hip, Shoulders, Neck, Heart and Shoulders & Forearms.

The only downside for me is that a few of the good practices get broken into a different section for a different joint like: the heart and shoulders get highlighted in the "Heart" section, but it's in the "Shoulders" section. If you stretch it a bit, you can make the two correspond. If you're looking for a comprehensive overview, this may not be the one for you, but for someone who loves to practice yoga, this is definite keeper.

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