Yoga Transformation: Strength and Energy, is a Yoga DVD brought out together by Deepak Chopra and Tara Stiles. Stress as everyone knowns in one of the banes of the modern day lifestyle. Stress at workplace and home is a daily phenomenon. Stress affects the body and mind leading to mental and physical illness.
Yoga meaning to integrate or unite helps in the well being of the body and the mind. This DVD Yoga Transformation: Strength and Energy, focuses on this concept. Deepak Chopra, an authority on yoga practices and teachings is a qualified medical practitioner who combines the benefits of modern day medicine with the ancient vedic practices. Tara Stiles, a model turned yoga practitioner has been practicing and teacher yoga for a number of years. She is the personal yoga instructor to Deepak Chopra. She focuses on the physical aspects of yoga and the health benefits and is not too much into the spiritual dimensions of yoga.
Yoga Transformation: Strength and Energy, a 55 minute DVD released in 2011 focuses on developing both the body and mental strength. It offers 45 minutes of powerful yoga postures demonstrated in detail by Tara Styles and 3 of her disciples. This is followed by 15 minutes of meditation exercises by Dr. Deepak Chopra to tone up the mind.
The workouts in this DVD, are challenging but not too difficult to practice. The video is very easy to understand and postures have been demonstrated in details. There are also 2 or 3 variants for most of the exercises. So if a person in not comfortable with any one of the postures, he can try out an alternate posture that he or she is comfortable with. It combines the benefits of weight loss and energy building. The exercises have a very relaxing and calming effect on the body and the person feels invigorated. It focuses on strengthening all the key muscles in the body and hence is very therapeutic.
The workouts in Yoga Transformation – Strength and Energy offers a very balanced and complete workout which can be practiced by both beginners to yoga and also seasoned practitioners of yoga. You get a thorough work out for 45 minutes where you will sweat and stretch every part of your body. It helps relieve various arthritic pains in the body since yoga increases the blood circulation.
The workouts are followed by 15 minutes of breathing exercises and meditation by Dr. Deepak Chopra. This helps calm the mind after the vigorous exercises.
The feedback for this DVD has been fairly good, though a few people commented on the disturbances in the quality of the audio and some people found 15 minutes of meditation too long.
Overall, this Yoga DVD, The workouts in Yoga Transformation – Strength and Energy is a good buy and highly recommended by most of the users for the detailed demonstration and easy flow of the yoga postures.