In Kabbalah Yoga™, the benefits of yoga’s proven techniques, combined with the basic tenets of the Kabbalah, which are mentioned and incorporated into the poses, are designed to help the user become a better version of oneself, inside and out. The Ambitious Beginners DVD includes a modified version of the program for those who have no Yoga experience and want to begin with the basics. Ambitious Beginners provides you with a basic yoga routine that incorporates the fundamentals of The Kabbalah, the ancient Judaic wisdom. ~ Kabbalah asks why, Yoga shows you how. ~
“I own approximately 100 yoga videos and this is my favorite. It is really not a beginner video because there is little instruction for the poses. It is more an intermediate level which is why I like it. This is a program for people who are not beginners and not advanced (I am not very flexible so cannot do a lot of the advanced videos out there, I am also middle aged). This is just the right length - about 40 minutes and the poses flow from one to the other. The mind body connection that is essential to yoga is present throughout this program. I am sick of lightening fast sun salutations or holding downward dog for 5 minutes like you find on so many videos. This program has no sun salutations and all of the postures show modifications if you need them. I also own the advanced kabbalah program which is very similar to the beginners except it moves a little faster and they incorporate the plank, upward dog, downward dog transition quite frequently. I will occassionally do the advanced, but the beginner is my favorite. In my opinion, this is the perfect yoga video for the intermediate practitioner.”
“Just for everyone's information, this DVD is not aimed at beginners - the three stars is basically in this respect. You need to have quite a good prior knowledge of yoga before attempting this one. I haven't even looked at the other one (advanced) yet.
If, however, you are not a beginner, and can cope with a practice which is flowing and is cued without positioning advice, then this should be a good practice for you. I like the look of it, and there are a few unusual asanas there - like twisting down dog.
I'm not sure how long this practice is - sorry! Prob about 45 mins. What's interesting is a primer on Kabbalah, quite a long one. Throughout the practice (which is done in voiceover) certain poses are associated with tenets of the Kabbalah.”
“I love this video for all of the same reasons the other person didn't. Finally, a Yoga program where I don't have to listen to the cue'ing over and over again after I've watched this a dozen times and know the program. If this program were so easy that I could do it the first time viewing, why buy it? I don't need to watch or hear cue'ing while I'm doing this program...I can count to 6 (breaths). ALSO THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN KABBALAH AND YOGA IS ASTOUNDING. THIS DVD GIVES YOU THE TOOLS THROUGH PHYSICAL YOGA POSES TO ACCESS YOUR SPIRITUAL SIDE. THE SPANISH VERSION IS PERFECT BECAUSE I SPEAK SPANISH AS WELL. THE BEST PART...THE MUSIC. JAI UTTAL HAS OUTDONE HIMSELF WITH HIS SONG "SHALOM"”