PUBLIC BROADCASTING SERVICE Health & Fitness, Vol. 1 - Yoga For The Rest Of Us With Peggy Cappy, Other Item Sku:
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Description: "Back Care Basics": Ease your back and improve your posture! Just as Peggy Cappy has modified yoga poses in her earlier videos "Yoga for the Rest of Us" and "More Yoga for the Rest of Us to make yoga accessible to every body, Peggy now turns her attention to stretches and exercises that are most beneficial to back care. Strong, healthy back muscles provide support for your spine and result in more energy and vitality in everything you do. Peggy shows you the right exercises and yoga poses to protect your back and improve your posture. These simple but powerful exercises stretch and strengthen back muscles and can alleviate back pain caused by muscular tension. And, with regular practice, they can keep back pain from returning. Peggy has designed this program in six easy-to-use segments, including leg and back stretches performed while positioned on your back, on your side, or on your belly. By using the exercises that work best for you, in no time at all, you will experience the difference that "Back Care Basics" can make. "Heart Healthy Yoga": Two separate workouts, in this 90-minute program, are designed for total beginners and yoga experts alike. Make this your daily yoga routine aimed at improving your heart health as well as your overall health. Divided into five easy-to-do segments, this workout is centered around sun salutations, the series of twelve poses that work the entire body. Featuring dynamic movements for the spine, lunges, side stretches, breathing techniques, leg stretches and relaxation poses, you'll enjoy doing this at home. Plus, there is a five-minute breathing technique that once learned, you can do anywhere, even while driving your car. You'll love the results - improved balance, greater joint flexibility, increased endurance, stronger bones, and reduced levels of stress and anxiety. "Easy Yoga for Arthritis": Join yoga teacher Peggy Cappy as she demonstrates movements to use at home to strengthen muscles and help increase mobility for people who are challenged by arthritis or the stiffness that comes with age or injury. This new special is divided into seven easy-to-use segments that will leave you energized and feeling more flexible: Gentle Warm-ups to loosen shoulders, neck and back, legs and feet; Warm-ups for the hands, wrists, and arms; Standing poses; Seated poses; Reclining poses; Deep relaxation techniques; Meditation. This gentle yoga routine is perfect for people of all ages and abilities as Peggy's unique approach allows for three modifications for each pose: standing, seated or using a chair for support. Plus, Peggy incorporates meditation into this workout, a technique proven to increase our ability to deal with stress.
Bonus Segments: Let Peggy show you two restorative poses where, with the aid of a chair, pillows, or the wall, you simply relax and let gravity work for you, bringing comfort to your body and peace to your Mind. Also, travel to Peggy's historic hometown of Peterborough, NH, to Meet the Men and women whose lives have been dramatically improved by Peggy's classes. Hear first-hand accounts of how yoga has helped her students ease their arthritis and increase their overall health and well-being.