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Warrior Yoga by Trudie Styler

January 27th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Guest Post Written by Penny (my amazing workout buddy).

Trudie Styler’s Warrior Yoga workout is truly a gift.  I had no expectations except that it might have some “dancing” in it.  I don’t know about you, but when I hear yoga and dancing in the same sentence I get the feeling that the spirit of yoga (mind and breath) is gone and it’s all about someone trying to make some money with yet another “yoga” workout.  So not true with Trudie Styler and James D’Silva’s beautiful yoga practice on this DVD.  I say “practice” because the essence of the yoga on this DVD feels like a spiritual bath in true Indian Yogic tradition that refreshes not only your body but your mind. It is the harmonious blend of the flowing yoga poses with the smooth and ego-less voice of James D’Silva mixed with the soothing background music of Sting and the beautiful Italian countryside that creates a full-sensory opportunity to really be in the moment and breathe and feel peaceful.

I didn’t know all of this until I began the DVD; but I now know I have found a yoga DVD that I can turn to when I need to have the perfect combination of a gentle flow yoga “workout” and a calming, peaceful experience. Just right for a busy mom who needs to take some time for herself so she can treat herself and her family with kindness.  The first time I put the DVD on I was in big need of an attitude adjustment but I couldn’t get out and go to a yoga class or even get on a walk by myself.  I had my two children with me and I was landlocked in the house.  Normally, my children climb all over me during an in-the-house yoga practice and I was gearing up for the same.  I’m not sure if it was the calming nature of James D’Silva’s voice or the soothing sounds of Stings music, but they played so peacefully and nicely during the entire 50 minute workout! I think it had a similar effect on them as it did me. I’ll take it.

As a bonus, the DVD also has an express 25 minute workout and interviews and meditations with Trudie Styler, Sting and James D’Silva. The scenery of Sting and Trudy’s Il Palagio estate is breathtaking and their philosophy of taking care of the environment is inspiring.    Thank you Trudie and James and Sting for making this DVD…it truly feels like a gift.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jill Will Run // Jan 27, 2010 at 5:18 am

    I got this DVD for Christmas… I was impressed, felt chilled at the end.
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  • 2 gaileee // Jan 27, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    I love this DVD! Well worth the $10 I paid for it (on sale). I’ve only done the 25 minute warrior sequence, and of course listened to the “extras”.

    So very cool! I love the voice overs. I could do this yoga dvd without looking much at the actual dvd….which is a testament to the cueing! A+ in my opinion!

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