What a lovely DVD! Eoin Finn's newest DVD is in many ways his best yet. As promised, there are four routines, ranging in length from 80 minutes to just over 40, of various degrees of difficulty. Even though there is some overlap, I definitely didn't feel like I was doing parts of the same routine. Each practice had something absolutely to offer in terms of sequences and poses. World Champion's Hips (80 minutes) and Hot Chocolate (about 60 minutes) are probably my favorite (and probably more challenging than others) - they include nicely paced sun salutes and two rounds of sun salutes with extra push-ups - but only two rounds, some very nice variations of standing poses combined with shoulder and chest openers, hip opening poses, back bends (front body openers) as Eoin calls them (bow, wheel, again, with interesting variations). Hot Chocolate includes crow and some interesting squat work, WC's Hips includes some wonderful splits variations. Lovely core work is...
I've been working my way through the 4 routines and over 4 hours of yoga that are presented on this DVD. This yoga is, as Eoin might say, pure honey! The hips are a huge joint, the connector between the upper and lower body. Eoin stresses the importance of bringing good energy to the hips-- "When we unlock the hips, stress disappears, our movements become more efficient, and our outlook on life becomes positive." I like positive! This DVD definitely focuses on the hips by offering various front and back hip opening postures like stretching lunges, pigeon and cow/face variations, as well as strengthening for the hips in strong warriors, lunges, and balancing sequences.
The first routine I did was 79 minutes long, titled "World Championships Hips." This was the "big kahuna," offering hip work and opening, core strength sequences, and a well balanced practice of forward and back bending, and twists. The whole shebang!
A few days later I tried the 51 minute...
I have both Power Yoga for Happiness and Power Yoga for Happiness 2: The Surf Edition and a fan of Eoin Finn's power yoga style. "The Pursuit of Happy Hips" is his latest DVD and does not disappoint. It is very similar in style and asanas found on the Power Yoga for Happiness titles, however, there is definitely an emphasis on your hips. There are 4 separate Yoga routines on this single DVD. A 50 minute relaxed class focusing on stretching and meditative movement. A ~50 minute physical class that is similar to the "Strength" and "Hip" class on Power Yoga for...
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