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Beginners Yoga and Beyond: Elements of Yoga: Earth Foundation with Tara Lee

Tara Lee , Matt Wright    DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Tara Lee
  • Directors: Matt Wright
  • Producers: Mary Attwood & Christine Romano
  • Format: DVD-RAM
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: New Shoot Pictures
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007JVWXI0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,282 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Tara Lee, creator of the best selling Bump, Birth and Beyond series brings you a new yoga flow DVD. Based on the 'earth' element, this yoga DVD is designed to build the foundations of a yoga practice suitable for all levels. The DVD is divided into three 20-minute sequences which can be played in succession for a complete yoga practice, or as individual sessions for those short of time. The practices will build a strong foundation of stability in the body, mind and spirit. Particularly useful for releasing symptoms of modern living such as headaches, lack of concentration, insomnia and stress, these practices will leave you feeling grounded and calm. Bonus features: - 10-minute balancing series - 10-minute core workout - 10-minute breathing exercise - 5-minute relaxation

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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant introduction to yoga 23 May 2012
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I first saw extracts from this DVD on the Fitness TV channel - they were showing one of the 3 main practices as a programme. I watched it and thought to myself that it looked really good. I've been looking for something to add to my fitness routine that was about strength, and as I already do pilates I went for yoga.

It's a really great DVD - Tara Lee is brilliant throughout, as the voice over and as the demonstrator of the poses/sequences.

There are, as other reviews have said, 3 main practice sequences which are roughly 20 minutes long and you can work through individually, or play the entire sequence for a full-on 60 minute work out. First time I tried it I did the first section, felt really good and so went back and did the other 2 sections later in the day.

I haven't yet tried the bonus feature sequences, but if they're anywhere near as good as the main ones, then I will be very happy indeed.

All in all, a great buy. I am a complete yoga beginner, although I have been doing pilates for a while (although they're not the same, I have found there are some elements that are similar - focus on breath, focus on core muscles, etc.) I can see myself progressing well with this DVD and even when I am more experienced in yoga practice I will keep coming back to this DVD. I would love to attend one of Tara's classes!!
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great workout 3 April 2012
By Phoebe
As a beginner to yoga I wanted a DVD that would give me good clear instruction and this DVD does exactly what I hoped for. A great DVD to start getting into yoga.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for stiff bodies like mine 1 Sep 2012
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I'm as stiff as a board and wouldn't ever go to a yoga class, but even I managed to do the first of the three 20min sessions of this dvd. It's simple but effective for getting you started, and you get better the more you practice. I haven't done the second session yet, but I suspect that after doing the first one for a few days, I may be able to. Hah, I shall be a svelt and supple goddess yet ( my dreams anyway)!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beginners yoga & beyond 13 Mar 2013
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Tara Lee is a goddess! I am a total beginner at yoga but have in the past gone to lots of fitness classes - aerobics, step, bodypump etc. I am now in my late 40's and not as fit as I used to be, also I am aware that I'm starting to seize up! Could barely touch my toes and am quite stiff in the mornings. This DVD is absolutely fantastic! It is soothing, addictive, gentle yet effective. After just 4 sessions I am noticing a real improvement and can now sit cross-legged without being in agony! Great for the mind, body and soul. It is a real treat to spend an hour totally to ones self and end up feeling brilliant. Would highly recommend.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 10 Nov 2012
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This is a fantastic DVD. Very very clear explanations. Beautifully shot. The Bonus features are worth looking at too for extra routines and a very interesting interview.

Tara Lee is a wonderful instructor.

Buy it.
Do it.
Gain from it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 12 Sep 2012
By Pam1970
I started body balance classes 6 months ago and wanted to expand on that, having read previous reviews opted for this DVD, and have to agree with them this is excellent and so relaxing
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Instructions not good enough for beginners 3 April 2013
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There are many things that are good about this DVD that are mentioned in the other reviews. My main issue with it is that it is marketed as beginners Yoga but I don't really think it has been produced with beginners in mind. I have been to 5 or 6 Yoga classes over that last couple of years, so I have a rough idea of what I am doing but I am not confident on the details of the poses. Although the sequences included are at a level that is suitable for someone who is fairly new to Yoga, there are many places where the instructions are woefully inadequate.

When Tara is describing simple poses she gets it just right but when she starts linking more complex poses together she reverts to little more than naming the poses and doesn't give enough information on position (heels on floor? knees bent or straight? head up, down or looking forward?) or what the key aspects of a pose are for people who may not be flexible enough yet to do "forward bends" and "downward dogs" competently. This means that I have to keep stopping and looking at the TV and it also worries me that I might be stretching in a way that could cause injury and this puts me off from using the DVD. I am also not convinced that the third practice is really stand alone and I would probably precede this with one of the other 2 practices.

This is a nice selection of simple routines that would be a good supplement to a regular Yoga class but is not suitable for a complete beginner. I also think the music will get boring after a while.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 11 Mar 2013
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This dvd is brilliant. Tara has a soothing voice, the music and background add to the whole feel, but there's an option to remove these if you prefer. She offers very clear explanations, which is perfect for me as a beginner. The 3 practices plus extras are fantastic. I've done this for the last 5 days & I can already feel a huge difference in my flexibility, and well-being...far less aches and pains. I've now ordered the others in the series to eventually work towards. This has made such a huge difference to me, I wish I'd started years ago!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Its OK
The yoga here uses gentle flow exercises - but do be careful if you've a bad back - if you are careful it will be fine but there are a few twists. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Patrice JL
5.0 out of 5 stars Very relaxing
A calm and effective yoga experience. The beautiful riverside background and music complemented the yoga practice so well. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Hilary Musker
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Bought for my daughter who is at university. Stress is incredible at times and this dvd means she can pop it into her laptop and unwind and keep trim and supple at the same time... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ms. Indie Cole
3.0 out of 5 stars intermediate dvd
This is a good dvd but by no means for beginners Tara is a really good instructor and can see that it would help the more advanced people plenty content really good just struggle... Read more
Published 2 months ago by pocket pairs
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow.....
Yes, this IS Yoga. Tara Lee has got it right, what a great DVD. Easy to follow pranayama (breathing )instructions. Totally balanced practice, well paced and the music is perfect. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Deni Andrews
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This DVD is fantastic, since buying it I have recommended it to many of my friends who share the same opinion.
Published 2 months ago by Pen Name
5.0 out of 5 stars Newly found yoga
This dvd is the first at home dvd, exercise equipment etc. that I've used several times volutarily, doing it because I want to, not because I should as I have bought it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Riina Linna
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT DVD
Published 2 months ago by GILLIAN BELL
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing
Really disappointed with this DVD. It has 3 yoga practices of 20minutes each in length which I think is ridiculously short and would become very boring and repetitive if done... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ms. A. Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Tara is an excellent teacher and I love the elemental/flow series which combines well with Wing Chun which I have been studying for over 3 years and my spiritual path.
Published 2 months ago by Masterofthelight777
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