Rodney Yee's Yoga for Beginners DVD Review

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Mind over matter is an ancient way of saying work smarter, not harder.  Yoga is a great mind over matter practice.  Many different forms of Yoga combine slow and commanding physical postures to revitalize the mind and body while realigning inner energies.  Because of these properties, Yoga is amazing for physical health, and even weight loss.

Rodney Yee is originally a ballet student turned to Yoga Master.  He has toured the world for over ten years teaching workshops and classes.  Rodney has been on many shows, including Oprah. He is a well trained and talented Yoga instructor.

How Does the Rodney Yee's Yoga For Beginners DVD Work?

In the video below, you can watch  Rodney Yee himself in a short demonstration segment of his Yoga workout DVD  where he is performing some of his Yoga positions, movements and poses.

The Rodney Yee's Yoga for Beginners DVD combines two powerful sessions to introduce the home user to Yoga.  A morning session helps to energize the mind and body for the day, getting the blood moving and heart pumping.  The evening session calms the day's stresses and relaxes the body.

Each session is separate and can be played anytime from the DVD.  The morning session runs about 18 minutes while the evening session lasts about 15 minutes.  Both sessions practice beginner poses, introducing the user to Yoga.  Each session is also designed to help either energize or relax.

A smaller session is also included with Rodney Yee explaining common mistakes.  A 40-minute segment with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman will introduce each of the basic poses.  Along the way Rodney will explain common mistakes, what to look for and how to correct them.

What Are Others Saying? Does the Rodney Yee's Yoga for Beginners DVD deliver?

In the video below, you can watch a user of the Rodney Yee's Yoga for Beginners DVD giving her own testimony of this Yoga DVD and how you can get the most out of these Yoga practices.

Rodney Yee has a beloved following.  There are many users that purchased this DVD set simply because of Rodney’s reputation.  He is a world renowned Yoga expert.

Carol Stohon thought the pre-workout demonstration was helpful.  She had not realized that she was performing poses incorrectly and the beginning demonstration helped to correct that.  Carol is not alone.  Countless others have stated how helpful the pose demonstration is.   

Atmosphere is important as well and Rodney has not disappointed.  Yoga is thought to be a calm and relaxing art and as M. Gray stated, the background music is not obtrusive, but more relaxing and the ocean waves emanate a serene ambiance.

Most importantly, this is a beginners session, designed as an introduction to Yoga.  Rodney and his assistant Carol are very communicative and easy to follow. Communication is important because most poses block view of the television.  Poses must also be simple enough so that a beginner can follow, but still they should offer some challenge.  Alexander and others express how perfect this DVD set is for new comers.

Demonstration clip of the Rodney Yee's Yoga for Beginners DVD

In the video below, you can watch another short demonstration segment of this Yoga workout DVD.

How Much Weight Will I Lose?

Unlike a weight loss pill or a special diet, I cannot place  numbers to exercise routines or forms.  Yoga has a reputation for producing sleek, slender and sexy toned bodies with repeated use.  Most users that make Yoga a basic part of the lifestyle have absolutely no trouble to get rid of their excess and unwanted weight.  I would expect that if you were practicing Yoga daily with a proper diet, shedding pounds for you would not be difficult at all.

Issues to pay attention

At this point, I would like to draw your attention to the fact that Yoga is a semi strenuous exercise form that that borders that of ballet.  You push your body to really demanding poses where you have to perform big stretches that overwork your muscles. With that said, straining or pulling a muscle is always a possibility.  Make sure to practice proper posture to reduce the risk of injury.

Pros And Cons


  • Practicing Yoga is a proven form of inspiration and relaxation
  • You get ideal beginner quality poses. You may still find them challenging
  • You get a yoga workout designed by a Yoga guru
  • You enjoy a yoga DVD which is much cheaper than a class


  • Unlike a class, there is no interactive instruction for correction
  • Half the DVD yoga workout is taught by Rodney’s assistant
  • Limited. It only contains  2 routines

Problems And Complaints

Perfect products are like the fountain of youth, they simply do not  exist.  The Rodney Yee's Yoga for Beginners DVD is not any different. Rodney Yee designed this DVD and routines but it is his assistant who teaches half of the classes.  I would have preferred if Mr. Yee performed the entire DVD.

Each routine is short.  This disc only contains two but each one is roughly a little less then 18 minutes long.  The DVD is great as an intro to Yoga and easy to follow everyday.  I have to point out however, that the days that I have extra time or it is raining and cannot go out, a longer option would be nice.

How Does it rate overall?

The Rodney Yee's Yoga for Beginners DVD for beginners is well designed and taught and the introduction and corrections to common problems make this a solid investment.  It is obvious that the users of this DVD have acknowledged its benefits and it is amazing that in the average customer review, it has achieved a 4.5-star rating out of 5.0. It is also remarkable that out of 133 customer reviews, 86 of them have given this DVD  a 5.0-star rating, while 24 of them have given it a 4.0-star rating.

Where Can I buy and where can I read more reviews?

You can buy the Rodney Yee's Yoga for Beginners DVD at a discount on There are more reviews on Amazon available to you to read and find out how other users evaluate this DVD and how this yoga workout has help them with inspiration and relaxation. You can read more reviews here.

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