Yoga has become a popular medium as a choice for life style change. And with good reason to. Yoga has a variety of benefits from depression and stress relief, to cholesterol and blood pressure control, to weight loss and fitness.
As a result, it is no wonder that games introducing Yoga has joined the fitness library of Wii games. "Yoga: The First 100% experience video game" is one that I will be taking a look at.
How Does "Yoga: The First 100% Experience video game" Work?
Yoga makes use of the Wii motion control tracking system and balance board. The motion control system enables the Wii to be able to correct the user in real time, giving tips and advice to better perform each pose. The game comes with three modes. A story mode adds a little bit of fun to an exercise routine.
In story mode a basic transgression system moves a user from beginner to Yoga guru by completing a variety of steps and challenges while learning new poses. A Training mode allows the users to practice each pose individually and fine tune each action. New moves can be learned and added to the possible poses to use later on.
And the last is a routine mode. The player has the ability to design a personal circuit program, or let the computer choose one. This routine can be used each day to help towards individual goals. And each routine can be designed for a specific goal.
What Are Others Saying? Does the "Yoga: The First 100% Experience video game" deliver?
Fitness-minded folk have been yearning for a Yoga based Wii game for some time. Nothing to date really fulfills that request, including "Yoga: The First 100%" Experience". Eric tried the game and played through the story mode. He said that the story mode is extremely slow and laborious. There is not any real Yoga philosophy instruction. Story mode is mostly walking with a guide around a virtual temple.
Character animation is also very horrible. I found many people, like Betty for example, complaining that the characters looked too fake, like blobs on a screen with no joints. The animations seemed like they were years behind current technology.
And then there is the actual Yoga itself. Story mode is slow and boring. Training mode teaches the user new poses, but has a heavy delay between each pose. And finally the routine mode does as it describes. But Daisy says there are not enough yoga poses. What is really available is rather limited. And almost no instruction is given during routines. Transition speech is a must with any workout video, especially when the users head isn’t facing the screen.
How Much Weight Will the "Yoga: The First 100% Experience video game" help me to lose?
Various forms of Yoga have the ability to really burn fat and trim the waist line, as well as tone the body. The poses don’t burn calories as much as other aerobic exercises, but the act makes the metabolism jump heavily for a long period of time after each exercise. This jump in metabolism over an extended period of time is what burns all the extra calories.
Yoga is a longer term commitment. It’s not going to drop pounds in a week or two like other diets and pills. But over the long term weight will be lost and weight management becomes much easier. The resistance from each pose tones the body too.
I would recommend consulting a doctor before starting any Yoga routine. Yoga is designed around performing stretches while utilizing core muscles for stabilization. It’s a very resistants based exercise. But if not performed correctly, it is very easy to strain the body. Use caution whenever performing any Yoga pose and don’t push the body to hard.
- You get serious yoga practice whether you are a beginner or an advanced yoga enthusiast
- You obtain substantial general information about the benefits of yoga in your life apart from the practice itself
- You have the chance to practice yoga any day and any time you wish in your own home despite you tight work schedule or you lack of time
- During the routines there is very little talking and explaining which compels you to look at the screen all the time
- You can only pick one pose at a time which takes too much time to load each one and as a result, you wait for some minutes between poses ruining any chance of a smooth flowing yoga workout
- Low quality and outdated animation and graphics
- The voices are both odd and oddly placed
- Teachers go through the poses too quickly with hardly any feedback
Problems And Complaints
The animations are not up to par. The characters look very old technology wise. With all the character modeling technology we have today, I think this could have been much better. Poor modeling and visuals can turn some users away from an other wise excellent fitness routine.
And then, there is the lack of instruction. The routine portion of the game is going to be the heaviest utilized over time. The training is nice for a tutorial and the story walks the user through the game, but ultimately their use diminishes over time. Anyone interested in using Yoga as a daily regimen will use the routine function the most. But there is no instructions given during the routine. It would be nice to hear what pose is coming next, reminders of what to watch for and how to perform the pose. The little instruction that is given is through the tutorial system for proper posture and that is poor at best.
The "Yoga: The first 100% experience video game" has a variety of uses
As I mentioned before, Yoga can help you to improve your blood flow and to lower your cholesterol levels. The various forms of Yoga movements also help you to stretch your muscles, to release your tension and to built up your acids. I should also point out that the resistance you apply while you practice the different poses also helps you to tone your muscles and to burn your fat.
Another important use of this video game is that the stretching and stress relief that it contains functions a dynamic factor against any aging signs on your body and face. Simply speaking, it is widely known for some time now that Yoga can help you to smooth your wrinkles, to improve the rest and to help you make your skin have a much more beautiful glow and look.
How does it rate overall?
It seems that the "Yoga: The first 100% experience video game" has been poorly rated by the people who have bought it and used it. I have to point out that in the average customer review, this yoga video game has achieved just a 1.5-star rating out of a total 5.0. Most of the users of this product appear to be expecting more of this video game, as out of 62 customer reviews, 46 of them have given this product a 1-star rating, while 10 of them have given it a 2-star rating.
Where Can I buy and where can I read more reviews?
You can buy the "Yoga: The first 100% experience video game" at a current 13% discounted price on Amazom.com. There are also more users of this video game on Amazon.com who express their views and opinions on the features and benefits of these Yoga training schedules.You can read more reviews here.