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Yoga for Beginners Review

Bottom Line

True yoga newbies should enjoy Barbara Benagh's gentle, thorough teachings in "Yoga for Beginners." Reviewers say the DVD does an admirable job of teaching the basics without moving too quickly from one pose to another. The large number of workouts and pose tutorials help students tailor their experience too. But if this isn't your first time on a yoga mat, some reviewers say the program may be too slow for you.



  • Clear, detailed instruction
  • High quality
  • Lots of modifications
  • Ample variety


  • May be too slow
  • Workouts could flow better

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Contributors to Amazon.com, As of April 2014

"Yoga for Beginners" gets 4.2 out of 5 stars in more than 570 reviews. Reviewers praise the slow pace, easy-to-follow instructions and variety of routines. But some complain it's boring, too slow and poorly edited.

Sarah Baldwin, Nov. 18, 2013

Baldwin says "Yoga for Beginners" lives up to its name, with a slow pace, modifications and alignment tips. She also likes the large number of routines that can be mixed up, but says some students with experience may want more of a challenge.

Paige Waehner, March 23, 2012

Waehner's thorough review praises "Yoga for Beginners" for its variety, slow pace, "meticulous instruction" and lovely scenery. But some beginners may struggle to hold movements, and the pace and instructions could be too slow after awhile, she says.

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