The title "Perfect in 10" is misleading for this yoga DVD: it is really a 57-minute workout divided into five sections. These are
- Awaken & Energize (11 minutes)
- Tone & Strengthen (11 minutes)
- Back Relief & Flexibility (13 minutes)
- De-Stress & Let Go (16 minutes)
- Deep Relaxation (6 minutes)
Susan Grant leads a nicely-constructed workout at the introductory to intermediate level. The workout consists of standard series of postures, with lots of forward bends, downward facing dogs, warrior poses, twists, and other postures that give a good stretch to the lower back, hips, and hamstrings. She is alone in a nicely lit studio with white walls and a wooden floor. She uses a red yoga mat and wears a pink top and red yoga pants. The camerawork and editing are professional and she talks the viewer through the exercise as she demonstrates the postures. It is easy to hear her and her enunciation is very clear. Her voice is pleasant and soothing. There is a variety of mostly relaxed electronic music in the background. Most of the workout is quite easy, but there are portions that require strength and balance. Grant demonstrates variations of the more difficult postures for those who are less flexible or strong. While this DVD doesn't stand out from the crowd of other yoga DVDs, it would work well for someone looking for a simple yoga workout.
© 2008 Christian Perring
Christian Perring, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Dowling College, New York.