If you’re into yoga podcasts, then there’s a very good chance you know Hillary Rubin. She has a great blog full of yoga wisdom and routines that are perfect when your home practice needs some motivation. A certified Anusara Yoga teacher, Hillary has a great story that illustrates the power yoga has to improve lives. Taking her teaching to the next level, Hillary recently released a DVD, Yoga Foundations with Hillary Rubin.
For the last couple weeks, both myself and my four year old daughter, Kennedy, have enjoyed lining up our yoga mats and practicing to the DVD. It’s not too long and it’s not too short. Kennedy is a great yoga buddy and it makes me laugh every time she calls downward facing dog “hot dog.”
One of the interesting things about Hillary’s new DVD is that I didn’t really pay attention to the title of the practice, “Yoga Foundations,” until after I was partway through it the first time and started thinking to myself how grounded my body felt as I implemented the various corrections Hillary suggested. I was surprised at how some of the subtle adjustments Hillary recommended entirely changed the way certain poses felt. While the main practice is not too complex or physically demanding, it effectively does what it sets out to do: create and cultivate a strong foundation. Highly recommended for those looking for an easy-to-follow introducation to yoga. Kennedy gives it two thumbs up.