Cathe Friedrich YOGA MAX


Instructor's name: Cathe Friedrich

Type of Workout: Yoga

Fitness Level: Intermediate

Equipment Needed: Mat

Total Running Time:  48 Minutes 

Release Date: 2011 

Region: 0 (Worldwide, REGION FREE, Suitable for ALL DVD players)

As you might have guessed from the title, Yoga Max provides a more invigorating Yoga workout that builds heat and power in the muscles, therefore encouraging a graceful and elongated cardio, strength, and flexibility challenge. Expect to revisit faster paced sun salutations between deeper stretch and balancing postures.  The workout flows seamlessly from one move to the next as you build power and grace.


        YogaMax Express #1 (32:34)

        YogaMax Express #2 (34:23)

5.0 out of 5 stars Effective and Challenging Workout!
If you are looking for a spiritual yoga workout then this is probably not for you, but if you are looking for a yoga workout that holds poses for a long time and also includes vigorous flowing moves like "down dog to plank to lowered plank to up dog" and repeat that several times in a row, then this is probably for you.

I absolutely love this Yoga Max DVD! I am an advanced beginner (I am very fit from dance classes) and found the poses in this workout to be challenging, yet not so challenging that I couldn't complete the workout. My muscles were definitely sore the following day, particularly my arms, so I consider this an effective workout.

There are three workouts on the DVD, a full 48 minute and two express workouts (over 30 minutes each). Cathe does a great job of giving modifications for each pose; easy, intermediate, and advanced. I definitely have plenty of opportunities to strive to achieve those advanced modifications, but I never felt overwhelmed or discouraged while doing the workout. I love that she reminds you to only stretch as far as your body will allow you today and to give thanks for what you are able to achieve. While she does give helpful suggestions on body alignment, this is in no way a beginning "how to" DVD. The background music was relaxing and I like that there is a voice only option to play your own music.

I take PiYo classes one to two times a week and would say this workout is comparable to the PiYo classes I take. At the end of the workout Kathe includes some pilates like abdominal work that is super difficult. If you are looking for a less challenging workout I would give her Yoga Relax DVD a try first (I love this DVD for an evening workout or when I am not feeling well). I certainly hope she will make some more Yoga DVDs!

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