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'Relieving Stress with Yoga with Peggy Cappy'
(Peggy Cappy / 2-DiscDVD / G / 2020 / PBS)

Overview: Yoga instructor Peggy Cappy, a perennial favorite of public television viewers, is back with a special yoga program to ease stress and anxiety.

By stretching, strengthening and balancing the muscles with poses, yoga alleviates the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety which often lead to tension, tightness and pain.

With three out of four Americans regularly experiencing stress, there's never been a better time to begin your yoga practice!

DVD Verdict: In these newly stressful times of ours, a DVD like this is just what the doctor ordered, trust me!

For over forty years, Peggy Cappy has been teaching yoga to students of all ages and abilities. Peggy's other programs have addressed how yoga can be used to alleviate pain and cope with various physical challenges including Easy Yoga for Arthritis, Easy Yoga: The Secret to Strength and Balance, and Back Care Basics.

The Relieving Stress with Yoga workout includes: Body Warmups, Restorative Poses, Nutrition Breathing Exercises and even, and I kid you not, Laughter Yoga!

During all these simply divine, and easy to do segments, Peggy demonstrates how restorative yoga and breathwork can relax both the body and the brain, shares how laughter yoga can sometimes be the best medicine, and explores the profound impact food and mindful eating can have on our stress levels.

Working with both a weekly yoga class as well as a teenage group, we observe the dramatic impact yoga can have in relieving stress and anxiety for everyone in your family.

Using these other people in her class, Peggy shows us different examples of how to do each exercise. They take a lot of time with instruction before showing each movement which I like and, well, it's also a terrific program for beginners, much like myself.

In fact, even those with very severe pain, or simply the less flexible of us older ones, can get HUGE benefit out of these yoga movements, of that you have my word.

Sure, I would have liked to see a little less talking and more actual movement, but it does lay out the basics of stretching within the movements of yoga and done every day will most definitely have you repeating some of them without the DVD even playing!

According to Peggy, “By stretching, strengthening and balancing the muscles with poses, yoga can also alleviate the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety, which often include tension, tightness, and pain.” [Personally, I couldn't agree more!]

There is also a Bonus Documentary here 'Relieving Stress with Yoga with Peggy Cappy' and I simply cannot urge you enough to go and invest in this wondrous, informative new yoga DVD from the always lovely Peggy Cappy! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.