Patrick Goudeau Presents: Release with Erin Kirk – Yoga DVD Review
Release is a yoga practice video that is lead by Erin Kirk and presented by Mr. Choreography himself, Patrick Goudeau.
I appreciated this yoga practice because it had something other than your typical sun salutations over and over like many other DVDs out on the market (Disclosure: Sun Salutations are not my favorite vinyasa flow).
This practice starts out with a dancey type rhythmic warmup. This was a bit different and sort of had me afraid that I would not care for the rest of the practice but then we went into the Starfish Sun Salute vinyasa flow and my mind changed. This vinyasa was a non-warrior flow and featured triangles and starfish poses.
In this practice you will do lots of fun things like lizard pose, eagle balance, work your core with boat pose and open your hips with pigeon pose.
In the end we get the sweet little dessert known as savasana and enjoy a bit of chanting and singing by Erin.
This practice does allow for someone that is advanced to go to their level of a pose while a less experienced yogi could stay back with the level that is comfortable for them. Always remember: Yoga is a personal practice and you should do what is good for your body and not push to what hurts your body.
That being said, I was surprised at how well Patrick did throughout the video. While he couldn’t exactly do everything the teacher did, he did exhibit that he definitely has been practicing yoga for awhile.
I would give this yoga practice DVD 4 out of 5 stars. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.