Move over P90X and make way for The Ultimate Yogi ($124.95). The 108-day transformation includes a daily yoga guide, program calendar and nutritional plan. Each practice is lead by Yogi instructor Travis Eliot (who sounds like Matthew McConaughey … ahhh, music to my ears!), who gives detailed instructions to allow you to reach a deeper level within the practice without having to look up at the TV. His direction and advice not only pertain to the yoga practice, but they are also daily words to live by.
Each DVD begins with everyone in the class conversing with one another. Travis starts each class with a 15- to 20-minute warm-up series that allows your body to create a foundation for each pose and stretch in the yoga flows ahead. Eliot ends with (my favorite pose) Savasanah. The practices are all approximately an hour to an hour and 15 minutes long except for the Hard-core disc, which features a quick yogi abdominal routine.
Like most sets of this nature, the DVD set also comes with a diet plan. But the Ultimate Yogi Diet should be referred to as “the common sense” diet. It suggests removing processed foods, refined sugars, flour, preservatives, bad fats and alcohol—to some of you, probably all the fun. That being said, the program also encourages a vegan lifestyle, and the occasional raw food detox and juice fast to become the Ultimate Yogi. After reading that, “the common sense” diet doesn’t sound too difficult now, does it? I’m not sure it is necessary to abide by a vegan diet, but I do believe that clean eating is a needed supplement to reach your health and fitness goals.
Regardless of your diet choice, the 12-disc practices are well worth the deep twists and long stretches. I always felt relaxed and renewed once I finished a yoga practice. Here are descriptions of each practice and DVD…