|Graphic courtesy of design by Danielle.|
I have to say that after going through the brief program for the first time myself, it delivered on all counts—and I felt about 50% better than when I started. Yes, I have a yoga mat and yes I try to do a repertoire of stretches every day to alleviate longstanding disc problems, but it's just not the same as having a coach and a focused set of exercises.
Cappy guides you through three groups of movements (using a chair, standing, and lying down [meditation]), alongside a guinea pig/assistant whom you can see in the screen shot at left. They're easy to mimic, so you can shut off the part of your brain that has to figure things out while you're listening, looking, and imitating the two of them.
Many years ago I took a yoga class and I remember feeling frustrated that my muscles were always so tight and I couldn't measure up to the standards set by the teacher and the other students. There's none of that here, because you're in your own house, wearing whatever you want and doing things at your own pace. Cappy is extremely mellow and encouraging. The stretches, which were great, had me pushing a bit but not uncomfortably, and instead of more-or-less dreading them I'm looking forward to doing them again! (FYI, she doesn't do the pose on the cover.)
Yoga for Beginners…. In the meantime, Namaste (or words to that effect)!