Yoga cds for the blind and visually impaired

I got this in email and definitely plan to order it. Sounds pretty cool!

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Get Healthy With Yoga: 
  Beginning Yoga for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a dynamic, 
inspiring five-CD set produced by Gretchen Hein, a certified Kripalu yoga 
instructor, and Marty Klein, a blind author and workshop facilitator. The 
goal of the series is to help blind and visually impaired people use yoga 
to reclaim and sustain strong, flexible bodies. The series also provides 
encouragement and information about how to find a local yoga class that 
will be suitable for blind or visually impaired people. 
  The packaging has bold, dark lettering with a contrasting background 
so it can be read by those with low vision. Each CD is numbered with bold 
markings as well. Gretchen’s descriptions of yoga postures are detailed and 
explained in language specifically intended to be clear to blind students, 
while Marty’s comments and insights as a blind man create an informative 
and enjoyable learning experience. The CDs are engineered so that each pose 
is on a separate track. This allows the listener to design his or her own 
yoga sequence once the series is familiar. The set also contains one CD 
that is similar to a yoga class. Another CD has specific tracks that inform 
prospective yoga teachers how to be thoughtful toward a blind student. 
Students are encouraged to share this CD with a teacher of their choice. 
The cost of the five-CD package is $39.95 plus shipping and handling. You 
can order the set at: www.blindyoga.net
 
 
Also, 
This article concerns exercise, with some online resources: 
http://www.fredshead.info/2006/10/exercise-library.html  

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7 Responses to Yoga cds for the blind and visually impaired

  1. Dude, that seals it. I’ve been hearing about these blind yoga thingies for a while. I took yoga years ago, and the first instructor I had nearly had a freakin heart attack at teaching a blink. But once she stopped dithering, she became awesome. I need to grab up this whole set. Someone else sent me info on something similar. It’s a message. I need to get these suckas.

  2. That sounds really cool! I think it could be useful even for someone who is not blind – sometimes trying to position yourself in view of the TV while attempting to do various exercises can be rather difficult. Listening to a good audio description might be easier in some cases.

    I would love to hear what you think about it if you do try these CDs.

  3. L^2

    Wow, thanks for sharing this! These sound really interesting! I have a couple of yoga workout DVDs but I’m terrible at it, because I don’t know what’s going on half the time.

  4. Sounds wonderful – I have an amazing yoga teacher who says she is over the top about describing the poses — I say keep it coming because she makes it so easy for me to enjoy it.

  5. Ro

    The yoga I did at GDB was great and the teacher was great. I’m going to get these cds. I wonder if there’s something similar for Pilates. I just gave away my Pilates DVDs since I can’t use my DVD player anyway.

    Just need to get a yoga mat and I’m set. Probably gonna order the cds tomorrow.

  6. Nice – I love they are doing yoga at GDB now! I have only tried Pilates once so don’t know alot about it.

  7. Ro

    Yeah they started doing it because so many students were getting shin splints. The instructor had cds but I misplaced it somewhere. She was really great and between the yoga and the massages, that’s how I survived. Don’t think I would have otherwise.

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