I tried the Wii Fit yoga on my nephews player. I must say I was surprised.
The program is actually pretty good considering its a gaming system. The balance board is fun to see where you’re center of gravity is. Some of the poses however aren’t shown correctly or thoroughly enough… for example:
Warrior 2 the front foot is on the balance board, but what about the back foot. It’s important to place even amounts of pressure on the feet and often students forget about their hind leg.
Downward dog is done with the hands on the board and again many students try to force down the heels rather than focus on the length of the back body. You can fully sacrifice the length of the spine by not focusing on the back body.
Saying this, and keeping in mind it is a gaming system, I’d say its a good way to begin. However, remember even teachers need to take classes. Not only to stay current, but also because you can’t see you’re own body.
This is pretty much where yoga videos, books and devices like Wii …hmmm… how can I say this… not necessarily fail persay ….however you can still be doing the asanas (poses) incorrectly or a tiny adjustment could shift and change everything for you.
Is that a nice way of saying come to class! LOL
Many Mom’s and Grandma’s often tell me their tween or early teen wishes to take a class. Yet all of my classes are offered for 18+ simply because of the locations.
So this would be a great gift for anyone wishing to get themselves started. Again it doesn’t replace the need for a physical teacher.