I have always avoided yoga like the plague. For several reasons: I couldn't see how such funny looking poses would do anyone any good. I also shied away because I knew I would be asked to "empty my mind." And then I tried yoga with a different dvd series and I hated it. It was incredibly difficult and I was completely uncomfortable physically and spiritually. I decided that yoga just wasn't worth my time and I didn't want to have to block out one more thing, spiritually speaking.So, now you understand my skepticism. Yet, I must admit to a bit of curiosity. Is it possible to mesh my Christian faith with a highly regarded and difficult exercise program that has it's roots in Hinduism?The more I thought about it, the more indignant I became. The world has taken so much from us: from the commercialization of Holy Days to perverting words that have to be exorcised from our vocabulary for fear of offending someone. Why not take yoga and claim it for Christianity? I decided to give it a try thanks to the publishers who provided me with a copy - no strings attached.It was still hard physically. But I don't mind a challenge. And I love the fact that Scripture is used to fill my mind instead of being asked to empty my mind and focus on myself. Listening to the Scriptures given and the music in the background truly helped me to relax mentally and loosen up physically. I appreciated the cues the narrator gave so that I could actually figure out how to get into each pose. And there are suggestions on how to ramp up each pose for those who are advanced.There is also a handy booklet that can be slipped into a purse or back pocket that outlines each pose in case you are traveling.So, if you are into yoga or just think you might want to try it, then I can confidently recommend this dvd to you. Me? I think I'll give the dvd a second and maybe even a third try before I completely give up on being limber enough to pull it off and keep it up as a routine.