For true beginners, a yoga block is needed for a good practice. The poses are very simple, but are demanding for a true beginner. The instruction during th initial 5 minutes, was so fast, it was not relaxing and I became impatient with the routine. The remainder of the routine was more relaxed, but I didn't like it. There is an easily overlooked restorative section with instruction and practice. Quite a few bolsters and blankets were required, I don't have any of those. The poses did look as though they would be relaxing. Will not check out again.