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A strong core means so much more than flat abs. A healthy core helps you stand taller, look leaner, and feel more energetic. Led by Shiva Rea – called a ‘powerhouse yoga teacher’ by the New York Times – these seven flowing yoga segments focus on the core; upper body, and lower body. Reap the soul-nourishing benefits of yoga while you sculpt a long, lean torso and a strong, supple back.
Filmed at White Sands National Park and Kauai’s Limahuli Garden, this gorgeously shot DVD feature Shiva’s popular Yoga Matrix. Select segments from over an hour of yoga to customize your practice each time. Creative and highly effective, Core Yoga is an inspiring way to reshape your body and ignite your inner fire.
Shiva Rea's Core Yoga
Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Instructor: Shiva Rea (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 92 min.
Street Date: 08/21/2012
Seven beautifully filmed yoga sequences. While each segment is different, they all emphasize core-focused poses. You get both standing and floor moves done at varied tempos (sometimes at near-aerobic speeds). In addition to classic yoga progressions, you also get some traditional fitness exercises (e.g. "yoga push-ups"). This is actually a compilation of three previously released DVDs: "Creative Core Abs," "Creative Core Plus Lower Body" and "Creative Core Plus Upper Body." So four of the seven segments add an upper or lower-body toning element to the ab-focused movements.
As always, Shiva's voiceover cuing is soothing and detailed ("inhale slowly, now lift just your navel..."). Superbly photographed in Hawaii and at White Sands National Park. DVD's "matrix" feature lets you pre-program any section to play in any order. Compilation released in 2012 from programs originally copyrighted in 2006 and 2008.