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Create a positive – and permanent – shift in your life. Filmed live at the fifth annual Yoga Journal San Francisco Conference, this unrehearsed 90-minute program captures the magnetism and wisdom of one of America’s great instructors and will help you establish a strong foundation for your yoga practice. In this basic, flowing workout, you will discover how proper yoga technique and mindfulness can power your practice and empower your life.
Baron Baptiste, one of the leading yoga innovators in America, popularized the style of yoga known as Power Vinyasa Yoga, which is designed to create heat in the body and stimulate energy flow. He is the owner and director of two Baptiste Power Yoga Institutes in Massachusetts and is the author of three books: Journey into Power, 40 Days to Personal Revolution, and My Daddy is a Pretzel.
Yoga Journal: Baron Baptiste's Foundations of Power Vinysasa
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: Baron Baptiste (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 85 min.
Street Date: 12/12/2008
A total of 36 Vinyasa yoga “foundation” poses taught by the inventor of “Power Yoga.” Originally created for yoga instructors, it was filmed “live” at the Yoga Journal's San Francisco conference (so the class is unrehearsed and Baron's commentary is spontaneous and informal). But he's been teaching for 25 years, so he always seems to know exactly what each exerciser is experiencing or how to correct a common error (right down to what part of the heel is causing the problem or where the knuckle should be placed). While he demonstrates and encourages perfect form, Baron is also very aware of physical limitations (“you may need to bend your legs …”). A great way to truly learn the foundations of yoga. ©2008.