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Filmed in a beautiful garden overlooking the Pacific Ocean, these two yoga sessions are designed to give you a perfect balance of vitality and calm. The Energy program revitalizes and builds stamina with postures that are known to boost the nervous system, build strength and tone muscle tone. This invigorating sequence will reduce fatigue, improve productivity and leave you feeling focused and alert. The Relaxation program melts away tension in your muscles and your mind with a combination of soothing restorative asanas, deep relaxation techniques, flexibility enhancing postures and poses known to calm the natural flight or fight mechanism in the body. This peaceful sequence will help you gain flexibility, improve sleep and dissolve away stress leaving you with an overall feeling of wellness and contentment.
Tamal Dodge was raised in his family’s yoga ashram on the island of Hawaii and has practiced and taught yoga for most of his life. He is the co-founder of The Yoga Collective, one of the largest yoga studios in California, and has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Self Magazine and Yogi Times. When he is not teaching at his studio, Tamal spends much of his time touring the country to share the benefits of yoga with people of all ages. His goal is not only to help people become physically fit but ultimately happier and more fulfilled.
Element: Yoga for Energy and Relaxation
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: Tamal Dodge (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 72 min.
Street Date: 10/09/2012
Two goal-targeted programs filmed in a lush outdoor setting. Tamal's voiceover cuing is soothing, detailed and very easy to understand (you won't even need to watch the TV to follow along). The Energy practice is exceptionally varied. It includes sun salutations, inversion positions, twisting moves and lots of rhythmic breathing (e.g. "breath of fire," "belly breathing"). The Relaxation series is less intense. It combines opening-focused yoga poses with static stretches and slower, more meditative, breathing. That practice ends with five minutes of deep relaxation. Both programs are filmed outdoors in a quiet garden overlooking the Pacific ocean. ©2012.