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Good things flow from a strong core -- a long lean torso, a healthy back, a positive flow of energy that benefits every aspect of your life. Now, one of the yoga world’s top female teachers shows you an enlightened way to a powerful core. Unlike repetitive conventional abs work, Shiva’s fluid yoga-approach awakens your creativity and inner fire, building strength and grace in the same way that surfing, rock climbing or dancing does while you’re enjoying yourself, not counting the minutes until it’s over. The program includes three flowing segments, which can be done all at once or individually.
Filmed at White Sands National Park, the program was directed by James Wvinner and shot in HD by Hollywood’s Sion Michel (Memoirs of a Geisha). Beautiful, effective, inspiring. It’s an abs workout you’ll look forward to doing again and again.
DVD has chapters.
Shiva Rea's Creative Core Abs
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.
Aerobics Choreography: Complex
Basic: The easiest to follow. It ranges from simple walking-style marches to sports and athletic movements.
Complex: More intricate combinations and patterns. They're ideal for people who like to dance.
Moderate: More interesting than Basic, less dancy than Complex.
Toning Emphasis: Abs
Upper body: Arms, chest and back.
Lower Body: Legs, thighs, hips and buttocks.
Abs: Abdominals (stomach), core and sometimes lower back.
Total body: Tones all three of the above muscle groups.
Instructor: Shiva Rea (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 35 min.
Street Date: 11/01/2006
Definitely not your standard yoga or core workout, this is a series of free-flowing, dynamic motions. The movements are yoga-based but without the static, “preset” classic poses. And the moves are core-based but without the mechanical, western-style attitude. Instead, these sometimes-challenging exercises are designed to be creative, graceful and ever-changing (e.g. “water core” is intended to “capture the circular, fluid power of water”). The program's photography is simply spectacular. It's filmed at White Sands National Monument with beautiful clouds and a quiet, on-the-scene drummer. ©2006.