Full Backcover Description
Discover your untapped reservoir of energy and joy. There’s a wave motion within yoga for total transformation. We are naturally fluid. More than half our total body weight is water. And yet this fluid power in our awareness and way of moving is often an untapped reservoir of energy and joy.
Explore the power of your fluid nature with Shiva Rea, one of the yoga world’s most inspiring teachers. Her innovative sequences move with natural flow for a completely original style of yoga that enhances vitality, agility, and creativity. Through rhythmic, circular, and spiraling movements, you will earn to liberate poses that are often rigidly held, allowing you to grow stronger and more flexible with grace.
The unique Yoga Matrix menu allows you to customize your practice, choosing from over three hours of yoga (20 segments) to suit your time and energy level on any given day. Or, choose one of six pre-set practices, from foundations to advanced, from short to long, from solely meditative to energetic. Sequences include four innovative sun salutation, water “core,” standing pose mandala, fluid backbends, handstand, forward bends, pranayama, meditations, and deep relaxation. For experienced beginners to intermediate practitioners.
Also: (1) Create a custom practice with segments from the Yoga Matrix menu -- 20 segments, 213 minutes. Or choose from six different pre-set practices -- 26-108 minutes each. (2) Audio options: Instruction and music or music only. (3) Fluid vinyasa techniques; alignments details for ten fluid asanas. (4) 24-page program guide. (5) “Y Yoga” mini-documentary with Shiva Rea, comments by experts Sally Kempton, Daniel Odier, Stuart Sovatsky, and Fred Alan Wolf.
Filmed in HD at White Sands National Park and directed by James Wvinner with cinematography by Hollywood’s’ Sion Michel (“Memoirs of a Geisha”).
DVD has programmable chapters.
Shiva Rea's Fluid Power Vinyasa Flow 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: 213 min.
Street Date: 09/01/2007
Certified instructor description:
Endlessly moving and always flowing, it's an exceptionally graceful approach to yoga (“rhythmic and energetic … our fluid bodies are pulsating”). These classic Vinyasa yoga “poses” are never static. Instead, Shiva Rea integrates these familiar poses into fluid patterns and sensuous motions (even the lying positions feature wave-like movements). Your workout is totally customizable. The DVD has 213 minutes of yoga in 20 chapters. You just program your DVD player to play any or all chapters in any sequence. Or you can choose one of six premixed workouts (20 to 108 minutes each). Beautifully filmed at White Sands National Monument, the production quality is truly stunning. Includes a second 30-minute documentary DVD and a 24-page program guide. ©2006.