A superb introduction to one of the most beneficial and rewarding forms of yoga. Flow yoga, also called vinyasa yoga, combines flowing movement with rhythmic breathing for a dynamic mind-body workout. Like a moving meditation, flow yoga unites mind, body, and breath. Your mind clears, your body calms, even as your pulse quickens.
Renowned and innovative flow yoga teacher Shiva Rea leads this introductory practice, filmed amid breathtaking scenery on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. She begins with a seated mediation that teaches you how to link breath with movement. Three more segments introduce her flowing approach to classic poses. Transitions from pose to pose are graceful and easy. You may not have Shiva's flexibility (yet), but you can follow her lead in ways that work for you. Feel yourself becoming stronger and more supple. Sense your new energy and find the fluidity that has always been yours.
In this DVD internationally renowned teacher, Shiva Rea, offers three ways to experience yoga's rejuvenating heart-centered focus. Her Prayer Wheel, active meditative practice, is designed to generate love and compassion. Hridaya Namaskar (Heart Salutation) is an innovative vinyasa flow that leads to deep relaxation and inner peace in just 20 minutes. The Energizing Heart Movement Meditation releases stagnant energy and creates natural joy and vitality. These three practices Focus less on the strengthening aspects of yoga than other Shiva Rea offerings and more on relaxing, stretching, and invigorating. It combines a variety of lunges, backbends, twists, and more, all presented with the kind of flowing, undulating movements typical of flow yoga. Starting or ending your day more centered with these short heart opening practices will have a profound effect on your body and your life. Choose your practice - or combine all three - and celebrate the mystery of being human, fully alive with a radiant heart.
Calming, energizing, life-transforming yoga. In yoga, the heart center has its own wisdom, intelligence, and energy. In this unique and inspiring practice, Shiva Rea shows you how to connect to the power of your heart-most potently, your capacity for love and healing.