Filmed on location in India and the Maldive Islands on stunning digital video, Yoga Shakti integrates tradition and modern innovation in a powerful new learning system that evolves with the student. Viewers simply select their favorite practices from a simple-to-use “yoga menu”—filled with a rich variety of moving postures, meditations, and shavasana relaxations—and then press “play” to enjoy. To help them get started, Shiva Rea includes a complete list of suggested sequences, ranging from five-minute “tune-up sessions” to extended hour-long yoga immersions. With Yoga Shakti, yoga lovers of all levels are invited to infuse their home practice with joy, vitality, and spontaneity—and to release shakti, the energetic essence within.
The best thing about this prenatal yoga program is that there is a model for each trimester. Instructor Shiva Rea demonstrates each of the stretches and exercises for the first trimester, and two pregnant women show modifications for the second and third trimesters (they're even dressed in different colors for easy reference). This removes the self-doubt home-exercisers often have about the safety of certain moves–especially in that cumbersome final stage of pregnancy. Using gentle voice-over instruction, Rea and her assistants take viewers through a half hour of meditational stretches using blocks and chairs for support.
A dynamic yoga practice designed specifically for women. Women are blessed with innate creative energy. This energy – called shakti – lies at the heart of life, yet it’s easy to become disconcerted from it. Caught up in everyday activities, women can lose sight of their inner strength. In this rejuvenating yoga program, world-renowned instructor Shiva Rea offers five fluid practices to make you feel energized and powerful, vibrant and healthy.
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.
Yoga's "sun salutations" are among the most refined and effective movement meditations for health and well-being ever created. Originally practiced to connect to the sun's vitality, this precise combination of forward bends, backbends, and inversions awakens the breath and promotes circulation and inner balance through the flow of prana shakti, your creative life force. On Sun Salutations, internationally acclaimed vinyasa flow yoga teacher Shiva Rea presents a complete at-home course on these fundamental movements. Join Shiva for a dynamic sequence of asanas (postures) that includes guidance in yoga breathing and a rich background of world beat and ambient music. With inspiring instruction in basic alignment and flowing variations, Sun Salutations gives you the latest DVD technology to create an evolving home yoga practice suited perfectly to your personal needs.