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.
Unleash your creative spirit in this improvisational, open practice. Shiva Rea's Free Flow Yoga will tune and tone you while showing you how to navigate life's challenges with grace, power, and confidence. Filmed live at the Annual Yoga Journal San Francisco Conference, this unrehearsed 90-minute program captures the dynamism and creativity of one of the great instructors of Yoga in America today. A leading teacher of vinyasa flow yoga, Shiva Rea is best known for her creation of Yoga Trance Dance. Her approach to yoga integrates her knowledge of Krishnamacharya lineage, tantra, ayurveda, bhakti, kalaripayattu, world dance, yogic art and somatic movement. She has lead over 70 retreats nationally and internationally, and actions for the environment, yoga and the arts. DVD features include a bonus chanting & meditation session as well as an in-depth interview with Shiva.
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 vitalitythis precise combination of forward bends, backbends, and inversions awakens the breath and promotes circulation and inner balance through the flow of prana shaktiour creative life force.
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.