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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    This is an outstanding Yoga DVD!

    I've tried several yoga dvd's, but this is the one that has really opened the door for me, and has helped to elevate me from a beginner to an intermediate yoga student. Shiva Rea was recommended to me by a yoga instructor and so I purchased 3 of her dvd's to try. All of them were good, but of the three, this one was the best because it features the incredible yoga matrix format which creates the opportunity to customize each workout to my mood and energy level that day. And there is so much wonderful variety in the available segments that it is like at least 7 workout videos in just one regular priced dvd. It just keeps on giving! In this short 6 months using this dvd, I have doubled my strength (especially in the arms and upper body), added muscle tone, flexibility, confidence, and of course have lost some weight as well.

    In addition to the wonderful matrix format, the studio in which she films this dvd is inspiring and beautiful, her music is perfectly suited, and she shows several stages in the poses so it is easy to grow and learn with her instruction. I have since bought other dvd's of Shiva Rea's, and the ones with the matrix format offer just as much variety, challenge and fun. But honestly, this dvd is still my favorite, and I consider it the best dvd for beginners EVER! Thanks so much Shiva Rea!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Daily Energy: Vinyasa Flow Yoga DVD

    Daily Energy: Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Shiva Rea is a 168 minute Yoga practice DVD offered by Acacia / Acorn Media.

    Shiva Rea is a world renowned yoga teacher. She has been hailed by Vanity Fair magazine as one of the world's greatest yoga masters. Shiva Rea has created several top selling workouts and is the headliner at major yoga conferences. She teaches workshops all over the world and is the catalyst for the Globa Mala Project, an annual worldwide yoga event.

    Daily Energy: Vinyasa Flow Yoga features seven 20 minute yoga practices. This DVD caters to people with busy lifestyles who want a workout that never gets boring and can be done in a short amount of time.

    There are several ways you can use this DVD. There are seven 20 minute yoga practices so you can simply choose a pre-set practice or you can use the yoga matrix that allows you to create endless possibilities for longer practices. You simply use your DVD remote control to select from each individual yoga segment and stack them together to make a longer routine.

    The 20 minute practices are earth, shanti, heart-air, fire & water, water, fire and chakra namaskar. There are extra segments on solar meditation (5 minutes), Lunar Meditation (5 minutes), Core (7 minutes), Forward Bends (6 minutes) and Shavasana (5 minutes).

    Don't let the words meditation fool you, solar meditation is basically warm up / stretching and lunar meditation is a cool down. There's nothing meditative about them. You will feel the pull (at least I did).

    You also have the option to listen to the yoga routines with the music only or the music and instruction. While yoga is a form of exercise, it's also a mental discipline that may have references that some Christians are uncomfortable with. With the option to listen only to the music while watching the DVD, you can eliminate the discussion that goes along with the routines and simply enjoy the exercise aspects of yoga.

    The individual routines are very easy to follow. The pace of the yoga instruction is nice and slow so I had plenty of time to figure out what I was supposed to do. Unless you are very limber (or very young), expect that you won't be able to get into some of the positions she gets into. I exercise regularly and my forehead just isn't going to the floor like hers does.

    Despite that, this is a great DVD for beginners because even if you can't completely mimic the positions she gets into, you will feel the stretch and pull in your muscles by simply trying as much as you are able. I'm far from competent in yoga and I got a good workout from the Daily Energy: Vinyasa Flow Yoga.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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