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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Awesome Yoga Teachers

Hello... thanks for visiting.

Yoga came very naturally to me after a long dance education. I was looking for variation of physical discipline that was less rigorous than ballet but would still give me a wonderful toned, strong body... and quiet mind. I decided to start studying yoga at home with the use of yoga videos/DVD's and thankfully found a series that are not only exceptionally high quality, they're visually appealing and inspiring to work with. I am referring to the Gaiam Video series, featuring the quality teachings of Rodney Yee and Patricia Walden.

Thanks to Gaiam for producing and making the following video clip available for viewing. Take a look at this short 5-minute video... it will give you a little introduction to the value of using specific yoga poses (modelled after the Iyengar method) for strength and toning, as shown by Rodney Yee. This video shows only quick examples of poses featured on the DVD entitled, Yoga Burn" ... worth seeking out if power yoga intrigues you.

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This video shows a pretty advanced level of yoga ... one I love when I want to take my yoga much deeper. Rodney Yee and Patricia Walden are two of my favourite yoga teachers and I highly recommend that you look for their work in your local book stores and yoga supply shops. They are true masters in yoga!

If you are new to yoga, I recommend that you look for Gaiam's "Yoga Practice For Beginners" featuring Patricia Walden which offers a gentle, comprehensive guide for building flexibility and strength of body plus postures for calming the body and mind. It is, of course, really important to start gradually, listen to your body and only go as far as your body will allow you to until you can gently take it to a new level.

The 3-DVD set that has served me well over the years features both Patricia and Rodney's work, which includes a DVD to practice relaxation, another for practicing flexibility and the last for practicing strength, each between 70 and 80 minutes long.

If you've not had an introduction to yoga before, perhaps this is a great way to get started. Classes can sometimes be intimidating for newcomers to yoga... no need worrying, choose instead to work in the privacy of your home. Classes at a later date though can take your yoga training to a whole deeper level, for each teacher offers new variations!

Here's to a sculptured body and quiet mind.

Warmly, Carolyn
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