Shiva Rea: Earth Flow Practice (30 min)
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“” Inspiring to all””– Yoga Journal
Bring back energy, stamina, and balance every day with world-renowned yoga instructor Shiva Rea. Providing 7 20-minute practices, this program will assist you fit yoga into your hectic life every day without needing to repeat an exercise.
Practicing yoga daily, even for a brief time, can be more useful than a long, extreme practice every now and then. By tuning your exercise to your requirements every day, you'' ll acquire balance, composure, and serenity in your life. On a demanding day, attempt among the lunar programs for relaxation; when you have to be at your finest, select a stimulating solar practice, or put the 2 together to develop endurance and shape long, lean muscles.
With the adjustable Yoga Matrix, you can select from more than 2 hours of yoga to develop unlimited possibilities for longer practices. Open your heart, spark your inner fire, and experience the transformative results of day-to-day yoga with among the world’s most motivating instructors.
- Actors: Shiva Rea
- Directors: James Wvinner
- Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: NR Not Rated
- Studio: Acacia
- DVD Release Date: December 1, 2009
- Run Time: 168 minutes
- ASIN: B002IVLWCE
Fantastic and I use it daily
I love this DVD! I’ve been doing it almost daily since I got the product and already noticed a difference in my muscle tone. She is inspirational without being annoying. For any of the difficult poses, she begins with a an easier pose, and shows the progression. So you are able to do the majority of the DVD even if you can’t fold like a pretzel. She does move fairly quickly but after doing the DVD a couple times I was able to mostly keep up with her. There is one option in the matrix called Shanti that is mostly just stretching, which is great if I need a more relaxing flow. I love the yoga matrix to customize my workout if I don’t want to use a preset. I will be buying more of her DVDs.
Exactly why Shiva is my favorite
4 people found this helpful.
I absolutely love this DVD. When I purchased it as it was first released I was in Physical Therapy for my knee and hip and really about the only flow I could complete was Shanti (which I love). After I graduated from therapy I found this was a wonderful DVD to grow with. The Fire sequence has become a favorite of mine and I alternate it with her agni namaskar flows from Surf Yoga Soul and Upper Body/Core. And Shanti is such a wonderful relaxing flow.
Very well done, especially the unique matrix format
I haven’t done all of the segments yet, but so far I’m really enjoying this DVD. I love the “matrix” format that allows the user to create a different practice to match mood, time available, etc. This, along with her Core Yoga DVD, are my first Shiva Rea videos, and at first I wasn’t sure about how I felt about them. They are completely different from Rodney Yee, Jenni Rawlings, and Travis Elliott, whose videos I have used for the past 7 years. Where they are quite structured and very clear-cut, Rea’s videos are more free-flowing and have a “do what feels good to your body” mood. Her direction and cues aren’t as concise as the other instructors either, so I find myself watching the screen more than I want to. I’m sure I’ll get past this once I’ve become accustomed to her style. Another big plus is the music–the music on both is delightful. Her voice is also incredibly soothing, even though I must admit at first I wasn’t a fan.
Great for beginners!
One person found this helpful.
This was the first Yoga video I’ve ever purchased, I’ve never taken any other Yoga classes, and I find this to be a great introduction to Shiva Rea Yoga. I was looking for something relaxing and not too strenuous, to help build some strength and flexibility and give me more energy, and this video has done exactly that. I’ve been doing it 5 days a week, for several months now and it has helped to improve my flexibility and balance and I feel stronger than before, even though I’ve always worked out. I used to use weights and machines but now I know that you can get a much better workout just by using your own body. The Earth and Water practices are much more calm and relaxing, while the Fire and Air practices are more challenging and energizing. I like how they are broken down into 20 minute routines that you can mix and match depending on your own personal preference. The 7 minute ab workout is also a great alternative to doing regular sit-ups or crunches and is very effective. I also find the music very invigorating and I think it fits well with the routines. The instructor clearly demonstrates and explains the different positions and I find it very easy to follow. I would highly recommend this video for anyone just starting Yoga!
Great DVD, but certainly not for beginners with no knowledge of yoga
I have played off and on with yoga for over a decade. I am a fitness instructor who had been teaching way too many classes of late and recently decided I needed to get back into yoga. My personal practice has always been at home with videos/DVDs. I find I do best with DVDs that offer short routines – for me, doing yoga for 15-20 minutes a day seems to make a bigger impact on my body than hour routines here or there. I was having trouble finding anything short that wasn’t also a beginner routine. As I said, I have dabbled for years, so I do not consider myself a beginner yogi. However, I will be the first to admit that I am extremely tight from teaching fitness classes and ignoring yoga (you have to stretch people!) and I am by no means an expert. I would consider myself a beginner intermediate. I am very familiar with basic asanas, but I am not flexible or strong enough to get into a lot of the intermediate or advanced poses. All that said, I thought this DVD would be a great solution and I knew Shiva Rea was highly respected.
Not for beginners, but a great DVD
One person found this helpful.
I like this DVD. I have only tried two of the 20-minute workouts so far, but they are just right for me. I really like the “Yoga Matrix,” which allows you to mix and match different 20 minute workouts, along with savasana, meditation, and a couple of other 6 minute options that I have not tried yet (one is “core” work). I have practiced using the “Earth” workout (20 minute vinyassa), which was quite a challenge for me at first because she sometimes fails to give verbal cues as to what is going on on the screen, not to mention that it is somewhat fast paced for an “experienced” beginner like myself. I call myself an experienced beginner because I have been practicing yoga off and on for 15+ years, but because of my age, my bodily limitations, and my lack of consistent practice, I have never advanced beyond doing beginner work. At first, I found myself “resting” in down dog for about half of the workout, but after about 6 weeks, I can pretty much keep up with it. Don’t let the 20-minute length fool you. I also purchased a DVD by Zyrka Landwijt (Yoga: Gentle Vinyasa Flow) at the same time, which I have been alternating with Shiva Rea’s Daily Energy. Zyrka’s 38-minute workout is much easier for me to complete at the end of a long workday than the 20-minute “Earth” workout, mainly because Zyrka’s DVD proceeds at a slower pace, which is easier to keep up with and which is not as exhausting. I highly recommend it for beginners.
love being able to customize my workout!
10 people found this helpful.
I have several yoga dvd’s, my favorites being Brian Kest, Alan Finger (Yoga Zone), Ali McGraw with Erich Schiffman. I also enjoy working out to the old “Inhale” yoga program with Steve Ross that ran on Oxygen Network. I have one other dvd by Shiva Rea, the Beginner’s Flow Yoga. I really liked that one, the moves were different, but made me feel great and I enjoyed the beautiful scenery in her dvd. I then tried her Fluid Power, Vinyasa Flow. I liked a lot of the moves, and the idea of being able to put many combinations together was what drew me, but she was a little, um, well….a little too “outside the box” for my taste, lots of free form dancing around when I really just want to do my poses. So, instead of purchasing this item I tried it from the library first. I loved it and came back to purchase it after I had worked through the preset routines and doing my own customized routines from the yoga matrix function. Again, beautifully filmed, great flow sequences with enough poses that were familiar and that I have gotten proficient at, and a few that I still work toward to make me feel challenged. None of the strange mystical dancing around, just good yoga. I would say this dvd is more intermediate than beginner.
Perfect for inspiring daily practice!!!
13 people found this helpful.
I am so excited! It is hard for me to get 2 hours to practice more than once or twice a week, but with this DVD, I can easily customize a 30 to 35 minute routine that is fully developed and hits the exactly the right spot. (You can also combine for a longer practice.)
5 people found this helpful.
I am relatively new to yoga, really only practicing the past few weeks. Initially upon beginning my yoga practice I had bought the Rodney Yee Ultimate Power Yoga, and then bought this Shiva Rea DVD upon recommendation from friends. The good: I absolutely LOVE her “Water” section. It is exhilarating, relaxing, and also a fairly decent Warrior flow. The “Hear-Air” section is fair, half of the section is doable for me as a beginner, the rest is a bit beyond me right now. The more advanced series also seem to offer a challenge for those who have been practicing a while, and I hope to grow into those segments as I continue my practice. I also enjoy the solar and lunar meditations. The bad: I was actually really disappointed in the “Earth” segment, which is supposed to be a foundational sun salutation flow. I feel there is a vertical element missing to her flow, there is not much in the way of standing back bends, volcano poses ect, which leaves me feeling unfulfilled and not fully stretched.