"Hala's teachings offer an insightful pathway opening not only your body and mind, but even more importantly...your heart. I highly recommend this program to anyone interested in learning about the powerful connection of the mind/body and how the elimination of stress can create a happier, healthier and more dynamic life on all levels." -Seane Corn
This program will help those with normal, everyday stress to those grappling with more extreme anxiety or overwhelm.
Hala guides you through this yoga workout with her unique perspective as a somatic counselor who has helped hundreds of people deal with stress. The yoga practices are geared towards teaching you how to shift from a fight-or-flight response into a relaxation response. You will also learn how to release stressful energy from your body and handle life's stressors with grace and ease. Hala's unique knowledge of the mind/body connection and her vast understanding of yoga are seamlessly combined to create a program that will heal the body, mind and spirit. Appropriate for new and experienced students.
WARM UP stretches target tension in the hips, legs, lower back, neck and spine. The focus is on working with the breath and sensations in the body as the first step to releasing stress.
STANDING POSES are designed to strengthen the legs and core to foster groundedness and resilience in the body.
The FREE MOVEMENT section starts with a chi gong standing meditation, a "self- tenderizing" sequence, and then spontaneous movement and dancing to shake off stress and rejuvenate the body.
The COOL DOWN sequence of seated forward bends and twists helps cultivate a sense of calm integration of the body and mind. It ends with a final relaxation on the back.
MEDITATION A focuses on how to self-regulate and find peace through sensation awareness and breath.
MEDITATION B targets a specific stressful experience and guides you on how to approach this scenario with resilience and ease.
Simple yoga sequences appropriate for beginners and experienced students
Focus on how to reduce stress in the body and mind
Special DVD features include: Two camera angles: from the back, as if in a class, and from the side, showing a close-up of the instructor's feet. Subtitle Feature: On-screen display of the musical counts. Three Sections of the DVD: Learn the Basics, implement them into Exercises, and learn a Combination incorporating everything you've learned! Steps taught on the DVD: Step, Touch, Step Heel, Ball Change, Hop / Leap, Hop Step, Shuffle, Shuffle Ball Change, Flap, Flap Ball Change, Stamp / Stomp, Paddles, Waltz Clog, Flap, Shuffle, Hop, Buffalo, and more!
Tracey Mallett's The Booty Barre Beginners & Beyond
Manufacturer: ATP Fitness Productions
Booty Barre is a fluid blend of Pilates, Dance and Yoga the perfect balance of strength, flexibility and cardio. The Beginner and Beyond Series consists of a technique tutorial to learn the correct form of The Booty Barre and an express 35 minute version of The Booty Barre that targets the total body, from top to toe. The program starts with a quick warm-up followed by the signature lower body Booty Barre moves finishing off with a short weighted arm program. For an extra challenge we ve included a bonus section of abdominals, booty and flexibility. Equipment needed: Sturdy chair and 3-5 lbs dumbbells Express Booty Barre: 35 minutes Bonus: Floor Abs, Thighs and Flexibility: 15 minutes Technique Tutorial: 10 minutes
This DVD provides a 50 minute beginning home practice for anyone with a major scoliosis to minor imbalances throughout the body. The practice is divided into three sections, approx. 17 minutes each that can be practiced individually or in its entirety. It also includes information on scoliosis by an orthopedic surgeon, and a bonus section for students, yoga teachers and health professionals showing how to use props and specific adjustments for poses specifically for scoliosis. The poses in this video will empower you to take charge of your own back to improve posture and reduce pain and discomfort. This video is based upon a therapeutic yoga program that Elise has developed for her own scoliosis and has been used with clients around the world.
Callan Pinckney, the creator of Callanetics, gives a full hour of clear, complete instructions on how to perform every movement in this 30 minute beginner's routine.
Unlike other exercise programs that stress hard jerking motions, Beginning Callanetics is a safe, gentle, easy-to-learn routine designed especially for the beginner. If you have never exercised before or if you are trying to get back into a regular routine, Beginning Callanetics has been developed so you can learn the fundamentals of Callanetics at your own pace.
Callanetics is a series of small, gentle, precise motions consistently applied that quickly tighten hips, buttocks, inner and outer thighs, flatten the tummy, lift the bust, firm underarms, tone the entire body and dramatically improve your posture.
Featuring exercises for every part of the body, Beginning Callanetics also includes a special bonus section of exercises to improve and strengthen your back.
Manufacturer: ANCHOR BAY
Brand: TCFHE/ANCHOR BAY/STARZ
Billy Blanks is bringing you the ultimate in cardiovascular and strength training with Tae Bo Platinum Collection. This collection mixes the best of the original Tae Bo moves, along with rejuvenated cardio routines and focused abdominal training, creating a full body workout that will get you slimming down and powering up. Put your balance, coordination, and stamina to the test while toning and strengthening through four targeted workouts.
Rodney Yee's Yoga for Energy and Stress Relief, filmed in picturesque Western Colorado, includes (3) 20-minute restorative yoga practices designed to calm the mind and energize the body. Perfect for anyone who wants to reduce stress and refocus. Also contains 2 bonus Rodney practices, for a total of 5 workouts on one DVD!DVD INCLUDES: Awaken & Energize (20 minutes)Gentle twists and calming forward folds awaken the body and increase energy levels.Gentle Relaxation (20 minutes)Using the breath to relax the body and quiet the mind, this practice is designed to release tension in the hips, back and side bodies.Restore & Rejuvenate (20 minutes)This relaxing practice focuses on releasing stress and tension throughout the entire body. Gentle backbends increase energy levels while deep breathing rejuvenates and restores the mind. *Uses a chair throughout three practicesBONUS Practice: Soothe and Stretch (20 minutes)Release tension with forward bends and slow stretches that soothe sore muscles and balance out the body.BONUS Practice: Mountain Mediation (15 minutes)This gentle series of calming poses warms the body, frees the breath and quiets the mind.
Shanti Generation: Yoga Skills for Youth Peacemakers
Manufacturer: WSR Creative
Shanti Generation (www.shantigeneration.com) makes yoga cool, fun, relevant and accessible for all levels.
Join teen yoga students along with teacher Abby Wills to develop your physical, mental and social skills. Music by 311 bassist Aaron Wills (aka P-Nut). Designed for ages 7 & up. DVD features include: - CHOOSE YOUR PATH: 5 unique half-hour practice sequences - LIBRARY OF POSES: 18 mini-sequences - BREATHING ROOM: 5 breathing exercises - SELF CONNECTION ROOM: 2 relaxation exercises - SPECIAL FEATURES: interviews with teen yoga students Sequences Translated in Spanish and Japanese.
Ideal for home use as well as classroom applications. No previous yoga experience necessary.
Abby Wills, MA - For over a decade Abby has joyfully guided youth in movement arts, mindfulness and yoga in schools and communities. Abby's approach to yoga for youth is informed by studies in social justice and development education at Pacific Oaks College. She also holds workshops for teachers internationally.
Now you can re-shape your figure with no-impact, completely safe exercises that won't stress your back or your schedule. Callanetics, by Callan Pinckney, is a series of small, gentle, precise motions consistently applied that activate your body's largest, most powerful muscles to quickly and dramatically improve common problem areas. Three successful exercise routines in only 20 minutes each day.
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