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|Chakra Balancing Yoga|
Actor: Sharon Gannon
Director: James Wvinner
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
A healing practice for body & spirit A one-hour practice for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being In Yogic tradition, the human body has seven energy centers called chakras. When these energy centers are healthy... more »
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Relaxing, introspective yoga for those who know the poses
Lena, LMT | Nassau, NY | 05/01/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is really beautifully done. The setting, lighting, sweeping & close & far camera angles are beautiful. It also shows part of the members of the musicians that are playing during the session. Sharon is in voice over except for the chanting the mantras for each chakra so that you can also choose music only. Because there is no direction on how to do the poses, this is not for newbies. I wish there was more reminders on how each pose helps the emotions/spirit in detail and/or the organs even if it's a separate voice over option. For newbies a separate voice over giving pose instruction at least a little would also be a great addition to get a wider audience.
For each chakra, you do a few poses & hold them for a nice amount of time, to reflect on the subjects she recommends or your own as well as to chant in almost a partial song style of that 1 word for that chakra.
Root Chakra (survival) LAM - (thankful for home/blessings/thoughts to father, then mother, then career, earth) Poses Held: downward dog, warrior 2, triangle, standing on toes (poses also used quickly - plank, cobra, upward dog, standing fwd bend, mountain)
2nd Chakra (sexual/creativity) VAM - (blessings to unresolved business/romantic ties) Held: sitting fwd bend, lean back/fwd sitting fwd bends, single leg fwd bend, butterfly
3rd Chakra (respect for self/others) RAM - (blessings to people you have hurt & animals hurt/eaten) seated twist, simple bent knee seated twist
4th Chakra (love) YAM (forgive others who hurt you) reclined rest, sphinx, bow, down dog, camel, bridge, wheel, reclined knees to chest (up dog)
5th Chakra (releasing cynicism, purifying communication, releasing negative thoughts) HAM (I see myself as a holy being) shoulder stand, plow, plow w/knees to ears, fish, child's pose
6th Chakra OM (purify relationship w/divine) headstand (or half), child's pose
7th Chakra OM (releasing doubt, humility, past teachers) child's pose
Savasana/Rest (going over the chakras)
It ends w/Sharon playing a Harmonium & lightly singing w/no words which is really lovely & to me was the best way to get me to sense energy.
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Secret teachings of Yoga 11 min. - She goes over many points. A few points: how yoga helps cleanse the body to sense the energy around us. asana means seat which represents out relationship w/all things/earth. Ha (us) tha (them) purifies our relationships. w/others. How imprints of relationships can manifest into hip pain, etc. Balance issues can = issues w/parents, career, money. Pain hips can = unresolved romantic issues. Neck pain can = self-depreciation
Chakra Explained 4 min - Voice over & computer graphic of what of the color, element, sense, organs, physical parts, asana, key words, emotion blockages, relationships of each of the chakras are.
The Back bend sequence from Transform Yourself w/Jivamukti Yoga (7 min)
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A good dvd
Me, Tea, & Masterpiece Theater | chicago | 03/02/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"as a yoga teacher for 15 years i do plenty of reviews of dvd
i have known the jivamukti style and is very much in its integrity of real spiritual yoga for the now generation, sharon takes you through the chakras in poses that coordinate with the chakra then places the meaning, the sound and chant along with that chakra, also i enjoyed alot the fact that she guides you through the mental physical and emotional state of what each chakra represents and therefore allows healing and opening to take place. not a diffucult dvd to do and does not have that many postures to do and is slow going gives you time to sink into the pose and does not instruct you on placements of the pose, so you should know some yoga before doing this so you know where your hands, feet and mind belong. i really liked this alot and will use this for my own personal healing and growth. i also like the other additional sequences you can add into your practice. get it for sure!"
Really enjoyed this
Michelle Garringer | Overland Park KS | 02/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i really liked this Acacia DVD a little different take on Yoga balancing the Chakra using your body and breath. i would recommend this for anybody looking into the spiritual side of yoga."