Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Chakra Dance Flow Movement Meditation |
bellydance, freestyle, guided meditation
Actors: Darshan, Mariyah
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Exercise & Fitness
No Description Available. Genre: Exercise/Fitness Rating: NR Release Date: 24-APR-2007 Media Type: DVD
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Lulieb B. (Lulieb) from CORINTH, NY
Reviewed on 9/26/2010...
This is a beautifully paced true meditation workout taught by two young women with a centered strength and grace rarely seen in yoga or exercise dvds.
There's a similarity in approach with Shakra's Industrial Strength Dance Workout, another one of my absolute favorites for when I can't get to a class and want to experience an in-class energy.
A journey inward
Seir | USA | 05/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Following Tribal Fusion NYC Darshan is back this time with partner Mariayh to take you into a spell binding journey into free style, flow dance, and meditation. This program is very similar to a yoga flow dance with many of yoga poses and belly dance movements incorporated. I was eager to try this program enjoyed it and rate it highly. It is beneficial to anyone who would welcome a change from boring harsh routines. Also dance instructors, beginning and serious dancers who want to get a warm up in with belly dance essentials along with freestyle dance, yoga postures, yet all set in perfect ambience.Every muscle in the body will benefit from this, including the eyes as a great exercise is included. The seven chakras are defined in the body areas as well as their function. Every series of movement is designed for each of the 7 specific chakras. Allow yourself freedom to communicate with your inner self through this beautiful flow.
If you use yoga as a prelim to dance, this program helps you to smooth right into a flow dance which appears effortless and at the same time soothing as it is meditative. Claim your space as you enter by energizing it with zills, petals or what you may choose.
Darshan and Mariyah pleasantly connect with their audience, taking time to explain the importance of alignment, stepping, arm movement, all which add up to a beautiful flow chakra dance. There are beautiful hip movement techniques which blend beautifully into large hip circles that appear mesmerizing! This is more than a work out; it is a journey inward with a valuable, visible reward. This program can only benefit, dissolving stresses from everyday boring harsh routines, or great if you want to incorporate it into your warm-up prior to dance. It is a beautiful 10 minute dance in itself. The great variety of music is set to right tempo and creates the mood perfectly to allow freedom to focus, create fluid movement, and bring positive energy into your self. Relax and let yourself go.
Great body awareness, energizing, calming, centering dance m
Lena, LMT | Nassau, NY | 08/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The menu choices are: welcome, energize space (zills), energize breathe & spine, Chakra dance (teaching - root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, 3rd eye, crown), Chakra dance flow (9 min), music (each song, artists, album name is shown & can hear the music), credits, disclaimer
Darshan - DarshanDances com dances tribal bellydance & teaches, studied many ethnic dances - flamenco, Roma, Brazilian/samba/capoeira, salsa, trance, folkloric, aerial dance & yoga. certified personal trainer & massage therapist - amazing dancer, fluid, natural, check out clips
Mariyah - EasternDancer com degree in religious studies & studio art, yoga teacher, studied middle east
It's set on a stage with Darshan & Mariyah. Good camera angles, stays far back mostly which is good, good sound, nice fade in/outs. The music is awesome, very light/soothing for the slow parts & very tribal/ethnic, great fast drum beats on others. The energy of the DVD hit me immediately, very soothing yet energizing (could be them or the music or both). Darshan & Mariyah are very patient, sweet, calm but give off a relaxed/fun energy as well.
Welcome & Energize the space & Energize the breath - 6 min - which is a quick intro, the 2 playing zills beautifully w/dancing & moving in circles around for 2 min & teaching deeper breathing w/slowly modified kundalini torso stretching.
Root - 17 min - simple stretches, posture teaching, horse stance/squat, simple tribal dance moves, African moves, shimmies, shimmies w/steps, lunges w/simple dance step/stretch, standing fwd bends, fun, slow teaching & easy, some steps are done fast tempo, you're feel stretched out a little, invigorated, your legs/butt toned a little, but you won't sweat.
Sacral - 15 min - More bellydance oriented, figure 8 infinities, upwards, downwards, outward, inward, hip circles, bicycle, hip drops, undulations, camels, combining into a tiny 4-5 move routine
Solar Plexus - 11 min - dragon breath (fluttering breath/stomach), chest circles & slides, upper body undulations, flamenco stamping/hands, flamenco quick 3 step, put that into a 4 move repeated tiny routine
Heart - 8 min - info about posture/emotions, arm movements to give compassion for others & yourself, chi/qi ball hands to feel your own energy & opening heart energy to give compassion beyond w/stretched arms & slight arched back
Throat - 5 min - about posture/voice/listening says about your life, relaxing body, w/vocal exhale dropping forward into standing fwd bend & inhaling up, using similar qi/chi kung movement, puling energy from the ground to throat & w/wrist circles tracing a circle around body
Third Eye - 7 min - mirror dancing w/someone, not being ashamed to stare at another's eyes & staring at hers for a full minute (great exercise for shy people), eye muscle exercises, balancing on 1 foot w/mudra touching 3rd eye, balancing on 1 leg at a time w/looking at 3rd eye w/eyes closed (great exercise to increase balance & body awareness)
Crown - 6 min - simulation/affirmations of taking water over your head of the ocean/knowledge, eyes covered w/chest drops for surrender, deep neck circles that really whip hair around (I am usually careful & can't do them but here I could since as they said I went with the energy instead of worrying about perfection), twirling around in a circle about 30x each way slowly, grounding by toucing the floor & child's pose
Chakra Dance Flow - 10 min - first 90 seconds is them using the zills & dancing to energize the space, then they go through all the movements of the entire workout 1-4x each for about 9 min w/no talking, just soft, soothing music w/good beat. This part I didn't feel the energy as much
I love this video so much... I felt immediately more relaxed, more centered, grounded, focused, more creative... as good or better then some qi gong/ chi kung videos. When they spoke only or went slower then I wanted, I felt more creative to do other dancing or stretching & felt more aware & at peace with my body. I think it's mostly Darshan & Mariyah's body awareness & great energy & affirmations as they taught as well as the great music. Using real music & help promoting them in return is a great idea for fitness & mind/body workouts. This video uses African healing movements, Chi Kung movements, bellydance, flamenco, little jazz, yoga mudras as well other things I don't know the origin of. The music is too awesome to really skip over as well as their energy & affirmations though others might FFW here & there at worst case & still enjoy it. This is not a workout to burn calories, the most energetic part is the practice of the bellydance hip drops & figure 8s that will tone your hips a little. This is more for relaxing you for the evening or energizing you when you're sluggish in the morning to want to work out more.
The only negative I have is though the production values are great, it's in wide screen, great lighting, good sound, 2 camera angles & zooming only rarely *no unneeded close up belly shots*... some of the editing would chop them off before they were done.
I will be looking forward to seeing more from them.
You can see a clip on youtube"
Jules | Ballarat Australia | 02/12/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD was not as good as i hoped it would be. The ladies are nice but it seemed to more of Belly dancing pilates DVD than a flowing Chakra Dance or moving meditation. The explanation of each Chakra was basic and the moves did not seem to match what thet were trying to create. I was hoping for a nice moving meditation with flow and feeling not an energising work out."