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|Sacred Yoga Practice with Rainbeau Mars - Vinyasa Flow Pure Tranquility|
Actor: Rainbeau Mars
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
A place to breathe deeply, strengthen and nourish your body, and awaken your spirit. Yoga can help reverse the aging process by improving flexibility, massaging the internal organs and glands, sending oxygen to all... more »
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Fable | The Garden State | 03/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This 30 minute practice is just about the best restorative yoga DVD you can imagine. It's set in Maui, so the scenery is lovely, and the entire practice is done seated, for those stressful days when you don't have the energy for much of anything. She does use a lot of "new age" terminology, so it that bothers you, look elsewhere. If not, this DVD will surely become one of your favorites for relaxing.
As Rainbeau says, "Yoga is not a competition." Even though she is very advanced, as you can see when she demonstrates her own practice through the closing credits, she makes Pure Tranquility accessible to all fitness levels. A bonus 15-minute meditation session is also included."
Very gentle, slow paced yoga stretching for thighs, hips, sh
Lena, LMT | Nassau, NY | 05/08/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Many people wrote great reviews, I will only add what has been mostly left out.
The menu options are the audio in 2.0 or 5.1 dolby, chapter selections, photo gallery, the bonus section has a 9 min guided meditation (using verbal hints of color, chakras, nature elements) & trailers of her other dvds.
The workout is mostly gentle stretching, 95% in cross legged position. There is a great side torso stretch (arm/hand placement is key) that works the side, shoulder & neck as well, basic common yoga sitting spinal stretch, 2 deep shoulder stretch behind your back also using isometric pulling from the other hand, basic sitting straight leg bend, a one knee bent over the other straight leg knee (great deep hamstring stretch never seen before) & bending fwd & butterfly.
I enjoy Rainbeau's pure positive speech & ways to describe how to move. She sounds like a calm yogi/martial art master. Those who did not like her voice or especially her reminder to "enjoy your breath" probably were holding theirs & pushing their body too far, too fast. She said it herself, this yoga dvd is for learning to go slower, to relax, to really go deep in your body calmly & slowly to open up deep emotional tension that you would skip over in a faster routine.
I was able to go slow & deep w/o getting antsy & hitting the fwd remote I normally would from a teacher who was not as calm as she is. By doing so, I really got some deep stretches & really opened up my neck, shoulders & hamstring. I did feel some subconscious emotional tension come to the surface, but not fully released, but then I did skip the meditation in the bonus section.
This dvd is those who have or looking for yoga teachers who do have full body awareness who knows what feels good, with what specific arm, leg position in the right order who are looking for a slow, calming session to open up emotional tension that is the source of physical tension. In this particular dvd, it is best if you can hold a cross legged position a long time, though you can also have your legs in butterfly position or pause the workout & take breaks.
If you're looking for a more physical demanding workout, try her Pure Sweat or Power yoga. For other teachers with body awareness, try Rodney Yee, Wai Lana, Shiva Rae, Yogi Hari, Better Sex Through Yoga, Yoga with Ateeka, Yoga Fusion-Power, The Firm-Power yoga."
Keep coming back again and again
P. J. King | 04/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been doing yoga for about 15 years and have over 20 yoga dvds. I've owned this video for at least five years. I've done it hundreds of times and never get sick of it. That's a big compliment because yoga videos can get too groovy and annoying, even for me. I love this Tranquility video especially when I am too tired to stand up, when I feel stiff and sore all over. It is the yoga I do when I am too tired to do yoga. My favorite instructors are usually Baron Baptiste, Rodney Yee, and Gurmukh. I like John Friend and Anna/Ravi and Bryan Kest, but they can get on my nerves if I am in a bad mood or feeling cynical. This is Rainbeau's best video because it is basic body relief, nothing fancy. It gives basic reminders to pay attention. The sentiment to pay attention to the breath never gets old. I've given this video as a gift to many non-yogini friends because it is basic stretching, nothing gimmicky or off-putting. It really helps me keep going."
Easy and serene
Smallfrie | Newport Beach, CA | 05/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This version was easy to follow, did not involve elaborate positions, and provided quiet time for meditation."