Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Yoga Cleanse - Lighten Up Purify - with Ana Brett Ravi Singh|
Actor: Ana Brett & Ravi Singh
Director: Ana Brett & Ravi Singh
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Experience Kundalini Yoga's sophisticated approach to effortless conditioning. Breathe, move, stretch, relax, meditate, celebrate! Boost your metabolism. Slim down, tone and feel inspired. These workouts and meditations wi... more »
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M. Holman | Montana - United States | 11/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have recently stumbled upon Kundalini Yoga. I am loving it more and more every day. I still do my Hatha and Astanga, but for getting my engery going and feeling that I am doing wonders for cleansing my body, you can not beat Kundalini Yoga. Ravi has a wonderful soothing voice, not irritating nor condesending. He explains exactly what the excersizes purpose is and Ana executes it for you to see how it should be done. No downward dogs here, nor the usual poses you would expect. This is yoga in the traditional sense of doing a set (Kriya) and then doing corpse pose and then doing another set. This is meant to expand your mind and cleanse your organs and create flexability in your back and spine. I have now purchased 2 other DVDs from Ravi and Ana and I am really, really, really happy with them."
Amber | Atlanta, GA United States | 03/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was diagnosed with hypoactive thyroid over a year ago and was put on medication. Once on the medication, if I ever missed a day, the next day would be a disaster. I would be completely exhausted.
I started Yoga Cleanse for my liver on new years day and immediatley felt like my thyroid improved. I actually had to miss two days of medication because my prescription ran out over the holidays and I still felt better then ever, I couldn't believe it. We then got Fat Free Yoga, because of the "life is in your glands" chapter". We have other Ravi and Ana CD's, but these two are my favorites.
I knew my thyroid was improving because my pulse rate went from 44 to a more normal 64.
I have never written a review on amazon, and told my wife that if my blood work proved my thyroid levels improved I would write one. So here I am! My bloodwork is back and my doctor has completly taken me off my medication.. everything is normal!! There is no telling how long I've lived with a hypoactive thyroid, I now have more energy then ever!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
P.S. My father-in-law who is from India and has practiced yoga for most of his life is now a true believer in Kundalini Yoga, and believe me, he IS NOT easily impressed!! He now incorporates Kundalini Yoga into his work out every other day. A lot of the reviews mention that these DVD's are great for beginners. Well, they are also great for all other levels too!!"
Very nice kundalini yoga practice leaves you feeling refresh
Beth Cholette | Upstate NY USA | 03/05/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although I tend to practice mostly hatha yoga, I have tried a couple of Ana and Ravi's newer DVDs and have liked them, and I thought it might be nice to add another Kundalini video to my collection. In particular, I was hoping to find a practice that would leave me feeling energized plus would offer shorter workouts for when I have less time, and after wading through the reviews on Ana and Ravi's older workouts, I thought that Yoga Cleanse might fit the bill. Yoga Cleanse is divided into three segments: a 11.5 minute warm-up, an 18-minute "Love Your Liver" segment, and finally, a 25 minute "Tear Out the Toxins" segment. The segments flow nicely into each other, but there is a brief pause between each section, and the menu also allows you to select them individually. The first thing that I noticed when I began the workout is that the production quality is not quite as impressive as with Ana and Ravi's newer DVDs. Ana is seated in the middle of a somewhat dim studio, and at the start of the practice, Ravi is seated off to the side. Ravi remains on screen to lead Ana through the opening meditation (Om Namu Guru Dev Namu), but for the majority of the practice, the camera focuses on Ana alone. Also different from the new practices is that Ravi alone provides the voiceover instruction; Ana does not speak at all throughout the workout.
As mentioned above, the warm-up begins with a chanting meditation and then moves into a series of moving stretches that includes stomach grinds, neck rolls, and cat/cow. The final exercise incorporates Breath of Fire (BOF) while lying on your back with both your head and feet raised. You then relax on your back for a few moments before rolling up to a seated position for the next segment, Love Your Liver. In this section, you will be working to stimulate your liver function, and so you will repeatedly return to a position of lying on your left side, right leg raised in the air with hand clasping your left foot, and the perform BOF in this position. Other exercises in this segment include transitioning from a seated to standing position without using your hands, bending over so that your torso is parallel to the floor and engaging in BOF, and twisting from side-to-side in a seated position while performing BOF through a curled tongue. I found the final segment, Tear Out the Toxins, to be the most intense. Virtually all of the exercises are dynamic movements (eg, vigorously moving your arms up and down, twisting from side to side), and you continue to perform BOF through a curved tongue, which I found tiring after awhile. After 18 minutes of active practice, the last 5.5 minutes of this segment consist of a 2-minute singing meditation and then a 3.5-minute relaxation and final meditation (Ravi again appears on screen for the final few minutes).
When I tried this video for the first time, it was at the end of the long week, when I was feeling completely tired and worn out. Afterward, I wasn't exactly rejuvenated, but I definitely felt better, and I wasn't nearly as fatigued as I had been. Although Ravi and Ana aren't quite as polished here as they are in their more recent productions, they do a good job with this DVD, and I definitely look forward to using it regularly in the future. Overall, I enjoyed this practice and would rate it 4 1/2 stars."
SOMETHING TO BE THANKFUL FOR!!!
Susan | Shanghai, China | 03/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am a big fan of Ana & Ravi's tapes. I live in Shanghai, China. I would have loved to attend one of their retreats when I was still in the States.... too bad I didn't know about them until I came over here to China. I am hoping they will swing by this part of the world!!
Shanghai is quite polluted, so Ana & Ravi's Fat Free Yoga Cleanse has helped me deal with the toxins in the air. I do it every other day and it has made a difference in my energy levels. My subway stop has pushers -- people who push you in cause it is way too packed. I'm in the habit of breathing the air that thousands breathe out...prior to using the tape... I was always drained from the experience, but after doing it regularly, I was able to function more or less as if I was in a clean air environment.
I am intrigued by how kundalini works.
Living in the East, I have gained an appreciation for these kinds of ancient & subtle sciences. "