DVDOver 225,000 copies of Yoga Anatomy have sold since its release in 2007, making it one of the most popular yoga titles in print. As a result, yoga audiences worldwide have inundated Leslie Kaminoff with invitations to hold workshops demonstrating his specific techniques to yoga participants and instructors.
Unfortunately, only a portion of the 18 million yoga enthusiasts in the United States can attend those workshops to benefit from Kaminoff’s unique gifts as a teacher—until now. With the click of a button, viewers at home or in the gym can join Kaminoff’s demonstrations with Breath-Centered Yoga. The 90-minute DVD provides participants the information they need to increase flexibility, balance, strength, relaxation, and mental clarity.
The DVD is divided into one 30-minute routine and three 20- minute routines and offers the ability to easily combine the 20-minute routines into one complete 60-minute program. In each routine are four models performing the exercises showing different pose variations and breath pacing. Individualized instruction and cues from Kaminoff explain which model is appropriate for viewers to follow and how to tailor those routines and poses to meet the needs of viewers who are lacking in flexibility, deficient in upper-body strength, or heavyset.
The DVD includes a separate audio track that details the methodology and theory for teaching Kaminoff’s breath-centered approach; it incorporates flowing sequences to improve relaxation, mental clarity, and balance. With essential variations and clear descriptions, Breath-Centered Yoga is the perfect resource for yoga enthusiasts and instructors.
Table of ContentsSection 1 Introduction: 2 to 3 minutes
Section 2 The 30-Minute Workout (DF—3/1/10)
Basic Arm Spirals
Warrior Poses I, II, III
Triangle and Revolved Triangle
Standing Forward Stretch
Side Forward Stretch
Wide Forward Stretch
Section 3 The 60-Minute Workout
Part I: 20 minutes
Foot Awareness, Toe Raises, Bent and Straight Legs
Spinal Roll-Ups and Roll-Downs
Arm Spirals, Inhale and Exhale, Gazing
Awkward Pose, Spinal Lifting With Arm Spirals
Wide Stance, Arch Lifts, Forward Bend Inversion, Standing Twists
Standing Forward Stretch
Part II. 20 minutes
Same as 20-minute workout, except in greater detail with more variation and repetitions
Part III: 20 minutes
Squatting With Variations
Lower Belly Pose
Table Pose, Spinal Release, Arm Variations
Supine Twisting, Movement on Exhale
Twisting Arm Swings, Hold in Deep Belly Twist
Back to Spinal Release in Table Pose
Deep Relaxation, Visualization, Breath Awareness in Corpse Pose
Instructor’s track, with detailed methodology and some theory, for teachers
Reviews“Leslie creates the most unique and inclusive learning environment for safe breathing and movement available today.”
Larry Payne PhD—Founding Director, Yoga Therapy Rx, Loyola Marymount University