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Customizable Yoga Matrix!
"A joyful teacher and an inspiring model" --Yoga Journal
"A powerhouse yoga teacher" --The New York Times
Restore your body and mind each day with celebrated yogini Shiva Rea. These seven 20-minute segments include three beginner and four intermediate practices, so you can tailor your workout to fit your mood, energy level, and schedule.
Doing yoga daily--even for 20 minutes--can help you achieve power and serenity, strength and composure. These practices are designed to fit seamlessly with the ebb and flow of your life: try a calming lunar segment on a hectic day, or opt for a stimulating solar workout when you need energy. No matter what you choose, you’ll be sculpting long, lean muscles as you revitalize your spirit.
With the customizable Yoga Matrix, you can select from more than two hours of yoga to create endless combinations of longer practices. Prepare to be energized, motivated, and restored with one of the world’s most inspirational teachers.
Top Customer Reviews
Opening Meditation - 11 min. actually a 2 in 1 segment, you can sit in meditation or do the forward bends that she demonstrate : pachimotanasana , double pigeon + a twist variation, wide leg forward bend , all are held pretty long. it's actually great to finish a practice with this segment.
Foundation Sahaja - 22:20 min. a great relaxing flow , with a nice song from shaman's dream. includes some undulating the spine while sitting, in cat & cobra. forward bends, bow ,"sacred rolling" and more. very mellow.
Foundation Heart Flow - 20:41 min. - the beginning backbend practice. starts with usual shiva backbend prep. including half spits, kneeling bow, lunges etc. culminating in camel and bridge with a few variations (one legged, pigeon leg) and ends with a rather long sequence of counter twists and forward bends.
Foundation Standing - 24:50 min. - a long slow flow of basic standing poses (trikonasana, prasarita , warriors, goddess, tree , parsvotanasana and the rather advanced hand to big toe balance) although mellow I can see a certain challenge in this practice.
Prayer Wheel - 21:27 min. a low lunge sun salutation sequence . not much variation here excepts she adds standing half splits and twisted chair towards the end. very meditative but energizing.Read more ›
o Opening Meditation (11 min): A blend of forward bends and meditation. I'm not super flexible in forward bends, so I sat on a small pillow through part of it, coming out of the forward bends as needed. A very nice peaceful, quiet flow to connect you to the flow of your breath.
Three lunar practices are listed on the Matrix from simplest to more challenging. Each is approximately 20 minutes long.
o Foundation Sahaja: Shiva mentions Sahaja as being spontaneous arising, but another meaning is natural, simple, easy which describes this flow very well. Starts sitting with some gentle spinal waves, moving into slow cat/cow, then to downward dog. The flow includes low lunge, half splits, sphinx, cobra, Anahatasana, "sacred rolling", Janu Sirsasana, seated Parighasana, and Dhanurasana (Bow Pose). She uses slow, gentle pulses throughout the first part of the flow, adding in gentle twists for the second half. A lovely relaxing flow. Yummy.
I completed the next two flows using her Preset 2 practice, which adds the meditation at beginning, and Shavasana at the end.
o Foundation Heart Flow: A gentle backbending flow including cat/cow, half Chaturanga, cobra, downward dog, low lunge circling through to half splits, half Dhanurasana (bow) from all fours, full Dhanurasana, upward dog, Ustrasana (camel) - adding the more challenging poses as the flow builds through the first ¾ or so of the flow.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved the DVD, and after checking it out from the library several times, I decided to buy it on Amazon Video. Oops. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Julie Gumerman
So first, I would note I returned this. It is not noted on the description; but this DVD is one of the two DVDs included in the Shiva Rea Daily Energy Collection, so if you have... Read morePublished 9 months ago by WstCstCtyGrl
Shiva Rea's delivery of instruction is joyfully calming and inspiring. My body feels so much better after just 2 weeks. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Rosie
The matrix does not work streaming. There are no menu options whatsoever. Yoga should never cause this kind of frustration.Published 14 months ago by M. Ray
I love Shiva Rea, and all of her videos. I'm sure this one is great also. But I just want to caution viewers that the Matrix (where you can create your own daily routines) does... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Alley Kat
The first few are pretty boring. They are repetitive and very basic moves, but the last couple sessions are a great challenge and much more interestingPublished 19 months ago by Christina Heinzen
The yoga is lovely, but instruction is an art, too, and this is the weaker aspect of the DVD. For example, if you're looking down during a pose you might hear "change here"... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Firefly13
Very dynamic flows! Not necessarily for a beginner, but very beautiful practices. My favorite yoga dvd's are by Shiva Rea!Published on September 26, 2014 by Gina Ruggirello