Archive for the ‘Prana Flow’ Category


Shiva Rea – Moon Salutations

In vinyasa yoga (flowing style) we often categorize postures into either solar or lunar. A solar flow is generally quite physically demanding, energizing and creates heat in the body. In contrast a lunar flow cultivates introspection, softness and a cooling energy. The goal of hatha yoga is to create balance between the solar (heating) and [...]

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Yoga: The Balance Between Polar Opposites – Yin & Yang

“Balance”  –  We hear this word being thrown around a lot lately. Perhaps it’s the New Age equivalent of The Holy Grail.  Everyone is searching for it and no one can seem to find it. Why is this?  As a nation and as individuals why are we so out of balance?  As a nation we are [...]

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Your Mind On Yoga

There is no doubt in my mind that regular, consistent yoga practice will strongly effect your mind in a very positive manner. Speaking from personal experience,  I’ve noticed a very gradual evolution in the way my mind works, over the course of the past 9 years, since I started practicing Prana Flow (a form of [...]

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What is Yoga? And Yoga Breathing Exercise

To advance in any endeavor or discipline we must first master the fundamentals.  Yoga is no different. Yoga is being sold to the public as the new “fitness craze” along with hard bodies, weight loss and New Age music.  And don’t get me wrong.  I love all the publicity and the fact that the mainstream [...]

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Life Begins at 50!

  Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!  I remember about the time I turned 50 (8 years ago now!) and yes, I still remember it!  Imagine that!  I have not yet lost my memory!  But all joking aside . . . . . I remember hearing all this hype coming from the medical establishment about [...]

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The Yoga of Living Now!

The whole point of yoga, for me is:  What happens off the mat, as a result of the quality of our practice on the mat.  You can ask yourself the following question.  Are you aware of the subtle and not so subtle ways that your yoga practice is affecting your experience of living in each moment? For [...]

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Age Is Just A Number . . . . . . Pincha Mayurasana – Forearm Stand at 58

My 50th birthday was a HUGE turning point in my life.   I remember being flooded with feelings and questions like:  What have I accomplished?  I’m running out of time.  Am I truly the person, I know I can be?  Am I truly the person I want to be?  I became intensely aware of my own [...]

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Shiva Rea: Prana Flow (Vinyasa) Yoga

From the age of 17 until the age of 44  gentle yoga was all I knew.  Yoga was something I used for relaxation, to relieve chronic muscle tightness and as a safe refuge when the stress of living became too much for me.  During times of extreme emotional turbulence, I could always depend on yoga [...]

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