Archive for the ‘Shiva Rea’ Category


Shiva Rea & Sensuality

Shortly after my 50th birthday, I discovered Shiva Rea.   And for those who are unfamiliar, Shiva Rea is an internationally acclaimed, world renowned, yoga rock star!  Although I didn’t know any of that at the time.  And by the way, I use the words rock star with total, respect, love and admiration.  I mention [...]

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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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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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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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Yoga for Lazy People – Deep Hamstring Stretch

The posture demonstrated in the video below is what I call The Lazy Man’s (or woman’s) hamstring stretch.  It is always a crowd pleaser among yoga students.  I learned this posture from my teacher Shiva Rea and I am very grateful.  http://www.shivarea.com/   When I teach Gentle Yoga, I always include this posture in the mix [...]

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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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