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Yoga on Disc: Reviews of new yoga CDs from our members

Spring 2007

by Tresca Weinstein


Gentle Yoga Randal Willliams with music by Daniel Kobialka
Inspired by the rhythms of the life force in nature, this CD of instruction by Randal, a senior Kripalu teacher, paired with Daniel's transporting musical accompaniment, offers a deeply peaceful experience. From a supported relaxation, "Planted In the Field," we move into 23 minutes of seated postures ("Dancing Roots") gently engaging the lower body. In "A Shoot Rises," Randal brings us slowly to our feet, then leads us through the primary movements of the spine ("Blade of Grass"). His sensitive, detailed instruction comes to a close with an 11-minute relaxation. www.livemountain.com

Yoga Nidra for Multiple Sclerosis and Yoga Nidra I: Light Particles Inez Stein
Inez, a professional-level Kripalu Yoga teacher and Integrated Yoga Therapist, has been teaching yoga to students with MS for more than five years and trains teachers for the Multiple Sclerosis Society's New England chapter. In Yoga Nidra for Multiple Sclerosis, she narrates a 24-minute yoga nidra specifically for those with MS, including affirmations, breath awareness, and a body scan. Yoga Nidra I: Light Particles is a relaxing and revitalizing half-hour experience for everyone that incorporates healing imagery of light and stars showering over the body. E-mail inez@inthemoment.org.

Low to the Ground: Gentle S-L-O-W Flow Yoga and Prenatal Yoga Portia Brockway
You don't even have to stand up to experience a full, invigorating yoga experience. Portia's Low to the Ground CD, set to the soothing sound of ocean waves, guides you through a complete posture flow that takes place entirely on the floor, with spine lengtheners, abdominal strengtheners, belly-down poses, and spinal twists. The "grounded" flow ends with a chakra visualization. Portia's prenatal yoga CD includes postures and pranayama for this stage of life, safely preparing the body and breath for opening during labor. The sequence includes seated tension relievers, cat stretch variations, gentle standing postures, squatting and seated hip openers, and side lying poses, as well as a delicious visualization that compares the womb to a ripe, nourishing mango. www.yogainharvardsquare.com

Meditations on Self-Love: The Sacred Practice of Loving Ourselves Body, Heart, and Soul; Meditations on Spiritual Loving: Nurturing the Soul in Our Relationships; and The Soul of a Teacher: Answering the Call Vidya Carolyn Dell'uomo
When we know what it is to love ourselves, we can feel deep love for others. Guided with wisdom and with language that is both direct and full of poetry, Vidya's meditation CDs, accompanied by Mark Kelso's tranquil scores, address both aspects of love. Self-Love includes meditations on making peace with ourselves and honoring our bodies; Spiritual Loving offers a meditation on forgiveness and compassion and another on recognizing the divinity in us all, and includes singer/songwriter Linda Worster's poignant recording of "That's All." The Soul of a Teacher contains Vidya's moving and enlightening 2006 KYTA conference keynote on the soul qualities of teaching, with recordings of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Swami Kripalu. Copies of Vidya's CDs are available wholesale to yoga teachers for resale; contact Vidya at opentolife@compuserve.com. www.opentolife.net

Complete list of articles by this author:

The 1999 KYTA Conference Fosters Excitement and Growth

KYTA's Teaching for Diversity Program

Scenes from a Conference: More than 300 teachers attend KYTA Conference 2000

Snapshots from KYTA Conference 2001

Bindu Source Johnson shares her experience

Coverage of the 2002 KYTA Conference, Oct. 24-27

Tides Foundation awards KYTA $50,000 for yoga teachers serving diverse populations

Yoga on Tape: Reviews of yoga products created by KYTA members

Yoga on Disc and Tape

KYTA Conference 2003 in words and pictures

KYTA Conference 2004

Yoga on Disc

Kripalu implements new approach to program assisting

Complete guide to Kripalu Yoga hits the shelves

Coverage of KYTA Conference 2005

Enhancing your teaching with yoga's sister science: Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist training begins in January

A sneak peek at KYTA's 2006 Yoga Teachers Conference

Yoga on Disc

Green warriors: Laura Cornell's Green Yoga Association blends yoga and ecology

Yogagaia tells the story of the universe

The yoga of laughter: Keni Fine's Sleeping Swami brings giggles and guidance to the world

Yoga on Disc: Reviews of new yoga products created by KYTA members

Changing the world in memory of a daughter: The Rachel Greene Memorial Fund

Yoga on Disc: Reviews of new yoga CDs from our members

Yoga on Disc: Reviews of CDs by KYTA Conference 2007 presenters and entertainers

Reigniting the flame: KYTA Conference 2007

New member discounts are here! Save every time you visit Kripalu

Flow states: Questions for Ed Harrold

Yoga on Disc

Yoga on Disc, Tape, and Paper

Yoga Ed. trainer awarded $150,000 grant to bring yoga to Pittsburgh public schools

Yoga Everywhere: Spotlighting our Teaching for Diversity grant recipients

Yoga on Disc and on the Page

Green Yoga Association takes new form

Yoga on Disc and on the Page: Reviews of recently released products

Yoga and the Imagination: A Q&A with Randal Williams

Yoga on Disc and on the Page

How we got to the KYTA Conference, and what we found there

Yoga Everywhere: A column spotlighting our Teaching for Diversity grant recipients

Yoga on Disc

Profile of a Cross Trainer

Seva CD 2008: The Soundtrack of Kripalu

Restorative Yoga: The Yoga of Meditation

News from the Professional Trainings Office

Deep Green Yoga

Yoga on Disc and on the Page

The State of the Training

Yoga + Ayurveda: The Perfect Formula for Balance

Edi Pasalis and the Institute for Extraordinary Living pioneer a standardized Kripalu curriculum.

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