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

Summer 2008

by Tresca Weinstein


Journaling for Health: Guided Meditations for Writing and Relaxation
Lori Batcheller

The unbeatable combination of writing, healing, and relaxing will allow you to experience greater well-being as you take your journaling to a new and deeper place. A seasoned journal writer, yoga teacher, and author of Journey to Health: Writing Your Way to Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Well-Being, Lori Batcheller begins this hour-long CD with a guided relaxation and mental imagery scan, preparing practitioners to put pen to paper. Guided writing exercises encourage listeners to recapture and reflect on memories; access the wisdom of their inner healer; and create a “wellness kit” that can be used throughout the day. The insert includes tips on how to make the most of your journal writing. www.lbcreative.com

Compassionate Yoga: Slow & Easy
Juanita Carra-Budzek

“Relax” and “enjoy” are the key words in this gentle practice with Juanita, a registered nurse, Kripalu Yoga teacher, and yoga therapist. The CD includes half an hour of warm-ups, half an hour of asana, and a lovely 17-minute relaxation. Juanita’s voice is soothing and clear, her directions are easy to follow for practitioners of all ages and abilities, and she calls attention to breath and awareness throughout the experience. Music is by Todd Norian from Deep Peace. www.compassionateyoga.com

Get Fit Where You Sit: Single Chair Yoga, Volume I
Lakshmi Voelker

Targeted to office workers, frequent flyers, and those with limited mobility, this DVD offers two complete Chair Yoga classes—an energizing series to boost pep and confidence, and a balancing series to improve stability and focus. In her conversational, down-to-earth style, Lakshmi leads a handful of postures and pranayama in each series, including seated versions of Staff, Spinal Twist, Tree, Breath of Joy, and more. What makes this DVD uniquely user-friendly are the two options Lakshmi provides for each series—a 35-minute step-by-step routine and a 10-minute routine with less explanation—and the three versions of each posture she offers, for low, moderate, and high flexibility. The DVD also includes a 7-minute relaxation done with pillows in your chair. www.getfitwhereyousit.com

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
Michael A. Singer

In his new book, Michael Singer—founder of the yoga and meditation center Temple of the Universe—takes a radical approach: rather than cite the wisdom of others, he invites the reader to discover a source of wisdom and clarity within. This source is not the inner monologue (what he calls “the voice inside your head” or “your inner roommate”) but rather the center of awareness and observation—“the seat of Self.” With humor, frankness, and real-life examples, Michael explores the concepts of infinite energy, addresses fear and samskaras, and assures us that the freedom and happiness that comes from letting go is accessible to us all. Shobhan Richard Faulds calls The Untethered Soul “a remarkably lucid guide to the world of consciousness, mindfulness, and the deeper aspects of spirituality.” www.untetheredsoul.com

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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