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Vinyasa Flow:Pure Sweat

Rainbeau Mars , n , a    NR (Not Rated)   DVD
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Yoga can help reverse the aging process by improving flexibility, massaging the internal organs and glands, sending oxygen to all the body's tissues, and enhancing a state of serenity. Breathing deeply into certain postures affects the nervous and lymphatic systems. It helps relieve tight muscles, increases energy and circulation, improves strength, and promotes radiant skin. On a deeper level, it's a tool for observation. It brings us into the present so that we may fully receive what each moment has to offer and teach.

Join Rainbeau Mars and experience yoga in paradise on the breathtaking beaches of Maui. Vinyasa Flow: Pure Sweat is a vinyasa flow sequence designed to detoxify, strengthen, and open your body. Stay with your breath as you build internal heat. Welcome the heat as it purifies and cleanses your body.

Listen to your body, take breaks and enjoy your Pure Sweat journey.

How long you live is up to fate. How you live is up to you!

This is truly the heart of yoga. Enjoy!

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Rainbeau Challenge Jan. 17 2004
Format:VHS Tape
This is my second review of this excellent program. I often like to do a review based on my first impression and then later after living with a program for a while to see how I feel over time.
I've done this routine quite a few times since I purchased it and it continues to be a very challenging routine. It focuses a lot on the lower body, in particular the hips, through lunge type movements (crescent lunges, warrior 2, reverse crescent lunge, side stretch) as well as "chair" movements, which are squat movements. Much of this is also tied in by building through Sun Salutation B.
This is definitely not a routine for someone who just wants to "coast" along because your legs will "burn" (at least mine do:)) and you'll truly need to connect with your breath (if you want to benefit in the truest sense of yoga) to maintain some semblence of equanimity in the midst of these movements:)
Of course the pain should only ever be on the discomfort level (and it can be fairly uncomfortable :) ) without ever crossing over into a level of pain that could result in injury. It is important to maintain complete awareness (which is the main point of Yoga anyway).
One thing you can do is to start a little above the discomfort and then ease into the pose more and more as you breathe so that you can open up safely. Yoga is definitely NOT a "no-pain no-gain" practice so leave that sort of "gym mentality" behind if you are new to yoga.
If you are looking for a challenging and yet still "real" yoga practice with an inspiring and knowledgeable teacher I highly recommend this program as well as the other 3 in the "Sacred Yoga" series.
I would suggest buying the 4 program set and you'll have enough variety to work with for a long time (variety in terms of challenges, keeping yourself fresh and excited about your practice so that it doesn't become predictable and variety in terms of being able to respect and work with your energy level).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Teaches Patience Aug. 28 2003
Format:VHS Tape
They call this "pure sweat" for a reason. This is an advanced Yoga workout for the advanced. Or at least, I felt this workout was a challenge for me and I've been doing yoga for years. Rainbeau Mars really likes "chair pose."
Let's just say you do a lot of push-ups without realizing it and I felt like I was upside down for a lot longer in many of the poses. The Vinyasa Flow consists of a lot of down dog and cobra poses. Your face will just be glowing from the increased blood flow/oxygen.
The Ashtanga method tends to produce internal heat and a purifying sweat to detoxify your muscles and organs. You will notice improved circulation and you might even feel a little nauseous or heady at first.
Yoga can heal you when other exercises can just make you stressed. It depends on the level. This workout will help you detoxify, listen to your body, send oxygen to all the body?s tissue and enhance a state of serenity. Yoga helps to clear your mind for days after you workout. You will learn to love this calm state in your mind. You will crave it.
After doing this video, I feel stronger and yet really, really tired. This is a complete all-over body workout. In fact, I think this is comparable to walking on your treadmill for 30 minutes although it is a lot more enjoyable to do yoga.
The setting is spectacular, so if you are looking for an outdoor setting by the ocean, this is one of the Natural Journeys Sacred Yoga videos you will want to own.
Advanced "Ashtanga-inspired" Yoga Workout. Great for the winter when you really want to warm your body. In the summer, find a fan!
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Format:VHS Tape
This tape which is the fourth in Rainbeau Mars "Sacred Yoga" series is really great for those looking for a challenging, flow style practice.
One of the things I really like about her approach is how she gradually eases you into the Sun Salutations. This tape focuses a lot at the beginning on what would traditionally be called the B series salutations (which starts with the "Powerful" pose (aka Utkatasana (Chair Pose), a squatted position with the arms reaching upwards, palms together).
She moves you slowly enough at the beginning to give your body an opportunity to open up before moving into the faster paced and fully flowing salutations. This makes the practice much more enjoyable and considerably safer!
This tape has a wide variety of poses to work your body thru a wide range of movements with vinyasa throughout (which are a connecting series of poses which usually consist of: Plank lowered down, then to cobra (or "Up Dog") to down dog). The vinyasa helps maintain heat in the body between the poses that are held for longer periods of time (Done correctly though, even the longer held poses should never be static but should always be done with the breath moving the body internally and active "lines of energy" moving thru the body as well with subtle adjustments as you work in the "edges" of each pose).
The instructions are really helpful and encouraging throughout and she brings many details to the poses that were fresh (and I have over 50 videos and study with a teacher weekly). For example, a simple but helpful point she brings out is to move your knee slightly towards the little toe of the bent leg in a warrior pose. This subtle movement really helps to open up the hip of that front leg.
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