This latest DVD by Rodney Yee could very well have been called Yoga Zen. Slow, continuous movements are used to create mindfulness and mental focus throughout the entire video. The transitions between poses are given the same importance as postures and none of the poses are held, which creates a exceptionally graceful flowing practice. The “burn” in the title relates to the intention to build body strength through repeating the poses 2-3 times each and the use of many floor postures that target the abs and core muscles. While this Zen-like approach is quite different from Rodney’s previous videos, the minimal instruction and emphasis on basic postures works wonderfully in this format. The Zen rock garden set and the beautiful tranquil soundtrack both greatly enhance the meditative aspect of practice.
Timothy Burgin is a Kripalu & Pranakriya trained yoga instructor living and teaching in Asheville, NC. Timothy has studied and taught many styles of yoga and has completed a 500-hour Advanced Pranakriya Yoga training. Timothy has been serving as the Executive Director of YogaBasics.com since 2000. He has authored two yoga books and has written over 500 articles on the practice and philosophy of yoga. Timothy is also the creator of Japa Mala Beads and has been designing and importing mala beads since 2004.
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In times of crisis, we often feel we don’t have the time or energy to practice, but those are precisely the times when the practice is most necessary. This is what we’ve been practicing for: the situations where the practice doesn’t come easily. When the winds of change reach hurricane force, our inner refuge of mindfulness, concentration, and discernment is the only thing that will keep us from getting blown away.
- Thanissaro Bhikkhu