DVD review: Shiva Rea: Yogini

Title: Shiva Rea: Yogini
Run Time: 75 minutes
MPAA: not rated
DVD Release Date: April 6, 2010
Studio: Acacia
Review source: Acorn Media
Grade: B+

Shiva Rea’s DVDs are all wonderful. I’m partial to Shiva Rea: Daily Energy which offers fire, earth and water selections in the matrix. When I first did some of Shiva’s routines I felt silly. She’s such an organic/earthy-crunchy California yogi. But the fluidness of Vinyasa is marvelous.

Yogini is completely geared toward women and Shiva encourages us to “spread love” through the body in the Healing Meditation warm-up. She also speaks about recognizing “peace, compassion, beauty and love”—all wonderful thoughts. there’s the Flow of Love—Backbending Vinyasa. Flow of Beauty: Fluid Backbending Vinyasa. I chose this one because I’m a fan of Shiva’s fluid movements. I don’t have the best back due to some protruding discs and degenerative disc disease and it feels great to open up my back and hips with her flowing style. I then did the Flow of Empowerment: Standing Pose Vinyasa. In this module, Shiva goes through some of the standard warrior poses. The goal of Yogini according to Shiva Rea is to tap into shakti or dynamic energy.

Shiva Rea: Yogini

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