Best-selling author of Yoga Anatomy delivers again with the release of Breath-Centered Yoga with Leslie Kaminoff. The 90-minute DVD gives yoga enthusiasts the information to increase flexibility, balance, strength, relaxation, and mental clarity. Variations in length, pose, pace, and instruction make this an ideal resource for all audiences.
Body. Breath. Mind. Discover what millions of yoga enthusiasts already know: Breath-centered yoga provides the ultimate total-body workout.
Join Leslie Kaminoff, world-renowned instructor and author of the best-selling Yoga Anatomy, as he guides you through the postures, movements, and breathing techniques designed to improve balance, flexibility, strength, and mental clarity. Breath-Centered Yoga with Leslie Kaminoff includes four complete programs so you can experience the benefits anytime, anywhere. Best of all, you can do so regardless of your age, your body type, or even your previous experience in yoga. It is a personal session in your own private studio.
Throughout, detailed instruction, breathing and movement cues, and expert advice combine to provide a deeper understanding of every pose. You will learn how to modify movements and tailor workouts to your body, your needs, and your goals. Additionally, the special programming feature allows you to sequence multiple routines for longer, more challenging, or more targeted workouts.
With a host of features including five alternative audio tracks with specialized information (including an instructor-only track) and original music from Robert Spalding Newcomb, Breath-Centered Yoga with Leslie Kaminoff is the DVD for the ultimate at-home yoga experience.
The DVD features four complete sequences:
The Flowing Sequence is a complete workout, from standing to final relaxation.
The Standing Sequence is a wake-up and warm-up for the feet, legs, and breath.
The Warrior Sequence is a strong vinyasa with no stress on the hands and arms.
The Floor Sequence is a relaxing cool-down for the spine and breath.
Leslie: Advanced Alignment and Breathing Cues
Leslie and Megan: Modifications for the Curvy Body
Leslie and Kate: Finding Strength in Flexibility
Leslie and John: Real Men Can Do Yoga
Leslie and Nadiya: Caring for Joints and Bones
Section 1 Introduction: 2 to 3 minutes
Section 2 The 30-Minute Workout
Section 3 The 60-Minute Workout
Part I: 20 minutes
Foot Awareness, Toe Raises, Bent and Straight Legs
Spinal Roll-Ups and Roll-Downs
Arm Spirals, Inhale and Exhale, Gazing
Awkward Pose, Spinal Lifting With Arm Spirals
Wide Stance, Arch Lifts, Forward Bend Inversion, Standing Twists
Standing Forward Stretch
Part II: 20 minutes
Same as 20-minute workout, except in greater detail with more variation and repetitions
Part III: 20 minutes
Squatting With Variations
Lower Belly Pose
Table Pose, Spinal Release, Arm Variations
Supine Twisting, Movement on Exhale
Twisting Arm Swings, Hold in Deep Belly Twist
Back to Spinal Release in Table Pose
Deep Relaxation, Visualization, Breath Awareness in Corpse Pose
Instructor’s track, with detailed methodology and some theory, for teachers
This DVD is licensed for private home use and traditional, face-to-face classroom instruction only. For public performance licensing, please contact a sales representative at www.HumanKinetics.com/SalesRepresentatives.
ABOUT THE CREATOR
Leslie Kaminoff is the author of the highly successful book Yoga Anatomy. With more than 20 years of experience, he is internationally recognized as a specialist in the fields of yoga and breath anatomy. He is cofounder and co-head instructor, with Yoga Anatomy co-author Amy Matthews, of the Breathing Project, a New York City-based yoga studio dedicated to the teaching of individualized breath-centered yoga practice and therapy. He currently practices as a yoga educator and teaches anatomy in New York City and advises various yoga schools on the anatomy content of their national certification program. He has led workshops for many of the leading yoga associations, schools, and training programs in the United States, and he has helped organize international yoga conferences and symposia. Kaminoff is the founder of the highly respected international yoga blog e-Sutra, and he has been a featured yoga expert in Yoga Journal and the New York Times as well as online at WebMD, FoxNews Online, and Health.com. Kaminoff resides in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, with his wife, Uma, and his three sons.
ABOUT THE COMPOSER
Robert Spalding Newcomb is an artist whom people consistently find difficult to categorize, especially in a music scene as diverse as the one in his hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, computer programmer, theorist, writer, and poet who combines elements of numerous musical disciplines and cultural domains into a performance style that is truly a unique matrix of energies. Creative explorations focus on the study of musical and linguistic structure, complex systems, cognition, transcendent states, and improvisational performance.
In the 1980s, while living in New York City, Robert Newcomb studied hatha yoga extensively with the centenarian Sri Swami Buaji Maharaj (Swami Bua), and he is still an avid practitioner of yoga and other body–mind disciplines.
During that period, Leslie and Robert collaborated on the creation of a yoga instructional audiotape titled Vinyasa Yoga Movement with Breath and Music, which featured the composition “Measured Breath” as a backdrop for a floor sequence very similar to the one appearing on this DVD. The design of that piece was an intricate mapping of breath and movement to rhythmic and timbral musical elements. Its inclusion more than 20 years later as part of this volume brings the collaboration full circle.
“Leslie has a rare ability. He teaches with an individualized approach. With Breath-Centered Yoga, he provides a personalized yoga session wherever and whenever you want.”
“Leslie creates the most unique and inclusive learning environment for safe breathing and movement available today.”
Larry Payne PhD -- Founding Director, Yoga Therapy Rx, Loyola Marymount University
“Among a proliferation of yoga DVDs, CDs, and books, Breath-Centered Yoga with Leslie Kaminoff stands out. Whether you are a beginning or an experienced yoga practitioner, Leslie's instruction, sequencing and anatomical asides are rich with insight and offer the tools to enhance your personal practice and teaching.”
Bo Forbes, PsyD, E-RYT500 -- Yoga Therapist and Yoga Instructor