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Yoga in Santorini
on 24 November 2013
I was just in a retreat with Shiva in Santorini in June and now this dvd comes out just a few months after , what a great souvenir (: . this dvd also has seven 20 min. plus bonus practices and meditations. there's also a 27 min. interview with Shiva talking about Santorini , the DVD and her new book and a 10 min. prana danda practice with Demetri and Shiva , no verbal instruction,looks fun. I hope they would release a prana danda DVD.
the DVD was filmed in several locations in Santorini.
from the matrix you can choose :
meditations : mudra meditation (6 min.), lunar meditation (10 min.) solar meditation (10 min.)
lunar : lunar backbending vinyasa (20 min.) - the only practice except shavasana filmed indoors (couldn't they keep filming outdoors), relaxing practice of hip opening and backbends. although this is a lunar practice it has side planks and "flip the dog" move which I love. pigeon and double pigeon . the practice culminates in pigeon with a thigh stretch or full pigeon (eka pada raja kapotasana) if you want to , not a good idea to try full pigeon after a 20 min. practice unless you're familiar with the pose .
moon salutations (20 min.) - I'm bored with salutations and 2 of the seven segments are regular salutations (: it's good as a warm up before the backbends practices though.
water vinyasa (20 min.) - fluid backbend practice - beautiful scenery , similar stuff from fluid power with the hip opening mandala namaskar and some backbends, loved it!.
solar : :
sun salutations (20 min.) - the classical variation
earth vinyasa (20 min.) - filmed on the beautiful santorini caldera. a side to side interesting standing vinyasa (no chaturangas etc.) some balancing poses as well.
solar backbending vinyasa (20 min.) - invigorating vinyasa to the beautiful background of the hillside town of Santorini . twisting standing poses , thigh stretches, dolphin , parsva danurasana , warrior 1 with eagle arms and some more.
earth water vinyasa (22 min.) : I love the music in this one [...]
mostly open hip standing poses vinyasa (triangle , vira 2 , gate pose etc..)
eagle , variations of side plank and bhujapidasana arm balance.
solar core (10 min.) - you can watch a clip [...]
Lunar shavasana (10 min.) - long shavasana
overall , some familiar vinyasas with some new ones, breathtaking scenery and some great music. reminds me how fun the retreat was. Thanks Shiva!