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Breath-Centered Yoga with Leslie Kaminoff DVD

Breath-Centered Yoga with Leslie Kaminoff DVD


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    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.
    Audio Commentaries:
    • 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

    Table of Contents

    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
    Audio Tracks
    • Live Instruction

    • 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

    About the Author

    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 Kaminoff resides in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, with his wife, Uma, and his three sons.

    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.