"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."
Sadie Nardini -- Founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga, "Yoga Journal "Columnist
""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
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.
Table of Contents:
Section 1 Introduction: 2 to 3 minutes
Section 2 The 30-Minute Workout
o Equal Standing
o Basic Arm Spirals
o Awkward Pose
o Warrior Poses I, II, III
o Triangle and Revolved Triangle
o Standing Forward Stretch
o Side Forward Stretch
o Wide Forward Stretch
Section 3 The 60-Minute Workout
Part I: 20 minutes
o Foot Awareness, Toe Raises, Bent and Straight Legs
o Spinal Roll-Ups and Roll-Downs
o Arm Spirals, Inhale and Exhale, Gazing
o Awkward Pose, Spinal Lifting With Arm Spirals
o Wide Stance, Arch Lifts, Forward Bend Inversion, Standing Twists
o Standing Forward Stretch
Part II: 20 minutes
o Same as 20-minute workout, except in greater detail with more variation and repetitions
Part III: 20 minutes
o Squatting With Variations
o Lower Belly Pose
o Table Pose, Spinal Release, Arm Variations
o Supine Twisting, Movement on Exhale
o Twisting Arm Swings, Hold in Deep Belly Twist
o Back to Spinal Release in Table Pose
o Deep Relaxation, Visualization, Breath Awareness in Corpse Pose
o Live Instruction
o Instructor's track, with detailed methodology and some theory, for teachers