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The Honoring Your Belly program is now available in DVD format.
The program is continuous; it does not include navigation.

 

Honoring Your Belly video coverMuch more than a set of conventional stomach exercises, this dynamic sequence of belly-energizing moves draws from the wisdom of yoga and other healing arts.

Use this 35-minute video to learn these moves, enacting a rite for reconsecrating our womanhood and
animating ancient symbols of the Sacred Feminine.

ISBN 0-9745481-0-3
$19.95

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Contents

PREPARATION:

  • Consult with your health care provider before beginning this or any exercise program to determine its suitability for you—particularly if you are pregnant or have high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes

PRACTICE:

  • In circle, four women demonstrate the 12-minute sequence of 23 movement and breathing exercises
  • The Ritual of Creation, as voice-over, narrates the practice
  • Once you've learned the gestures, you can use this segment to guide your own practice
  • Soothing and inspiring instrumental music accompanies the ritual

INSTRUCTION:

  • Guidelines for practice
  • Instruction for practicing each movement
  • Easy preparations and alternates for the more challenging moves
  • A replica of an ancient icon, incorporating a symbol of the Sacred Feminine, introduces each gesture and links body to image

PRODUCTION:

 
 

What benefits do you receive from practicing
Honoring Your Belly?

Patty

Patty: The benefits I receive are feeling centered, feeling strengthened, feeling grounded. I feel more energized when I do the ritual. I feel like I can function better, perform better, live better when I'm centered in my belly.

Sue: It's a great way to start a creative process because you get so much energy from it.

Patty: It doesn't take a big amount of time or effort. And it's fun! It's fun to do together, as much as it is to do alone.

What first attracted you to the practice?

Patty: The title, Honoring Your Belly, just really appealed to me. In the past I'd studied yoga in different forms. And before giving birth to my children I studied belly dancing. I always enjoyed that movement from the belly....
Teresa: I was searching for a fitness program for myself, that I wasn't finding in aerobics or gyms. It was a gentle way, and I felt energized, yet I wasn't exhausted. It felt very natural. I knew I had tapped into something.

Teresa

What do you especially enjoy about the practice?

Sue

Sue: I love the whole ritual for the emphasis on breath, and the power of breath. It's very powerful—it really is!

Patty: It has a real nice flow to it. And to just go with that flow seems like a beautiful dance, with all the stretching and all the breathing you need.

And if I have to prepare for something where I really need my best energy, to do the movement is a big plus to have under my belt!

Lisa Sarasohn is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher and yoga therapist with more than twenty years' experience teaching therapeutic movement and facilitating mind-body integration.

Purchase the 35-minute Honoring Your Belly video for $19.95 plus shipping.

 

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