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.
this 35-minute video to learn these moves, enacting a rite
for reconsecrating our womanhood and
animating ancient symbols of the
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- Consult with your health care provider
before beginning this or any exercise program to determine its suitability for
youparticularly if you are pregnant or have high blood pressure, heart disease,
- 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
- Guidelines for practice
for practicing each movement
- Easy preparations
and alternates for the more challenging moves
replica of an ancient icon, incorporating a symbol of the Sacred Feminine, introduces
each gesture and links body to image
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What benefits do
you receive from practicing
|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.|
It's a great way to start a creative process because you get so much energy from
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.
first attracted you to the practice?
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.||
do you especially enjoy about the practice?
|Sue: I love the whole ritual for the emphasis on breath,
and the power of breath. It's very powerfulit 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.
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!
Sarasohn is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher and yoga
therapist with more than twenty years' experience teaching therapeutic movement
and facilitating mind-body integration.
the 35-minute Honoring Your Belly video for $19.95 plus shipping.