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I can't say enough good about this DVD. I just finished doing it and it was wonderful! Beforehand, I was kind of stressed(who isn't these days) and after doing this workout I felt strengthened and balanced and more able to go with the flow of life rather than trying to change things I can't change. It gave me a release from holding onto stress and I felt above all the day's challenges...like they couldn't drag me down anymore. I think yoga(and especially Kundalini yoga) is even more important for people to do now days for their minds, bodies, and souls. It helps to ease your own suffering(and gives you a fit body to boot!). It helps you take charge of your mind and body. I've done many styles of yoga over the years and although I enjoy them all, I've found Kundalini to be the most healing physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I have experienced deep healing on all levels from Ana and Ravi's DVDs and each new DVD they make addresses another level of healing and health. Ana and Ravi...
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The Solar Power routine is excellent. I think it would be an especially good choice for beginners: The premix for beginners includes the tune-in, breath primer, posture primer, the solar power first set, the set for super vitality, and the heart mantra meditation -- quite thorough and doable for anyone. For those put off by sat kriya, perhaps even better than their first Beginners & Beyond DVD (I also think the 15-minute warmup in Quick Fixes is excellent for beginners, and then you can close with a great meditation and add from many options as you progress).This is my first Blond Ana DVD (I'd put my ravianas away for a while only to recently rediscover them), and the vibe is quite different; it feels over-produced and lazy at the same time. The afore-mentioned Beginners premix, for instance, is listed at 30 minutes, but actually clocks in at almost 45 minutes. (It also oddly begins with the DVD intro - so, does "beginner" mean first-time user of this DVD? There is no...
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What a wonderful new DVD from Ana and Ravi!I have been doing KY with Ana and Ravi's practices for several years and there is not a single exercise activity I enjoy more. I have all their DVDs and they amaze me constantly, there is so much depth and joy in all of themThis new DVD - Solar Power - is an excellent new addition! It's definitely very doable for all levels. I think people who look for more hatha-yoga like practices will really enjoy it - and there is definitely a lot of work aimed at stretching and opening - as well as a lot of Breath of Fire (love it).After the Intro and Tune-In, the Practice starts with Solar Power Part 1 and Solar Power Part 2 - they include some exercises we know and love form Ana and Ravi's previous DVDs - stomach grinds, neck circles, spinal flexes, cat cow, twists - and even an old favorite - hip joint release exercises also seen on Total Tune Up; shoulder stand, plow, hip raises, etc. Modifications are provided,...