A Beautiful Blending of Yoga and Buddhism
In order for our practices to encourage a balanced equilibrium on all levels of our being, we must address both the Yin, or receptive aspects of our nature, as well as the Yang, or active, radiant qualities. These two primordial energies are considered to be inseparable in all forms of existence, with any imbalance in our body/mind organism traceable to either an excess or depletion of these Yin or Yang energies. Each day it is essential that we assess our overall constitution and choose the practices best suited to balance us.
Sarah Powers' interest in understanding the inseparability of the physical, energetic, emotional and mental domains of our being has inspired her to interweave these teachings from Chinese medicine with the rich traditions of Yoga. This union forms the basis of Yin/Yang Yoga, and the foundation of the practices presented on this DVD. Through their application we aim to restore and revitalize the body and mind, while cultivating an inner atmosphere for contemplation and meditation to arise with greater ease.
Highlights from this DVD include:
- • Over 4 hours of practice material
- • 2 unique 1-hour Yin yoga sequences with commentaries on Buddhadharma and Chinese medicine
- • a 1 hour vigourous Vinyasa sequence
- • a 40-minute Sun Salutation sequence
- • a 10-minute guided Sivasana relaxation practice
- • a 30-minute guided meditation practice
- • programmable sequences for a variety of practice combinations
Bonus Downloadable MP3: Om Mani Padme Hum
Ty Powers and Betty Roi's beautiful chant from the Savasana on the Insight Yoga DVD is now available as a downloadable MP3! Buy it now or add it to your order free when you purchase the Insight Yoga DVD!
So nice to come home to self. Review by Heather
This is a wonderful broad spectrum DVD.
The Yin asanas are presented with “Insight” into which meridians are being most affected as well as a little Buddhist philosophy. This is done in a quiet respectful manner so as to not interfere with one’s own focus and awareness of what is happening within the long held postures.
I like the small but important areas brought to attention in the yang series. These little attentions to detail are hugely important to correct alignment and therefore physical safety. Even yoga can do harm over time when stressors are habitually applied incorrectly. In my experience many DVD ‘s as well as in live classes seem to forget the how’s and why’s of the practice of Yoga and therby the integrity of it all. Sarah never abandones.
An entire yin-yang class can be very long but you have ten class options to choose from to fit your schedule. I've never been to a live class with Sarah but I imagine this DVD is the next best thing. I feel like I'm there.
Insight Yoga. A very fitting title! Sarah’s book is also excellent!
These yin practices given (as in gifted) by Sarah’s, Paul Greely and Bernie Clark (check out yinsights.com) have been a quality of life saver for me. They have done for me what massage, physiotherapy, acupuncture, osteotherapy and my old yoga practice could not – heal a repetative work induced injury I experienced to my sacro-iliac.
It’s so nice to come home to self.
(Posted on 2/11/2012)
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About Sarah Powers
World-renowned yoga instructor Sarah Powers masterfully blends the yin and the yang of yoga, “integrating body, heart, and mind.” She mixes the popular yin yoga with flow movements inspired by Ashtanga and Viniyoga. Her approach to yoga is suitable for beginners, as well as experienced yogis.
Self-Improvement From the Inside Out
Since Sarah Powers’ yoga DVDs place an emphasis on the internal, mental aspect of yoga, her insights can be an excellent way to start the journey of self-improvement from the inside out. This means that you don’t have to be in tip-top physical shape to get started! Instead, work from the head to the heart and then out to the body, slowly building strength, losing weight, developing flexibility, and improving your overall well-being through Sarah’s beautiful blend of body, heart, and mind.
In addition to being a trained yoga instructor, Sarah has been trained in Buddhist Insight Meditation and has studied psychology at the graduate level. All of this knowledge makes her works incredibly valuable for both seasoned and aspiring yogis. In addition to the physical aspect of yoga, her in-depth training allows her to provide great insight into the psychological aspect of the practice as well.
Explore Sarah Powers’ DVDs, Online Courses, and More
Sarah Powers’ yoga DVDs concentrate on this blend of both the mind and body. For example, her DVD Insight Yoga: Earth is designed to teach stability and does so through guided yoga movements in addition to meditations. Similarly, her DVD Insight Yoga: Heaven focuses on cultivating energy. No matter what life improvement you are seeking to make, Sarah’s guidance can help you start on the right path.
We are also proud to offer online courses taught by Sarah, as well as MP3s of select songs featured on her DVDs. From Sarah Powers’ yoga DVDs to MP3s to online courses, these robust offerings are a great way to personally experience the value of Sarah’s teachings.
Learn more about Sarah on her website: www.sarahpowers.com. In addition to Sarah Powers’ yoga DVDs, books, and other media, she co-founded the Insight Yoga Institute, which integrates yoga, Buddhism, and psychology—and offers a 500-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher training program for those looking to gain even more from Sarah’s vast knowledge.