Bryan Kest's Long, Slow & Deep: A Complete 90 Minute Yoga Workout (CD & Booklet)

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9780972247832: Bryan Kest's Long, Slow & Deep: A Complete 90 Minute Yoga Workout (CD & Booklet)
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This highly anticipated live recording of Bryan's Long, Slow & Deep routine will help you move into areas deeply and safely with a combination of deep stretching poses. Only on rare occasions does Bryan teach this routine, but now you can have your very own recording. Balance your usual regimen of vinyasa (flowing) routines with this deep exploration. The live, approximately 90-minute recording was done at his very popular Santa Monica, CA studio, and is in audio CD format, accompanied by a beautiful, 8" x 8" spiral bound instructional booklet. (Like the other titles in the series, the spiral binding makes it easy to keep the book open and follow along.) The audio CDs are segmented into 14 tracks for easy repeating or forwarding. The booklet has photographs of the asanas (positions) which track the recording, along with detailed written instruction for key poses provided by Bryan. A nice treat: Bryan Kest is one of the two models photographed for the asanas.

In addition to being an excellent, complete yoga routine for your library, the CDs are a compact format perfect for travelers.

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From the Inside Flap:

This CD booklet Long, Slow & Deep has at the very least a few ostensible objectives. The first is I wanted to give people a deep and potent alternative to the myriad of vinyasa and flowing hatha yoga classes. I wanted people to know that they have a choice. There have been so many days in my life when I just didn’t want to do a salutation or a lunge series or even to be that physically active. Yet, I still had the time and ability to practice as well as the desire for all the pleasing benefits of yoga. I still wanted to maintain my practice. I wanted people to see how utterly potent this kind of practice can be even without focusing on strength, endurance or even acquiring much heat. I also wanted people to experience the benefits of holding poses a little longer, giving these massive areas (hamstrings, groin, hips, shoulders, etc.) more time to release deeper.

This truly is an amazing routine. It’s a paradox. It is by far the most difficult class I teach, yet you don’t really get off your butt the whole class. The challenge here is mostly mental. You are probably going to want to run away from this one, especially in the beginning. Hang in there, be patient and keep breathing, deeply and fluidly. So dim the lights, warm up the room and enjoy (at least how it leaves you feeling).

Aloha, Bryan

About the Author:

Bryan Kest has been practicing yoga for more than 24 years, starting in Hawaii with David Williams, the first person to bring Ashtanga yoga to America. He then studied in India with K. Pattabhi Jois, the main proponent of Ashtanga yoga. Bryan has been teaching yoga for 19 years. He founded and teaches at two successful yoga studios, one in Santa Monica and one in Calabasas, CA, and is regularly invited by other yoga studios around the world to hold workshops. Bryan also hosts group yoga retreats in places such as Maui and Peru, has created several videos, audio CDs and booklets, and personally teaches an extensive instructor training program.

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