Advance praise for The Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Fact Book: “Crohn’s disease nearly took my life and dream of running in the Olympics. This book is helping me control my disease and stay in training.” – Rene Felton, Track and Field National Record Holder “A much needed and valuable resource for IBD patients, their families, and physicians towards understanding IBD.” – Kurt J. Isselbacher, M.D., Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Gastrointestinal Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital “Since IBD has touched my family I can well understand how this book can offer understanding and hope to all of us.” – Gary Collins, Host, Hour Magazine “An invaluable book not only for patients but for doctors as well. Anyone connected with IBD will profit from reading it.” – Henry D. Janowitz, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine and Director of IBD Unit, Mount Sinai School of Medicine “This text gave me a better insight into my illness. I have found that knowing what to expect makes coping with the disease easier.” – Rolf Benirschke, Placekicker, San Diego Chargers
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- Challenging for all levels!
- The Madonna of yoga, exuding creativity and inspiration
- Ignite You Inner Fire!
- Filmed at White Sands national Park
“The Madonna of yoga, exuding creativity and inspiration” —Yogi Times
Good things flow from a strong core: a long lean torso, a healthy back, a positive flow of energy that benefits every aspect of your life. Now, one of the yoga world’s top female teachers shows you an enlightened way to a powerful core. Unlike repetitive conventional abs work, Shiva’s fluid yoga-based approach awakens your creativity and inner fire, building strength and grace in the same way that surfing, rock climbing, or dancing does—while you’re enjoying yourself, not counting the minutes until it’s over. The program includes three flowing segments, which can be done all at once or individually.
Filmed at White Sands National Park, the program was directed by James Wvinner and shot in HD by Hollywood’s Sion Michel (Memoirs of a Geisha). Beautiful, effective, inspiring. It’s an abs workout you’ll look forward to doing again and again.It’s hard to say how Shiva Rea would react to being called “the Madonna of yoga,” a phrase that appears on the cover of Creative Core Abs. But one thing is certain: the popular, California-based yogi’s several DVD programs are uniformly first-rate, and this one is no exception. Roughly defined as the area between the upper thighs and lower ribcage, with particular focus on the abdominals and lower back, the core is “more than our physical center,” says Rea; it is “our inner fire,” the seat of our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual selves (not to mention the center of a great many yoga poses). Mindful that core exercises are for many of us “a duty, not a pleasure,” Rea has designed three different programs (ranging from seven to seventeen minutes) that aim to offer a more creative, innovative approach to the work. The “Water Core” segment includes various seated movements, many involving the arms as well; there are also sequences done on the back, somewhat akin to the bridge pose, as well as the “water wheel,” which combines lifting the hips while alternately extending the legs. The “Spontaneous Core” section incorporates some of the previous movements with several new ones, while the “Fire Core,” the longest of the three, blends very challenging poses such as chaturanga and the forearm plank with familiar standing asanas like the Warrior II. As usual, the musical accompaniment is effective but not intrusive, while the setting (New Mexico’s White Sands National Park) and the HD cinematography by Sion Michel (a camera operator for Memoirs of a Geisha) are stunning. None of that may matter much while you’re flat on your back, struggling to understand what it means to treat a pose as if you’re “skateboarding on the empty bowl of your pelvis,” but Creative Core Abs is likely to yield satisfying results for those who stick with it. –Sam Graham
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