In this article we’ll put the spotlight on the Shiva Rea: Fluid Power.
Does the good reputation hold up or not? Let’s find out!
- Classic vinyasa yoga workout
- Shiva Rea is a great yoga instructor
- Sanskrit name means to flow freely
- New flow
- Taj Mahal
- No vinyasa drills or modifications
- Last two sections rather repetitive
- Pleasant background music but too soft
- 30 min. long only
This was a really fun article to write. I learned more about yoga in the process and I am hoping it will give you a few ideas on how to use some of the equipment at your disposal to make the next workout, or yoga flow, absolutely killer.
Fluid power. That's how we could describe the flowing style of yoga. You let go, flow, and roll with it. Yoga instructor Shiva Rea has put together a workout that will allow you to take advantage of the many moves that you will find in a typical yoga flow.
The workout starts with a snow angel pose walking sequence. By the time you get to the middle you will be doing a tree pose, which is where Mr. Rea starts to crank out an intense Yoga Flow. By the time you get to the end where you place your hands on your front, you will be in a kneeling pose. Then you will do more tree poses. This is a great warm up.
The workout really moves fast from one pose to the next. As the name suggests you will flow from pose to pose. This workout will incorporate a lot of upper body work. There will be a lot of lunges, though Mr. Rea claims that you will do the "Lose your gut exercise for the back" which mainly looks like a plethora of twists and turns in your spine.
You will also use your core a lot. For the most part, yes, you will be using your core. Mr. Rea says she wants to keep the heart eyes to a minimum. "But if you don't like the look of a bare midriff you should consider buying a wrap or two as well. Again, the belly sucked in, back out."
Throughout the workout, you will do the poses as many times as you can. As if that isn't bad enough, you must do each as fluidly as possible. There will be no padding. You'll have to get your own asanas. It's all in the fluidity. Incorporating up to 12 new poses, you will be losing a considerable amount of belly fat with this exercise.
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