Note from Elena Brower :: Teachers, I’m including this lovely project in our Connect page as it reflects the fulfillment of a dream, and I’m glad to share. Plus, I don’t know many other Elenas… This looks and feels beautiful and might inspire you to create your own great work.
From Elena Mironov :: This home practice yoga DVD took me on a journey around the world, from Australia to Iceland, from Denmark to Switzerland. A collection of 5 healing practices, this DVD will match any mood or energy level; you may choose one of 5 soundtracks or use the voiceover without any music to fully focus on the verbal instructions.
Designed to inspire you to create your home practice, starting with 25-30 minutes a day, each of the practices has a specific focus:
Open – focusing on openness and mobility, creating space across the sides as well as front and back body, facilitating deeper breathing
Energized – improving circulation, charging the body with energy, creating inner and outer strength and stability
Renewed – improving the flexibility of the spine, lubricating the joints and cultivating ease of movement
Balanced – nourishing the hormonal and vestibular system, balancing the mind
Grounded – re-connecting to earth, using gravity to calm the nervous system and release stress.
As a composer, I committed myself to creating soundtracks for the project in collaboration with Icelandic musicians at one of the world’s most legendary recording studios outside Reykjavik. Among interchangeable soundtracks for the practices are gong, piano, cello, African drums, wind chimes and didgeridoo. Sequences were filmed in Australia, at an extraordinary painter’s home overlooking the bay of Avalon in New South Wales, Australia – a place that is grounding, peaceful and alive.
Join me on the mat! Love, Elena Mironov, Sparkling Yoga