Instructional DVD starring Sharon Gannon
Practice Level: experienced beginner to advanced
Yoga Style: Chakra Yoga
About this Video
In Yogic tradition, the human body has seven energy centers called "chakras". When these energy centers are healthy and open, so are we - physically, emotionally, and in our relationships. But when they are blocked through injury, illness, or disconnection from others, we are blocked from being our best selves.
In this unique and inspiring program, renowned yogini Sharon Gannon guides you through poses, affirmations, and mantras (simple chants) that open and balance the chakras. More than a series of exercises, this is a complete mind-body-spirit practice. Your energy flowers and your life force flows. You feel a new sense of happiness, peace, and wholeness.
Rooted in ancient teachings, Chakra Yoga is more relevant today than ever. At a time when many people feel disconnected from themselves and others, it can heal your body and free your heart to move into the future with joy.
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About this Instructor
Yogini Sharon Gannon's quest for independence began with her birth on July 4 in Washington, D.C. Her Catholic upbringing nourished her interest in mysticism. She holds a BA in dance and has studied ballet, modern, classical, and various forms of Indian dance, as well as music and Eastern philosophy.
Together with David Life and through the blessings of her teachers, Sharon has created the Jivamukti Yoga method, which focuses on teaching and practicing yoga as a means to enlightenment. The Jivamukti Yoga method is taught worldwide in Jivamukti Yoga centers independently owned and directed by Sharon and Davids students in Munich, London, Toronto, Detroit, and the West Village of New York City. Sharon co-directs the Jivamukti Yoga Center in New York City. Time magazine recognized the Jivamukti Yoga method as one of the nine methods of Hatha Yoga taught in the world today, and it is featured in the acclaimed video What Is Yoga?
Sharon has studied yoga since 1976 with many teachers around the globe, most notably her gurus Shri Brahmananda Saraswati, Swami Nirmalanada, and Shri K. Pattabhi Jois, as well as Swami Shankarananda and Shyam Das.
Sharon brings a rare blend of scholarly study, artistic pursuit, and highly disciplined asana and meditation practice to her offerings as a teacher. A teacher renowned around the globe, she has taught yoga students throughout the United States and as far afield as Canada, the Caribbean, China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines.
Since 1993 she has presented annually at various national conferences hosted by the Omega Institute, Yoga Journal, Southwest Yoga, Arizona Yoga Conference, and others. Along with David Life, she teaches a one-month intensive Jivamukti Yoga teacher training course offered at the Omega Institute. Her high-profile students include Sting, Russell Simmons, and Geshe Michael Roach.
She is a featured yogini in various books: Yoga by Linda Sparrowe, American Yoga by Carrie Schneider, and Women to Women by Christina Lessa.
Number of Discs: 1 DVD, playing approx. 55 minutes
Release Date: 2009