Through Yoga and Meditation"
This videotape includes demonstrations of gentle,
supportive Yoga postures for persons living with
HIV/AIDS, even if in a state of fatigue, and also
includes a segment on meditation and breath awareness.
It features Father Joe Pereira, who is a Yoga instructor
and Catholic priest from India. He is also a long time
student of B.K.S. Iyengar. This tape is offered for
sale by Kripa West Charity for $30, including shipping.
To order or for more information, write
Kripa West Charity
c/o The Yoga Studio, #211
5403 Crowchild Trail N.W.,
Calgary, Alta. , T3B 4Z1
Kripa West Charity also offers an audio tape by Father Pereira, "Silence
of the Spirit," for $10, including shipping. This tape is guided relaxation
and meditation. Father Pereira has a wonderfully soothing voice, and
anyone seeking relaxation and peace will benefit from listening to this
tape. Here's an audio sample:
[11k RealAudio file].
[115k wav file].
"Bed Top Yoga"
This audio cassette guides the listener through gentle warm-up stretches, then four modified Yoga poses, and finally relaxation, all while lying flat on your back in bed. While not geared specifically for people living with HIV/AIDS, it offers an experience of Yoga for the injured, the ailing, or the elderly who may be unable to perform a more vigorous practice. The tape is by Carol Dickman, a certified teacher in the Bikram and Kripalu traditions. She has a pleasant voice, and any practitioner can benefit from her advice to listen to one's own body without self-judgment or striving for an external goal. Carol sells the tape for $10, plus $2.50 shipping. For more information, including audio samples, or to order a copy, visit Carol's Bed Top Yoga page.