DVDs and CDs.
“I'm giving this CD to my sister who believes that she's too
stressed to spare the time for yoga or meditation. I think that the
relaxation and meditation techniques I've learned from Pat and contained on
this CD can help her in a thousand different circumstances. I use them
myself when I'm anxious flying or can't get to sleep or am frustrated by a
co-worker. Within minutes I can feel my heart rate slow to normal, headaches
ease, and my muscles relax.“ --Caroline, Washington, DC
Yoga Nidra: A Path to Deep Relaxation
Yoga Nidra means sleep with a trace of awareness. It is the state of mind
between wakefulness and dream. Pat helps you to practice Yoga Nidra to open
the deeper phases of your mind in a deep state of relaxation, i.e., the subconscious
and unconscious, the root of creativity. She uses Yoga Nidra to put you in
touch with your inner self that helps you act on your ideals. While in this
state the mind, you can correct any negative traits, bad habits, etc. It is
not used to fulfill desires, but to create strength in the structure of the
mind. Its purpose is to influence and transform the whole life pattern, not
only physically, but also mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Deep Relaxation and Healing Through the Chakras
The charkas are a symbolic map of all the levels of human being, from basic survival to unlimited spiritual freedom. By working with the charkas, Pat helps you to achieve a deep state of relaxation, and in that state of mind, guides you in bringing awareness to your vital energy centers, the 7 chakras. Pat takes you on a journey through each chakra, helping you to become aware of any sensations, drawing up the qualities of each chakra, and allowing them to radiate and fill your entire being. You may even experience a particular emotion or inner sound related to this energy center.
“It's nearly as good as being in class with Pat. The DVD is thoughtfully
paced and each pose is reassuringly described and demonstrated so you can
follow along even as a beginner.” --Caroline, Washington, DC
Classical Iyengar Yoga
With over 25 years of experience in teaching yoga, Pat's DVD on Classical Iyenger Yoga provides you with yoga postures for health and healing. She clearly explains and demonstrates the process of getting into the yoga asana (posture) step by step and breath by breath. The asanas range from beginner to intermediate levels of yoga that will restore harmony to your body, and and spirit, creating well-being on all levels.
Pat's Pilates DVD teaches the fundamentals of Pilates using just the mat. This DVD is a great start for beginners; as well as an invaluable refresher for the experienced student. Each of the exercises are clearly stated and described step by step. Pilates provides stability and flexibility. It develops a strong but also flexible "core" (area between shoulders and hips), particularly the deeper layer of "abs", which decreases back pain.