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Go with the flow.

Movement has the power to heal, to cultivate strength, and to nourish the mind-body connection. Try these DVDs to explore your own dynamic flow--all from the comfort of home.

Designed to alleviate chronic pain, the Egoscue Method offers a series of movements to support proper body alignment. The Egoscue Pain Free Workout offers a general guided home practice. (

Also try: Alexander Technique. (

Yoga can be an intense flow; restorative yoga offers a more tranquil perspective. With gentle, palliative poses held for a long time, Yin Yoga with Kim Eng presents a challenge: on the edge of discomfort, can you be still as your body and mind release on a deeper level? (

Explore further with: Thich Nhat Hanh's Mindful Movements: Gentle Contemplative Exercises with the Monks & Nuns of Plum Village. (

Though it has long been used as a tool in the dance community, Pilates has been embraced by a wider fitness audience for its ability to create stability and strength. Start your day with Morning Mobilizerto prep your body and mind for all your daily challenges. (

Or try: Somatics. (hanna

With roots in yoga and martial arts, Budokon brings intensity and balance to a physical practice. Flow and Flexibility offers a well-rounded sequence, and you can click through to a detailed tutorial of each individual technique. (

For more core: Rodney Yee's Core Centered Yoga. (

The Chinese practice of qigong explores the subtler realms of internal energy. Get peaceful, clear instruction with Qigong: Traditional Chinese Exercises for Healing Body, Mind, and Spirit. (

Advanced practice: Qi Gong for Long Life: Cleanse & Build Inner Qi. (

With a focus on movement sequences, breath, and intention, tai chi is a moving meditation. While it's often practiced in parks and other outdoor spaces, T'ai Chi for Health brings the basics to your living room. (

For more advanced instruction: T'ai Chi for Liberation. (

Inspired by many forms of dance, martial arts, and mindfulness, Nia encourages you to release your inhibitions and connect with your body. Passion gives you the sense that you're in a cool movement studio, with pulsing beats and dancers of all shapes--and the class is led by the cofounders of Nia. We like that this offers modifications and affirmations. (

You may also like: The Wave: Ecstatic Dance with Gabrielle Roth. (


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Title Annotation:OUR FAVORITES; mind body medicine
Author:Kelmenson, Kalia
Publication:Spirituality & Health Magazine
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Date:May 1, 2013
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