Drishti Flow

Intermediate II

Shivani leads this fun, all-levels class using the concept of Drishti - mental focus or eye gazing. How and where we choose to focus our attention can have a significant effect on our ability to feel steady, calm and confident. Throughout the class, Shivani brings you back to Drishti to help encourage this steadiness. You will be surprised what you can do when your mind is calm and quiet.

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MaryRose Metcalfe
June 15, 2020
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Great class. I have been using drishti just for my one leg poses, but I can see how it helps in other poses.

Paulette9
October 24, 2019
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This is the first time that I have done a class concentrating on the drishti! I did the first quarter of the class as instructed, and then experienced a slight headache. Thank you for warning me about that! I continued the rest of the class with closed eyes (as I normally practice) and the headache went away. But, I feel I have experienced some sort of shift in my brain!! I definitely feel more calm and centered. Not sure what else has happened, but I feel wonderful! Thank you for expanding my horizon and for a wonderful class!!

junarock
August 4, 2019
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I return to this practice again and again. It works magic on my busy mind! I appreciate the simple, challenging flow and the connection to the Sutras.

aujufeja
March 24, 2018
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Thank you for a beautiful practice. I loved the sounds of life in the background; the birds whistling, a dog barking, the small aircraft out enjoying the lovely day and the sound of the sailboats rigging. I felt like I was there with you. namaste.

dixiemarie
February 11, 2018
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As a long time beginner,I occasionally find an intermediate class that I can follow. This is a wonderful challenge for me. Thanks!

crepuscule3142
September 4, 2017
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This class is incredible. Not as physically challenging as Fiji's classes, but certainly more demanding mentally. Would recommend this to anyone feeling like crap - this definitely help! Thanks Shivani.

Loriluv
August 11, 2017
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This was an awesome class. I practice on my enclosed hot tub deck when the weather permits. I'm a pitta dosha menopausal woman and I keep it low keyed. I decided to step up my practice and chose this one. I must say I was challenged and it felt amazing. Thank you.

dena.rissman
March 24, 2017
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THis class was more potent than I imagined. Was finally able to stay in crow. thank you for helping me focus.

Aliemarie
March 25, 2016
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Thank you Shivani for this beautiful class. Namaste.

bridgetcrave
July 10, 2015
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I wasn't sure what I was in for, but this was the right length of class I was looking for. Turns out the Drishti was great for helping me focus and relax while still building some heat. I really enjoyed the class. I agree with some other comments that it is on the easier side of intermediate, but in total it was a great class.

willowswhiten
June 30, 2015
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Thank you so much - this is just what the doctor ordered to recover strength and focus after illness. All those folds are amazing for runners' hamstrings! Also extra thanks to the yogini in the purple tights - it's inspiring to see someone with such strength and grace who isn't stick-thin.

mario-gp
November 21, 2014
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At first I was struggling and I didn't know if focusing my gaze was going to be either beneficial or challenging...so I was doing it a little bit reluctantly but I'm surprised how calm I feel afterwards.
It was really powerful and it has made me re-think how I have been doing my poses before. I had never lasted that long in crow pose.
Thank you so much for this.

lolavida
October 27, 2014
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Challenging and still doable and very creative. I will come back to this lovely flow!

yogabliss
June 9, 2014
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this was such a lovely practice. it left me feeling centered and grateful. thank you

Donna Dasher
November 23, 2013
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Thank you very much for sharing a class that was both fun and calming. Namaste.

Tal.r
December 18, 2013
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Calming yet energizing, this practice allows for some well deserved mental clarity, as well as a wonderful way of approaching your practice.
Thank you, Namaste

patriziaferreira
December 31, 2013
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I absolutely love Shivani's style. Her classes have such a nice flow and you get to truly experience each pose.
The experience of incorporating a deeper breathing and inner focus to the practice is new to me and I absolutely love it.
I highly recommend this class. Please, Shivani add more classes!!!

tinksweeney
January 23, 2014
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My body feels so good a happy! Thank you for this amazing class Shivani. You are a great teacher. Your instruction is wonderful and I really like all the options you give in various poses. The eye focusing was very helpful. I am so grateful for "Do Yoga With Me" providing such great FREE online yoga with great instructors.

Nata Chan
January 28, 2014
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Thank you for this wonderful class Shivani. Drishti really helped me focus! It's a new and wonderful experience.
Namaste

corinachevalier
March 12, 2014
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This was a wonderful class. Often times my mind wanders, but in this class, utilizing and understanding the calming and centring effect of drishti was extremely helpful for me. Thank you!

Yolochka
March 14, 2014
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I've been practicing yoga (hatha, vinyasa and Bikram) for a few years total now. I've always had trouble remaining present and mindful. I feel like I have had a break through with this introduction to Drishti. Thank you so much Shivani for a wonderful class! It was challenging and energizing yet meditative and flowing. Brava!

Shogun
March 16, 2014
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Absolutely wonderful class! Thank you Shivani!

yogaphx
November 9, 2013
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Really enjoyed Shivani's teaching style - easy to follow and detailed. The class itself was a nice mix of beginner and graduated to intermediate for new challenges with options. I've bookmarked this one as a keeper.

NByogi
October 22, 2013
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I really enjoyed the emphasis on drishti. It was a great way to center my practice, and it was interesting how much visual information I began to notice with this new found attention. In particular, I really enjoyed the richness of Shivani's practice--incorporating the Yoga Sutras added another layer of depth to the practice. Thank you for sharing this practice! Namaste.

luisepg
October 11, 2013
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I felt energized after this class. Thanks!

Scheezo
October 3, 2013
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As a beginner, this was a little above my skill level. With that said, her directions were so good that it made the routine doable for me. I'll definitely do this one again. Thank you so much.

collmm
August 6, 2013
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Shivani's voice is so soothing and her thoughts, reflections, and insights throughout the practice really help me to deepen and relax. Thanks for such a nice video.

danake
July 24, 2013
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I was feeling pretty tired and stressed today, and this was exactly what I needed. Not so easy or slow that I wasn't able to sweat, but also not so intense that I felt like I was going to barf. If I had been feeling more energetic and like I wanted a big workout, I might have felt a bit antsy or restless during this one, but as it stands I am so happy I tried it!

Shivani's focus on mindfulness throughout is great, and I feel like I can bring a lot of what she said during the video into my daily life and other yoga routines (I'm not sure what to call them, but routine doesn't quite feel right :P).

Anyway, LOVE this video. Thank you so much, Shivani, for sharing it with us! Will definitely return to it.

yogamattspe
June 26, 2013
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Drawing lines with my gaze helped me to bring deeper focus to my alignment and steady breathing. Shivani's guidance was very easy to follow; I did not need to watch the video, just followed her cues. It is a bit slower flow then I'm used to but I was able to focus so intensely that I built up a nice heat. I fully enjoyed this practice and recommend it.

msluey
June 9, 2013
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This was physically easier than many of the other intermediate courses I've tried - so would be perfect for those transitioning from beginner to intermediate. A great class for exercising the mind as well as the body. Very calming and a different experience to focus on drishti - a remedy for those who have wandering eyes during class.

MRL
June 5, 2013
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I wasn't that interested in Drishti, but chose this class for its duration, as I had about an hour free. It really was calming to focus on the eye gaze and direction. I was surprised how nice it felt--since I rarely focus on my Drishti. Thanks.

katietemple
June 2, 2013
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The focus on the eye gaze was really helpful. I had heard instructors talk about drishti before but this was the best use of it during a class that I've experienced so far. Thanks!