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Sep
07

Exhale: Core Fusion Yoga – Energy Flow Review and Giveaway

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED***

Workout Details

Exhale:  Core Fusion Yoga - Energy Flow, released August 24, 2010 by Acacia, is the first yoga workout from the Core Fusion DVD series.  The workout is led by husband and wife team, and Core Fusion creators, bringing their popular spa classes to the masses with this DVD.  The workout is broken up into five sections:  Energy Flow, Sun Salutations 1, Sun Salutations 2, Chi Gong & Hip Opener Stretches and Core & Gluteal.  These can be played individually or you can choose to play the full 50 minute workout for an intense total body workout.  The workout also includes three bonus segments:  Savasana & Stretches, an excerpt from Exhale:  Lean and Toned and an excerpt from Weight Loss:  Cardio Sculpt.

Review

The first segment, Energy Flow, contains a sequence of postures that includes downward dog, cat and cow and runner’s lunge.  It then transitions into a forearm/side plank combo into child pose before returning to standing for some side stretches.  Next up are the Sun Salutation 1 & 2.  It is in these two sections that things start to heat up and the heart rate gets going.  The first Sun Salutation section is led by Fred while the second one is led by Elizabeth.  These two sections are filled with Warrior Lunges, Planks, Push-Ups, Chair Pose, Standing Pigeon, Half Moon, Triangle and Side Angle. Some of the poses are held and pulsed for an additional challenge.  Elizabeth continues to lead the next section, Chi Gong & Hip Opener Stretches, which includes lower body toning with wide squat variations combined with flowing arm movement and concludes with stretches such as seated spinal twist.  The last section is led by Fred, Core & Gluteal, and requires yoga blocks for the initial core work sequence.  Then the focus shifts to the gluteals with bird/dog sequences and finishes up with core work. 

I thoroughly enjoyed this workout.  Done in its entirety, the workout flowed together nicely from beginning to end.  It is an extremely versatile workout that can be used in a combination of ways.  Many of the sections lend themselves nicely to add-ons after a cardiovascular workout or strength workout.  I look forward to reaching for this workout again. 

Exhale: Core Fusion Yoga – Energy Flow Giveaway

Guess what?  Acacia is giving one reader a chance to win a copy of Exhale: Core Fusion Yoga – Energy Flow!

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This giveaway begins 9/7/10 and will end on 9/13/10 @ 10p.m central and is open to US residents only. Winner will be chosen randomly via random.org. An email notification will be sent to the email address provided by the winner with 48 hours to respond. Failure to do so will result in a new winner being selected. Please see Terms and conditions for full giveaway rules.

Disclaimer: Acacia provided me with a copy of Exhale: Core Fusion Yoga – Energy Flow to review. I received no other compensation and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under obligation to provide a positive review in return for the free workout. Giveaway retail value is $17.

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103 comments

  1. Michael says:

    Sun Saluatation

  2. Carrie says:

    I’m most interested in trying the Core Fusion Energy Flow Yoga DVD. I have some of the other core fusion workouts and like it alot.

  3. Nicole C. says:

    I would love to try the Exhale: Core Fusion Pure Abs & Arms workout.

  4. andy says:

    exhale- corefusion abs and arms

  5. Ashley H. says:

    I’d like to try the Exhale: Core Fusion Body Sculpt.

  6. Amber G says:

    I am interested in trying the Creative Core + Upper Body!

  7. Amber G says:

    I follow Acacia on Twitter – my Twitter ID is @AmberGoo

  8. Amber G says:

    I follow Huff and Buff on Twitter – my Twitter ID is @AmberGoo

  9. Amber G says:

    I like Acacia on Facebook – my FB name is Amanda Moore

  10. Amber G says:

    I like Huff and Buff on Facebook – my FB name is Amanda Moore

  11. Amber G says:

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/23256840264

  12. won says:

    Core abs sounds like a great workout for me.

  13. Lithium says:

    I’d like to try Core Fusion Body Sculpt

  14. Julie says:

    I need the Yoga to the Rescue for Back Pain workout.

  15. Lithium says:

    I Like Acacia on Facebook

  16. Lithium says:

    I already Like Huff and Buff on Facebook

  17. Julie says:

    following Acacia on twitter
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  18. Lithium says:

    I Subscribed to your blog

  19. Lithium says:

    I Subscribed to your blog #2

  20. Rachel says:

    Exhale: Core Fusion Pilates Plus

  21. Rachel says:

    I follow Acacia on Twitter @rachelflavin

  22. Rachel says:

    I like Acacia on Facebook

  23. Rachel says:

    I follow Huff and Buff on Twitter @rachelflavin

  24. Rachel says:

    I like Huff and Buff on Facebook

  25. Rachel says:

    I subscribe to your blog 1

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    I subscribe to your blog 2

  27. Kirsten says:

    Exhale: Core fusion thighs and glutes

  28. david basile says:

    Exhale: Core Fusion Body Sculpt

  29. Amy B says:

    I would like to try Dance and be Fit: Brazilian Body.

  30. Joy F says:

    I could use Core abs. Thanks.

  31. Benita says:

    I’m most interested in trying yoga for beginners.

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  34. angie says:

    Tai Chi For Beginners looks interesting.

  35. Lupe says:

    I would like to try out Weight Loss: Pilates, it would help me incorporate Pilates into my workouts.

  36. gala says:

    i’d like to try Beautiful Belly with Hemalayaa

  37. Melissa O. says:

    Shivea Rea Yoga Trance looks interesting!

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  38. alison says:

    I’d like to try CF Lean & Toned…or McGee’s Weight Loss Pilates.

  39. alison says:

    Plugged it on my blog:
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  40. alison says:

    #2

  41. alison says:

    #3 for reblog

  42. alison says:

    #4 for reblog

  43. alison says:

    #5 for reblog

  44. alison says:

    And I subscribed #1

  45. alison says:

    Suscribed to your blog #2 entry
    (um, can you tell I really want this dvd?! what can I say, I’m on a no-buy! I have to do what I can! :) )

  46. alison says:

    Following Acacia on FB

  47. alison says:

    Following Huff & Buff on FB. (and now I’m thru entering :) )

  48. Tricia says:

    Visited Acacia – Would love, LOVE Shiva Rhea Energy Flow for Beginners! I have yet to find a beginner yoga workout that truly is for beginners and I’ve heard such great things about this one!

  49. Tricia says:

    Following Acacia on Twitter – check!

  50. Tricia says:

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  51. Tricia says:

    Follow Huff and Buff on Twitter – check!

  52. Tricia says:

    Like Huff and Buff on FB – check!

  53. Tricia says:

    Follow your blog – check! I love reading blogs!

  54. Tricia says:

    Okay, I think I’m covered! Even tweeted the giveaway today! Whew!

    Can you tell I really want to win this one?

  55. Lupe says:

    I Like Acacia on Facebook!

  56. Lupe says:

    I like Huff and Buff on Facebook!

  57. Lupe says:

    I subscribe to my blog entry One!

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  59. sam says:

    I am interested in trying the energy flow workout–especially the core and glutes segment using the blocks. The acacia site looks great–many workouts to consider in the future.

  60. Daniel M says:

    Exhale: Core Fusion Pilates Plus looks interesting

  61. Aisa says:

    Chi Gong & Hip Opener Stretches.

    Despite summer being over, and fall’s season of wearing layers, I need some desperate toning.

  62. Holly C. says:

    I would love to try the Dance and Be Fit: Brazilian Body!

  63. Holly C. says:

    follow AcaciaFitness on twitter as hbbs55

  64. Holly C. says:

    like Acacia on facebook

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  68. Holly C. says:

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  69. Holly C. says:

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  70. Jill Myrick says:

    I would also like to try the Fit in 5 Total Body Tone.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  71. Jill Myrick says:

    I am following Acacia via Twitter as jlsc123.

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  72. Jill Myrick says:

    I am a fan of Acacia via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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  73. Jill Myrick says:

    I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

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  74. Jill Myrick says:

    I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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  75. Jill Myrick says:

    I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

  76. Jill Myrick says:

    I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com #2.

  77. Melissa B. says:

    I would like to try the Weight Loss: Cardio Sculpt.

  78. Holly C. says:

    dt
    https://twitter.com/hbbs55/status/24320214879

  79. Erica C. says:

    I’d like to try the Creative Core & Upper Body workout because my upper body is my weakest.

  80. Jenny Neal says:

    Pilates PLus!

  81. Holly C. says:

    dt
    http://twitter.com/hbbs55/status/24385265182

  82. Ada says:

    My sister has been telling me about trance dance. I think the Shiva Rea Trance Dance DVD looks interesting.

  83. Aleksandra says:

    I’d love to try the energy flow workout. Always up for something new!

  84. Jennifer Jozwiak says:

    I’d like to try bollywood dance blast!

  85. Angela Winesburg says:

    I would love tot try the energy flow workout, thanks!

  86. Veronica Garrett says:

    I would like to try Tai Chai for Beginners.

  87. Em says:

    I’d like the Dance and Be Fit Abs Burn

  88. heather c says:

    I’d love to try Hemalayaa Bollywood Boogie Workout.

  89. Kerri R says:

    I would like to try thr core fusion arms and abs

  90. Kerri R says:

    following Acacia on twitter /kerri69

  91. Kerri R says:

    Following you on twitter kerri69

  92. Kerri R says:

    current subscriber

  93. Kerri R says:

    current subscriber 2

  94. Kerri R says:

    tweeted
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  95. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am interested in trying the Shiva Rea: Surf Yoga Soul DVD

  96. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am following Acacia on Twitter (@Swtlilchick)

  97. Charlene Kuser says:

    I Like Acacia on Facebook (Charlene Kuser)

  98. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am following you on Twitter (@Swtlilchick)

  99. Charlene Kuser says:

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  100. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am a subscriber to your blog
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  101. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am a subscriber to your blog
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  102. Charlene Kuser says:

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  103. Sand says:

    I’d love to try the Dance and Be Fit Carnaval Workout.

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