The classic seated posture, sukhasana or easy pose is a great place to begin to open your hips, and work on lengthening your spine. A blanket may be helpful if you carry tension in the hips, you may also like to put blankets underneath each knee for support.
It's all about the breath, friends. This short meditation will take you through a few basic pranayama exercises to help you slow down and tune in so that you can be clear about what it is you need and how to go about giving it to yourself. Enjoy!
A perfect place to begin if you're new to meditation, curious about it, or think it might be too esoteric for you. If you struggle with anxiety, depression, racing thoughts, difficulty focusing and/or insomnia, this is for you!
The only constant in life is change. The more we contract from that reality, the more we suffer. This meditation is all about opening to change. We can't control circumstances, other people, or the weather, but we can work on the way we respond to what we're given, and see if we can trust, even when we don't understand. Life is a lot easier that way!
Starting out with an easy hip-opening and shoulder-opening sequence we build a basic flow step by step. Always coming back to the breath throughout the class. This class is at a slow, steady pace with lots of instruction so it's great for anyone who is new to yoga. The main emphasis of this class is opening the shoulders and hips. Have fun and don't forget to breathe!
Our third class in the Kids' Yoga course! Before bed, or any time your young one needs to calm down! Lots of breath and forward folding to calm the nervous system. Guided meditation into savasana (or bed :))
This tutorial will give you options to set up props to find a position of comfort and ease while reclining and sitting. Explore breathing techniques that will expand the breath, enhance awareness, strengthen your belly and maybe even expel mucus! We will also play with positions so that you find the movements that get you into the sweet spot of feeling what is accessible now AND moving into possibility. Feel how moving the arms and spine create a balance of flexibility and strength that make more space for the breath and new awareness of and support for your posture. Take what you learn here to the "B" Side and begin to practice these postures and techniques in a fluid moving meditation.
We begin this practice by setting an intention so that each time you get on your mat, you choose how you want to practice and what you want to receive. You will set yourself up with props to support your body for a guided relaxation and body scan. Then you will find a comfortable seated position and move the spine in all directions. This will prepare you for breathing exercises to open the chest and strengthen your core. Over time, these relaxation and simple movement & breathing practices will build resilience and create ease in your body and mind!