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.
Yoga Nidra is translated as yogic sleep. Ideally, this is the state we find ourselves in when we surrender in savasana. We've moved all this energy around while practicing, and now we can find ourselves in a state of conscious awareness. Not quite awake, not quite asleep...right in that sweet space of just being. For many people though, the moment the body stops moving, the mind wants to start racing again. You can use this practice at the end of any and every session on the site to help you find the deepest savasana ever. You can also use this as a stand-alone meditation practice anytime you want to quiet your mind and calm your nervous system. Yoga Nidra is a form of meditation and a beautiful practice anytime you experience stress, anxiety, depression or insomnia. It has also been shown to help with PTSD. Enjoy this deep state of rest yogis <3
A guided meditation and gentle scan of our communication center. The throat chakra represents the way we express and speak to ourselves and others. This practice offers a blend of breath, visualization and stillness that will surely help you tap into your inner voice. Take a moment to quickly scan and understand your communication practices.
Did you know that we can practice listening? Listening is a skill that we can work on! We will warm up with some upper body stretches, like cactus and shoulder rolls, and then play a fun listening game called 1-2-3 clap! Then we will be ready for the highlight of class, sound mapping. You will need a piece of paper and something to write with for this activity. By learning how to focus our minds and bodies on the sounds surrounding us, we can become more focused and better listeners! Do you hear what i hear? xo
This is a 10-minute breathing and relaxation exercise for stress relief. It can be used to focus the mind as you start the day, a mini-meditation mid-day, or to relax you before sleep. Join me for this healing practice.
A playful sequence for little ones that connects them to their breath. In yoga we call our breath “Pranayama." For this class we are going to use pom poms or cotton balls to help us explore our breath and play with some fun yoga poses! You can expect some nice hip and shoulder opening and fun standing balance along the way! Enjoy!
A introduction or re-introduction to a few pranayama techniques. We will practice three-part breathing, breath of fire and lions’s breath. Feel the benefits of creating space and time to tune in and turn on!
Staying open to possibilities - it can be one of the hardest aspects of yoga to master, and also one of the most beneficial. This practice aims to take you on a journey through both the familiar and the unfamiliar, with the intention of helping you cultivate a more open mind to be able to roll with life's inevitable ups and downs. Enjoy!
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!