Shapeshift: Exploring Movement & Emotions
1 Seasons . 7 Episodes

This series explores the intricate connection between the physical body, subtle body and the ability to shift harmful thought patterns and imbalanced emotions through conscious movement and attention. In this series, you will learn how moving the body in particular ways as well as shaping the breath, and focusing the mind can shift your state and bring you to a place of equilibrium and balance.

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Stress to Strength: Activate Your Feet and Legs (Preview)

The shapes and patterns that we unconsciously hold within the body can affect our energy, emotions, and mental patterns. As the ancient yogis discovered and modern science continues to confirm, our body is a physical reflection of our mind. When we change our mind, we change our body. When we change our body, we change our mind.

This series explores our ability to shift harmful thought patterns and imbalanced emotions through conscious movement and attention. You will learn how moving the body, shaping the breath, and focusing the mind can shift your state to a place of equilibrium and balance.

These practices are designed to meet you where you are at and take you to a better place. Powerful alignment-based asana, subtle somatic movement, skillful breathwork, and visualization techniques will give you tools to live in a state of harmony.

You are more than just your mind and more than just your physical body -- you are energy pulsating infinitely. Because of this, you don’t actually need to cognitively understand “how” or “why” you are a particular way. Nor do you need to overanalyze how to shift your perspective or experience. In this series, we will work with more mystical and subtle practices to learn to shift our energy and experience in profound and long-lasting ways. The mind has no place in these subtle realms that are the true breeding ground for self-discovery.

Host: Ashleigh Sergeant
Episode 1
3 mins
In this introductory video, Ashleigh introduces the central concepts and practices of Shapeshift: Exploring Movement and Emotions. Throughout the series, we will continue to explore the intricate connection between the physical body and the subtle body and develop our power to shift harmful thought patterns and imbalanced emotions through conscious movement and attention.
Episode 2
1 hr 2 mins
Build your arches, open your feet, and strengthen your legs to ground the stimulus of everyday life and turn it into your personal strength. Your feet, ankles and legs are your root system, and they must be open and strong in order for you to take the frenetic energy of daily life and turn it into nourishment.
Episode 3
49 mins
Unlock and restore movement in your entire pelvis, reproductive organs, and lower digestive tract by twisting, opening the groins, releasing the outer hips, opening the pelvic floor, and balancing the sacrum. Dynamic movements, intricate somatics, and powerful visualization techniques will give you a lasting experience of your truly abundant nature. In this class, you will nourish and ground your vital life force in order to transform feelings of emptiness and loneliness into fullness and connection.
Episode 4
49 mins
In this slow paced class, focus on the solar plexus, our body’s natural center for self-regulation and nourishment, letting go of the grips of worry and restoring our personal power. Lengthen and broaden the psoas muscle to open the diaphragm, increase breath capacity, and relieve stress on the kidneys and adrenal glands.
Episode 5
48 mins
A gentle practice to nourish your heart and free up your lung tissue by broadening your collar bones, opening the pathways of your inner arms, and expanding your breath. These movements will help to clear physical and emotional blocks rooted in grief, sadness, and heartbreak. Restoring blood flow to the areas of the upper chest can reinvigorate feelings of wholeness, devotion and tenderness — divine qualities of the spiritual heart center.
Episode 6
50 mins
Open the pathways of your neck and throat, the physiological and energetic centers that bridge the connection between the heart and the mind. Begin with nadi shodhana (alternate nostril breath) then move through gentle therapeutic movements to clear any blockages in communication channels by relaxing the throat, jaw, neck and tongue muscles.
Episode 7
50 mins
Release tension in the head and soothe the entire nervous system with a gentle and extremely potent inversion practice.