Yoga Every Day
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Strengthen your daily routine and find balance with a series of yoga classes designed to bring simplicity to your personal practice and nurture your curiosity. With over 400, complete, 15 and 30-minute classes to choose from, it’s easy to enjoy the benefits of yoga wherever you practice.
S21:Ep1, Expand Your Heart (Preview)
Yoga Every Day - Season 21 Episodes
Expand Your Heart
Enjoy a fluid practice that will open your chest and upper back, while expanding the energy of your heart.
Expand Your Breath
The breath can transport you to a place of expanded consciousness. Explore mulitple pranayama (breath work) techniques, dynamic kriyas (actions), and asana (movement) to quickly reorient your perspective toward recognizing the peace abundant in the world.
Expand Your Hamstrings
Explore the notion of tantra using our hamstrings as vehicles to expand our consciousness.
Expand Your Side Body
Stretch your awareness into parts of your body that you may not often pay attention to: side bodies. Explore nourishing side stretches in a variety of seated and standing asanas.
Energize and Expand
This purifying and energizing practice is aimed at activating your vital energy. Focus on moving energy up from the base while exploring bandhas (energy locks), kriyas (purification exercises), twists, and backbends.
Be in Your Side Body
Use berath work and movement to bring attention to your side bodies. Incorporate side bends, balancing poses, and long twists to move the experience of being from the head to the heart.
Be in Your Heart
Prepare to release your shoulders and open your heart through backbends to let the light of true being (sat) shine in.
Be in Your Stance
Uncover the strong structural foundation of your body that can help you stay anchored in the face of change, using the manta "sat" which means unmalleable or unshakeable. Dive into a variety of strong standing postures to connect to anchoring.
Be in Your Hips
In this floor-based practice, bring awareness to your hips, an area that stores so much of our emotional and energetic being.
Being in Alignment
Build awareness to the connection of hips to thighs with subtle and repeating alignment cues. Open your hamstrings, low back, and hips while building some heat.
Explore one of the seven aspects of the divine as we come into embodied understanding of conscious awareness (cit). Through purposeful movement and intention-setting, weave the threads of your higher self into the fabric of your life, remembering that we too are just refractions of the divine.
This well-rounded practice works on the physical body through asana (movement) and the pranic (energy) body through pranayama (mindful breath) to prepare us to to embody cit (consciousness). Prepare for halasana (plow pose), shoulder stand, and reverse plank through spinal warm-up and nadi shadhana (alternate nostril breath). Attune to sensations in the body and breath and welcome whatever arises in the mind.
Understand how cit (consciousness) embeds in your physical body in this short practice. Bring specific awareness to your hips and shoulders through variations of pigeon (eka pada rajakapotasana) and eagle arms (garudasana).
Learn how cit (consciousness) embeds in your heart in this practice. Bring your attention outward with backbends, like floor bow (dhanurasana) and spinal twists, while closing out with a deep conscious heart meditation.
Conscious and Clear
Develop conscious awareness (cit) within your body in this full body practice. A vibrant mixture of standing poses, twists, and pranayama (breath work), this practice encourages you to awaken fields of awareness and intelligence within both your physical and mental bodies.
Hips of Bliss
Yoga philosophy teaches us that bliss is our essential state of being. Explore ananda, the Sanskrit word that translates to bliss or expansive joy, and journey into the bliss of deep, gentle hip openers.
Balanced in Bliss
Deepen the exploration of ananda (bliss) with an emphasis on balance. Explore a well-rounded flow of pranayama (breathwork), kriya (action), and asana (physical movement) including balancing poses to invite a state of peace and joy.
Heart of Bliss
The open heart is a powerful pathway into remembering our essential nature of joy and bliss and offering love is a direct route to experiencing more joy in our own lives. Practice creative heart-opening poses culminating in wild thing to deepen the experience of ananda (bliss).
Standing in Bliss
Explore a series of standing poses that will support you in moving through any resistance you have in embracing ananda, the bliss that is your essential nature.
Centered in Bliss
Generate space and rediscover the bliss stored in the abdomen using breath, bandha, twists, backbends, forward bends, and meditation. The teachings of hatha yoga suggests that your center governs your state of mind. Science also suggests that the health and wellbeing of your gut directly affects your mood. Yogic practices address this mind-body connection and empower you to manage your state of being and recognize the undercurrent of bliss (ananda) that is your essential nature.
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