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.
S9:Ep1, Apana Vayu (Preview)
Yoga Every Day - Season 9 Episodes
Turn your attention to your exhalations in this practice focused on downward-flowing energy (apana vayu). Explore grounding postures, such as warrior II (virabadrasana II) and knees to chest pose (apanasana) to nourish the physiological functions of the body.
Mula bandha (root bind/lock) is an essential practice in your physical yoga movements, but may seem challenging to grasp. In this sequence, break down the essentials of this practice by beginning seated and moving through several standing and squatting postures before taking flight into crow pose.
Grow roots with a practice that's centered around the subtle energy that lives at the base of the spine - the root chakra (muladhara). Explore hip opening postures and balancing postures that naturally ground you and allow you to slow down energetically and feel supported.
Root The Mind
Still the movements of your mind with outer hip opening and hamstring stretching, then close with a short meditation.
Ganesha Gives Roots
Draw inspiration from Hindu mythology's elephant-headed god (Ganesha) in this practice. Ganesha’s presence exudes grounding, his image helping to nurture a solid sense of stable roots.
Strengthen your relationship with yourself. Begin by working into your foundation to create fertile soil for which to grow strong roots and espansive branches! This practice will help you cultivate acceptance, forgiveness, and gratitude - all key components of creating good soil to plant your seeds of growth in.
Thoughts and Beliefs
What we experience in the world is a reflection of what we believe. Shift your thoughts and beliefs by planting seeds of abundance internally, so the external world flourishes.
Seeds of Change
Explore hip openers and balancing poses to support the creation of 21 days of healthy habits. Mantras: Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha. Lokha Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu. Om Shanti.
Sowing Seeds of Love
Explore forgiveness and back bending. Using your yoga practice, build your capacity to soften your ego as you open your eyes to love.
Listening Is Love
Enjoy a brief pranayama (breath work) practice, subtle spinal twists, and gentle hamstring opening before resting in a loving savasana with a beautiful chant with harmonium. Simple observation is one of the most powerful tools we have to cultivate love and one of the greatest gifts we can give others.
Creating A Vision
Create a vision for your inner garden. With guidance, intention, and the power of visualization, you will unearth the tools you need to manifest your dreams and goals.
Watering Your Vision
Fuel action toward your dreams and goals. Explore twists, forward folds, and backbends to set intentions for postiive shifts and changes in your life.
Tapas of Practice
Open your shoulders up while nurturing yourself through tapas (discipline). This will help your inner garden flourish and give you the roots you need to help you get through tough times.
Rediscover who you really are in this practice. Use water’s reflection and the spaces between your breath to help you heal and evolve.
Unapologetically connect with your truest essence during this efficient, gentle, and grounding practice. Enjoy mudra (hand gestures), mantra, forward folds, twists, grounded hip openers, and backbends to tap into unconditional self love.
Power of Observation
Svadhyaya, or self-study, is a yogic concept that is crucial to personal growth and witnessing how your body receives postures. Explore a vareity of standing postures, such as wide-legged forward fold (prasarita) and triangle pose (trikonasana), while working toward half moon pose (ardha chandrasana) at the wall.
Take a look at the key actions behind two challenging poses: half moon (ardha chandrasana) and side plank (vasisthasana). By understanding integral alignment pieces you can facilitate a healthy expression of both of these peak postures.
Frame and Re-Frame
Challenge yourself in today’s practice to not be limited by the assumptions of the ego. Push the envelope of your understanding and expand your mind’s awareness as you rediscover the potency of your yoga practice.
Use this practice to uncover samskaras - habitual tendencies - in your life. Notice your habits with a mixture of seated and standing poses culminating in half moon. Examine where you feel challenged and how you can use that feeling of discomfort to discover new growth.
Growth in Full Bloom
This practice is designed to push you so that you can be curious about new horizons in challenging postures, such as candy cane pose (ardha chandra chapasana) and side plank (vashistasana). Growth is not determined by accomplishing set goals, but is rather about moving slightly past your edge of comfort and seeing what you discover.
Gently flow through a variation of the sun salutation, allowing Surya (the sun) to warm your body like a sunny day. Use this practice to connect to the sun spark that shines brightly at the center of your heart. Open with a short chant, flow through sun salutations, then close with hip openers and a short meditation.
Light Illuminates Shadow
Focus your mind on shifting from a space of negativity to positivity. Use your time on your mat today to think about where in your life you need more sunlight in order to thrive.
The Sun and The Moon
Balance your solar and lunar energy by finding the union of expansion and ease in this practice. Just as too much sunlight can cause leaves to wither and not enough light can keep a plant from growing altogether, so will our bodies and minds suffer with an overabundance of either energy. Bookend this practice with focused breathwork (pranayama) and enjoy the genrous sequence of postures moving from seated to expansive standing balancing.
The Blossoming Orchid
Practice patience in in this balancing practice. As you must wait for the beautiful orchid to bloom again, learn to enjoy the phases in between life's blooms can help your soul shine brighter.
The Navajo Sun
Tap into the wisdom of the Navajo elders in this practice. Use this class to remind yourself of the preciousness of this day, to carefully use your energy thoughtfull craft your actions.
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