Breath and breathing are a vital part of your yoga practice! Learning to control your breath will make your practice stronger and make it easier to become still and relaxed. This class will introduce you to several Pranayama breathing techniques that are widely used by many yogis. Pranayama breathing exercises are used to help create the flow of Prana or “Life Force” up the spine. There are several different techniques including Ujjayi Breath. This video is beginner oriented and all breathing takes place from a seated posture. So, jump in and discover the power of Prana and Pranayama breathing exercises with Drinie. As always practice safely. Enjoy!
There's no doubt that practicing meditation can offer many benefits to both the mind and body. Most of us see yoga as a very active process, meditation can help offer balance and a chance to quiet the mind. Meditation may not be physically challenging but many do find it difficult to clear the mind and find stillness. In this meditation, Jenny will focus on helping you to become centered and finding self. This video meditation doesn't contain music, but feel free to practice with the music of your choice. No props are required. Jenny meditates from the Easy Seat Posture, but you may use Savasana as well. As always practice safely. Enjoy!
In this class, Nikka will guide you through a short 25 minute Loving Kindness Meditation. The meditation will help you lower stress, activate empathy and emotional processing, increase positive emotions and decrease negative emotions. Hopefully, you may also fine that meditation will increase your self love and decrease self criticism. There are many styles of meditation and all of them can act as a powerful tool to calm the mind and escape from daily stress. Sometimes our biggest challenge is to find a way to be still and calm. Go into the meditation with an open mind and understand that it's perfectly natural for the mind to wander during the class. As always practice safely. Enjoy!
Meditation can be a powerful tool to help calm and focus the mind. Sometimes it's very beneficial to slow down and just breathe. This class is a short and sweet meditation with Priscilla Leite. In this class, Priscilla will guide you through a meditation focused on forgiveness. Naturally, the ability to forgive can set us free and release tension from the mind and body. Priscilla will touch on the importance of not only forgiving others, but also forgiving ourselves. Remember, meditation can be a powerful asset to calm the mind and find stillness in our hectic daily routines, so perhaps it's time to take a short break from your power flows and workouts. There's no music in the meditation, but you can easily play some for yourself if you prefer it! Enjoy.
It's safe to say that most of us don't take very much time to just be thankful for all the wonderful things in our life. Sometimes it can be very beneficial to just slow down a few moments and give thought to all the blessings that we take for granted. In this class, Priscilla will guide you through a simple seated meditation designed to focus on gratitude. It doesn't matter if you have no experience with meditating, the class is short and sweet. Meditation can be a powerful tool to calm the mind and find stillness in our hectic daily routines, so perhaps it's time to take a short break from your power flows and workouts. There's no music in the meditation, but you can easily play some for yourself if you prefer it! Enjoy.
If you're familar with La Mer's classes then you already know that her sequences are known to be very fluid with smooth movements. In this class La Mer dives into what she would consider a Moving Meditation, or what we may refer to as a Slow Flow. The class is focused on fluid movement at a nice slow pace with a variety of standing and grounded poses. Naurally, the class works for yogis of any level who are looking to slow the pace and find a nice state of mind. Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog), Marjariasana (Camel Pose Variation), Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II), Bitilasana (Cow Pose), Marjariasana (Cat Pose), Wide-Legged Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana), Savasana and more! Enjoy.
If you're a fan of restorative yoga or maybe you're a power yoga fan and just need to slow your roll, either way this Yoga Nidra practice from Mary should help you wind down. Yoga nidra or "yogi sleep" is a sleep-like state which yogis report to experience during their meditations. Yoga nidra, lucid sleeping is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. Lucid dreaming is the Western term used to denote a practice similar to yoga nidra. The distinguishing difference is the degree to which one remains cognizant of the actual physical environment as opposed to a dream environment. This class also contains a Pranayama breathing exercise. Enjoy.