Yoga provides a sweet antidote for the times we feel the pull of melancholy and need some relief. Through a delightful blend of breathwork, divine stretches and liberating movements we return to a natural state of joy and bliss.
Our class begins with sharing a bit of context for how yoga supports us in hosting and moving through “feeling” back to a place of “being”.
We center with a calming breath while holding a powerful Shakti Mudra. This energetic seal formed with our hands invites us to hold the creative stirrings of Universe, supporting us in transforming energies that do not serve us. As well, we host the potent sonic formula of a mantra that inspires Shakti Kundalini energy, inviting us back to a natural space of joyful union and connection. Next we warm the body with a series of seated stretches that soften and open our bodies to receive the fullest expressions of the postures. The asana flow takes us through nurturing and liberating sequences that include: child’s pose variations, flowing twists, barrel-roll cat stretches, rolling hip lifts, melting heart, open gates, stirring the sky mountain poses, half moons, flowing warriors, triangle and resting twists. The class concludes with a guided relaxation in Savasana, accompanied by the soothing chant of the Shakti mantra.
John and Michelle are trained and experienced yoga teachers with decades of safe practice. Our videos are intended for yogis of all experience levels. We do not believe that a complete yoga practice requires postures and practices that are dangerous or even strenuous, and the videos on this site reflect this understanding.
Because we are not present as you practice and cannot see you and experience what you are experiencing, there is no way we can be responsible for your safety during the practice.
We believe that if you follow our instructions, and more importantly, listen to your own body, you will not have any problem practicing with these videos.
If you are experiencing physical or emotional pain in any posture or routine, simply stop and rest. Feel free to let us know via email and we will offer other suggestions for a safe, comfortable practice.
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