Home Practice

Home Practice

Try these practices at home! You may have enjoyed them in class .... or not! .... but we have posted suggested practices here for you to take to your "home studio", whether you have carved out a space in your den, your bedroom, or even the backyard! 

YOGA PRACTICES

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Cool Off with Moon Salutations

Cool off in the summer heat with Moon Salutations! Traditional Sun Salutations heat us, enhancing our “masculine” inner fire, while Moon Salutations cool us, bringing forth the “feminine”, the calm and cooling waters of the nurturer. The sun brings forth aggression; the moon encourages a retreat within. The word Hatha combines "Ha" meaning "sun" and "Tha" meaning "moon." The practice of Hatha Yoga brings unity between the two opposites; aggression and retreat.  Today, however, we will celebrate the goddess within us all. Let’s cool off and calm down as we move through this Moon Salutation slowly and enjoy the refreshing and calming effects of Sitali Pranayama and Adhi mudra.

Stand firm with this Grounding Sequence

The immovable mountain, the basis of all standing poses, symbolizes the strength involved in standing on your own two feet. We stand up for what or whom we believe in. We stand up to our opponents. We stand by those we care about. We stand firm. Recognize your own inner strength through this grounding practice. Dedicate it to someone or something that you want to stand up for.

Go with the Flow

When life heats up, go with the flow and connect with the power of water. Water is soft enough to flow around obstacles yet strong enough to erode the sturdiest boulder. Move through this practice fluidly as you focus on the ocean sounds of Ujjayi Pranayama. Learn to observe the energy without resistance as it flows in and out of the body.

Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it.” –Lau Tzu, founder of Taoism

The Chakras

A group of students was interested in the chakras, so we took a little time to explore them. These are not intended to be complete chakra practices, but are rather intended to include poses to draw awareness to the chakra in question.

chakra 1

chakra 2

chakra 3

chakra 4

chakras 5,6 and 7

the five elements

YOGA NIDRA RECORDINGS

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A Walk Through the Forest

Short Yoga Nidra

Be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Ghandi