YOGA FOR ENERGY CLEARING

LENGTH: 13 minutes

BENEFITS: 
moves prana through the body, grounding, energizing, empowering

ABOUT THIS CLASS:
This class uses breath work and gentle seated poses to move energy through the body to create a sense of being fully grounded in one's own energy.

PROPS FOR THIS CLASS:
Folded blanket (optional)

POSES IN THIS SEQUENCE:

x breath of joy (modified)
x parsva sukhasana - seated side body stretch
x paschimottanasana - seated forward fold
x baddha konasana - bound angle pose 
x seated meditation

GUIDED VISUALIZATION FOR FATIGUE

This meditation is designed to energize the body by visualizing manipura chakra (the solar plexus chakra). Manipura chakra is the source of our fire, our will power, our self confidence and our energy. Those of us who struggle with fatigue will benefit from solar plexus chakra work.

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MEDITATION TO RELEASE RESISTANCE

This guided movement meditation inspires you to release resistance in your physical body and in your energetic body. It may help to reduce pain and fatigue. This practice can be done seated on the floor, in a chair or in bed.

LENGTH: 15 min

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RESTORATIVE COUCH YOGA FOR FATIGUE

LENGTH: 30 minutes

ABOUT THIS PRACTICE:
This restorative class is perfect for extra low-energy days. These gentle poses require little to no effort and allow you to relieve tension while giving your body the rest you need.

BENEFITS:
calming, grounding, restorative, gentle stretch, replenishes energy stores

PROP RECOMMENDATIONS:
Yoga bolster or stack of pillows, two extra pillows.

POSES IN THIS PRACTICE 

x seated cat/cow stretches
x seated twist
x side body stretch
x baddha konasana - bound angle pose
x setu bandha sarvangasana - bridge pose variation

RESTORATIVE YOGA TO FEEL SAFE

LENGTH: 40 minutes

ABOUT THIS PRACTICE:
This restorative yoga class soothes the nervous system. These cozy poses allow you to feel safe and supported.

BENEFITS:
relaxing, grounding, calming, relieves fatigue, relieves insomnia

PROP RECOMMENDATIONS:
Practice can be done on the floor or in bed. Grab all of the props, pillows and blankets you have. I’m using a bolster, pillows, yoga blocks and a blanket for this class.

POSES IN THIS SEQUENCE:

x balasana - child’s pose
x baddha konasana - bound angle pose
x parsva savasana - side lying pose

 

 

 

BED YOGA RETREAT DAY FOUR: RESTORATIVE

Since this is a bed yoga retreat, I wanted to give all of us this opportunity to really savor our practice. Restorative yoga is one of my favorite styles of yoga. In this type of practice, our goal is to gently open and relax the body so that we are able to settle the mind and body into stillness. The poses are held for prolonged periods of time, so we will support the body with props in each pose. Infused with meditation, this restorative practice will rejuvenate your entire body. In my experience, restorative yoga is even more refreshing than sleep because it is a conscious and constructive rest. It relaxes the nervous system, releases tension and calms the mind. 

An overactive mind can make it difficult for us to stay present in the moment. This practice will teach you to observe your thoughts and use the awareness of your body and breath to slow your mind down. Its not about silencing the thoughts but simply no longer allowing them to control your experience. 

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ONE HOUR RESTORATIVE YOGA FOR HEALING

LENGTH: 60 minutes

ABOUT THIS PRACTICE:
This class soothes the nervous system and gently opens the body to allow fresh prana (life energy) to flow, bringing you into a state where deep healing can take place. I’ve given this class two spoons due to length and prop set up.

BENEFITS:
relaxation, grounding, pain relief, soothes nervous system

PROP RECOMMENDATIONS:
two yoga blocks, yoga bolster or stack of pillows, and a blanket or two
You can do this practice in bed if desired.

POSES IN THIS CLASS:

x gentle movement meditation
x balasana - child’s pose
x matsyasana - supported fish pose - 3 variations
x supine twist (cat pulling its tail variation) with support
x viparita karani - legs up the wall
x savasana - corpse pose

"I DID TOO MUCH YESTERDAY" COUCH YOGA FLOW

LENGTH: 30 minutes

ABOUT THIS PRACTICE:
Let's face it. Sometimes we over do it. This practice is for those times. These gentle poses will help your mind and body to recover.

BENEFITS:
Pain relief, fatigue relief, calming, grounding

PROP RECOMMENDATIONS:
bolster, pillows

POSES IN THIS PRACTICE:

  • cat/cow stretches (seated)
  • neck circles
  • wrist circles
  • ankle circles
  • double pigeon - aka fire log pose
  • paschimottanasana - seated forward bend
  • setu bandha sarvangasana - supported bridge pose
  • seated meditation

SUPINE YOGA FOR FATIGUE

LENGTH: 15 minutes

ABOUT THIS PRACTICE:
This entire practice is done while lying on your back. It's perfect for days when you may be feeling exhausted but are still craving movement.

BENEFITS:
Gentle stretch, recirculates stagnant energy, relaxing

POSES IN THIS PRACTICE:

  • constructive rest pose
  • ananda balasana - half happy baby pose
  • matsyasana - fish pose
  • viparita karani - legs up the wall pose
  • supta baddha konasana - reclining bound angle pose
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PROP RECOMMENDATIONS:
Practice may be done in bed.

SUPINE YOGA FOR FLARE UPS

LENGTH: 20 minutes

ABOUT THIS PRACTICE:
This practice is done lying down to relieve tension in the body when you might be too tired to lift your head.

BENEFITS:
Pain relief, grounding, relaxing, gentle stretch

POSES IN THIS PRACTICE:

  • savasana - corpse pose
  • pavanamukhtasana - wind-relieving pose
  • supta padangusthasana - reclining hand to big toe pose
  • constructive rest pose
  • supta kapotasana - reclining pigeon
  • supta baddha konasana - reclining bound angle pose

All poses are done seated.

PROP RECOMMENDATIONS:
two pillows (optional)

RESTORATIVE YOGA FOR FATIGUE

LENGTH: 45 minutes

ABOUT THIS PRACTICE:
This restorative yoga practice uses poses that specifically focus on alleviating fatigue. I'm scoring this practice with two spoons because of the prop set-up. HOlding the poses, however, requires minimal to no effort.

BENEFITS:
Restorative, calming, pain relief, fatigue relief

POSES IN THIS PRACTICE:

  • prasarita padottanasana - standing wide legged forward bend
  • setu bandha sarvangasana - bridge pose
  • balasana - child's pose
  • supine twist - supta matsyendrasana
  • supta baddha konasana - reclining bound angle pose
  • savasana - corpse pose

All poses are supported with props.

PROP RECOMMENDATIONS:
1-2 chairs, bolster, block, and two pillows