Posts tagged ‘Restorative’

Episode 55: Relax Deeply Restorative

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This is a 60 minute restorative practice. For this class we use many props, including a bolster, blankets, two blocks, and a strap. If you do not have all of these props, you can do your best with what you have. See this post for how to fold three yoga blankets in order to create a bolster.

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Epsiode 54: Yoga Nidra Meditation

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Back by popular demand, it’s another yoga nidra class. In this 20 minute class, you will be guided through a scan of the body while resting in savasana. This form of yoga relaxation has been found to reduce tension and anxiety, to help those who suffer from a scattered mind, and to heal insomnia.  A focus will be placed on specific parts of the body throughout the meditation allowing the mind to concentrate on the sensations that are present. Do this class on its own for a break in your day, or as an addition at the end of an active class.

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Episode 19: 1 hour Hatha class for a steady mind and a calm body.

This class is a great way to end a long day of work or to do before bedtime.

Here is a sampling from Ted’s Yoga Journal about this podcast:

“The first five minutes were bliss.  I laid down on a long rolled up blanket to support my spine and placed my hands on my ample stomach to feel it rise and fall as we deepened our breath.  Little did I know the challenging poses that awaited me.  My shoulders were sore from the day before.

Lots of high plank, lots of downward facing dog.  My downward dog is improving though.  It’s amazing how quickly one’s muscle memory clicks back into place after a long time out of practice.  The highlight of this practice was the pigeon pose.  I LOVE PIGEON.  I work on my feet, so my lower back gets sore and tight all the time.  Pigeon always helps ease the tension.  Yay pigeon! When I finally finished the practice, my (mom’s) yoga mat was damp with sweat.  Despite my struggle, I will say that my mind was steady and my body was calm.  It’s intense, but Sarah was right, great to do right before bed.  I slept like a baby.”

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