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SPECIALLY CHOSEN PRACTICES FOR YOU
Welcome to the Yoga portal
Please do have a scroll down and dive in where you will find.
The Live links to the zoom yoga classses
21 Days on your mat - bitesized practices to develop a daily practice.
Exploring Yoga through the 5 Elements
7 day Yoga Nidra Challenge
Video practices of live classes and shorter practices.
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Weekly LIVE ZOOM Classes
Please arrive a few minutes early in ZOOM with all that you will be needing for the class. I will be there 10 minutes before the class begins to welcome you.
Yoga Nidra ( Deep Relaxation ) challenge
for 7 days.
How would it be to dedicate 20 minutes a day to sink into deep relaxation, letting go of tension, stress and finding connection- a reset for body and mind? 💚
Here you will find a daily relaxation for 7 days.
Let the challenge begin.
Some people after doing the challenge incorporate a relaxation into their daily practice as it reveals so many benefits. My personal experience of doing a regular relaxation practice is I find more productivity and creativity arise.
Here are just a few benefits of Yoga Nidra - The yogic deep relaxation.
Yoga nidra counteracts stress and is prescribed by GPs in many countries.
Provides effective relief for depression and long standing anxiety.
It is an efficient way to obtain sleep.
Clears the mind for learning and absorbing new material.
Releases tension for body and mind.
Relaxes the mind.
Improves immunity of the body
Helps with creativity.
Yoga Nidra 7 day Challenge
DAY 1- A full body relaxation leading into a beautiful heart opening song.
DAY 2- Sink into this peaceful place, relax and restore. This relaxation uses progressive muscle tension and relaxation.
DAY 3- A beautiful heart centred Nidra to feel safe and grounded.With the affirmation "I am at peace with the journey of life. I am safe"
DAY 4- Todays Yoga Nidra brings us to a place where we can sow the seeds of our heartfelt desires into the hearts centre.
DAY 5- Settling into deep rest, we abide in self love, compassion and beauty towards ourselves.
DAY 6- Yoga Nidra inviting us into finding nourishment and release. Music of Sansula towards the end.
Day 7 Live class recording. Body and Breath awareness, leading to a deeper connection with the heart.
Gentle - Class 8 of "Kindling our Inner Sparkle." Gentle breath and movement flows, opening to a grateful heart.
Multilevel - Class 8 of
"Kindling our Inner Sparkle" Opening into a grateful heart with flows and breath.
Gentle - Class 7 of "Kindling our Inner Sparkle." Breath connection and movement to soothe the nervous system.
Multilevel - Class 7 of
"Kindling our Inner Sparkle" Soothing our nervous system and Enjoying movement flows and breath connection.
Love guides me towards wisdom and compassion and illuminates my heart and mind in this and every moment.
Gentle - Class 6 of "Kindling our Inner Sparkle." settling in our receptive place....... and opening to a feel good flow. We explore various flows, inviting the body into strength, flexibility and freedom of movement.
Multilevel - Class 6 of
"Kindling our Inner Sparkle"
settling in our receptive place....... and opening, we explore various flows, inviting the body into strength, flexibility and freedom of movement.
Multilevel - Class 4 of "Kindling our Inner Sparkle" exploring the movements of the spine to invite strength, flexibility and freedom of motion in our lives
Gentle - Class 4 of "Kindling our Inner Sparkle." Gentle Spine as a Gateway to Health somatic flows to invite strength, flexibility and freedom
Gentle - Class 5 of "Kindling our Inner Sparkle." Feeling the aliveness within you. Moving with awareness, watching how the breath can bring us deeper into movement, listening and connection. Heart belly breath, hands and knees flows, somatic bridge and back care.
Multilevel - Class 5 of "Kindling our Inner Sparkle" When we remain mindful or heart-full and become aware of the breath ( prana or life force) that is running though us, we are able to consciously access that aliveness within us, the vitality of life.
Multilevel - Class 3 of "Kindling our Inner Sparkle" With the focus on Gratitude we raise our vibrational energy. Enjoying Sun salutations and variations and floorwork.
Gentle - Class 3 of "Kindling our Inner Sparkle." Grateful heart, Exploring seated and standing chair sequences, stretches and somatic flows.
Gentle - Class 2 of "Kindling our Inner Sparkle." Embodying the quality of Ahimsa, pouring love into our practice. With prana flow .
Multilevel - Class 2 of "Kindling our Inner Sparkle" Meeting ourselves where we are in love and compassion.
Multilevel class. Class 1 of "Kindling our Inner Sparkle." Removing obstacles exploring Ganesh Mudra with breath. Side stretch and lunge flow, incorporating self care massage and kapalabati.
Gentle class. Class 1 of "Kindling our Inner Sparkle" Focusing on clearing energy with the Ganesh Mudra and inner listening. Movement into hips using chair, hands and knees flows and supported fish sigh with self care massage
In the 21 days on your mat there are 15-20 minute practices to try out daily. You may like to move through the videos in order, or pick out the ones that you are drawn too. If you particularly like one practice and it feels great for you please do continue with it. Most practices can be done by all. But if you find the practice too challenging or want something different simply enjoy another one. Or explore the other practices in the portal. I would recommend you complete your practice with settling at the beginning and a deep relaxation to finish, depending on the amount of time you have. I do hope you will enjoy these resources as much as i enjoyed putting them together for you.
With hugeous hearts love
Join me in Exploring Yoga through the qualities of the 5 elements..... earth, water, fire, air and ether. There are full Gentle and Multilevel classes dedicated to each of the five elements, so you can choose your level. Starting with the most tangible element, Earth, and ending with the most subtle Ether.
5 elements relaxations
Earth Relaxation with sound bath and Affirmation
I am Grounded
My Spirit is grounded deep into the Earth
I am calm, strong, centred and peaceful.
I am able to let go of fear and trust that I am entirely safe.
I am worthy of all things Beautiful.
Relaxation with Meditation on Breath.
Lie on your back with knees bent, feet hip width so that the knees are comfortably balanced. Support under head and neck so that the back of neck and throat are equal and forehead and chin are about the same height.
Hands resting on belly. Breathe into the belly feeling the hands rise, long exhalations (without forcing) softening, relaxing and letting go of all you need to let go of.
Let go and release
Beauty arises in the Stillness of your presence By Eckhart Tolle
Beyond the beauty of the external forms there is more here:
something that can't be named, some deep inner holy essence.
Whenever and wherever there is beauty, this inner essence shines through somehow.
It only reveals itself to you when you are present.
Mind which lives in the past or future, can neither recognise or create beauty.
could it be that this nameless essence and your presence are one and the same thing?
Would it be there with out your presence?
Go deeply into it and find out for yourself.
Air of the Heart Relaxation with Yam mantra
I am Open to receive and Give Love
The Bija or seed sound for the Heart centre is Yam, lets bringing our attention onto this centre with this mantra. Enjoy the relaxation.
Relaxation with subtle energy of Breath and So Hum.
So Hum mantra is the mantra of the sound of the breath. It means I am That.
As we draw our attention onto the sound and flow of the breath we can dissolve into the subtle energy of all that is.
Below is a little practice that may invoke more gentleness into your life.
Begin your day with finding a quiet moment to take a soft breath and connect inwardly towards your heart centre.
Maybe whispering to yourself silently a beautiful affirmation (some examples are given below)
I invite in me a gentle heart, guiding me to be gentle today.
I am willing to be gentle.
I am willing to see with a gentle heart.
I am willing to receive gentle experiences.
You can come back to this affirmation throughout the day and if you find that you forget put a little stone, flower, post-it note in different places around your home to help you bring your focus upon Gentleness.
Some more Beautiful Yoga Practices selected for you ....
Settling the body and setting an Heartfelt intention for your day or yoga practice. What would you like more of in your life.
Multilevel class, Bringing movement into the upper back and chest.
Multilevel practice to bring aliveness to the hamstrings,
Enjoy a 20 minute Multilevel Practice.
warming up the body with a couple of rounds of sun salutataions with some variations.
Gentle class..... inner awareness, going within.
Short practice, floor stretches and hands and knees flow
Short 20 minute core class on the floor suitable for all.
Short standing stretches suitable for freeing up the spine or a little mini break from sitting at your desk.
Short practice to bring more mobility into the wrists, neck and feet.