In this meditation practice, we will lie down to restore harmony to our nervous system and rest our bodies, preparing us for deep relaxation. This meditation will scan the body to bring awareness to tight or tense areas and hopefully find some spaciousness and release.
This meditation is for beginners or for those that need a reminder of what it means to meditate. Through nurturing guidance, we learn to step back from our minds and observe our thoughts like an outsider looking in.
Grab a block and join in on this smooth practice full of long holds. This is the perfect practice to come to when your body needs to rest and relax or when you have lower energy and simply want to receive some healing space.
This guided meditation is to help train your mind to shift when needed. Our capacity to control the mind and learn to change our thoughts is one of the most powerful benefits to meditation.
Kapalabhati Breath, also known as Breath of Fire and 'skull shining' breath is a breathing technique that will cleanse, detoxify and invigorate you. It is said to clear out the cobwebs in the brain. I have been doing this practice regularly lately and have noticed profound effects in my life as a result and so I wanted to share it with you. Give it a try for a week and see if you notice a difference in your life. More energy, clearer mind, help with decision making or anything along those lines.
This is a short practice you can do with your younger kids to get ready for an outing. My two sons Matteo (6) and Owen (3) join me as we do a little mindful movement before we get ready to go to the pool for a swim. Whether you are going to the pool, a park, a bike ride or anything active, it is helpful to join together and practice a little movement to get excess energy out before you leave the house. This allows your children to focus more when you are out because their energy is more grounded and centered prior to walking out the door. I always find the day goes much smoother with my kids when we practice yoga together. Remember, yoga with kids isn't about doing the poses perfectly, it's about building healthy habits like yoga and mindfulness. Sharing with them how the practice has positively impacted your life. Have fun and don't force it. That's why this practice is less than ten minutes long. Go for longer if you can!
This shorter practice will help you soften, calm, and ease into your body and breath. Come to this practice anytime of day when you need to create some mental and physical space. The sequence particularly addressed the lower back area where many of us need relief, especially after sitting for long periods of time.
Feeling a little unsure about Crow Pose? This quick class is all about strengthening your core and exploring some crafty variations of crow pose that make it accessible for all. We’ll explore 4 different variations for you to feel crow pose. Feel empowered, have a little fun and enjoy this quick crafty practice.
In this short video, we will learn and practice Nadi Shodhana, alternate nostril breathing. This breathing technique is known to calm the mind, ease anxiety, balance the right and left hemispheres of the brain, and bring about an overall sense of balance and ease.
Do this one thing and you can change your whole life. You will also positively impact the lives of those around you. There is nothing that I know of that can have as profound an impact in as short of a time as this practice. It takes less than a minute, only about 15 seconds really. Curious? Give it a try. It's easier than you think. Practice it 2-3 times a day or whenever you are feeling stressed, upset, anxious or losing your cool. It will help. The ironic thing is this is probably the easiest practice out there. The results are calm energy, a clear mind and more patience to deal with whatever is happening in your life at the moment.
Come to this short breath practice to uplift your mood and elevate your energy!
Join Wendy for 10 minutes to reverse the hunched over sitting position we all gravitate towards. Using a strap, you’ll stretch the shoulders then secure the strap around your shoulders to experience spinal extension in a few standing and lying down poses.