Every day is a new beginning. A chance for a fresh start. No matter what is happening in your life. Matt shares some personal stories about fatherhood and new beginnings in this restorative and relaxing yin style yoga practice. Take time for some personal contemplation and reflection as you stretch your hips, hamstrings and back.
Here is a wonderful restorative practice that is perfect for after a workout. Whether you have been running, walking, biking, horseback riding, lifting weights or anything active, this practice will stretch your body out and calm your mind. It's important to stretch and settle the body down after a vigorous activity and this class is the perfect compliment. Stretch the hips, hamstrings, side body and back. This is also a great class to enjoy before going to bed as it will help you sleep more soundly.
This is the flow that I have been doing every morning before starting my day. I have felt amazing on the days that I have done this all around flow. We get started right away with Sun salutations and don't stop until the end. Surya A and B along with a salutation that opens the hips and shoulders. I add in a little core towards the end and you will have energy to get your day going. There isn't much of a cool down, just energy building asanas to get you ready for your day. Have fun!
This is an easy meditation that is accessible for all levels from beginner to advanced. Even if you've never meditated before, you will be able to follow along in this simple meditation. Listen and tune in to all of the different sounds around you. Follow along with your breath and in only 5 minutes you can change your entire state of mind.
When you only have a little time, but you need to get in an all around flow, then this is your practice. Whether it's the first thing in the morning or after a long day, this practice will warm up, stretch and strengthen all of the major muscle groups. I love doing this first thing in the morning before my kids are up or in the evening if I've been driving around and sitting in a car all day. Strengthen, stretch and set an intention. It's what yoga is all about.
In this 5 minute quick tip, Matt Rothert shows you what he does every morning in order to stay healthy. Matt will also show you how to use a neti pot for Jala neti. This can remove mucus and pollutants from the nasal passage and sinuses, allowing air to flow without obstruction. It helps relieve allergies, colds and sinusitis. It also is said to prevent and manage diseases of the respiratory tract.
This is my current morning yoga and meditation routine. My practice has evolved over the years and my morning routine reflects my current state of mind as a husband and father of 2 young boys. When I wake up before anyone else in the house and I only have about 20 minutes, this is the practice I do to warm up my body and mind. It's an easy, slow moving flow that warms up all of the major muscle groups, loosens the spine and sets your mind in a positive light.
When I first tried this countdown meditation I found it difficult to keep my mind focused. But after practicing this technique for a week, I noticed a huge difference in my ability to focus in the moment. I was less distracted, more present with my family, more mindful in my choices and more focused in life as well (off the mat). Try it for yourself and see how powerful this countdown meditation can be!
This is a light movement and meditation yoga practice to start your day. It's an easy way to wake up and start your day with mindfulness. Think about it, 10 minutes into your day and you've already done some core and meditated. I'd say you're off to a great start!
When your lower back and hips feel tight, sometimes all you need is a little yoga to soothe you. This class will help you create more space in your low back and hips. Short, sweet and to the point. Sometimes all you need is a little love.
This chakra yoga practice focuses on honing your intuition through various yoga postures designed to activate the third eye and crown chakras. Your 6th Chakra is your third eye chakra and your 7th Chakra is your crown chakra. Tapping into these two chakra's is all about connecting to your intuition as well as to your higher power. This chakra practice begins with meditation and pranayama and continues in a slow moving fashion. You are encouraged to practice with your eyes closed for as much as you can. Learn to trust your own inner-knowing. This all around slow flow will leave you feeling grounded and connected to both yourself and the Universe. Finish with a Chakra meditation.
There is a famous quote by Henry Ford that says "Whether you think you can or you think you can't - you're right." This flow is designed to move through simple yoga postures to help you build confidence and ease in your practice. We will warm up with Surya Namaskara A and B and then a simple warrior two flow. This leads to the ground finishing with hip openers and a twist. So much of your success or failure in life depends on your attitude. See the good and believe in yourself.