Peaceful Heart, Peaceful Mind (JAN.22.20)

There is a “peace” that lives in the background of our lives – wherever we are and no matter the circumstance. In this practice we we touch in to that source of peace, attending to the feelings in our hearts…

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There is a “peace” that lives in the background of our lives – wherever we are and no matter the circumstance. In this practice we we touch in to that source of peace, attending to the feelings in our hearts and the sensations of our minds.

We begin with a centering meditation and three breath (pranayama) practices* accompanied by the soothing sounds of the Koto harp. Next we gently warm the body with seated stretches and then flow into a series of postures chosen for their capacity for deep opening and presence: a bridge series, happy baby, camel, lion pose, gate series, balance series, warrior series, yoga mudra, ending on the back body with delicious supine twists. Our practice concludes with a guided relaxation (Savasana) that includes a Shanti Mantra and a soft Harmonium drone to ease us into a lovely space of peace of heart and mind.

(*If you are pregnant, please do not practice the Kapalabhati breath (Shining Skull Breath) offered in the centering. Simply stay with the long deep breaths, or heart breaths.)

DISCLAIMER:

John and Michelle are trained and experienced yoga teachers with decades of safe practice. Our videos are intended for yogis of all experience levels. We do not believe that a complete yoga practice requires postures and practices that are dangerous or even strenuous, and the videos on this site reflect this understanding.

Because we are not present as you practice and cannot see you and experience what you are experiencing, there is no way we can be responsible for your safety during the practice.

We believe that if you follow our instructions, and more importantly, listen to your own body, you will not have any problem practicing with these videos.

If you are experiencing physical or emotional pain in any posture or routine, simply stop and rest. Feel free to let us know via email and we will offer other suggestions for a safe, comfortable practice.

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Namaste,
John and Michelle

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