Yoga and Meditation
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Allow your body and presence to take up space in “Practice for Expansion” as you channel the expansive energy of the universe. This vinyasa practice filmed outside at night links the breath with the body which has a profound effect on quieting the mind and making the body feel full of vitality. As the rib cage expands and contracts with each breath, we need to create space for our body and mind to expand and release limitations. The world needs your light so embrace where you are, energize yourself with this invigorating practice so you can share your light with the world.
YNDI Practice for Expansion (space)
Channel the nurturing energy of the moon as you move through a fluid practice with clear modifications in “Practice for Connection.” This practice will improve your strength, flexibility and also emphasize insightful alignment with building the right structure to keep your body safe. The breath guides the body through a steady flow to build connection within you and around. Take time on your mat to comfort and nurture yourself with your breath and a mindful yoga practice. You deserve to feel your best. You can have two blocks with you if you have them. You can also do the practice without blocks.
YNDI Practice for Connection (space)
Like flames of a fire, our self-discipline fuels the transformation. Think of what motivates you in life and use this inspiration on your mat. You are stronger than you think. “Practice for Motivation,” near a sublime bonfire, is a more vigorous vinyasa practice fusing together different disciplines, with modifications explained, and also ways to amplify. The breath will guide you through the flow to sharpen your focus as you improve flexibility, strength and endurance, physically and mentally. When we recognize our inner strength, we have the motivation and inspiration to create positive change in our life.
YNDI Practice for Motivation (fire)
With the warmth of candlelight, bring your focus inward as you have a transformative yoga practice to strengthen you from the inside out. “Practice for Introspection” fuses together different disciplines of yoga to work every part of the body so you feel full of vitality and at the same time quiet the mind. With clear alignment instruction, feel your breath soothe you and take you on a journey. In the right structure our body is safe and as you bring your focus inward you gain more insight into your practice and life. Observe with no expectations and judgements to receive the most from your practice.
YNDI Practice for Introspection (fire)
Our inner fire and source for confidence and willpower to go after what we need lies in the solar plexus, which is above the navel area in the abdomen. “Practice to Ignite the Fire Within” will strengthen your abdominals in an all-encompassing practice to awaken and balance the solar plexus chakra/ energy center. The extra abdominal work will strengthen your core, give your back and whole body more stability, improve your stamina but most importantly will empower you to listen to your gut and connect to your inner strength.
YNDI Practice to Ignite the Fire Within (fire)
One of the biggest gifts and most challenging to achieve can be stillness and rest. “Practice for Stillness” will begin with a breathing exercise to quiet the mind. Nadi Shodhona/ alternate nostril breathing will clear out the energy channels: the right which is the Pingala Nadi represented by the sun, and correlates to the left side of the brain, and the left which is the Ida Nadi represented by the moon, and correlates to the right side of the brain. The clearing of these energy channels will help the energy rise up the central energy channel, the Sashoomna, to bring profound peace and connection. The breathing will take you into a blissful guided meditation to soak in stillness and recharge your batteries. Meditation is the highest form of yoga.
YNDI Practice for Stillness (air)
Breath creates space and lightness within. “Practice for Lightness” is an all-encompassing, gentle practice bringing mindfulness to the breath and body connection. As the breath guides the practice and coordinates with the movement of the body, the mind slows down, and the body feels lighter and more vibrant. This class will strengthen you, help improve flexibility as well as balance, but will bring awareness to how our breath impacts how we feel and creates peace within.
YNDI Practice for Lightness (air)
Framed by an arching passageway of trees with light seeping in, “Practice to Orient Yourself” is a spherical practice that will increase your range of motion as you move and stretch in all directions representing the earth as a sphere. You'll be oriented in time and space as you revolve and stretch the side body through postures that arc and incorporate circular movements -- the front body through back bends and the back body through rounding the spine. This therapeutic and creative practice enhanced by a soundscape will help connect you to your center so you have the ability to look around yourself and broaden your perspective.
YNDI Practice to Orient Yourself (earth)
Nestled in an infinite field of flowers, “Practice for Groundedness” will connect you to the energy of the earth and at the same time give a treat for your nervous system. Slow it down with long held postures on the ground while focusing on the breath to release tension and anxiety so you can awaken to the innate power within you to feel grounded. When we are lost or disoriented, we need to get closer to the earth. We need to feel grounded, centered and relaxed to be able to serve others and most importantly ourselves. By stretching the hips, legs and back in a sequence of floor postures, this practice will ground you so you can feel your spirit soar. You can have a folded blanket and/or block with you if it's available.
YNDI Practice for Groundedness (earth)
Among the swaying tall grass in the open landscape and immersed in nature sounds, “Practice for Stability” is a strong, all-level yoga practice that will improve self-awareness to understand how the element of earth is within us and helps to use the lower body to ground us for stability. Our feet and legs in standing postures are our foundation and support us. Our foundation needs to be stable with strong roots and good alignment for the structure of the posture to be safe and beneficial. This practice will take you on a journey channeling the energy of the earth to feel strong and stable from the inside out.
YNDI Practice for Stability (earth)
Rain soothes and helps bring our focus inward to relax. With the healing energy of the rain, “Practice to Release Tension” will take you through a flowing sequence of hip openers to release anxiety, stress and tension out of the body. The hip openers are beneficial for the body as a whole as our hips give us stability and balance, but our hips also hold emotions. The energy center/ chakra, associated with the hips is the sacral chakra and represented by water. When the sacral chakra is balanced, we're with the ebb and flow of life, can foster creativity, and are comfortable with our sexuality.
YNDI Practice to Release Tension (water)
Connect to the infinite healing power of the ocean in “Practice for Fluidity.” As you settle into the rhythm of the breath, you connect to your inner rhythm, which is also in line with the ebb of the flow of the ocean. A wave rises and falls, just like each breath. You'll channel this fluidity of the breath and the ocean into your body and physical practice with this immersive vinyasa flow so you can be with the ebb of flow of life, to feel resilient, strong, and in control of how you feel. We can't always control what's happening around us just like we can't control the waves, but we can control what's happening within us to be with the ebb of flow of life and with more ease.
YNDI Practice for Fluidity (water)