Gentle Yoga with Malerie, 50 minutes (3/11)
Accessibility Focused Practices • 53m
Feeling wound up, anxious or stressed? This practice is designed to help you get out of sympathetic nervous system dominance while moving towards parasympathetic dominance. We use scientifically tested techniques to stimulate the vagus nerve which is responsible for parasympathetic innervation. Our dharma is inspired by Krishna so we use a mantra that is used to invoke him and explore an illusion. We target the illusion that arises when we logically know a stressful situation is over body our body doesn't. When that stress, fear, panic, or anxiety is stuck in us even when the situation is resolved. Let's try to move it along.
The mantra for today is...
If you aren't familiar with it I suggest repeating it a few times before we start or write it down on a piece of paper to have next to your mat.
The asana includes kriyas, a touch of gentle flow, shaking/stimming, and hip releases before settling into meditation and savasana.
Props: Grab a blanket and a bolster
They music is important for this practice so be sure to get this playlist up and ready.
Accessibility: This practice includes gentle inversions, standing (~8 minutes), kneeling, and seated asana. There is no vinyasa.
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