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Classes / Ayurveda
Return to Calm: Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy for Anxiety
Anxiety is a growing epidemic in modern life—bringing with it a sense of restlessness, issues with focus and concentration, and general feelings of unease. For some people, insomnia or digestive distress accompanies these symptoms, creating further unrest and causing a vicious cycle of chronic ailment and worry. The holistic approach of ayurvedic medicine and yoga therapy can offer us relief from the physical and emotional turmoil that anxiety stirs up, as well as addressing the root causes of our anxious thoughts and frayed nerves. Watch as Kathryn Templeton shares her favorite daily practices for soothing anxiety from yoga and ayurvedic science, and follow along with live demonstrations of key techniques. Reclaim your own power to bring your mind to a greater sense of steadiness, and learn how you can support your body back to a restful, calm state.
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Kathryn Templeton
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Classes / Yoga
Ajna Chakra Practice (All Levels)
In this asana class with Shari Friedrichsen, learn how to attain access to the ajna chakra, located at the eyebrow center. Known as the “command center,” this chakra governs the mind itself. When we activate this area in a balanced way, it gives us intuitive knowledge and clear thinking. Explore asanas and pranayama practices that cleanse the mind and bring awareness of the flow of prana through the ida and pingala channels. With a balanced ajna chakra, we have the capacity to relieve mental suffering and discover a greater degree of peace and stability in the mind. Format: Video with audio download Length: 53 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Classes / Yoga
Asana, Breath, and Prana (All Levels)
The relationship between conscious movement and yogic breathing—deep, diaphragmatic, optimal breath—opens the gateway to a new reality: pranic awareness. As you move through familiar poses and pay attention to the space your body occupies, deepen your understanding of prana and its enlivening effect on your yoga practice. Join Judy Moulton for this asana class and allow prana to infuse connection, comfort, and confidence into every facet of your life. Format: Video with audio download Length: 52 mins
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Judy Moulton
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Classes / Yoga
Dynamic Movements to Awaken Your Inner Fire (All Levels)
At our solar plexus, we possess incredible powers of healing and transformation. In this asana class of dynamic standing poses and static holds, Greg Capitolo explains how kindling agni, inner fire, brings luster to the eyes and clarity to the mind. Work with core activation to access strength in the legs and upper body, and close with a mild inversion and long relaxation to balance your mind and assimilate newly awakened energy at your center. Format: Video with audio download Length: 1 hr 9 mins
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Greg Capitolo
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Classes / Yoga
Access, Strengthen, and Behold the Heart (Level 2)
To go deeply into the heart center, we must first build a strong and resilient container for it in the body. To listen to the heart, we must first find stillness in the mind. Join Shari Friedrichsen for this targeted, challenging practice to infuse the body with prana shakti, pausing along the way to consider the effects of each pose on the heart space. Wake up the intelligence of the heart and reveal its deepest mysteries and sacredness. Format: Video with audio download Length: 52 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Classes / Yoga
Vishuddhi Chakra Practice (All Levels)
Gain access to the vishuddhi chakra in this asana class with Shari Friedrichsen. Located at the area of the throat, this chakra governs our ability to express ourselves and to hear truth. Vishuddhi means “pure,” and the throat represents a full moon that reflects the light from the heart and the mind. Master specific asanas that strengthen and create space around the throat. Find your true voice, live more freely, and enhance your creativity by tapping into the power of your vishuddhi chakra. Format: Video with audio download Length: 52 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Classes / Yoga
Strength and Energy Without Tension (Level 2)
By creating a foundation of flexibility and relaxation in your yoga practice, you can build strength and lasting energy without causing tension. Join Luke Ketterhagen for a Level 2 class designed to improve stamina and increase range of motion, as you gradually bring your mind from the outer world into the body, and draw your attention into the moment. Format: Video with audio download Length: 1 hr 1 min
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Luke Ketterhagen
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Classes / Yoga
Find Shakti: Work with the Pelvis (All Levels)
The pelvis is the center of nurturance for much of our life, and it is also the home of shakti. Working both externally with the legs and abdomen and internally with the pelvic floor, Shari Friedrichsen leads a short practice designed to awaken and nourish the pelvis. Locate the less commonly used muscles that stabilize you, and engage them deeply and profoundly for a richer, more fulfilled life. Format: Video with audio download Length: 19 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Classes / Yoga
Anahata Chakra Practice (All Levels)
Gain access to your anahata chakra, the heart center, in this asana class with Shari Friedrichsen. The anahata chakra governs our emotions in all forms, and gives us the ability to hear the “unstruck sound” and subtle whispers of our own heart. Learn specific poses that strengthen the muscles and tissues around the heart for greater support and that allow the flow of energy there to be full, rich, and unimpeded. Nourish your heart and recognize the treasures that lie hidden within it. Format: Video with audio download Length: 56 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Classes / Yoga
Short Practice for Grounding and Stability (All Levels)
Life can be full of chaotic days, restless nights, and hectic travel, leaving us feeling ungrounded. In this short practice with Shari Friedrichsen, learn how stabilizing the pelvic floor can help release fear, doubt, and anxiety. Use this sequence of accessible lower-body-focused poses on their own or as part of a longer practice to replenish the body and settle the mind. Format: Video with audio download Length: 18 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Classes / Yoga
Well-Rounded Daily Practice (All Levels)
The daily practice of yoga allows us to step into life in a grounded, steady, and easeful way. In this comprehensive yet approachable sequence, Luke Ketterhagen walks us through asana, pranayama, and relaxation techniques designed to build awareness in the whole body and give us the tools to be our best every day. Format: Video with audio download Length: 46 mins
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Luke Ketterhagen
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Classes / Relaxation
61 Points Relaxation Exercise
The 61 points relaxation exercise, known as shava yatra, is a master practice of the Himalayan Tradition. This systematic relaxation technique brings profound levels of rest to the body and mind. It helps us cultivate inner awareness and sense withdrawal (pratyahara) from the outer distracting world around us. By traveling mentally to 61 different internal points that correspond with energy-rich areas of the body (marma points) we awaken and stabilize the body and mind for a deeper state of inner consciousness. Rolf Sovik guides us through this healing practice for deep relaxation and renewed vitality. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 14 mins
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD