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Crocodile Pose Relaxation
By promoting diaphragmatic breathing, the crocodile pose relieves tension and reduces anxiety. Sandra Anderson guides us through a systematic relaxation in this key asana. Take a pause and slow down your mind, smooth out your breath, and nourish your body. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 6 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Classes / Relaxation
The Complete Practice of Yoga Nidra
The authentic practice of yoga nidra is a powerful technique for relaxation and stress management, a highly evolved method of meditation, and a source of lasting inner peace. The word nidra means “sleep,” and thus the practice of yoga nidra, or yogic sleep, is frequently associated with the practice of relaxed states of consciousness. Join Rolf Sovik as he guides you through gentle movements and breath awareness, then allow yoga nidra to bring you into deeper realms of the subconscious and awaken a connection to the infinite. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 1 hr 1 min
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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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
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Classes / Relaxation
Point-to-Point Breathing
Point-to-point breathing helps you establish a relaxed, one-pointed concentration that deepens your yoga practice. As your mind and breath travel together from one point in the body to another, and then beyond the body toward infinity, the points create a sense of deep connection between the mind and the body and between the finite and the infinite. You, the finite, rest in the infinite. Enjoy this guided practice. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 9 mins
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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Classes / Relaxation
Rest & Breathe
The foundation for systematic relaxation and meditation practice is to rest and breathe. In this simple—yet profound—practice, Rolf Sovik guides you through an easy breath training exercise. Breath training’s benefits include calming the nervous system, strengthening the diaphragm, and reducing stress. Listen, and learn how the mechanics of good breathing are the foundation for spiritual practice.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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Classes / Relaxation
Fundamentals of Systematic Relaxation
Learning to consciously relax—what yogis call “systematic relaxation”—is a powerful self-help tool. Relaxation helps us in daily life by releasing built-up physical and mental tension; it also supports spiritual practice by training us to calm and turn inward. Start here: begin quieting the outside noise so you can connect to your deeper self. Format: Multiple videos with audio downloads Length: 1 hr 18 mins
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Sarah Guglielmi