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Classes / Relaxation
Body Awareness Relaxation
Reconnect with yourself and experience profound rest with a full-body awareness practice guided by Ishan Tigunait. This body awareness relaxation supports resilience and autonomic nervous system regulation, leading to a sense of grounding and inner balance. Give yourself the gift of self-nurturance and heightened personal awareness. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 15 min
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Ishan Tigunait
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Systematic Muscle Relaxation in Shavasana
We all have habitual ways that we hold tension. Practicing systematic muscle relaxation helps us let go of the stress we accumulate in our daily lives and invites ease into the body and mind. In this practice, Sandra Anderson guides us to soften and release tension as we move our awareness throughout the inner space of the body. This relaxation serves as a complete stand-alone practice and as an excellent preparation for meditation. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 11 min
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Sandra Anderson
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Guided Relaxation with Yogic Breathing
Healthy breathing is the foundation of all yoga techniques and sets the stage for a fulfilling experience in our asana, relaxation, and meditation practices. In this guided practice with David Goddard, explore how the five qualities of yogic breathing lay the groundwork for a deep and effective systematic relaxation. This combined practice of breath-shaping and relaxation can be used anytime you need to rest and unwind, and serves as an excellent preparation for meditation. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 14 mins
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David Goddard
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Relaxation: Guided Breath Awareness
Let your mind and body rest deeply in the tranquility of breath awareness in this guided practice. Softening into the nourishing inhale and cleansing exhale, observe how your body breathes without conscious effort. Allow disruptive thoughts and feelings to simply pass through your mind, and let the subtle sound of the breath, so’ham, anchor your awareness as your mind and body relax completely. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 10 mins
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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Sandbag Breathing for Tranquility and Strength
How can we quiet our mind and stay strong through life’s ups and downs? Deep, smooth diaphragmatic breathing is a simple yet powerful means. Learn how to cultivate it through the practice of sandbag breathing. Grab your breath pillow, bag of rice, or any other weight of choice, and settle into a strengthening yet relaxing breath-training session with Shari Friedrichsen. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 3 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Classes / Relaxation
Short Centering Practice
When we are centered, we can carry out our many activities with grace and skill. Join Rolf Sovik in a mini guided relaxation that will help you find center in your body and breath. Take a moment to rest and recharge, and make even your busiest days more balanced and harmonious. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 4 mins
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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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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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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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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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