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Welcome new members,

Please take a couple of minutes to review the following orientation before starting your first class. Let me know if you have any questions - HAVE FUN!!!

~ Amanda

 

JUNE THEME: STRESS RESILIENCY

It is unrealistic to think that we can cut out all of the stressors in our lives for good.  I mean, would you even want that? Life can be challenging, but a healthy amount of stress can actually help us grow.

When I first started to grasp the biology of the human stress response, I started to have way more compassion for myself (and others!). The constant presence of stress hormones in our body can influence us to act in ways that are selfish, reactive, and motivated by survival.  We can choose to fall victim to these hormones, or we can take steps to understand their influence within us and find ways to consciously interact with them. We can adapt in the face adversity. We can build resilience.

Our resilience to stress, adversity, and trauma is dependent on our inner resources.  Practicing yoga and meditation can help tremendously with this.


RESOURCES:

RESOURCE #1: VIDEO ‘How Stress Affects Your Brain’

RESOURCE #2: ARTICLE ‘Chronic Stress Can Damage Brain Structure and Connectivity’


REFLECTIONS

REFLECTION (6/4): When, during my day-to day life, do I feel the most stressed out? What external conditions (ie. certain people, places, activities) are surrounding me at those times? Upon reflecting on these external stressors, are there any I can limit my exposure to? Cut out completely? If not, how can I shift my perspective so that my thoughts encourage more inner peace?

REFLECTION (6/11): Were there any places of revisitation that the mind went during class? Are there any specific stressors you have experienced in this transition into summer? Are there any techniques for stress resiliency  that you plan to incorporate into your summer routine?


MEDITATION:


CLASSES:

MOST RECENT CLASS: JUNE 11TH

Playlist:

Find this week’s playlist HERE ( hit ‘play’ at the same time that you start class - adjust volume as needed).

Timing:

The first 15 mins is natural breath awareness, 40 mins of Pawanmuktasana and other restorative postures, then 20 mins of Yoga Nidra

Notes:

Your instructor is special guest Meg Elaine.

Enjoy this gooey, gentle class!

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CLASS: JUNE 4TH

Playlist:

Find this week’s playlist HERE ( hit ‘play’ at the same time that you start class - adjust volume as needed).

Timing:

00-36:48: Warm up & moon salutations

36:48 - 55:05: Yin Yoga

55:05- end: Savasanna

Notes:

We are in the new moon phase through Thursday, June 6th, so enjoy this energy of soft inward reflection. This sequence is inspired by earthy, grounding moon salutations to connect you to the yin energy within your body. It is designed to work your legs and your hips, so hopefully you’ll feel yourself settle into a soft earthy vibe after the flow.

As the moon begins to wax, you can also start to tune into the build of your own energy. For now, give yourself permission to feel heavy.

As far as this nervous system goes, this sequence is designed to activate the parasympathetic nervous system. Feel your whole body rejuvenate with a series of forward folds and gentle inversions.

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