With the support of a chair and holding long into forward bending yoga poses you are able to maintain good alignment. Hence, releases tension of the lower back and stretches the whole back (spine, shoulders and hamstrings), helps to calm the mind and relieves mild depression. Props suggested: chair, yoga mat, cushion.
A chair can simply provide a good support especially holding long on yoga poses. In this class, you will be doing twisting yoga poses with the support of a chair that can help you go deeper into the pose and access to hidden places where you hold tension. Also provides an opportunity to build strength. Props suggested: chair, yoga mat, cushion.
Crown Chakra is the highest energy center in your entire chakra system and it integrates the individual qualities of all 7 chakras. Crown Chakra also known as the thousand-petaled lotus, located at the top of your head. The main function of the Crown Chakra is to connect you with the Divine force and source of healing energy. This class focuses on affirmation and meditation as it is the most important practice for unlocking the power of your Crown Chakra for absolute freedom and ladder to immortality. You will chant all the 7 Main Chakra beeja mantras and finally practice Sahasrara Chakra Mudra and mentally chant the beeja mantra “OM” associated with the Sahasrara Chakra. Props suggested: wall space
This will be a 7 weeks program, in the sequential order you will practice to unlock one chakra with relevant yoga postures, a mudra and beeja mantra associated with the chakra. You will practice the sequence for that chakra once a day for one week until the next chakra. The Third Eye Chakra or Ajna Cakra is the sixth chakra from the bottom, is located in the middle of your head, between the eyebrows. The Third Eye Chakra controls your ability to perceive, think creatively and use your intuition. It also governs your self-awareness, self-realization, imagination and ability to envision all of your dreams. This class focuses on meditation, affirmation and pranayama as the Third Eye Chakra is more responsive towards such practices. At the end of the class, you will practice Ajna Chakra Mudra and chant the beeja mantra “OM” associated with Ajna Chakra. Props suggested: yoga blocks.
This will be a 7 weeks program, in the sequential order you will practice to unlock one chakra with relevant yoga postures, a mudra and beeja mantra associated with the chakra. You will practice the sequence for that chakra once a day for one week until the next chakra. The Throat Chakra or Vishuddha Cakra is the fifth chakra from the bottom, is located at the neck and associated with communication, listening, creativity and the ability to purify what we put out in the world. This class focuses a practice on speaking your inner truth which includes breath of fire (kapalabhati pranayama) lion’s breath (simha pranayama), neck rolls and stretches and more. At the end of the class, you will practice Vishuddha Chakra Mudra and chant the beeja mantra “HAM” associated with Vishuddha Chakra. Props suggested: yoga blocks
Breathing is the very essence of life and the first thing we do when we enter this world and the last thing when we depart. In between, our bodies absorb roughly half a billion breaths. In this 60-minutes yoga practice, we will explore a few simple breathing techniques for calming both the nervous system and the overworked mind.
This will be a 7 weeks program, in the sequential order you will practice to unlock one chakra with relevant yoga postures, a mudra and beeja mantra associated with the chakra. You will practice the sequence for that chakra once a day for one week until the next chakra. The Heart Chakra or Anahata Chakra is the fourth energy center from the bottom, located in the middle of the chest near to the heart. The fourth chakra function as your spiritual center, which helps you to grow a loving connection to yourself and others by cultivating compassion, empathy, joy of being alive and truth. This class focuses a practice on surrendering to the power of love with the support of yoga blocks – Puppy Pose (Uttana Shishosana), Reclined Hero Pose (Supta Virasana), Bridge Pose ( Setu Bandha Sarvangasana). You will also use a massage ball or tennis ball for heart meridian subscapularis release. At the end of the class, you will practice Anahata Chakra Mudra and chant the beeja mantra “YAM” associated with Anahata Chakra. Props suggested: yoga blocks, massage ball/tennis ball
Affirmations are a powerful technique that can help you to clear up your mind, so that you can focus on what truly matters to you in the moment. Define your life vision and goals, and follow through on them. In this 60 minutes yoga class, we will pairing restorative yoga poses with your personal affirmations.
This will be a 7 weeks program, in the sequential order you will practice to unlock one chakra with relevant yoga postures, a mudra and beeja mantra associated with the chakra. You will practice the sequence for that chakra once a day for one week until the next chakra. The Solar Plexus Chakra or Manipura Chakra is the third chakra from the bottom, situated about 2 inches above the navel just below the sternum. The third chakra governs your metabolism, and it is responsible for the regulation and distribution of metabolic energy throughout the body. Asides, the fire at our navel center (Manipura Chakra) is vital to our spiritual growth and fulfillment! This class focuses on balancing the abdomen and navel center, your core; which involves building strength and flexibility in your core and in all of the muscles surrounding your stomach. At the end of the class, you will practice Manipura Chakra Mudra and chant the beeja mantra “RAM” associated with Manipura Chakra.
We all need courage to face challenges in life—the big ones and the little ones. But where to find this wellspring of courage? the ancient advice of the Indian sage Patanjali, who said, “When you are inspired by some great purpose, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”
In this 60minutes yoga practice, we will have 5 restorative yoga poses, and we will stay at each pose for 3 minutes, it’s enough for you to relax, repair and rejuvenate your body and mind. While holding at the pose, first you let your body settle into a steady and comfortable position, then you let your body relax and do not move anymore. Then you start to focus on the breath, breathe in and out through your nose slowly and deeply, you can either use natural breathing or ujjayi breathing (Ocean Breath). Slow and deep breath will make your body and mind more relax and calm. R2 will mention an affirmation, mentally repeat the affirmation. Repeating these affirmations over and over impresses the subconscious mind to such a degree that it slowly starts transforming the body to align with the positive thoughts. The session will conclude with a mantra for protection.
Here are the affirmations for finding courage:
- With every breath I take, I am bringing more and more courage into my life.
- I allow the courage of my heart to dissolve any fears I experience.
- I have abundant inner strength and courage.
- I live my life with confidence and courage.
- I have the courage to face whatever happens to me.
- I have the courage to make positive changes in my life.
- I have the courage to move forward toward my dreams.
- I honor the courage within me.