Every inhale is a response of the sympathetic nervous system and every exhale is one of the parasympathetic nervous system. When we practice breathing with an equal inhale and exhale, we give ourselves the experience of equanimity in the nervous system.
Soothe your nervous system in Kyle's newest class. The nervous system settles down when it knows how much it must endure. We can use a breath count to create this boundary while at the same time integrating mind, body and breath.
Contact makes us feel safe, so does good technique. They are a reminder that you've got yourself. This week, Maya guides us through a restorative practice using contact, breath, and the Magic Square to improve the connection of our body and mind.
Find the fit in Samara's newest class as she leads us through a dynamic asana sequence. The body is designed to fit itself and when we find those fits, we can use the connections to gain access to the parts of our body and mind that we operate unconsciously.
Expand your potential in Kyle's newest class. By engaging the dialogue between right and left we can engender the form of the torso which allows us to open our front body to backbend and thread through.
Find the expansiveness of your lungs in Jessica's newest class as she leads us through a nourishing restorative practice helping us to breathe in new growth and exhale what's no longer needed to make space for what's to come.
Witness your habits and propensities in Maya's newest class. The virtue of a restorative practice is that poses are slowed down and held for longer, enabling us to familiarize ourselves with our personal habits and propensities, through the narration of our thoughts, which in turn allows us to re...
Release your personal investment in Kyle's newest class, to iron out the foibles, habits and tendencies that keep you stuck. Eventually time is the great equalizer, rather than effort being the great equalizer.
Light your pilot light in Jessica's newest class by traveling your imagination down to your pelvis and igniting your first fire. Strike the match in your pelvis so that the mansion of fire and water in your kidneys starts to boil and create steam which can rise up through the lungs to feed your o...
Play with polarities in Kyle's newest class, to better orient yourself in time and space. Whenever you engage with opposites, front to back, in to out, right to left, you are playing polarities and when it comes to polarities you are always the mediator, the third principle that mediates two things.
Feed and soothe your nervous system in Maya's newest class as she leads us through a meditative restorative practice that focuses on finding your breath and making the conscious choice to soften into a parasympathetic state. Poses: backbends, cat cow, dog, hangs, pigeon, gomukhasana