BALANCE | 31 Day Practice Calendar Oct '20

BALANCE | 31 Day Practice Calendar Oct '20

This month we are talking about living a balanced life - a life where we are fully present and aware so we can support our minds/bodies in achieving balance.

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BALANCE | 31 Day Practice Calendar Oct '20
  • BALANCE Practice Calendar | Oct. '20

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    Exploring Balance in our lives...

  • BALANCE Journal Prompts

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    A time of reflection - how can you create more balance in your life every day?

  • Yin Yoga for Beginners | Heart Focus

    Ever had a very long and stressful day and when you came home you felt the world just soften and your breath release? That's what this practice is all about. Coming home to yourself. Sensing that perfect part of you that is grounded, soft, nourishing, compassionate. Practicing self love and co...

  • Yin Yoga for Gardeners | Full Body Yin

    Garden? Spend a lot of time outdoors in the yard? Then you know exactly what I mean when I say you need a practice to help stretch you out before and/or after gardening. In this practice we focus on the upper back, shoulders, back, and the hamstrings for a full body stretch. This might even i...

  • Beginner Yin Yoga Full Body Practice

    If you are new to Yin Yoga and interested in why and how you might want to add this practice to your weekly routine, this practice is for you. In this video I explain the basic tenets of Yin Yoga and apply the principles to a practice suitable for any and all practitioners. We use props to supp...

  • Yin Yoga for Pitta Dosha | The Science of Ayurveda

    Pitta dosha is made up of fire and water elements and is the dosha related to transformation and digestion. Pitta dominant people tend to be go getters, game changers, outspoken, can eat almost anything without concern. Pitta dosha people often have more curves (compared to Vata dominant), have...

  • Soft Rain Visualization Meditation

    A guided meditation to help soothe and calm - relieving stress and helping you reset. We work with all our senses in this soft rain visualization meditation to wash our worries away and soften.

  • Yin Yoga to Release the Old & Embrace the New

    Melding mantra, breath, mindfulness and hip focused Yin Yoga poses, we consciously let go of all that holds us back and embrace all that lies ahead. Deep hip opening practice!

    Props: 2 blankets OR beach towels (or pick up one here: http://amzn.to/2v0U0eh)

  • Happy Hour Yin Yoga | BREATHE

    It's been a crazy work day and you start to head home and realize you are yawning the ENTIRE way home. This in turn makes you feel more tired and depleted. What if you took 30 minutes to focus on opening up your breath and oxygenating your entire body so you feel refreshed and ready to enjoy yo...

  • Quick Grounding Yoga Flow + Guided Meditation

    Everyone has days when you just don't have a lot of time - busy schedule, early morning demands or just feeling the pressure of things to get done. Even if you only have 15 minutes, you can ground, center, breathe, move and bring greater focus to your day with this 10 minute yoga flow and 5 minu...

  • Waning Moon Yin Yoga | Letting Go

    The Waning Moon is the beginning of the downward turn of our energy and it is a time of release - letting go of whatever is holding you back so you can move forward at the New Moon. There is no better area to work with than the hips when it comes to letting go as the hips are dense with connecti...

  • Soulful Rest Restorative Yoga | BALANCE

    Deep rest is about returning to balance. In this practice we focus on opening up the heart space and breath - balancing the breath overall to soothe our minds and bodies.

    Props: 1-3 blankets or beach towels, 1 block, 1 bolster

  • First Aid Yoga Kit | Midday Stretch at Your Desk

    You don't have to get on the floor or have a yoga mat to benefit from a midday yoga stretch! Just 10 minutes in your chair - breathe, stretch, release tension and refocus!

    Props: a chair!

  • Hip to Be Squared | Yoga for Happy Hips

    Ready for happier hips? In this practice we focus on the hamstrings, inner leg and lower back as part of our "hip" complex - making space, releasing tension, and opening up the area for greater mobility. If you only have a few minutes - join me for some longer holds and depth into the hips!

  • Metal Element Yin Yoga Snack

    In Traditional Chinese Medicine Five Element Theory, the Metal element is related to Fall and the Lung and Large Intestine meridians. This is a natural downturn point of our energy as we turn further inwards before the Winter season. This is a beautiful time to soften and reflect on the past ye...

  • A Little Love For Your Back | Tin Men & Women

    A healthy back means a balance between strength and mobility and keeping this balance is key to preventing back injury. Join me for this full back focused practice where we stretch, strengthen, and mobilize the back in all 4 planes of movement as well as activate assisting muscles to support the...

  • Morning Yin Yoga to Express Your Authentic Self

    Ever wake up feeling as if you want to express something but it feels stuck or you feel as if you need a little boost to charge your communication center? This morning yoga practice is all about breathing, setting your intention for whatever you need today (communicate better, make a big present...

  • Yin Yoga to Stimulate Digestion | Nourish & Detox

    Everyone has times in their life when digestion gets super slow and even stalls completely - leaving you feeling uncomfortable and even painful. Our bodies naturally cycle through times such as Winter or certain lunar cycles that this happens but holidays, illness, medications, stress can all ex...

  • Intermediate Yin Yoga for Legs & Hips

    Today's practice is focused on the lower body - going deeper into releasing the hips, quadriceps, and legs for more mobility and opening. This area is very connective tissue dense so these longer Yin holds are very effective in mobilizing the tissue. Enjoy!

    Props: 1 blanket (optional) OR be...

  • {Y}ingenuity | Lungs | Prime Minister

    In Traditional Chinese Medicine, our Lungs are the Prime Minister or Minister of Heaven for the body - protecting and detoxifying the body through the skin and the breath - taking in fresh prana to "feed" the body, and helping maintain balanced fluid through working with the kidneys.

    The Lungs...

  • 75 Breath Yoga Nidra | Chakra Balancing

    Sensing your chakras and whether they feel out of alignment, blocked or are moving the energy freely through your body can be challenging in our fast paced world. Take a few minutes to connect to your body and the energy running through following the breath on it's trip from feet to crown and ev...

  • Afternoon Teatime Yin {Recharge}

    A short break for your afternoon offering a little recharge, release and rest to conquer the rest of your day with ease, comfort and energy!

    Props: 2 blankets OR beach towels (blanket: http://amzn.to/2v0U0eh)

  • Low Slow Yoga Flow - Grounding Flow

    Today's 35 minute yoga flow practice is a grounding slow flow for the entire body - staying low to the ground focusing on depth, hold and breath. Take time for yourself to move and stretch your entire body - feeling relaxed and grounded at the end.

    Props: strap or belt/scarf/towel

  • Yin Yoga 4 the Spine | 4 Movements of the Spine

    Keeping your spine healthy by moving it in all 4 planes of movement can do a lot for pain prevention and lifelong mobility. In our practice today, we work with actively moving the spine in each direction with long holds and breath to help mobilize the connective tissue and open up the space for ...