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Y124: Hatha Flow & Meditation To Practice The 5th Limb of Yoga (Pratiyahara)

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As millions mourn and process the grief of generations of injustice, I will do my best to continue to share helpful, healing practices I have learned from yoga and related teachings. Personally I will continue to support black rights and police reform and listen to voices of people who are living through these challenges...

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Y123: Hatha To Practice Non Grasping (Aparigraha)

aparigraha hatha yoga Jun 23, 2020

The Founding Members offer is ending soon for the Quietmind Membership. 3 new video classes a week, monthly workshops and direct feedback to your practice. I am creating some exciting features to help you see progress in your practice and learn the 10 Core Competencies of yoga in-depth like you would find in teacher trainings at a fraction of the cost. This is the lowest the Membership...

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Y121: Hatha Flow & Meditation for the Heart Chakra

Happy Mother's Day! Today's practice is about embodying the energies of the heart chakra: love, compassion, kindness, generosity, forgiveness - first for ourselves, so that we may more easily find those qualities in relationship to others. 

This class was recorded LIVE just this morning as part of my 3 weekly online classes. These are live on Zoom every week by donation. Sun, Tue and Thu...

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Y119: Hatha For Whole Body Strength, Flexibility and Balance

One of my favorite quotes comes from Thich Naht Hanh, a Vietnamese monk who won the Nobel Peace Prize. He would teach meditation by teaching to simply notice that you are breathing.

"Breathing in, I notice I am breathing in. Breathing out, I notice I am breathing out."

It's so simple, yet I have found it so profound. It was helpful for me to hear this reminder on my morning walk the other day,...

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Y115: Hatha Flow & Meditation to Regulate The Central Nervous System

The Quietmind Membership is now open! New weekly live classes, Monthly mini-workshops, 1-1 Feedback and mini trainings in the 10 Core Competencies of Yoga. Learn more at http://www.quietmind.yoga/membership - $9.97/mo or $97/yr

The Membership includes access to all upcoming LIVE Zoom classes. Today's practice was recorded /this morning!/ We had 27 amazing people join from around the world...

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Y112: Hatha For The Whole Body - Theme Of Relationships

hatha yoga whole body Jun 12, 2020

The Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training is open for enrollment! Visit http://www.quietmind.yoga/enroll to see how you can become a thriving yoga teacher with clear, in-depth training in every aspect of yoga I've learned from 16 years in health and wellness and teaching 4000+ classes. Anatomy, postures, sequencing, philosophy, meditation, teaching skills and business skills + weekly...

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Y108: Hatha Yoga For Relationships, Self Awareness And Working With Samskaras

In today's episode I share about one of the most effective tools of Yoga Philosophy - Samskaras - limiting beliefs and mental conditioning that happens from negative experiences, trauma and accumulated stress of just being a human being - which is hard work sometimes! This is a concept that I have come back to many times over the years and have found that many modern approaches to therapy and...

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Y102: Hatha Yoga For Embodying The Yin Aspects Of Movement, Change And Softness

hatha yoga movement yin Dec 15, 2019

Last week I shared how deep rest is as important as focused work. I shared ways to find both in your practice and your daily schedule.
 
In today's episode I share ways to embody the yin aspects of practice. Sukha. Ease. Softness. Change. Receptivity. These are in contrast to the strong ujayi breath and bandhas of 2 weeks ago. My intention is to help us move towards the end of 2019...
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Y84: Hatha For Heart Opening And Back Strengthening

 
If you're like many people you spend a lot of time in a certain spinal position, often without even realizing. 
 
This causes a specific imbalance that leads to stiff necks, stiff upper backs, low back pain, weak upper body, and eventually even a hunchback posture. This is all very common in our modern device oriented lifestyle in the west, but this is also easy to avoid.
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Y81: Hatha For Progressively Deeper Strengthening And Stretching Of Hips And Hamstrings

 
Do you have a chronically tight area of your body? I'll share my personal story of how I stopped having tight hamstrings and how you can apply that to your practice.. 
 
Today's episode is brought to you by the Essential Guide to Yoga Teacher Training - A free PDF that distills 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training into a PDF you can read in 20 minutes. Get it at...
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For my first 5 years of Yoga my hamstrings were tight. I stretched them often, so what was I doing wrong? I'll address this and the biggest mistakes I made in my first 10 years of practice so you can avoid them. With some easy adjustments you can start building strength, flexibility and balance today. Enter your email to begin: