Check out this recorded guided awareness for your home practice! I'd love to read your comments here or on Facebook please share this gift with your loved ones, your family, your co-workers - we could all use a little more LOVE and RELAXATION!
Use this Recording (and share it!) for Home Practice
Start with your own inner experience - with this guided awareness which you can use in seated meditation, or in a restorative shavāsana. Then move down and read a little about the inspiration for this practice.
About this Particular Guided Awareness
Each month in my local restorative yoga classes, we embark on a theme - it may be a focus on a particular direction of movement, or a particular pose, or a particular philosophical teaching from the yoga tradition. As part of the months theme, I create a specialized guided awareness to support the whole process. As we turned the corner of Thanksgiving and entered December and the holiday season, it became apparent... Folks suddenly were overwhelmed, depleted, and withered! I was seeing downright exhaustion and an increase risk for getting sick in my students and clients - and in myself. It was clear that we need to take some time to rebuild our storehouse of prāna - and as quickly as possible... we have a holiday season to not only just survive... but maybe even enjoy and come through with more love, more energy and more zest for the new year. There are a lot of philosophical components and a bit of esoterica involved in developing this particular heart-centered guided awareness. But the key is to just do it and REPLENISH yourself... after all, the proof is in the puddin' and while students know and could go on and on about the deep underlying principles at play here, the most important thing is the practice!
This guided awareness was originally inspired by these words from Swami Tattvavidānada spoken in a course I attended.
"Yoga teaches you to love yourself, starting with the body." - Swami Dayānanda
"The heart that knows love, deeply relaxes in that love" - Swami Tattvavidānanda
"Start with the heart. Then move up, and the mind becomes silent" - Shankarācharya
Yoga Therapist, Ayurvedic Practitioner & Mama - these articles are to support your yoga practice with knowledge and inspiration.