Easing Back into Practice

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Taking a break from your mat and looking to dip your toe back in gently? Try this sequence of classes to get you back into an accessible routine, while reminding you how your practice can be a source of strength and support, rather than yet another demand on your time. Six practices, mostly 20mins or less, are listed in my favorite order, but there’s space for you to schedule a free day, as well as the two longer practices, where they best fit in your week.

Session 1 is to get you back into the habit of listening to your body with compassionate curiosity. Session 2 reminds you that practice doesn’t have to be complex or time consuming; sometimes it’s just about unwinding after work, study or commuting so that you are more able to enjoy the rest of your day or evening. Session 3 revisits a wide range of foundational poses, making awareness and intention the primary guide in your practice, rather than being driven by determination or perceived rules of alignment. Session 4 is all about letting go of any lingering tension or dissatisfaction from your day, using your practice as a soothing balm for mind and body. Session 5 is a longer slow flow practice, an opportunity to explore how to use the yoga toolkit you’ve rediscovered to nourish and nurture yourself. Session 6’s mindfulness meditation can fit anywhere in your day - whether you feel distracted, disconnected or overwhelmed, or simply wish to revisit the simple full body awareness you cultivated in Session 1.

Curated By:

Rachel Land

 1

Expand Awareness Body Scan

Body awareness is essential to moving efficiently and responding to your body’s ne…

Meditation

15 min

Dana Diament

 2

Quick Reset After Sitting

Reset your energy and your posture after a long period of sitting; perfect for a q…

Hatha Vinyasa

15 min

Rachel Land

 3

Foundations: Purposeful Practice

Do you ever wonder if you're doing the poses "the right way?" While many people wa…

30 min

Jenni Tarma

 4

Evening Wind Down

At the end of a long and busy day, it is sometimes hard to find the motivation for…

Restorative

20 min

Dana Diament

 5

Nourish Yourself

This slower nourishing flow is for those times when you feel a bit depleted or out…

Hatha Vinyasa

60 min

Valerie Knopik

 6

Mindful Day Meditation

Use this mediation to set the tone for mindfulness in your day ahead. A great one …

Meditation

10 min

Tiffany Cruikshank