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Preamble and Warmup – Mantra Anyone? The Gayatri Mantra – It might just change your life
Ready for some sweet, sexy Mantra? Need some Inspiration? Some focus? Some healing? Need something Powerful to take with you on your journey today? How about a bit of Mantra in your life. Locked Mantras and unlocked Mantras, who knew the search for enlightenment could be so elusive? In reality, Mantras are simply chants that give us Yogis focus and intention during our practice. As I like to say, it is a good way to pepper ones practice with a bit of meaning and intention, thus giving some...
Practice – Abduction
Zephyr creates a bit of heat in this practice to show you how a different approach and the use of a belt to create resistance can have a different effect on the whole practice itself. Creating balance and vitality the abduction practice is a great way to introduce the Yogi to Pranic Alchemy. Creating space by working against the restriction of a belt and then later on in the practice letting the belt go and observing the new perspective of being free from the resistance. Strength and...
Preamble and Warmup – Abduction
Changing the way we view things and striving for more positive experiences in our lives sometimes requires a different physical perspective. Some yogis use headstands, some simply smile as they practice, a different physical perspective and approach can take many forms. In this brief story and introduction to the concept of Abduction, Zephyr talks about how just seeing the world through a more playful and curious lens can bring a very new point of view and can bring those positive...
Meditation – Changing Beliefs and Perceptions
I have had a lot of students recently request more meditations be posted so I have made a concerted effort to do so. It seems as if we Yogis are understanding that the phenomenon of Yoga in our western world is merely a precursor and a preparation for meditation and as we begin to get past the physical we understand the mental and spiritual benefits of our practice. My meditation classes each week are full and I am so encouraged by all of you seekers. One of the great meditations I have...
Savasana – sweet, sweet Savasana
By popular demand, Zephyr shares one of her acclaimed Savasanas. Widely voted as the best Asana of a Yoga Practice, Savasana can now be enjoyed with Zephyr's soothing and comforting voice to guide you to the ultimate levels of calm any time of the day. Enjoy this Savasana after your own Yoga Practice or just to slow down at any point of the day when a bit of rejuvenation is needed.
Preamble – Innerluminosity- It’s probably a made-up word
So sanskrit doesn't always translate so well to modern languages, which is probably why we are witnessing a completely new understanding and practice of Yoga. However, some of the teachings, like the Gunas, translate just fine. Zephyr references Patanjali's Yoga Sutras to train the brain to be more meditative. In this Preamble, Zephyr describes the different "states of mind" created by the physical that might affect our Yoga practice; Tamasic, Rajasic and finding the Sattva, the balance...
Warmup – Rasa- Honouring what you are feeling
Sometimes we have to fake it to become it. It is just a fact of this modern life. Reflecting on the undesirable emotions, this Warmup will help you set an intention and set a more desirable Rasa into your physical practice and help you to let go of that that does not serve you. Tap into the sensitivity of the pattern of breath that will guide your mind and intention. Let it nourish the mind body and soul. This is the Warmup for any practice that needs a bit of inspiration to open the heart...
Preamble – Rasa – Honouring what you are feeling
Zephyr sets up a practice with intent, called sadhana. This is a Preamble for your own practice to find the sadhana that neutralises the feeling and emotion that is consuming you today. In this Preamble she explains the 4 positive, the 4 negative and the 1 neutral emotion that we all feel. Calmness, the neutral emotion is what we strive to achieve and this Preamble will help you to find it. Set intention on the mat today, bring the heat and welcome the love, joy and courage and let...
Preamble – Bhava – Feeling of Emotion
In this Preamble for your practice, Zephyr expands on her recent Podcast - Rasa, to explain how the feeling of emotion and tapping into those feelings is mapped through the Chakras of the body. Each of the 7 Chakras are the manifestations of emotion felt at different parts of the body. These emotions are often created by thoughts and chemical reactions then are created and physically felt in different locations throughout the body. Zephyr goes on to explain "butterflies in your stomach",...
Meditation – Prana Dharana
Listen to Zephyr's latest meditation practice on her Podcast - Zephyr Yoga Inspiration. In this meditation Zephyr will guide you through a meditation that will concentrate the awareness within you and help to awaken your mind and heart. As with any meditation, find the time and the space to get comfortable and let your breath be your guide. Remember to subscribe to Zephyr Yoga Inspiration for her latest updates and episodes.