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Practice – Presence – All it takes is a smile

10/29/2018
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Creating a bit of heat in our practice this week requires a balance that can be brought with a smile. Sounds simple enough, but being present in the moment often requires that we find a bit of dis-comfort and at the same time find, define and nurture our intention for our practice. In this Slow-Flow session Zephyr will remind you how being on the mat can be a practice in "being here now" which is a lesson we can all take graciously and use off the mat in our everyday lives. Engaging with...

Duration:01:13:20

Preamble – Presence – All it takes is a smile

10/29/2018
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As a Yogi, we are all working to to find stillness. It is in fact the definition of Yoga (contrary to the popular belief of many of my contortionist colleagues). The whole reason the modern day Yogi movement is such a popular and well populated movement is because when we get the message, when we (sometimes just for a fleeting second) lose ourselves and enter the presence of the moment it tends to feel really, really good and we look for it again. When we find the presence, we can navigate...

Duration:00:19:11

Practice – Pray it Away – Awakening to Love and Kindness

9/8/2018
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The Practice for the three part series (Preamble, Practice and Meditation) on creating Love and Kindness within your practice. Zeph continues on the subject of cultivating the Love and Kindness for ourselves with this series entitled Pray it Away which includes the Meditation, Practice and here, the Preamble. The series, used together, urges the Yogi to see ones practice as a garden of sorts in which you can plant, cultivate and nurture a bit of loving kindness and connect with the desire to...

Duration:01:21:52

Preamble – Pray it Away – Awakening to Love and Kindness

9/8/2018
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Zeph continues on the subject of cultivating the Love and Kindness for ourselves with this series entitled Pray it Away which includes the Meditation, Practice and here, the Preamble. The series, used together, urges the Yogi to see ones practice as a garden of sorts in which you can plant, cultivate and nurture a bit of loving kindness and connect with the desire to be happy and to decrease the suffering. By cultivating Love and Kindness for ourselves but at the same time acknowledging the...

Duration:00:08:06

Meditation (with Preamble) – Pray it Away – The Love and Kindness Practice

8/27/2018
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In this Podcast Zephyr analyses the roots of anger and resentment showing us that often, our attachment to reinforcing aversion, creates that anger and in effect creates a suffering for ourselves. Its a tricky little cycle that is hard to break-free from and usually causes that not-so-calm, not-so-cool and not-so-collected self to show up when things get a bit heated. Zeph shows us that by meditating and giving a moment of pause, we give our anger a moment to be heard. By pausing and...

Duration:00:38:21

Preamble and Warmup – Mantra Anyone? The Gayatri Mantra – It might just change your life

7/11/2018
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Ready for a transformative 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...

Duration:00:16:34

Practice – Abduction

7/9/2018
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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...

Duration:01:12:35

Preamble and Warmup – Abduction

7/9/2018
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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...

Duration:00:16:20

Meditation – Changing Beliefs and Perceptions

6/30/2018
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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 come...

Duration:00:31:31

Savasana – sweet, sweet Savasana

5/21/2018
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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.

Duration:00:12:30

Preamble – Innerluminosity- It’s probably a made-up word

5/20/2018
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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...

Duration:00:07:19

Warmup – Rasa- Honouring what you are feeling

5/20/2018
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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...

Duration:00:13:37

Preamble – Rasa – Honouring what you are feeling

5/20/2018
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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 Zephyr's...

Duration:00:08:30

Preamble – Bhava – Feeling of Emotion

5/20/2018
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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",...

Duration:00:11:04

Meditation – Prana Dharana

5/20/2018
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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.

Duration:00:13:14

Warmup – Presence, Breath and Compassion

5/8/2018
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Zephyr's preambles are a great way to set an intention and give the mind a bit of focus as you begin your practice. In the previous podcast, Zephyr talked about using the breath to create a presence and the ability to welcome compassion into your practice. As you have now listened to the preamble and have a mental focus, now it is time to create a physical focus by peppering that same intention into the physical body. This warmup is great for any Yogi who has a regular practice they might do...

Duration:00:13:32

Preamble – Breath focus and presence: Creating compassion in your Practice

5/7/2018
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A Preamble for your Yoga Practice to help create intention and compassion. Zephyr discusses the importance of setting an intention for your practice and allowing the breath to nurture and support that intention while on the mat. Off the mat, love, kindness and curiosity of spirit will flourish!

Duration:00:08:17