When: Saturday, January 27, 2024 8 AM
Where: Palisades Yoga Studio
With: Rayna Harris and Jashua Denis
Key Actions: Heart Opening and Heart Chakra Centered
Spinal Effects: Enlivening, Axial Extension
Theme: Yoga for Joy and Peace
Book Recommendation: Yoga for the Joy of It!
Heart Opening Flows
Half Salutation with a Twist
Low Lunge Sun Salutation
Warrior I Sun Salutation
Warrior II Flow
Warrior III Flow
Heart Opening Asanas
Hip Opening Asanas
Relaxation and Meditation
All images from Shutterstock.
We couldn’t truly enjoy sunshine without experiencing rain, and even after the harshest rainstorm, there is usually a rainbow well on its way.
So if you aren’t feeling happy, joyful or at peace, at any point in time; appreciate the contrast.
This feeling is your compass to know that this moment isn’t the end, and a reminder that there is always an opportunity to return to a peaceful state through your intention, thinking, feeling, and any aligned action.
Cultivate peace & fulfillment from within, and share it with the outside.
Trust that you have everything you need for this journey of life, and help is always readily available.
You can’t get it wrong, and you’ll never get it all done, enjoy the journey.
Notes: The playlist start with 2 minutes of silence for a brief class introduction. The song “Joy” is meant to be played while yogis rest in Savasana. Nina Simone’s song “Feeling Good” and Bob Marlesy’s song accompany the supine asanas and heart open asanas, respectively. The half and low lunge slations can be peformed during the song Colors, with an emphasis on inhaling and exhaling on the 8 count. Be sure to shake a little after completing a Sun Salutaiotn with Warrior I pose while listening to James Brown. The upbeat “Strawberry Letter 23” is perfect for flowing between warrior II varations and goddess pose, and the slower-pacess happiness song offers a chance to pause in stillness and examine the balanced nature of life. Finally, low frequence sounds are played are used to future calm the mind, body, and spirit for relatation and meditation.