Be mindful of these simple principles to make your yoga practice safe, effective and enjoyable.
Use this type of breathing during your practice of yoga postures and movements to expand your breathing capacity and to integrate breath, body and mind.
Establish a firm and balanced foundation for standing, walking and all standing yoga postures.
This relaxing sequence helps release tightness in the thighs, hips and lower back.
This simple practice can help you uncover and address imbalances in the pelvic area to help release tension in the lower back.
Use this sequence to discover differences between your left and right sides and to creater greater balance and flexibility.
Use this posture to let go of tension in the chest, shoulders and neck. Stay in the posture for several minutes and enjoy!
Discover areas of restricted mobility in your shoulders and improve your mobility to relax your neck, shoulders and upper back.
Optimize your sitting posture to honor the natural curves in your spine and to facilitate comfortable breathing.
Enjoy this sequence and expand the range of movement in your shoulders to relax your neck, shoulders and upper back.
Enhance your awareness of the breathing process, lengthen your inhalations and exhalations, relax and quiet your mind.
Simple and practical suggestions to enjoy meditation and its benefits.
A simple way to train our minds in focusing, just starting with 3 minutes.
An easy way to relax and calm your mind.
Easy movements to help maintain a healthy range of movement in the joints. Can be used as warm up for exercise.
Simple, effective and enjoyable technique to improve concentration, coordination and mental processing capacity. Can be used as preparation for formal meditation.
To expand our abilities including coordination and focus, we can combine the two patterns.
Once you know the basic positions and movements, enhance your concentratioin, coordination and mental processing capacity by starting from different arm positions. Can be used as preparation for formal meditation.
Once you know the basic positions you can try this pattern skipping one step to enhance your concentration and coordination.
To expand your abilities and to clarify the positions, you can add linking each position in one pattern to all of the positions in the other pattern. Notice if it helps you focus.
To enhance your repertoire of movements and to increase the level of complexity, you can combine leg movements with the arm movement patterns. Observe if this may increase your concentration and coordination.
In order to widen your practice and keep it fresh you can combine arm movements with leg movements while also moving in space. Notice its effects on body and mind. This video was filed at AmaTierra Retreat Center in Costa Rica
A very simple approach to meditation.
A very simple approach to meditation. Details on the 11 steps
Complete yoga asana practice in a chair to expand perspective and clarify interrelationships between body parts and joint actions.
Complete yoga asana practice to increase our joint awareness and flexibility and to notice connections between different joints. This video was filed at AmaTierra Retreat Center in Costa Rica.
Complete yoga practice including exploration of full range of movement in various joints in the limbs and in spinal column. This sequence is also directed to notice relationships between different body structures, arms, legs, shoulder girdle, hip girdle, legs and spine. Includes guided breathing and brief meditation.