Ep 86: Meaning and Truth To Sustain, Level 2 90 min yoga class


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Jan 01 2011 94 mins  

This episode was absolutely inspired by one of you.

I was asked basically how to practice yoga daily. This is something that I think about every day, that I meditate on, and continue to refine.

I'm not going to describe my own process but tell you what it boils down to, at least for me: Meaning and Truth.

If you don’t first and foremost ask yourself who you want to be in the world, what has meaning, what has value to you, and continue to refine the answer and deepen the questions again and again, whatever you decide to do (be it a daily asana practice) will be unsustainable.

If you do refine your questions and lack integrity in the way that you live your life, by telling yourself little lies and convincing yourself that they ‘don’t really matter’, no matter what you do, you will not be able to sustain your practice. Particularly your practice of being the best human being that you can be, with a full and clear heart.

I'm only sharing ‘cause I've been there. I tried really hard. Doesn’t work.

The more that you refine the sacredness of your life and live in truth the more freedom and lightness you will have and reflect. It is through choosing to remain steady with great sensitivity no matter what, that the ease and goodness of life becomes a daily gift to unwrap and enjoy. You will then not only have the deep strength needed to sustain this but also offer this great support to all those that you touch :D

Now on that positive note ;)

Happy New Year!

This episode’s yoga class is a Level 2 class that does require at least a basic working knowledge of yoga poses. It is both available by clicking the link below as well as through my yoga podcast and through either my iPhone Yoga App or my Android Yoga App.

I'm also honored to have Prancing Leopard Organics once again as a sponsor for this episode :) If you haven’t checked them out PLEASE DO! And upon check-out use code eyk and get 15% off!!! Woo hoo!

I taught this class on December 30th at BYS Yoga Studio in Pittsburgh.

The Level 2 Yoga Class Sequence

Downward Facing Dog

Eka Pada Downward Facing Dog/High Lunge/Downward Facing Dog

Eka Pada Downward Facing Dog/Lunge Twist

Uttanasana/Ardha Uttanasana x 3

Surya Namaskar x 4

Tadasana with arch back

Vinyasa

Parsvakonasana/Vira 2/Reverse Vira

Vinyasa

Parsvakonasana/Vira 2/Reverse Vira

Skiers Pose into Utkatasana

Uttanasana/Ardha Uttanasana

Plank on tops if feet into upward facing dog

Downward Facing Dog

Vira II right and left

Reverse vinyasa

Ardha chandrasana/square hips/standing splits variation

Adho Mukha Svanasana

Ardha chandrasana/square hips/standing splits variation

Uttanasana

Tadasana/tadasana on tippy toes/squat on tippy toes

Uttanasana

Deep lunge on forearms

Uttanasana

Standing hip stretch

Standing baby cradle

Vinyasa with salabasana with arms behind the back

Pigeon/pigeon twist

Lunge with thigh stretch

Dhanurasana x 3

Childs pose

Downward Facing Dog

Uttanasana

Easy supine twist

Savasana