30 min Yoga & Meditation – mindful stretch (10.03.21)

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About this video

A 30 minute mindful practice designed to increase flexibility. This practice is less about building strength and more about stretching the entire body. Deeply stretch into the hips, hamstrings and shoulders to release tension and feel more at ease. Finish with a guided meditation to help calm the mind. A great full body stretch.

Begin in Easy Seated Pose (Sukhasana) and bring awareness to the breath to calm the mind and soothe the nervous system. Explore Seated Torso Circles (Kundalini Circles) to ease tight hips and lower back muscles. Warm up the spine with Cat / Cow (Marjaryasana / Bitilasana) and deeply open the shoulders, chest, thoracic spine, neck and lower back with Heart to Earth Pose (Anahatasana). Wake up your hamstrings in Half Splits (Ardha Hanuman) and gently open stretch the hips and strengthen your core with Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana). Take away any fizziness in the mind with a short meditation, bringing awareness to the breath and any sensations that arise. Finish with Palming to wake up tired or strained eyes.

Props: 2 bricks (optional)

Duration

30 minutes

Level

All Levels, Beginner

Practice

Meditation, Yoga

Focus

Full Body, Hamstrings, Hips, Shoulders