Hi, my title is Dr. Lynn Rossy, wellbeing psychologist for healthful for life. Welcome to the practice of yoga. Whilst you can also think yoga is simply an activity in strengthening and stretching the body, the essence of yoga is about calming the busy mind. For that to happen, i’ll be reminding you to return again to your physique and your breath during the practice. Listening to the messages you receive out of your physique with a purpose to in finding your variant of every posture…Finding your facet in each and every pose, and realizing how long to preserve it… Once you’re on your version of the posture, inviting the breath to be deep and full in an effort to convey vigour and vitality to the physique… Being thoroughly open to anything you are experiencing in the second with out judgment, without having matters to be any one-of-a-kind than what they’re… Jenny can be doing the chair modifications of each and every pose if you need or wish to do yoga from your chair. Finally, we always recommend that you simply check with your healthcare professional before commencing a brand new practice of bodily pastime.So let’s get started by means of lying flat on the ground within the Corpse Posture. Your palms are through your side with the hands facing up closer to the ceiling. That you may have your knees bent together with your knees falling collectively. Or that you may have your legs straight and the toes falling aside from one an additional. Starting to attach with your breath, feeling the rising and falling of the stomach… The increasing and deflating of the rib cage… The upper chest rising and falling… And taking some time to deepen the breath… Permitting it to be full… The stomach gentle… Then stretching your palms up overhead and clasping your thumbs collectively, or leaving them in a parallel position… And attaining the toes and fingers in opposite instructional materials…Getting a fine, full physique stretch… Continuing to breathe as you do so… After which releasing and bringing your hands go into reverse to your sides, and pausing here for a second… And noticing if the body maybe feels somewhat longer… And then rolling over, onto your belly in coaching for the Sphinx Posture… Your hands might be bent, along with your forearms flat on the bottom, and so they’re parallel to each other, like railroad tracks. Your elbows should be instantly underneath your shoulders, spreading your fingers vast apart and watching straight ahead, your sternum lifted as you move your shoulder blades down your again, feeling the arch in the spine. Gazing the tendency to collapse your shoulders and carrying on with to work at relocating your shoulder blades down your back and alluring the breath to be deep…Stress-free the face, relaxing the jaw… And from right here relocating into a table role by placing your arms beneath your shoulders and coming up to a Tabletop together with your wrists right beneath your shoulders and your knees right under your hips… Your knees are about hip width apart. And from here we’re going to convey your correct knee and your brow collectively, as nice that you could, after which straighten the correct leg out at the back of you, pointing your toes and lifting it up as far as it would go. Looking up, and bringing your knee and forehead collectively as fine which you can, after which bringing your leg back up… Watching up, and the final time bringing your knee and brow together, arching your back, and then straightening out. And this time, leaving your leg here and pulsing it up six or seven occasions… After which crossing your leg to the left facet and inserting your toes on the ground as you appear over your left shoulder…Creating a first-class C curve in the backbone… Respiratory… After which coming again to a neutral function, and we will switch facets… This time bringing your brow, your left knee and your forehead together, and then straightening your left leg out within the back… Bringing your left knee to your brow after which straightening it out in the back… Lifting up and bringing your left knee to your brow, after which straightening the leg in the again and pulsing it up in the direction of the ceiling six or seven instances…Respiration, feeling the strength within the again that it takes to do this… And then relocating your foot over to the right part now, toes on the floor. Watching out over your proper shoulder… Getting a nice curve within the backbone… Leaving your hands straight… After which coming again right into a impartial position… After which we will come right into a sitting function with the soles of the ft together into the bound attitude Posture, inserting your fingers behind your again on the ground for support. Moving the heels and pelvis towards one an extra and urgent your palms in, into the floor to lift your chest, and gently rocking your knees from side to facet… Breathing and relaxing… Imagining the anxiety and tightness to your interior thighs leaving on each out breath…Enabling your muscle tissues to slowly release… And from here we will move right into a stretch for the back of the legs, so you’re going to start via straightening the right leg. And leaving the only real of the left foot on the inside of the proper thigh… And your right knee is pointed up toward the ceiling, sitting up excellent and tall. After which simply permitting the chest to fall out over the proper leg, resting your hands in your leg anyplace you turn out to be…And your proper toes will probably be pointed up towards the ceiling. Connecting with the breath, and assume the breath moving the entire way down into the correct leg, and back again, respiratory and relaxing… Letting the face and jaw loosen up… Taking your time… Satisfactory long deep breaths inside and outside. Feeling the body start to open and liberate… After which sitting back up again and placing the sole of the left foot on the floor, okay, on the inside of your right thigh… Bringing your left fingertips underneath your proper leg and twisting to the correct, as you bring your right hand in the back of you, and watching out behind you, and respiratory…Toes of your proper foot are still flexed up towards the ceiling. Despite the fact that it can be slightly more tricky to breathe on this role, taking some satisfactory lengthy deep breaths inside and outside, after which releasing via coming back to core. And then we will move to the other facet. So, straightening the left leg and bringing the only of the right foot to the inside of the left thigh… Sitting up pleasant and tall, taking a deep breath in, and then letting the chest fall ahead over the left leg, maintaining the toes of the left foot flexed and up towards the ceiling. Giving your body time to open up and free up…Respiratory all the way down into these muscle tissues along the again of the left leg… Taking your time, letting the face and the jaw loosen up… Noticing if this facet may be one of a kind than the opposite aspect… And simply noticing the change without judgment, but simply with curiosity and curiosity… A different deep breath in and out, and then we’ll sit again up and location the correct foot on the floor. The proper leg bent, carry the fingertips of the correct hand beneath your left leg, twisting to your left and looking out behind you over the left shoulder. If you wish to get a deeper stretch, you could even form of push that right elbow into the proper leg. Twisting and respiration, consciously taking some deep breaths inside and outside here… Your eyes can also be open or closed.And then releasing the fingers, coming again to middle, and then relocating into a cross-legged role for the subsequent set of stretches, focusing on the neck and shoulders… Hmmm… And when you are capable, letting your head fall forward, and lowering your chin to your chest. Feeling the stretch along the again of the neck… Taking a deep breath inside and out… After which rolling your proper ear over your correct shoulder… That you could even reach your left fingers towards the floor to get just a little deeper stretch. Taking a deep breath in and out, after which rolling the pinnacle again by way of center and convey the left ear over the left shoulder, attaining the correct fingertips closer to the floor… And welcoming the breath, to be deep, to motivate the discharge of the muscles along the correct aspect of the neck.Enjoyable the face, after which rolling your head back down again, after which lifting it straight up, and letting your head fall straight again… Getting a first-rate stretch in the throat and the chest… After which bringing your head again to center… And now clasping your hands in entrance of you, after which reversing the clasp and pushing the arms of your palms out as far as you can go… Taking a deep breath into the space between the shoulder blades, feeling the stretch, after which lifting the fingers up overhead… And pressing one palm and then the other up toward the ceiling… Feeling the stretch along the arms and armpits, respiratory in and out… And then unclasping your hands, and bringing your fingers down and in the back of you… And clasping your fingers behind your again… Squeezing your shoulder blades collectively, opening up the chest and feeling the stretch alongside the front of the physique… Continuing to squeeze the shoulder blades together, then lifting the arms up so far as they’re going to go… Could just go just a little bit extra up…I am feeling the blood and oxygen moving to the shoulder blades, part of the physique that gets sore and accumulates quite a lot of anxiety. And then unclasping your hands, and coming again to core, just resting your arms to your knees, and we are going to transfer into some side stretches. Putting the left hand on the floor beside you, and accomplishing your correct arm up toward the ceiling, taking a deep breath in, and then accomplishing out over to the left, getting a pleasant stretch along the correct part of the physique. Breathing, opening up the chest, stress-free your face… Noticing if your attention goes someplace else, once we have moved right into a posture… And just bringing your self back to the breath and the body… And coming back up again, and decreasing the proper arm to your part, and closing your eyes in case you believe comfy… Noticing the sensations within the physique… Noticing the change between the proper aspect and the left aspect… And then opening your eyes another time, and this time lifting your left arm up… Inhaling as you reach your fingertips towards the ceiling…And on the out-breath, leaning over to the right… Achieving, respiration… Feeling the stretch on the left facet now… Enjoyable the face and jaw… Letting the breath be deep and full… And when you’re competent, coming back up again… And pausing right here for a moment, and again feeling the effects of the stretch… And now we’re going to move right into a Downward going through dog position, so you are going to begin via coming to your palms and knees. And this time, within the desk function, rather of having your wrists right underneath your shoulders, move your palms forward simply rather. Your fingers should be spread large aside.Tucking your toes underneath and lifting your bottom up towards the ceiling as you bring your heels down towards the floor… Your ft will have to be about, oh, a foot apart, and which you can work one heel after which the opposite down to the floor to get a excellent stretch along the again of your legs, which we have already warmed up just a little. Respiratory, pushing out via the fingers of your palms… The Downward going through dog Posture is an all purpose posture that helps fortify the physique and stretch it. After which when you’re capable, we’re going to to walk our hands and our ft towards one a different except you come right into a forward hanging bend role. Your knees can be tender. Your head might be cozy and facing down. You can be maintaining onto your legs should you need to. But simply letting the physique hold ahead, letting all the blood rush down into the pinnacle… Taking some deep breaths right here.After which slowly, we’re going to begin to deliver our body right into a standing role. Taking your time, letting your head nonetheless be falling down toward the ground. Stacking the vertebrae one by one… Leaving your chin in your chest… Letting it come up the last… After you’ve gotten stopped, come to a standing position… And then standing here for a moment, in the Mountain Posture, watching at your ft, as a way to position them about hip width aside.Your knees are going to be delicate, your legs are engaged. Taking a deep breath in and letting your tailbone be reasonably tucked, lifting your sternum up toward the ceiling, bringing your shoulders up to your ears, and then letting your shoulders simply calm down. Standing here on this Mountain Posture together with your toes rooted into the floor and your head lifted up toward the ceiling. After which as you breathe in, lifting your hands up over your head. And as you breathe out, bringing your arms down and in entrance of you. As you bend your knees into the Chair. Arms parallel to the floor, knees bent, breathing, and decreasing the arms… Straightening the legs as you breathe in, and raise your palms up overhead as you breathe out, coming into the Chair… Respiratory, inhaling as you lift up… And respiration out as you return into the Chair and retaining the Chair for only a few breaths… Trying to be as relaxed as you could… Stress-free again into that convenient chair… Enjoyable the face…Stress-free your mind that maybe resisting holding the posture, possibly even smiling… Noticing the strength that it takes to maintain the Chair function… For those who’ve long past too a long way, that you may come up slightly, and for those who have to come up before I say to, think free to try this. Feeling the fatigue in the legs… The strength that it takes to preserve your palms up… Stress-free as satisfactory that you can, and then when you’re equipped, straightening the legs and reducing the palms to the edges, and pausing right here for a moment… Feeling the consequences of having performed the Chair… Your coronary heart fee may be improved. There probably extra heat in the physique. And now we’ll transfer into the half of Moon Posture. Okay, as soon as again breathing in as you raise your hands up overhead into the Temple role by way of clasping your hands together, then straightening the thumbs and first fingers, or you could just go away your arms parallel. Accomplishing your fingertips toward the ceiling as you breathe in, and as you breathe out, relocating the left tip to the left as you reach over to the right and get a pleasant stretch alongside the left facet of the body.You do not need to go very a long way to get a great stretch. When you’ve gone too far, you could become aware of it’s a bit of problematic to breathe, otherwise you could quit breathing, so come again up a bit of bit. Then coming back to core and moving to the reverse facet, correct hip to the proper, arms to the left, stretching out… Feeling the stretch alongside the correct facet of the body, respiration in and out… Stress-free the face and jaw, after which coming again up again… Breathing in as you raise your fingertips up closer to the ceiling, and respiratory out as you bring your palms all the way down to your aspects, taking your time… Feeling the fingers moving by means of house… Heaviness of the arms, the tingling in the arms…Going in contact with all of the sensations as you deliver them slowly all the way down to your aspects… And then feeling the effects of the discharge and the posture on the physique… And now we’ll be moving right into a series of standing postures. We will by means of bringing the ft about three or 4 ft aside. You are going to turn the correct foot out at a ninety measure attitude, and the left foot in about forty five degrees. You’re going to bend the right knee over the correct ankle so that the shin is perpendicular to the floor. Bringing your fingers so that they are parallel to the floor… Seem again at your again arm to make certain they’re parallel. And then keep your gaze on the core finger of your right hand. As soon as you’re right here, breathing fine and deep, making certain you are not leaning to the correct, out over that right leg, however bringing your torso up so that it’s perpendicular to the floor… Pressing the tailbone down towards the floor, enjoyable the face and the jaw…Residing in the Warrior Two position… And now we will transfer into the Reversed Warrior, and you’ll be able to quite simply shift the palm of your right hand so it is going through up toward the ceiling. And then windmilling your hands in order that the left arm comes down, the left hand comes all the way down to the left leg, and the proper arm and hand are increased up closer to the ceiling, looking out over the palm of the proper hand, if that’s cozy for you, making definite your left knee remains to be bent, taking a number of breaths right here.After which we are going to move into the subsequent role. So come back to Warrior Two in brief, after which convey your right forearm down to your right leg, and deliver your left arm up so that it is up subsequent to your ear, and your fingertips are stating to the right. You need to create a excellent stretch out of your left heel, through your left fingertips, lengthening the whole left side of your physique. Looking to create as a lot size alongside the torso as possible. Even on the correct facet, so you don’t want to break down into the torso. And respiratory right here in the facet angle Posture. To move out of the stretch, you are going to deliver your left arm again so it’s parallel to the ground, and attain the fingertips to the left to tug you out of the posture. Straightening the correct leg and coming again into the Mountain Posture one more time, simply to think the consequences of doing these postures on the body… Hmmm… And now moving to the opposite side, bringing your feet three or 4 ft aside, turning the left foot out at a 90 measure angle, and the right foot at forty five, bending the left knee over the left ankle…Deliver your fingers up parallel to the floor. And turning your head to the left and keeping your gaze on the core finger of the left hand… As soon as you are here, inviting the breath to be deep, and once more, checking to peer that your torso is perpendicular to the ground. Pressing the tailbone down, to the ground… And relaxing as fine you could on this strengthening posture. Stress-free the face and the jaw… After which we will transfer into the Reverse Warrior, transferring the palm of the left hand so it’s facing up in the direction of the ceiling. And then windmilling the arms, right hand right down to the right leg, left hand up towards the ceiling, looking out over the left hand now and respiratory, relaxing the face and jaw…And then we are going to transfer into the part attitude on this facet through bringing the left forearm to the left leg, right arm stretches out. Overhead, accomplishing these fingertips out, creating that high-quality stretch along the entire proper facet of the physique, from your correct heel to your fingertips… Stretching and breathing… Being wholly reward for the aspect attitude Posture… On the other hand, to maneuver out of the stretch, you’ll be able to carry your right arm back parallel. Bring your fingers out to the right to pull you out of the posture, after which coming back into the Mountain Pose yet another time. And that you would be able to close your eyes and let all your attention come inside of to the sensations of the physique. Letting the body relax from having done that series of strengthening postures… Now we’ll transfer into a posture called the Tree. The Tree is a balancing posture. Now, the trick to doing balancing postures is to search out one spot of awareness on the floor in front of you or on the wall, and this gives you concentration by using looking at one spot. We will by moving your weight over to your left foot, and then bringing the heel of your proper foot to your ankle. That you could leave your toes on the ground. And bringing the fingers of your palms together in front of your chest, in prayer position… If you feel you love, might need to go to the next variant of the Tree, which you can are trying bringing your sole to the calf of the left leg, okay? Right here we go. Bringing your hands into position, into prayer function…And you can additionally convey it as much as the inside of your left thigh. Taking your time to search out your version of the posture at present… Anyplace that you could manipulate to position the foot is great. You do not want to place your foot over your knee considering of threat of damage. You need to be in a position to balance and breathe in whatever version you choose. Maintaining your gaze on one spot of concentration… And, when you are able and balanced, that you could stretch your hands up over head right into a V function, or into Temple for those who like. Remembering to breathe, stretching up, while at the same time feeling rooted and grounded like a tree.And when you’re able, bringing your arms back down to your chest. Pausing right here for a second after which decreasing your right foot… Reducing the palms and standing still for a second… Feeling the vigor that’s created through doing a balancing posture just like the Tree… Noticing the center price, the breath… After which we will change sides by way of relocating the load over to your right foot, and bringing your left foot both to your ankle, to the calf, or to the inside of your thigh, taking your time to seek out your role. Bringing your arms right into a prayer function in front of your chest… Looking at one spot of awareness in entrance of you or on the ground…And whilst you suppose balanced, you could convey your palms up over your head right into a V or into Temple. Standing and imagining your self as your favourite tree, rooted, grounded into the ground, respiration… Stress-free as nice which you can… Being gift… Noticing if this part feels special than the opposite facet… One aspect will quite often be less complicated than the opposite, and simply, noticing that with out judgment. And then bringing your palms back off to your coronary heart center, and pausing right here for a moment.Lowering the left foot, decreasing the arms, and respiration inside and outside… Letting the body assimilate the effects of the Tree Posture… And from here we’re going to transfer into the Goddess Warrior Posture. So, start by bringing your ft out about three ft, after which your ft are going to attitude out at about a forty five measure attitude on each aspect. Bending your knees to the place it feels comfy, and bringing your fingers so that they’re parallel to the floor with the hands going through up in the direction of the ceiling. Bending the elbows, in order that the fingertips are pointing up in the direction of the ceiling and the arms going through one an extra, and respiratory. Relaxing as satisfactory that you could into this Goddess Warrior Posture, a posture that requires some strength. And we have now been doing quite a lot of strengthening of the leg muscle mass in this series of postures. So you can also think some fatigue here. So if you happen to have to come up earlier than I say to, think free to. That you can normally come out of a posture and then come again in. Stress-free the face and the jaw…Nice lengthy deep breaths inside and outside to aid help you in this pose. And then when you’re equipped, straightening the knees and lowering the palms and bringing your toes again to core, into the Mountain Posture one more time… Taking a deep breath in, and letting the body loosen up on this Mountain Posture. And now we will come back down on to the ground for one last ahead bend referred to as the Turtle. So, coming back off onto the floor, your feet are in front of you about three ft aside, and you’re going to carry your arms to the center after which thread them underneath your ankles, right hand around your correct ankle, left hand around your left, and just let your physique fall ahead, letting the head fall forward.Close your eyes. Letting your head be secure… You might wish to transfer it part to facet, up and down, just to make certain it can be now not holding any tension. Respiration inside and out… Like a turtle in its shell, feeling the back arched… Feeling the discharge in the backbone… Taking a while right here to let the body calm down. These forward bending postures are thought to be postures of surrender. So potentially thinking about some thing you would need to let go of, something you are worried about, some complaint. Whatever it is, simply letting it go.Respiratory and relaxing… Stretching out the backbone… Couple of extra deep breaths inside and outside. And then, to move out of the posture, carry your hands back to center, fingers facing down, push your self up slowly into a seated role. And then making your method down onto your back, on the ground, for the final posture, the Corpse Pose. You could bend your knees and have them falling collectively. Or that you may straighten your legs and let your ft fall aside.Your arms are with the aid of your aspect with the hands going through up toward the ceiling… Or you could situation your proper hand to your stomach and your left hand over your chest. Enabling your eyes to shut and the physique to simply soften into the ground… Utterly letting go… Letting the ground do the entire work of keeping you up… And now congratulating yourself for taking the time to nourish your body on this means… Feeling gratitude for the body, for all the things that it does from second to moment to keep you alive… And possibly surroundings the intention, to engage in this sort of pastime on a standard foundation… Honoring the body’s must transfer and stretch and breathe. .