Welcome to Module 1!
Hello ladies! YES, we’re starting!! I’m so excited for the beginning of this yoga journey with each of you. Please take your time with each of the links below. Some include videos, please watch and practice along. You may need to set up your mat and have space to practice while watching your screen, so get yourself set up before you begin. Remember that the homework assignments listed at the bottom of each module are designed for your benefit, so please enjoy the process and THANK YOU for your commitment! Please complete each section and assignment by September 15th. XOXO ~Lily
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Robin’s breath is one wonderful movement meditation to start your practice.
Robin’s breath is balancing, it opens heart and shoulders, and cultivates love and gratitude while also drawing energy inwards. Inhale to begin with hands at prayer. Exhale to round the spine and extend your hands forward. Inhale to open arms to sides while extending the spine, visualizing the love and energy of your heart space between your arms. Exhale to press your arms forward, offering the love an energy from your heart to the beings you love, or all sentient being. Inhale as you draw your hands back to heart center, imagining pulling some of that positive energy back in for yourself. Repeat.
Please start your daily Sadhana (sacred practice) with an Opening Meditation including at least one movement meditation, an intention, and some dynamic movements combining postures from the Foundational Asanas. Please write a short written reflection on how this goes for you on the FB group.
On our private FB group, post a video practicing one of the Movement Meditations. Post photos of yourself practicing each of the Foundational Asanas. In the caption of your post, please introduce yourself to the group by sharing your intention for joining this 5 month Self-Discovery Yoga Immersion.
After reading A Brief History of Yoga, choose one of the key figures mentioned to research. On the FB group, share a picture of this person and describe their life and contribution to yoga in about 150 words.
The Yamas are 5 ethical codes from Patanjali and the wisdom of yoga. In your book, The Path of the Yoga Sutras: Please read pgs 135-168. Make a post on our FB group responding to the following: Self-reflect on how you embody each of the yamas. At first glance they appear simple and natural to uphold, but can you search inside yourself for any areas of your life where you could more fully embody these principles? Please give examples for each yama in how you already live the principle and where you could make progress?