Live Asana 5/14/23
Live LunaRest Restorative Yoga with Tracey Garcia on 5/14/23 (Mother's Day)
Enjoy this sublime and restful meditative practice. If you have them, you might want:
- a bolster (or a pillowcase with two pillows stuffed inside)
- 2 blankets or beach towels
- 2 blocks or big books
- a pillow
- an e...
Down A Notch
Some days it feels impossible to THINK ourselves into chill.
Down A Notch is a hip centric practice that emphasizes APANA or downward moving energy to get you into that state of ease that you’re craving.
We’ll be sure to touch all 4 quadrants of your hips and prioritize slow, deep breaths to do...
Knot Comes Loose
Inspired by the title of one of my favorite songs, Knot Comes Loose is a slow, deep stretch practice to unwind and release the effects of chronic stress and tension.
We’ll lovingly explore some of the most common places for tension knots like chest, shoulders and necks, hips and back and even yo...
This practice supports taking a pause to integrate what’s been going on in your life lately.
It gives you a chance to digest recent experiences and process them through a methodical pace, mindful breathing and hip openers of all 4 quadrants of your hips.
May it be of benefit, especially during...
Whether it’s after a training session or it’s just HOT outside, this practice will support you in cooling down your entire body-mind complex.
We’ll move slowly with deep stretches and focus on forward bends and hip openers to pacify both your physical and energetic heat.
And we’ll finish of wit...
Yoga For A Busy Day
On our busiest days, often the first things to go are the self-care practices that ground us.
We might think, “I don’t have time today”
That’s why I think it’s essential to have some shorter practices to keep you committed and consistent.
This practice is that, short but still complete with j...
This practice is an embodied ode to our glorious planet Earth.
We’ll move through a story of postures that invoke reverence, delight, care and celebration.
It’s an opportunity to celebrate being a part of life on Earth and in your earthly body!
And I’ll close the practice with a special offeri...
Yoga For Emotional Overload
This antidote to emotional overload embraces simplicity, breathwork, evidence-based techniques and downward-energy movements and postures to support your return to feeling, focused, safe and centered.
We’ll tap into the power of movement to support an emotional shift.
And we keep it simple to s...
Yoga For Anxiety
This practices supports you in centering and grounding when you’re experiencing a bout of anxiety!
One point of focus is APANA, or the downward flow of energy so you start to come out of the head-spin and get grounded. The other focus is SAMANA or the inward flow of energy so you regain a feelin...
Who doesn’t love a great hike?
This is an effective recovery practice after a glorious hike, a long walk or even a run!
It emphasizes stretching calves, hamstrings, quads and hips as well as opens up your chest and shoulders.
Accelerate your recovery with this practice to get back out on the t...
Stress can feel like a wind storm within. And in high winds, you always want to ground yourself.
This downtempo practice supports you in feeling steady, stable and grounded through slow, methodical movement, hip openers and breathwork.
Post-Workout Recovery 2
This practice is all about stretch and release. After you exercise and exert yourself, it's essential to make time for recovery.
This class emphasizes both stretching those hard-working muscles as well as encouraging your nervous system to downshift from activation into a more balanced state.
In Yoga, the energy of grounding, soothing and releasing is considered lunar energy.
This super-chill practice that focuses on hip and leg stretches was designed to embody lunar energy for letting go of stress, anxiety and worry.
It ends with a series of affirmations to support a healthy headspa...
HIPnotic is one of my signature hip-centric practices and I absolutely LOVE teaching it.
Your “hip muscles” are actually quite diverse and as a very mobile ball-and-socket joint (second only to your shoulder!), it’s important to acknowledge all the muscles that act on the joint, not just the one...
Focus on the present moment has been an effective technique for getting grounded since time immemorial.
This practice emphasizes legs and hips and your relationship to the solid ground beneath you to support your feeling of presence and stability.
You might like to have a block for this practice.
Yoga Nidra Meditation
Yoga Nidra is a powerful guided meditation in which you enter into deep states of conscious meditation. It translates as "Yogic Sleep" where you feel the depth of rest afforded by actual sleep while staying awake. We shift focus from the outer world to our inner landscape and through focus, visua...
Moonbeams are rays of light reflected from the moon. Unlike the sun’s rays which are associated with heat and action, moonbeams are only visible in the dark of the night, a quieter and cooler time.
Their energy is that of grounded radiance and this practice embodies that same energy.
Back To Earth
This is a practice created in celebration of Earth Day but is great for any day that you want to activate grounding energy.
The poses all share qualities of the earth element and emphasize rooting, steadiness, and stability.
The overall effect on your body-mind-spirit complex is calmness with a...
This is a series of different meditations to support a consistent practice. One begins with simple, seated stretching (1/2 stretching, 1/2 meditation). Another begins with breathwork (1/2 breathwork, 1/2 meditation). One is a body-centric meditation. One is a Bedtime meditation. Each one is avail...
This is a spin on a Yin practice in which we settle in to a pose gradually with mindful movement, pulsation or body vinyasa before enjoying the stillness of a static hold.
The fluid movements leading in support a downshift in your autonomic nervous system and allow you to move tension through be...
Live Meditation (Tonglen) - 3/28/21
Live Meditation (Tonglen) - Taking In and Sending Out - A Tibetan Buddhist practice to awaken compassion
Good sleep hygiene is essential to your wellbeing.
This short, downtempo practice can become a part of your routine to support a down shifting of your nervous system and prepare your whole body-mind-spirit complex for a good night’s sleep.
Dropping in is about becoming present and bearing witness to yourself in the moment. Where your attention is, your mood, the sensations happening right now in your body.
It’s often harder than it sounds. Some of us need to clear out a little physical and mental clutter first and this practice wi...