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Practice You with Elena Brower

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Now displaying: April, 2021
Apr 24, 2021

On prioritizing our inner world through the practice of Yoga Nidra; the clear benefits of Radiant Rest.

  • Brain waves and Yoga Nidra [2:30]
  • Om, Maya and Turiya [6:56]
  • Yoga Nidra explained simply [16:40]
  • The mind merging in its source [18:05]
  • Awareness and honoring of trauma [21:51]
  • Octavia’s story. Remembering our ancestors. The birthright to rest [26:14]
  • Pratyahara [33:03]
  • Pratyahara practice led by Tracee [36:53]
  • Weaving in your practice when you can [46:43]
  • The value of a self-guided practice [47:57]

Known for her emergent and responsive teaching style Tracee Stanley shares teachings sourced from more than 20 years of practice and study as a lineaged teacher of Sri Vidya Tantra. She shares the rituals of devotion through the practices of yoga nidra, self-inquiry, nature as the teacher, and ancestor reverence. She is the creator of the Empowered Life Self-Inquiry Oracle Deck and the author of Radiant Rest - Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation and Awakened Clarity published by Shambhala Publishing.

RESOURCES

https://traceeyoga.com/

Radiant Rest, Tracee Stanley
Empowered life self-inquiry deck
Gather, Octavia Raheem
Ancestral Medicine, Daniel Fore
Commune 5 Day Deep Relaxation Course

Apr 17, 2021

On resilience through harrowing childhood assault, sharing pain as a service to others and the medicine of the story.

Apr 3, 2021

RICHARD FREEMAN began studying yoga in 1968, focusing on hatha, contemplative Buddhism, and the Ashtanga and Iyengar methods. He teaches throughout the world, and his video series, Yoga with Richard Freeman, set the gold standard for modern Ashtanga Yoga.

MARY TAYLOR has studied and practiced yoga since 1972 and teaches throughout the world. She co-founded the Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado in 1988 with Richard.

  • The importance of not casting people out of our hearts [3:12]
  • Letting go of habitual patterns [08:08]
  • Reconciling political divisiveness [8:42]
  • Resistance to change [21:55]
  • Trusting the unknown [22:50]
  • Asking good questions. What will best serve? [27:11]
  • The theory of the three Gunas; Tamas, Rajas and Sattva [31:11]
  • Letting go of theories and placing them on the altar of pure awareness [41:50]
  • Embodiment practices [48:57]

Resources

When Love Comes to Light, Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor
The Mirror of Yoga, Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor
The Yoga Workshop, Boulder, Colorado
Richard Freeman on Glo.com

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