This 60 minute class begins with a 30 minute yin yoga sequence for your heart meridian to invite in self love followed by a 30 minute qigong inspired hatha yoga full body yoga flow that will leave you feeling refreshed and full of self love.
Our consumer culture is highly competitive and values certain types of intelligence, bodies, and achievements. The standards set by the dominant culture cause us to feel like we can’t measure up in a way that is incredibly painful for our psyches.
This causes us to live in what Tara Brach calls a “trance of unworthiness.” This continual sense of feeling that we are falling short of the person we should be, when what we really want is love and approval.
With loving awareness and kindness we can choose to let go of the belief that we are unworthy. When we feel filled with judgment, shame, confusion and inner criticism, there are ways that we can come back to compassion and loving kindness.
Our ego-self believes that we do not have a place within the beautiful whole of our universe. From this place of fear, it strives to control and causes a lot of trouble. When we make contact with the deeper, truer parts of ourselves, we can relax into the greater divine whole instead of one day waiting for the conditions for self acceptance to appear.
This class will explore the difference between whole and perfect. You are an imperfectly perfect human being with a whole set of limitations, difficulties, obstacles, weaknesses, difficulties balanced with goodness, aptitudes, passions, skills, capacities and uniqueness that is ready to step into the wholeness of its expression.
Yin Yoga Sequence for Self Love
Broken Wing Pose
Child’s Pose Side Bend
Yang Sequence Hatha Yoga with Qigong Inspiration/Flow for Self Love
Shake the Tree
Wide Legged Standing Forward Fold
Garland Pose on block with thoracic rotations
Wide-legged seated forward fold
Poem: Aspen at Heart Rosemerry Whatola Trommer