Take the edge off by finding quiet from the inside out.When you think of exercises that can help you relax, yoga is often the default. This is because yoga is all about remaining calm while maintaining some uncomfortable positions that slowly become more comfortable the longer you practice. Yoga is even a great way to help kids relax, as it can decrease stress and improve attention and behavior, according to a study by Wayne State University. And heck, if yoga can help even children find their calm, then you know that’s powerful stuff! Calming yoga is wonderfully beneficial in clearing the cobwebs from your mind and helping you to find your center. Restorative Yin Practice by Amy Rogg
1. Guided Sympathetic Joy (Mudita) Meditation
Is it possible that the amount of love, happiness and success available to worldly beings is not finite? How would it feel to rejoice in the happiness of our fellow humans? A guided meditation on sympathetic joy (mudita) with Buddhist teacher Joseph Goldstein. "Sympathetic joy is the ability to feel joy in the happiness of others. Its near enemy is a sense of comparison -- concluding that our experience makes us superior, inferior, or equal to someone else. This is the force of assessing ourselves in relation to someone else's experience. We separate ourselves and in our separateness measure, evaluate, and affirm ourselves in relation to someone else's life. Comparison itself, regardless of the conclusion we draw, is a source of pain and delusion in the mind. When we touch the spirit of sympathetic joy in our heart, it connects us with the happiness of all life. Sympathetic joy embraces all those enjoying happiness themselves and brings us together with them. Their well-being is our own." - Jack Kornfield
2. Restorative Yin Practice
Being over stimulated and anxious can cause irritation and imbalance in our body systems. This wonderful yin and restorative yoga class will help nourish your senses and center your energy. Enhance your experience by lighting some candles, rubbing lavender essential oils on your pressure points, and grabbing an eye pillow.
3. Energy Meditation Series: Space
This meditation is designed to create awareness and attention to the throat primarily, and neck and shoulders secondarily. The throat is the communication center, or space center, of the body and through activities that strengthen and balance the senses of the throat, you will improve your skills of authentic communication and self-expression and help you better relate to others.
4. Big Mind Meditation
A guided "big mind" meditation with Buddhist teacher Joseph Goldstein. In spiritual practice, time is not a factor. Practice cannot be measured in time, so let go of the whole notion of when and how long. The practice is a process unfolding, and it unfolds in its own time. It is like the flowers that grow in the spring. Do you pull them up to make them grow faster? I once tried to do that with carrots in my first garden when I was eight years old. It does not work.
5. Energy Meditation Series: Water
The intention of this meditation is to experientially connect you to your creativity through breathing exercises and guided visualizations. The focus is on the lower abdomen, or water center, which is the place to channel this creative energy and help you to go with the flow.
6. Beginners Yoga For Deep Relaxation, Sleep, Insomnia, Anxiety & Stress Relief
In this Yoga video workout, Katrina Rupman and Meera Hoffman shares a yoga routine designed for deep relaxation and help with sleep problems. Katrina Repman and Meera Hoffman teach Yoga classes in Austin, Texas.
7. Meditation for Energy: Earth
Completing this meditation will help you to stay grounded, centered, and with a sense of having enough. Through the use of breathing exercises and guided visualizations you will feel that sense of grounding, or connection to the earth, that will give you a feeling of balance and serenity.
8. Quick Stress Fix - 5 Minute Sequence
Here is a quick and easy Yoga video to make feel good. This is a great little sequence to stretch the body and relieve any stress or tension. It is sure to re-connect you to your body and perhaps lift you up if you are feeling down. It is a great thing to do after work (or maybe before an interview) as you transition from your busy day to your evening. Take a moment to find what feels good! Smile! Practice self love.
9. How to Relieve Stress, Neck Stretches, Tips for Pain Relief & Relaxation | Beginners Home Stretch
How to Relieve Stress & Tension, Neck Stretches for Pain Relief | Beginners Home Stretch Routine
10. Dolphin Pose
In this how to do video, Colleen and Brenna are going to explain and demonstrate the Dolphin Pose.