It’s no real surprise that this sentiment surfaces every year around the 4th of July, but one of the things for which I am most grateful to yoga is the sublime sense of internal freedom that it bestows. By freedom, I mean fluidity, spaciousness, and authenticity. No matter where I happen to be stationed or what the outer circumstances of my life are presenting, I cherish the opportunity that yoga provides for me to become un-stuck, inwardly expansive, and more closely aligned with what I consider to be the core of my being. Obviously we need a fair amount of external freedoms in order to even be able to turn our attention to the inner landscape, but it seems to me that the inner dimension is a neglected one in our culture, and therefore one that we all have a certain yearning to explore.
Check out our newest releases and you’ll have an embodied taste of what I’m trying to describe. In Kidney Cleanse I’ll teach you a fabulous sequence of poses that will free you from the shackles of poor postural habits that can adversely affect your body’s key filtration system. You will feel both calm and energized in less than 20 minutes. Then in Moving Toward Stillness, Brooke LeBourgeois will show you her favorite recipe for accessing internal silence in a mere 10 minutes. This practice is very beginner-friendly, featuring a series of gentle stretches for the lower back and shoulders and a breathing technique for focusing the mind. Each of these videos is not suggesting “an ideal position” that you should cling to in order to be healthy or “an ideal state of stillness” that you should strive to sustain; rather, each one is inviting you to remember conditions of consonance that are your birthright to revisit as needed. Hope you enjoy!