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Gentle - 72m

Teacher: Rachel Brathen

Level: All-Levels

Class type: Full Body


Join Rachel for the first LIVE yoga class straight from the Luna Shala at Island Yoga in Aruba for Day 26 of the 30 Days of Space Yoga Girl® Community Challenge! This gentle, all-levels practice will give you the space to become present, feel into the heart, move the body, and return home to yourself.

Begin lying down to fully ground into the present moment and your body, and begin to mindfully follow the breath. Stay present with yourself as you start to find gentle movement by lengthening and creating space in the hamstrings, hips, and spine. Open up the heart space with soft cycles of Cat/Cow and find a moment of surrender and side-body opening with a healing Child's Pose (Balasana). Create a bit of heat with slow and gentle Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar), taking whatever variations feel best for you in this moment. Enjoy feel-good and playful sequences to open up the hips and legs and to activate the core and side-body. Slow it down with Pigeon Pose, a seated forward fold, Happy Baby Pose, supine twists, Reclined Bound Angle (Supta Baddha Konasana), and most importantly Savasana.

For this class, a blanket, a strap, and two blocks are optional for extra length and support.

The physical asana portion of the class begins at 18:11. Please see note at the bottom of this description related to sound/visuals.

Find the Spotify playlist for this class here, which you can start from the beginning at 18:33 (turn off shuffle).

Deck is The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit deck by Kim Krans, available here.

This video was originally recorded on April 13, 2020 via Instagram and Facebook, so we were not able to guarantee video and sound quality. Sound becomes louder and more clear at 16:47, and visual has moments of freezing between 15:59-16:47. Also, while during the challenge classes were free for a limited time, they now require a premium membership to view in full.