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Gentle - 31m

Teacher: Rachel Brathen

Level: All-Levels

Class type: Full Body

Description:

Feeling a bit unsettled, stressed, or anxious? Drop into this short class at any time of day to help calm your mind and bring you back home to yourself.

Begin seated to settle the mind and ground into the breath, then follow Rachel's lead as she guides you through Alternate Nostril Breath (Nadi Shodhana Pranayama) to help you slow down and bring your focus on the here and now. Invite a bit more movement into the body with hip circles, seated side bends, and shoulder rolls, before making your way into a gentle tabletop, Child's Pose, and Downward Dog flow. Open up the shoulders with Thread the Needle Pose, and continue creating a bit of energy in the body with modified Side Plank Pose, Plank Pose, and Locust Pose. Come back to a seated position for twists, Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana), and a wide forward fold before resting in Savasana.

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