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Mother Yourself First

Go deeply inside of your heart, nurture yourself, and anchor into a sense of stability with Rachel in this beautifully healing practice.

Begin lying down in Reclined Bound Angle (Supta Baddha Konasana) to ground into the present moment. Gently invite movement in the hips, side body, and ankles, then activate the legs and core to begin creating some warmth. Rest in Happy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana) before shifting to your seat and softly opening up the neck, spine, shoulders, and heart-space.

Transition to Tabletop (Bharmanasana) for Cat/Cow (Marjaryasana/Bitilasana), then flow in a modified Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar) sequence featuring Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana), Tabletop, Child’s Pose (Balasana), and a variation of Upward Salute (Urdhva Hastasana). Allow yourself to settle for a bit in Forward Fold (Uttanasana), rise to standing to find your balance, then create space in the hips with Garland Pose (Malasana).

Surrender and deeply open the hips in Double Pigeon/Firelog Pose (Agnistambhasana) as you tune into what your heart needs and allow your inner wisdom to come forth, then take your time as you let go and find stillness in Corpse Pose (Savasana). Find your seat once again to connect with yourself before closing out your practice with a bit of journaling and oracle card wisdom.

Journaling Prompts:

“Right now, my inner world needs...”

“Right now, my outer world needs...”

Spotify class playlist: WOLF MOON

Please note that while Spotify playlists are often provided, they are optional and will not negatively impact your experience if not used.

Oracle card deck is: The Wild Unknown Archetypes by Kim Krans

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