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Less Doing, More Being

Meet yourself in the here and now, and allow yourself to remember a version of yourself that is present, healed, and whole with this incredibly gentle and nurturing practice with Rachel.

To begin, set up your sacred altar space using the four elements of the earth so you can invoke nature's energy into your practice -- Earth with crystals, plants/flowers, gems, momentos; Fire with a candle; Water with tea, a glass of water, or objects found near water; and Air with a soothing scent you can inhale such as Palo Santo or an essential oil. Feel free to get creative and bring along whatever items are special to you.

You'll then start to ground, connect to the breath, and become present in your body as you put your to-do list and worries aside for practice. Follow Rachel’s guidance as she takes you on a meditative journey of remembering and connecting to the version of yourself that is whole and healed, then gently invite a bit of movement in the upper spine, shoulders, and heart space. Continue releasing tension in the neck with mindful stretches and self-massage, then open up the side body with Seated Side Bends (Parsva Sukhasana). Show a bit more love to the shoulders and wrists, then transition into a Tabletop (Bharmanasana) for a tiny bit of gentle core work in Balancing Table (Dandayamana Bharmanasana), a variation of Side Plank (Vasisthasana), Thread the Needle/Revolved Child’s Pose (Parsva Balasana) for the shoulders, and a few cycles of Cat/Cow (Marjaryasana/Bitilasana).

Next, invite your intuition to guide you for a few moments as you choose between Child’s Pose (Balasana) or Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana), then shift your weight back a bit as you sit in Hero’s Pose (Virasana) to create space and release tightness in your feet. Slowly come down to hold space for any frustrations looking to release from your body and become very present with your breath as you open the hips in Frog Pose (Mandukasana/Bhekasana). Take a moment in Child’s Pose to notice and check in with your body before shifting to your back for Reclined Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose (Supta Padangusthasana), Reclined Pigeon (Supta Kapotasana), Reclined Spinal Twists (Supta Matsyendrasana), and finally, Savasana (Corpse Pose).

Slowly and gently transition back to seated for an uplifting and inspirational oracle spirit card for an added layer of guidance.

Journaling Prompts:

(Part 1) “Recently, I have been super triggered by...”

(Part 2) “In those moments, what I really need is...”

Spotify class playlist: New Moon in Scorpio which you can play from the beginning.

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

Oracle card deck: Kuan Yin Oracle: Blessings, Guidance & Enlightenment from the Divine Feminine by Alana Fairchild

Book reference: Earth Medicine: Ancestor's Ways of Harmony for Many Moons by James Sams

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