The following theme can be used either for your own personal practice, or for your group classes or one on ones that you are teaching. Everything below is just a guide based on my thoughts and experiences in the moment. Feel free to change anything to better suit your teaching/practice style or so that it feels more authentic to you and your own teaching voice. Namasté
Theme: Find Peace
Quote: Sutra 2:46 Asana should be steady and comfortable
Physical Focus: as per above, use this practice for a slow flow. Finding a sense of ease inside each pose. Use micro-movements to release tension after more challenging poses or flows. Finish with a long savasana and if possible incorporate some restorative postures at the end.
Pranayama: Belly breathing with hands on belly
Yama/Niyama: Ishvara Pranidhana – Surrender
Chakra: 6th Chakra – Third Eye. Quieting the mind, letting go of the need to process and analyze everything.
Mudra: Anjali Mudra – hands at heart centre, palms pressed together
Use cues around stilling the mind and being present. Experiencing peace now. Letting go of thoughts or movement patterns that aren’t serving our practice. Coming back to our hearts, coming back to Self. Acknowledge what is disturbing our peace, letting go of what can’t be changed and adjusting where we can.
Song ideas for practice:
Give Peace a Chance by: John Lennon
Inner Peace by: Pure Moods
Brahma Shanti by: Jaya Lakshmi