35 Minute Restorative Yoga Class

This calming 35 minute restorative yoga class is designed to help you relax and unwind, and let go of tension and stress from the hips, spine and shoulders. We use the support of a yoga bolster in all poses, and they are held for 3-6 minutes to allow the body to relax fully. This practice is fully guided and accompanied by delta wave binaural beats for deep relaxation.

An Introduction to the Restorative Yoga Pose Viparita Karani

Check out our latest YouTube tutorial for Viparita Karani or Legs Up The Wall pose. You may have practiced this at the end of a flow class, or in some of our more restorative sessions, or it may be your go to after a long day on your feet! In this video we share some of the benefits of this asana, some of the contraindications, as well as the technique to get in and out of the pose when using a bolster.

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20 Minute Morning Yoga Practice

This short and sweet 20 minute yoga practice is an all over yoga practice to start your day the best way!

Suitable for a daily practice to wake up the whole body, this yoga class can be done at any time of day whether you're stiff from sitting in a chair at work, or just need to get your energy moving!

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Yoga Nidra Practice: Using A Sankalpa or Intention

Incorporating multiple mind and body relaxation techniques including body scan, breath counting, and visualization, yoga nidra, also sometimes known as yogic sleep is a guided meditation practice to help you move beyond physical tension and the busy mind to a quieter place within, where you can set your intention or 'sankalpa'.

It is believed when you practice yoga nidra with a sankalpa, that your resolve will always come true.

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Yoga Nidra to Choose a Sankalpa: Free Guided Meditation

Yoga Nidra also sometimes known as yogic sleep is a guided meditation practice to help you move beyond physical tension and the busy mind to a quieter place within, where you can set your intention or 'sankalpa' to help you fulfill your potential. It is believed when you practice yoga nidra with sankalpa it will always come true!

Check out the intro to this series to learn more:

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Tutorial: What's the difference between Cobra and Updog

What’s the difference between cobra and upward facing dog? And which should you choose?

If you've practiced sun salutations in vinyasa yoga you will likely hear cues for both cobra and upward facing dog pose. This video shows the basic differences between these two poses, with some tips on how to practice them so that you can feel confident practicing the one that's best for you right now.

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Meditation: Energized & Ready For The Day Ahead

In under 10 minutes this short morning meditation will help you to connect to the energy of the sun in order to feel energized and ready for the day ahead. We begin with some time to connect to the moment, before moving into a visualization and affirmation practice.

This audio is accompanied by heart chakra music tuned to 432Hz. 432hz music encourages the synchronicity between both brain hemispheres, which in turn increases intuition, insight, and creativity.

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How To Care For Your B Mat

At Paradigm Yoga we LOVE our B Mats. They offer great grip for your practice, are antimicrobial, and they are made of natural rubber making them biodegradable, plus they come in some fantastic colors!

If you've invested in your own B Mat there are tips in this video to help you maintain it, what to avoid to prevent oxidization, how to clean your mat, and how to store it.

 

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Accupressure Mats to Relax and Unwind

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I'm not going to lie, this is a little weird, but I've found a great new way to relax and unwind, even though it takes a little pranyama (aka breathing) to settle into it

While researching natural ways to reduce joint pain and neck stiffness I came across the centruies old technique of accupressure, and found that there is a simple way to receive the benefits of this practice at home in the form of accupressure massage mats that can help to restore health and balance to your body, bringing with it a sense of calm and wellbeing.

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New! Meditation Workshop

Meditation Workshop 2021

 

We are now taking bookings for our new Meditation Workshops. In this 2 hour workshop you'll learn a technique of meditation that uses silent repetition to focus the mind (mantra meditation). We'll explore your motivations for practicing, ways to establish a successful routine, how to sit comfortably, and prepare to overcome potential obstacles.

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Creating Your Home Yoga Practice Using The Four Tendencies

The Four Tendencies is a book written by Gretchen Rubin which proposes that we all fit into one of four personality types that shape every aspect of our behavior. Never heard of it? Check it out here  The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too) and take her free online quiz to see what personality type you fit into.

How can using this framework help you set up your home practice?

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Gentle Yoga Is Back!

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We're excited to bring Gentle Yoga back to the weekly schedule every Saturday 8-9am. 

Gentle yoga is a practice suitable for beginners, seniors, and regularly practicing yogis looking for a change of pace.

This 60 minute session is designed to stretch areas of the body that are most commonly affected by stiffness and tension. Poses are included to help build strength and balance, and the session concludes with relaxation and a guided meditation.

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Live Streamed Yoga Session Info

We are so excited to be able to gather our community of yogis on a virutal platform.as well as in the studio.

There is nothing quite like the energy of being in the studio together to share movement and meditation, however feedback from our first online session was that there is definitely more of a sense of 'practicing together' and community when meeting live than there is with a pre recorded video. We're bringing together yogis from all over the country to share a practice and I feel thankful that it's possible. I'm also grateful to each of you that's willing to give this new platform a try, and invite me (virtually) into your home practice space. 

Some tips for gathering on zoom:

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Virya: Right effort in Yoga

I have been curious this week in my practice about the yogic principle of virya. The sanskrit word virya is often translated as 'effort' but can also be translated as 'energy', 'diligence' or 'enthusiasm'. 

While it seems a simple concept that we of course should apply some effort in our practice, I found it interesting when I really started to look at the idea of 'right effort'.

Do we really apply as much effort as we could or should in some areas of our practice? Or perhaps do we sometimes apply too much effort?

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Journal: The External Practice Of Saucha

Saucha JournalThis week as we explore the external practice of Saucha/cleanliness our journal reflections encourage you to explore how the state of the space around you affects your inner state. Make a cup of tea (or something similarly delicious) and take some time to journal and contemplate the following questions:

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