Movement as Meditation

Guy Friswell
Instructor Guy Friswell
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Average: 4.8 (14 votes)
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Duration:
50
:
16

This delicious and deliberate class with Guy uses a classical approach to dissipating physical and mental agitation and lethargy so that you can rest in clarity during meditation. It starts with a full-spectrum physical practice, followed by an extended savasana, and then into a breath practice and a final meditation. This is a great way to use your own body and breath to calm and center yourself, while fully experiencing the meditative shift from “doing” to “being”.

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 6 of Grounding and Strength 14-Day Beginner Yoga Challenge.

Movement as Meditation Playlist (to be played with the class)

Click on the playlist below at the 2 minute mark of the video to sync it with the class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: You will need a subscription for access to Apple Music, and for music to play ad-free on Spotify and YouTube Music. You will also need to adjust the volume to your preference.

Equipment: Bolster
Style: Hatha Yoga, Pranayama Yoga, Slow Flow, Yoga Therapy

Comments

penelopemf 6 days ago

An outstanding well-rounded practice. I have done this two days in a row now and find today's flow much easier with more focus, better balance and fewer aches! Appreciate awareness of awakening my body everyday.

radhike 1 week ago

Very well class enjoyed it thoroughly. One question though, I have a though time balancing myself on one leg in Tree Pose or any other. Any suggestion how to go about it to perfect the balancing? Will appreciate the suggestion.

trunkss 4 days ago

Hello @radhike! I am curious if you are able to focus on a singular spot in front of you visually while you work your body into balance physically and internally through tree pose? I struggled with this pose for a while too but as I worked more on balancing my visual focus with my physical balance it brought me to a more stable place. Alongside this, as you work into tree pose with your hands on your hips, engaging your core, work on bringing your balance into your target leg and lightly allowing your other foot to leave the ground in small moments to start finding that personalized centering you can feel in all four corners of your standing foot. As you work your toes off the ground don't feel rushed to bring it fully up your leg. When you have your hands on your hips, core engaged, eyes focused and weight in the four corners of your balancing foot, there comes an internal patience in working your other foot from the floor and, I recommend, to your calf first. There are many steps to perfecting balance but finding how your body responds to weight in one leg with focus throughout your entire body present on the mat, ease will begin to settle in. I hope this finds you well and if anyone feels differently about my advice please feel free to chime in! As I start this practice for the first time I wanted to send my energy outwards to you and your time spent with this practice. All my best and so happy I could help, Shae.

radhike 1 day ago

Excellent guidance. Trying your way and having a success . Will take time but I am sure I will get there. Thank you so much.

Gitti 1 week ago

Very well rounded class, Loved it. Thanks.

debkiger 1 week ago

Out*standing. Invigorating and effective for getting rid of agitation and gripping. Bravo, Guy.

Sharyl M 1 week ago

A wonderful combination of relaxing and invigorating for me. Thank You!

EmBe 1 week ago

This was such a peaceful class with a nice flow. I especially liked the setting. I use an iPad and Guy was silhouetted against the lighter background. His standing poses were so graceful and easy to see against the light background. The sound of the waves added to the calmness of the practice. I feel very relaxed and ready for the rest of the day.