Quietmind Yoga Episode 4: Vinyasa Yoga Class for the Whole Body to Prevent Disease

I'm Jeremy Devens and welcome back to the Quietmind Yoga Podcast.

Have you ever noticed how sickness can start days or even weeks before you actually get sick? Your nervous system starts to feel frazzled, maybe your routine gets thrown off, maybe you have digestive issues. These symptoms can all be caught well before they become a bigger issue. The breath is a great way to notice these issues and address them before they become illness. This is because breath is a carrier for Prana (life force). We can go weeks without prana from food, days without water, but only minutes without the breath.

This yoga class is an all levels hatha flow focused on the breath. It’s a whole body practice with strengthening and stretching poses, grounding, energizing and balancing poses. A block is recommended for the balancing poses and triangle pose, but not required. ——- if you enjoy this podcast leave an honest review. If you have questions email JeremyDevens@gmail.com. To see my full schedule including classes, workshops and retreats, visit http://www.quietmind.yoga

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Quietmind Yoga Episode 3: Hatha Yoga Class to Ground and Reduce Excess Heat (Pitta Dosha)

I'm Jeremy Devens and welcome back to the Quietmind Yoga Podcast.

If you’re like me, your body can overheat at times and needs to cool down. In Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga, this is called the Pitta Dosha. Pitta literally means “that which cooks.” Pitta is associated with all metabolic processes: digesting food, ideas, experiences. Regulating heat in the body. Also things like passion, focus, ambition. When this gets excessive you may experience anger, skin issues (anything red on the skin, like hives or boils), heat exhaustion, frustration, irritation.

This week's yoga class will help balance that out with cooling and grounding asana and movements. We’ll use some breathing techniques to help regulate the internal heat in the body. To learn more about ayurveda, check out my quarterly retreats all about aligning your diet, yoga and lifestyle to your particular Dosha, as well as the season. Visit www.quietmind.yoga.

Props suggested: a strap, 2 blocks, a blanket.

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Quietmind Yoga Episode 2: Gentle Hatha Yoga Class for Balance, Brain Health and Winos

My name is Jeremy Devens and welcome back to the Quietmind Yoga Podcast.

This is a gentle Hatha Yoga class suitable for all levels. As always, we’ll do a little bit of everything, with an emphasis on movements that require balance and coordination. Anytime you do movements that cross the midline you are activating the corpus callosum, which regulates communication between left and right hemispheres of the brain. This is important for preventative care for long term brain health issues like dimentia or Alzheimer’s disease. This and future gentle Hatha classes are meant to be therapeutic and a time for your body to rest, restore and recover, with just enough challenge to keep things interesting. This particular class was taught to a group of mostly older students, including a relatively new student, so this class would be a great introduction to someone with lots of life experience, but little yoga experience. Also, not a bad idea for someone who loves to have a drink or two or three or four on occasion. Prop recommended: 1 blanket. See all upcoming events, retreats, blogs, podcasts and more at www.quietmind.yoga

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Quietmind Yoga Episode 1: Welcome to the Quietmind Yoga Podcast

I created this podcast so you could practice full length yoga classes anytime, anywhere, without having to find a class, figure what to practice, or even look at a device while you practice. This helps you develop a consistent practice of listening to your body, mind and breath and trusting yourself; among the most powerful skills that yoga can teach you.

What you will hear are the live recordings of classes I teach. I’ll instruct in such a way that you can follow along without needing to see anything. This helps keeps your focus on your own experience internally and less needing to look outside yourself. Even if you’re not sure about a posture, do what feels right for you.

Each class will have a specific focus, but will also be a well rounded, full body practice. The classes are all levels and will say the style in the title. The classes will rotate between Vinyasa, Hatha, Gentle and Yin classes. All classes will include options for beginners and often include options for advanced practitioners. 

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Thanks for listening and enjoy your practice!

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