DVD 1: Bliss Monday Yoga: Focus on an All round class with a 45 or 30 min ‘quickie option’
The object of this routine is to get all the traces of stress and tension out of the body and open up to the deep joy inside. Filmed in the black lava sands of Balian Beach, this routine is a great all around flow yoga experience. Starting with some Sun Salutations A and Sea and then flowing through a few rounds of standing poses which warm up the body, open the hips and, as a bonus today, the shoulders.
Then we go deep into the hips and front body with some deep and yummy lunges, some great abdominal work, some deep leg stretches, there are some harder poses that more intermediate yogis will love like Firefly and then counter this work with some front body openers. Our descent into the mellow zone includes Ardha Matsendrasana (1/2 Spinal twist) and some hip openers and some pranayama before a nice 6 minute savasana to make sure your day is filled with ease and joy!
Bliss Monday Meditation: Body Based (Somatic) Meditation
The best way to become present is not to try and not think, but to simply notice how the body feels and let sensations of tightness dissolve. By relaxing the body, and giving “stuck” feelings a place to go, we start to feel a deep presence inside us. It is a powerful technique not just for meditation, but also for your yoga and as a general life skill. It’s beautiful routine.