Deepen Your Yoga › Andrea Kwiatkowski

Advice and discussions on the deeper aspects of yoga. Use these videos to find out more about the philosophy behind yoga or when you need advice, inspiration and motivation to take your practice to the next level.

 

  • Chants to the Goddesses05:45
    Chants to the Goddesses

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    If you need strength in your life, it's time to chant to the goddessses! Join in chants of wonderful aspects of the divine feminine. These invocations are to the Goddess’s Durga the warrior goddess, Lakshmyai the bestower of wealth and generosity and Saraswati. the Goddess of knowledge and music, poetry and dance. These chants are said to connect us to the divine feminine, Mother Earth and these qualities. The chants are: Om Shri Durgayai namah Om Shri Maha Lakshmyai namah Om aim Sarasvatayi namah. Open your mind and enjoy!



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  • Chant to Shiva06:23
    Chant to Shiva

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    Are you at a time where you'd like to let go, shift your energy and move forward in life? Try this invocation to Shiva, who in Hindu tradition, represents our inner reality and inner strength. He transforms us out of a difficult and destructive time, allowing us to let go and move forward. He is a great meditator, clearing away old patterns and habits, breaking free of a cycle of painful emotions; chanting to him can free us. According to Hindu tradition, Shiva was the first teacher of yoga. Enjoy this tuneful chant: Om namah Shivaya.



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  • Raise Your Energy with Kapalbhati Breath Work07:25
    Raise Your Energy with Kapalbhati Breath Work

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    A wonderful practice for first thing in the morning to raise your energy! This is a breath work class called Skull Shining Breath which is fantastic to improve our focus and energy and get ready for the day. Don't practice on a full stomach or if you're pregnant, and as with any class, don't force anything. Enjoy letting the energy flow!



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  • Tune In Tune Up: The Crown Centre05:57
    Tune In Tune Up: The Crown Centre

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    This yoga class is all about connection with the divine! The crown chakra is where our ego dissolves and we connect with the source. Headstand is the posture for this class. If you don't have a regular headstand practice, then just place your head on the ground in your child's pose and you'll feel the same benefits.



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  • Tune In Tune Up: The Third Eye05:22
    Tune In Tune Up: The Third Eye

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    In the sixth class of Andrea's Tune In Tune Up series, we focus on the agnya chakra, or third eye. Develop your intuition with the posture of child's pose, using the sound of the third eye to tune into our humility.



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  • Tune In Tune Up: The Throat Centre06:32
    Tune In Tune Up: The Throat Centre

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    This yoga class uses two poses which relate to our relationship with our self and communication. Often, we have obstacles of cynicism and mistrust in the way of developing a harmonious relationship with ourselves. Today's asana are shoulderstand and the plough, for those who practice these postures often. Otherwise, simply use the sound of the mantra.



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  • Tune In Tune Up: The Heart Centre05:00
    Tune In Tune Up: The Heart Centre

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    If somebody has hurt us in our lives, this can be a wonderful opening class to help you with forgiveness. Open your heart with bow pose and the wheel. If the wheel is not accessible for you, you can try bridge pose instead.



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  • Tune In Tune Up: The Solar Plexus07:52
    Tune In Tune Up: The Solar Plexus

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    If you are looking for confidence in your life, help with any anger and healing those who we have hurt, this yoga class will offer a posture and mantra to help you tune into your solar plexus chakra and connect with yourself and others.



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  • Tune In Tune Up: The Sacral Centre04:46
    Tune In Tune Up: The Sacral Centre

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    For some creativity, or when you're struggling to let things go in your life, this is the perfect short yoga class. Just two simple, assessible postures combined with sound will help you to let go in your life.



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  • Chant: Om Purnam06:29
    Chant: Om Purnam

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    A beautiful chant which is from Yajur Veda. It means: That is whole. This is whole. From the whole becomes manifest. From the whole when the whole is negated, what remains is again the whole. Call and response the words are: Om Purnam Adah Purnam Idam Purnat Purnam Udachyate Purnasya Purnam Adaya Purnam Evavashishyate.



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