Under 10 mins › Daniel Peppiatt
Breath Challenge (8): Breathing for Anxiety and Stress Part 2
Focus on Mindful walking - especially useful when we feel that we just can't sit and keep the mind still. This walking meditation / mindfulness class is great for when you're anxious as it makes a strong connection between the mind and body. This is a great 'stealth' practice. You can do this anytime you're out and about, or just before you go into any stressful event and nobody would know you're doing your mindfulness breathwork practice!!
Playful Joint Isolation
A fun way to explore movement and joint isolation. Through visualisation and movement, play the game of organic joint mobility. Expect to learn a game that you can play to learn to isolate your joints, and you can do anytime, rather than playing right now with the video. Bring a sense of playfulness and willingness to do something completely different!
(11) Putting It All Together
Make sure you do the Warm Up first and then get ready for some fun. This is a playful exercise using the grounding, stability, spaciousness and feelings of freedom that we’ve found. You will need something to make 3 marks on your floor – ideally 3 flat blocks but 3 pieces of sticky tape or 3 cushions will do.
(8) Exploring Spontaneity
A continuation of Dan’s Spontaneity Class, here are more ways to encourage yourself to move in different ways. Before you start, remember to warm up your body with Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence. Then you will be ready to focus on using different body parts in spontaneous ways. Beginning in kneel, you will explore different movements in your hands, arms, fingers. Then you move into movement explorations with your shoulders (be careful), and then the lower body can be integrated with this.
(6) Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence
Many of us don’t know where our tension resides so there is always the possibility of learning to create space in the body where it might not be right now. This class explores spaciousness through controlled articular rotation - a form of pandiculation - or the natural opening movements seen in the animal world.
(1) Introduction To Finding Freedom
Discussion of Alignment Aspects of Yoga
Once we understand how the body finds balance and creates stability in postures, everything becomes much clearer and we can approach asana more insightfully, even if we have never practised a posture before. In this video we look at what Dan calls direct and indirect alignment, what they are and how to find them yourself. Follow up with Dan's Movement Practice Micro Flow To Discover Balance.
Discussion of the Physical Aspects of Yoga
A discussion and exploration into the alignment and the balance issues in your own body - It is no use assuming that your body is the same every day, or over longer periods of time as this simply isn't true. Every single one of us has a complicated balance of physical and flexibility within our bodies. If we don't understand where our individual strengths and weaknesses lie and how these oppose each other, we are setting ourselves up for a lot of hard work in almost any posture. Once we grasp how these work, we can move more fluidly and freely through practice with less chance of injury. Follow up with Dan's Movement Practice Moving Mindfully To Explore Your Body.
Discussion of the Mental Aspects of Yoga
Welcome to the Yoga for Your Body Series. Dan introduces you here to his MAP system of bespoking each and every yoga practice you take from now on. With an understanding of Mental, Alignment and Physical Aspects of Yoga, you'll be able to explore any pose in yoga. Yoga provides the tools, and this is for you to check in with your own body. Dan gives you the tools for your own yoga practice and deeper connection to our bodies. Follow up with Dan's Movement Practice Exploring Mental Strength And Flexibility.