Welcome to your 30 Minute Sun Salutation Slow Flow.
This class was designed to help you slow down, move with intention and focus on mindful awareness. Your slow flow sun salutation sequence includes gentle movements to warm up and postures to keep you centered, focused and build strength for this body, mind, soul experience. Use this flow as a practice in releasing self-judgement and a tool towards becoming more present with yourself!
Before you check out this class, I want to chat with you about self-judgement and mindful awareness when practicing yoga.
We’re going to get deep here but stick it out with me, yeah?
You’ve probably heard yoga teachers mention things like…
- Becoming the witness
- Letting go of mental chatter
- Observing without judgement
- Being present and aware of the moment
And maybe you’ve been like okay, that’s nice, next posture please.
The purpose of all those intentions though ties into this: non-judgemental awareness.
To practice this awareness in yoga is to let go of the inner monologue and instead witness your asana, meditation, and pranayama without attachment, without stories, but also with curiosity. It means to explore sensations while staying in the moment, to observe feelings and emotions that arise, without judging yourself for anything that comes up.
In this awareness, we let go of the concept that we are only our bodies and minds, and instead become the observer.
Why? Once we can look past any judgements we hold about ourselves, our experiences or others in our life we can begin to make change. It is in this space of letting go we find our true selves, and all the possibilities of who we can be. This ties back into the crown chakra and limiting belief work we’ve discussed before.
Once you find this awareness on the mat, you can begin to truly experience a self-awareness that leads to growth, because once you let go of judgements you can begin to make change.
Alright, I told you it was going to get deep.
But if you’re reading this and thinking I can’t get to that state of mind Allie…
I’ve been on the yoga mat plenty of times and unable to ignore the inner monologue.
I designed this class, both because of inspiration from fellow teachers and because I know what it feels like to be unable to let go.
This kinda soul work is part of a lifelong practice, and it doesn’t come to anyone overnight. It is also what helps us take our intentions, our lessons, and our best selves from the mat and into the rest of the world.
I’ll see ya on the mat, ready to create space and awareness with you.
All my presence,