Sadness happens to all of us at some point . Whether we are simply a little blue, or dealing with life’s more challenging circumstances sometimes daily life becomes hampered by the emotions we hold in our bodies.
Regular practice of this flow will stabilize your mood and lift your spirits as well as provide a no-impact dose of fitness! A great PMS and STRESS buster as well, and at only 37 minutes, lack of time isn’t an issue! Andrea guides you through this sequence of twists, back bends, standing postures and pranayama to increase your endorphins, get your blood flowing and focus your mind on the day ahead of you. Final relaxation is combined with a Buddhist meditation to add perseverance and positive thinking to your outlook for the days when it is hard to find it for yourself. Duration: 41 min
Note: You will need a small, smooth stone that fits into the palm of your hand for final relaxation – be sure to choose your stone before you settle down for your practice.
Level: Beginner-Intermediate to Advanced
Benefits: soothes anxiety, uplifting, stabilizes mood, decreases PMS symptoms, increases perspective and clarity, increases self-esteem, improves posture, opens shoulders, hip flexors and the heart chakra
Contraindications: if you have very low blood pressure, do not over exert yourself during the pranayama portion of this class; modify the poses if you have any shoulder or lower back pain; if you have any concerns about anxiety or depression always consult your physician before beginning any treatment program
Teacher: Andrea MacDonald
Airplane, Bow Series, Breath of Joy Pranayama, Cat/Cow Stretch, Chair, Downward Dog Series, Easy Pose, Lunge Series, Mountain, Neck Stretches, One Knee/One Arm Balance, Plank, Seated Forward Fold, Simple Seated Twist, Staff Pose, Sun, God Pose, Svasana/Closing Meditation, Triangle, Wide Legged Forward Bend
Blooper! Who would have guessed that the funniest moment captured during production would happen during the Sadness Relief recording! The blooper stars Andrea, a Canada goose and a dog.