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8 Limbs: Samadhi
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8 Limbs: Samadhi

In Samadhi, find peace and union within.

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Hi, everybody. My name is Rehl Clarke. Thank you so much for practicing with me today. Today as our series is focused on the eight limbs of yoga, our flow today is going to be around the eighth limb which is Samadhi, which is peace and union. In life, we can be focused on so many different things, small things even, like the dishes, or homework, or what we're gonna do tomorrow, or what we're gonna eat for breakfast. And it's hard sometimes for us to feel content and peaceful with ourself. But when we practice this eight limb and we tune in more to that peace, we can find more clarity and not get so overwhelmed by the little or the big things in life. God does the same thing for us. When we look for something greater than ourselves and we turn to that higher power or God it allows us to feel that peace and feel that contentment so that we can continue throughout our day, worry free and not get worked up or stressed over the little things in life. Let's get into our flow. So I want you to move to the back of your mat, sitting on your knees. And we're just gonna breathe here for a couple of breaths. We're gonna inhale through our nose, exhale everything out through our mouth. Finding that ujjayi breath. It's gonna make a sound sounding like ha or H-A. You can imagine you're fogging up a bathroom mirror. So we're gonna inhale through our nose and exhale letting everything out. Inhaling that peace and union and exhaling everything out. Inhaling that divine greater power that helps us find peace and exhaling any negative emotion that may be blocking that. Couple more times here. Last time. From here, we're going to inhale our arms all the way up to the sky, gazing at our fingertips. Exhale, dropping our hands letting our chest and heart fall to the mat. Slowly, walking our hands up our mat, up our thighs and inhaling our arms up to the sky again and exhale, falling forward. Exhale, walking our hands back up and inhale, arms up to the sky, Gazing at our fingertips. Exhale, falling forward, placing our hands down onto our mat and slowly walking our hands back up. Last time, inhale, arms up and exhale, fall forward. From here, I really want you to lengthen your arms. Imagine separating your fingertips from your shoulders. Melting our heart and our chest lower to our mat. And slowly walking up. Inhale, our arms up, gazing at the fingertips. Exhale, falling forward, lifting our hips up off of our feet, coming into a tabletop position. We're gonna take our right hand, lifting it up to the sky and exhale, threading that through our hand and lying down onto our shoulder. Inhale, lifting our right arm up to the sky and exhale, bringing that down center. Inhale, left arm up to the sky. Exhale, drawing that left arm through. Inhale, left arm comes up to this sky. And exhale, bringing both our hands to center. One more time, both ways. Inhale, right arm up to the sky. And exhale, drawing that through. Inhale, up to the sky. And exhale, bringing that to center. Inhale, left arm up. And exhale, drawing that down. Inhale, lengthening that arm. And exhale, bringing that down to the center. Curling our toes underneath us, we're going to slowly come up into a bear position. Our knees are hovering our mat, we're gazing at our fingertips. We're just going to breathe here. And lifting our hips all the way up and back pedaling out our feet, coming into down dog, feeling that peaceful release. Gazing at our fingertips, we're going to walk our feet to the top of our mat. Inhale halfway, lift, and exhale, forward fold. Inhale, all the way up to the sky and exhale, falling to the right. Inhale up and exhale falling to the left. Inhale up and exhale. Hanging heavy here. I want you to tune in with yourself. Give yourself a nice body scan. And I want you to start focusing on the peace that we are creating here during the flow. And recognize that the peace that the higher power or God gives you during challenging times in our life. And that peaceful feeling, I want you to embody that through that flow. Every inhale, I want you to take that deep into your heart. Finding stillness, we're going to inhale slowly, rolling all the way up. Coming to standing. We're gonna inhale arms up, exhale bringing our arms up around and coming to heart center. Stepping our right foot back at a 45 degree angle, inhaling our arms up, putting in a slight bend into our knee, coming into Warrior I. We're gonna exhale, opening up. Arms are strong Warrior II. Gazing at our fingertips in front of us. Flipping our left hand up, we're going to inhale, reversing our Warrior. And slowly come back to Warrior II. Pivoting our back foot forward, coming into a high lunge. We're going to reach our arms around us, interlacing our fingers and falling forward. Slowly releasing, coming back up to high lunge. Falling forward our right hand is on the inside of our right foot. Inhale, lifting our arm up, coming into a nice dragonfly stretch here. And cartwheeling our hands, so both of our hands are on either side of our foot, we're going to push ourselves back into our down dog. Walking our dog here, pedaling out our feet. We're gonna gaze at our fingertips and walk to the top of our mat. Inhale, halfway lift, exhale, forward fold. Inhale, arms come all the way up and exhale, bringing our hands heart to center. Inhaling our arms up, cleansing our breath. Exhale, bring our hands, heart to center. Shooting our left leg back at a 45 degree angle, putting a slight bend into our knees, arms come up Warrior I. Exhale, opening up Warrior II. Our arms are strong here. We feel lengthened. Flipping our right hand, we're gonna inhale, reversing our Warrior. And release, coming back to Warrior II. Pivoting our toes, inhaling our arms up, coming into a high lunge. We're gonna reach our hands and arms behind us, interlacing our fingers and falling forward. Inhale, coming up Warrior I and exhale, falling forward. Our left hand is on the inside of our right foot. Our right arm comes up to the sky, coming into this nice side stretch here. Cartwheeling our hands, taking our left foot to the top of our mat. We're gonna inhale all the way up. Exhale, falling to the left. Inhale up and exhale, falling to the right. Inhale, arms up and exhale, fall forward. Inhale, halfway lift and exhale, forward fold. Pivoting our feet on the outside of our mat, we're gonna slowly drop our hips down. Hands come heart center, coming into Malasana. I want you to really breathe here, engaging and embodying all this peace and love that we have created throughout this flow. Placing our hands on either side of our feet, slowly lifting our hips up to the sky, walking our feet to the center of our mat. We're going to inhale our arms up to the sky and exhale falling forward. Inhale, hands go onto our shin, flat back. Exhale, placing our hands down, lowering down halfway. Inhale, upward facing dog. And exhale, downward facing dog. Gazing at our fingertips, walking to the top of our mat. Inhale, flat back. Exhale, slowly making your way all the way down into a seated position. Coming from the seated position all the way down onto our backs, we're going to inhale giving ourself a nice hug with our right knee and our left leg extended. Extending that right knee straight and bringing that left knee close to our chest, giving ourself a nice big hug here. Bringing our right knee to meet our left knee, we're going to bring our nose to our knee and just rock right to left, up and down, side to side. Slowly releasing that, placing our feet flat onto our mat, we're gonna let our knees fall left to right, right to left. Some subtle hip movement here as we come to the end of our practice. Finding stillness, I want you to slowly release your legs out straight, your arms out straight. Your palms are facing up. Coming into our final pose of asana. This is our time to reward ourself for the flow and the practice that we have just done. And I want you to be in tune and be mindful of the peace and union that God gives us. As we turn to God, we can find that peace and find that connection to other people, to the world as we turn ourselves to God. Begin to wiggle your fingers and wiggle your toes, being a aware of your surroundings, being aware of what you hear, what you smell, what you feel. And when you're ready, slowly making your way up to a seated position on your mat. We're gonna breathe here for a couple of moments. We're gonna inhale through our nose, exhale through our nose. One last, inhale and exhale. Thank you so much for practicing with me today, flowing through this practice as we connect to God and ourself. This peaceful feeling that we feel can be felt at all times as we are turning to God, not only on the mat, but off the mat as well. Thank you again so much for practicing with me. Namaste.

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