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Spiritual Self-Care
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Spiritual Self-Care

Connect to and care for yourself in this yoga flow.

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Hi everybody, my name is Rehl Clarke. Thank you so much for practicing with me today. I am super excited about this new series that the Skylight app is going to have for you guys. This series is all about self-care, emotional wellbeing. I'm super excited about this, because self-care is so important. The saying filling up someone else's cup with your glass half empty is so true. It's not easy, and it can be hard. When we are connected with ourself, we are able to connect to others, and we are able to connect to God. That is why we have created this series to help you find that connection within yourself, and that connection with God. To love yourself, love God, and to spread that with everybody else. With that being said, let's get into it. Okay, we're gonna begin by laying on our backs. Our feet are going to be wide on our mat, and our knees are gonna fall into each other. We're gonna breathe here. In through our nose, out through our mouth. Couple more breaths here. Taking our right hand, we're going to wrap it over our chest, grabbing the back of our left shoulder, and we're gonna pull it to the right, getting a nice side stretch here. Slowly releasing that. Moving to the opposite side, our left hand is going to grab the back of our right shoulder. And we are just gonna pull that over our left, over to our left side. Slowly releasing that, we're going to inhale our arms up above our head, and exhale, bringing our knees close to our chest, our nose to our knees, giving ourself a nice big self-love hug. Setting our feet back onto the ground. We are going to fall to your left or right side using your arm as a pillow. We're gonna just take a couple breaths here. Pushing ourself up into a seated position. You can be crisscross in Butterfly on your knees. Whatever is most comfortable for you. We're gonna inhale our arms all the way up to the sky, and exhale, cactus our arms, drawing our elbows close to our chest. Inhale our arms up to the sky, and exhale, drawing our elbows, again, close to our chest. One last time, inhale all the way up, and exhale. Inhale all the way up this time, and exhale, wrapping our arms around our chest, giving ourself another big hug. Throughout this flow, I want you to think of the love that God has for you, and that same love you should have for yourself. Giving ourself this big hug, because we are worthy of this hug, and we are worthy of so much love. We're going to inhale, lifting our elbows up to the sky, and exhale, drawing our elbows close to our belly, rounding our back, inhale, elbows high. And exhale, drawing our elbows close to our belly, and arching our back. One last time, inhaling up, and exhaling. Sitting tall, placing our hands on our knees, we're gonna inhale our arms up. Exhale, placing our right forearm down on our mat. Taking our left arm up and over. Inhaling, switching our arms, left forearm down, right arm up and over, gazing up at the sky. Inhale, up and over to the right one last time, and falling to the left. Inhaling up, and exhaling, bringing your hands hard to center. Inhaling up to the sky. Exhale, right hand comes behind us, left hand in front of us. We're going to gaze over our shoulder. Inhaling both arms up to the sky, and exhaling, left hand is behind us this time, right hand in front, gazing over our left shoulder. Inhaling our arms up, and exhaling, coming to heart center. Coming into a tabletop position, we're going to inhale our left arm up to the sky, gazing at our fingertips, and exhale, threading that through, sticking our right leg out to the side. Bringing our right leg in, unthreading our arm, left arm comes high, and exhale, bringing that down to center. Inhale, right arm up to the sky. Exhale, threading that through. Right arm, excuse me, right leg comes out to the side. Bringing our left leg to center, inhaling our right arm up, and exhale, coming down onto our mat. We're gonna curl our toes underneath us, coming into a Downward Facing Dog. Pedaling our feet out here. Getting some good movement, maybe moving your hips side to side. We're gonna inhale our right leg high, and exhale, stepping it through. Coming into a low lunge. Inhale, arms come up, and exhale, opening to the left side. Cartwheeling our hands on either side of our foot, we're going to push back, straightening our front leg, feeling this nice hamstring stretch. And coming up to a high lunge, we're going to pivot our feet, coming into a side runner's lunge here. Taking our arms out to the sides of us. Walking ourself over, this time, our left knee is bent. Arms are out to the side of us. Okay, cartwheeling our hands, coming into a low lunge. We're gonna inhale our arms up, and exhale, opening to the opposite side. Cartwheeling our hands. Coming up into a high lunge this time, we're going to step at the top of our mat, bringing both feet flat onto the ground. Inhale, arms up to the sky, and exhale, forward fold. Inhale, flat back. Exhale, forward fold. Inhale all the way to the sky again. Exhale down. Inhale, flat back, and exhale all the way down. Inhale all the way up one last time, and exhale, bring your hands heart to center. Inhaling our arms up, gazing up at our fingertips. Exhale, falling forward. Inhale, flat back. Exhale, stepping our feet back onto the mat, and lowering down halfway. Inhale, Upward Facing Dog. And exhale, Downward Facing Dog. Walking to the top of our mat, we're gonna slowly make our way down into a seated position. Coming into a crisscross with our legs or butterfly, whatever is most comfortable for you. We're gonna inhale our arms up and exhale, giving ourself one last hug, swaying right to left. A couple more times here. Inhaling our arms up to the sky, and exhale, coming into a seated forward fold. Slowly walking up, we're going to extend our feet out in front of us, and slowly come to a lying position. We're going to inhale, bringing our right knee close to our chest. Releasing that. Inhale, bringing our left knee close to our chest this time, and releasing that. Letting our knees fall left to right, some windshield wipers. We're gonna find stillness here. Let our legs fall flat. Arms are lying flat next to us. Coming into our final pose, Savasana. This is time for you to be aware of how you feel right now. I want you to feel the love that you feel for yourself right now, and know that that is how God feels about you all times of the day, all times of the year. And you deserve to feel that love at all times. Begin to wiggle your fingers, and wiggle your toes. Inhaling your arms up, giving yourself a nice good morning stretch. Placing your hands on either side of you, and slowly rolling yourself up into a seated position. Thank you so much for practicing with me today. Namaste.

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