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Yoga For Dhyana Flow With Rehl
Rehl Clarke • Ep 16
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Yoga For Dhyana Flow With Rehl
Yoga For Dhyana Flow With Rehl
Rehl Clarke • Ep 16 • 18:44

Dhyana is the Seventh Limb of the 8-fold Path of Yoga. It is also known as "meditation”. It is a powerful tool for achieving inner peace and calmness. This practice brings our mind to a state of clarity and focused attention. By practicing this flow regularly, one may develop an awareness of their connection to the present moment, increasing their sense of involvement in life.

Dhyana exercises may consist of simple breathing exercises to more intricate ones like mantra recitations and visualizations. One of Dhyana's great benefits is its ability to help us in letting go of negative thoughts and develop a more positive mindset. It helps us calm our minds and lessen the mental chaos that causes tension, worry, and other unpleasant feelings by regularly practicing this flow.

Dhyana also contributes to our physical health in addition to the emotional and mental benefits it gives us. According to research, meditation can help boost our immune system, cardiovascular health, and even bone health. Because of these, Dhyana has become an important part of yoga and mindfulness practices all over the world.

 


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Hi, everybody. My name is Rehl Clarke. Thank you so much for practicing with me today. Our flow is going to be based on the eight limbs of yoga. Yoga is so much more deep than the poses, than even the breath work. It is an amazing way to connect with yourself, and to connect with that higher power. One of the eight limbs that we are focusing on today in this flow is Dhyana. And that is finding stillness and meditation where you are. Throughout this flow, I want you to focus in on yourself, on this present moment, and focus in on your connection with God. As we flow today, I want you to just find that breath, find that movement that is just going to draw yourself closer to God. With that being said, let's get into it. Begin in a seated position that is comfortable for you. I am sitting in a crisscross position. My hands are going to be flat down on my knees. Our spine is up straight, and we're gonna just breathe here, in through our nose, out through our nose. I want you to really take this time to find that stillness, find where you stand in this practice. Becoming present in the moment. When we often find moments where we are present in our daily lives, and we can find this stillness, we are able to better connect with God and a higher power, allowing our hearts and our minds to be more open, as we block out any other noise or distraction that may be around us. Tuning into that breath, filling our belly with air, and releasing all of that out through our nose. Couple more times here. Last inhale, and exhale. Inhale, bring your arms up to the sky. We're gonna exhale, placing our right hand down on our mat, left arm reaches up and over. Inhale, both arms up to the sky, gazing at our fingertips, and exhale. Falling to the left side, right arm is going up and over. Inhale, arms up to the sky, and exhale, bringing your hands heart to center. Placing our left hand on top of our right knee, we're gonna inhale our right arm up and over in front of us. Inhale, bringing that back up, and switching our right hand onto our left knee, and our left arm is going to come up and over. Inhale, bringing that up one more time, left hand to right knee, right arm comes up and over. Melting down on your exhale in this stretch here, and inhale, lengthening up, switching hands, and our left arm is up and over one last time. Inhale up to center. Finding stillness here, we are going to make our way into a tabletop position, bringing our hands underneath our shoulders, our knees onto the ground. We're gonna do a couple cat cows here. Inhale, lengthening, gazing out, dropping our chest, and exhale, drawing our naval towards our spine, arching our back. Inhale, lengthen. And exhale. Lengthening, and crunching in. A couple more times. One last time, exhaling, coming up into our cat, and inhale, lengthening. From here, we are going to curl our toes underneath us, pushing ourselves into our first down dog. And I want you to walk your down dog out here, getting some good movement in our legs, pedaling our feet right to left, left to right. Gazing at our fingertips, we're going to slowly walk our feet to the top of our mat. Inhale, coming halfway, and exhale, falling forward and hanging heavy here. Putting a slight bend into our knees, as our first forward fold might feel a little tight. We're gonna sway back and forth very gently here. And slowly rolling up, all the way up, inhale, bring our arms up to the sky, gazing at our fingertips, and exhale. Bring your hands heart to center. We're gonna inhale our arms up all the way to the sky, and exhale forward fold. Inhale, placing our hands on our shin. We are going to drop down halfway, lowering down, inhale, upward-facing dog. Really lengthening here. And exhale, curling our toes underneath us, pushing ourselves back into our down dog. Gazing at our fingertips again, we're gonna slowly walk to the top of our mat, inhale halfway, and exhale forward fold. Inhale, arms come all way up to the sky. Really lengthen through our fingertips, and exhale, bringing our hands heart to center. Inhaling our arms up, inhaling this love of God that we feel, and exhale, grabbing all the way down to the floor. Inhale halfway, lift, our hands are on our shin, exhale, we're going to step our right leg back, coming into a low lunge. We're going to inhale our arms up to the sky, and exhale, right arm reaches back to grab our right foot. Finding our connection to God in this pose. We're going to slowly release our foot, hands cartwheeling to either side of our left foot, curling our right toes underneath us, coming up into a high lunge. Lengthening here. Inhale, bringing your back foot to meet your front, coming up to center, wiggling our feet out, preparing for Warrior III. We're gonna inhale our arms up to the sky. Exhale, fall forward, placing our hands down on our mat. We're going to inhale, lifting our right leg off of our mat. Keeping our hands down on our mat for an assisted Warrior III. Or if it is in your practice, bringing your hands... Ooh. Bringing your hands heart to center, balancing here. And slowly releasing down, bringing both feet onto your mat, and wiggling our feet out. Inhale up for a cleansing breath, and exhale forward fold. Inhale up to the sky. Exhale, bring our hands heart to center, pivoting our feet facing the opposite way. We're going to inhale our arms up to the sky, and exhale forward fold. Inhale, walking our hands out into a plank position. We're going to lower down halfway, inhale, upward-facing dog, and exhale, downward-facing dog. Gazing at our fingertips, walking to the top of our mat, inhale halfway, exhale forward fold. Shooting our left leg back this time coming into a low lunge, we're going to inhale our arms up to the sky, and exhale, left hand reaches back to our left foot. Again, finding stillness in this pose, finding our concentration on God. We're gonna cartwheel our hands on either side of our foot, pushing ourselves up into a high lunge here. Engaging our core and our quad muscles. Releasing, bringing our back foot to meet our front foot, and shaking that out, preparing for Warrior III. We're going to inhale arms up to the sky, and exhale forward fold. Inhale, flat back, exhale, placing our hands down onto our mat. Hinging at our hips, lifting, lifting our left leg back, keeping our hands down on our mat. Or if it is in your practice, bringing your hands heart to center. Slowly releasing that back down, bringing your foot down onto your mat, inhaling our arms up, and exhale. Hands come heart to center. Standing in a wide position on your mat, we're going to inhale our arms up to the sky. Exhale, falling forward here, getting a nice side stretch walking to the right, and walking our hands to the left. Inhale, coming up, and exhale, pivoting our feet to the left, coming down into a low lunge, inhale our arms up, and exhale, drawing our right hand to grab our right foot again. Wheeling our arm up and back a couple times, getting some nice movement here. Placing our hands on either side of our feet, pushing back into a high plank position, lifting our hips up and back into down dog, gazing at our fingertips, and slowly walking our hands to meet our feet at the back of the mat. Inhaling our arms up, exhale, bring your hands heart to center. Coming into that wide stance again, we're gonna inhale our arms up, and exhale, fall forward, walking our hands to the right one last time, and walking our hands to the left. Coming back to center, inhale, gazing up to the sky. Exhale, hands come heart to center. Our feet are going to pivot to the right this time, lowering down, inhale, lifting our left arm up, and back to grab our left foot. Breathing here, finding our stillness, slowly lowering that down, and wheeling our left arm this time, big circles, creating big energy here, and bringing that down on either side of our right foot. We are going to curl our left toes underneath us, shooting our foot to meet our right foot at the top of our mat, and lowering down into a seated position. From here, I'm going to face you guys so you can see, we're going to bend our left knee, and stick our right leg out in front of us. And we're just gonna fall to the right. Inhale, slowly coming out, placing our right foot inside of our left leg, and falling down towards our left leg here. Inhale slowly, coming up, and exhaling, sticking both feet out in front of us. We're gonna inhale our arms up, and exhale falling forward. Inhale slowly, walking our hands all the way up our shins, all the way up our thighs, and coming into our final position, Savasana. Laying flat onto our back, arms are on either side of us, our legs are extended out, and we're just gonna breathe here. In this pose, I want you to really tune in with yourself, tune into finding that stillness, finding that deeper connection with God. Beginning to wiggle our fingers and wiggle our toes, inhaling our arms up, grabbing both of our elbows, swaying to the right and the left, inhale, reaching our arms wide above our head, and bringing both of our hands placed on top of our heart. Turning to your right or left side, using your arm as a pillow. Whenever you are ready, coming and meeting me at your mat in a seated position, we're gonna inhale through our nose, exhale through our mouth two times. Thank you so much for practicing with me today. I hope you can feel the stillness and that meditative state that we have created today. And I hope you can carry that throughout your day, and connect deeper to God, and finding more stillness in your life, where you can find that time to connect to that higher power. Namaste.

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Yoga For Dhyana Flow With Rehl
Yoga For Dhyana Flow With Rehl
Rehl Clarke • Ep 16 • 18:44

Dhyana is the Seventh Limb of the 8-fold Path of Yoga. It is also known as "meditation”. It is a powerful tool for achieving inner peace and calmness. This practice brings our mind to a state of clarity and focused attention. By practicing this flow regularly, one may develop an awareness of their connection to the present moment, increasing their sense of involvement in life.

Dhyana exercises may consist of simple breathing exercises to more intricate ones like mantra recitations and visualizations. One of Dhyana's great benefits is its ability to help us in letting go of negative thoughts and develop a more positive mindset. It helps us calm our minds and lessen the mental chaos that causes tension, worry, and other unpleasant feelings by regularly practicing this flow.

Dhyana also contributes to our physical health in addition to the emotional and mental benefits it gives us. According to research, meditation can help boost our immune system, cardiovascular health, and even bone health. Because of these, Dhyana has become an important part of yoga and mindfulness practices all over the world.

 


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Hi, everybody. My name is Rehl Clarke. Thank you so much for practicing with me today. Our flow is going to be based on the eight limbs of yoga. Yoga is so much more deep than the poses, than even the breath work. It is an amazing way to connect with yourself, and to connect with that higher power. One of the eight limbs that we are focusing on today in this flow is Dhyana. And that is finding stillness and meditation where you are. Throughout this flow, I want you to focus in on yourself, on this present moment, and focus in on your connection with God. As we flow today, I want you to just find that breath, find that movement that is just going to draw yourself closer to God. With that being said, let's get into it. Begin in a seated position that is comfortable for you. I am sitting in a crisscross position. My hands are going to be flat down on my knees. Our spine is up straight, and we're gonna just breathe here, in through our nose, out through our nose. I want you to really take this time to find that stillness, find where you stand in this practice. Becoming present in the moment. When we often find moments where we are present in our daily lives, and we can find this stillness, we are able to better connect with God and a higher power, allowing our hearts and our minds to be more open, as we block out any other noise or distraction that may be around us. Tuning into that breath, filling our belly with air, and releasing all of that out through our nose. Couple more times here. Last inhale, and exhale. Inhale, bring your arms up to the sky. We're gonna exhale, placing our right hand down on our mat, left arm reaches up and over. Inhale, both arms up to the sky, gazing at our fingertips, and exhale. Falling to the left side, right arm is going up and over. Inhale, arms up to the sky, and exhale, bringing your hands heart to center. Placing our left hand on top of our right knee, we're gonna inhale our right arm up and over in front of us. Inhale, bringing that back up, and switching our right hand onto our left knee, and our left arm is going to come up and over. Inhale, bringing that up one more time, left hand to right knee, right arm comes up and over. Melting down on your exhale in this stretch here, and inhale, lengthening up, switching hands, and our left arm is up and over one last time. Inhale up to center. Finding stillness here, we are going to make our way into a tabletop position, bringing our hands underneath our shoulders, our knees onto the ground. We're gonna do a couple cat cows here. Inhale, lengthening, gazing out, dropping our chest, and exhale, drawing our naval towards our spine, arching our back. Inhale, lengthen. And exhale. Lengthening, and crunching in. A couple more times. One last time, exhaling, coming up into our cat, and inhale, lengthening. From here, we are going to curl our toes underneath us, pushing ourselves into our first down dog. And I want you to walk your down dog out here, getting some good movement in our legs, pedaling our feet right to left, left to right. Gazing at our fingertips, we're going to slowly walk our feet to the top of our mat. Inhale, coming halfway, and exhale, falling forward and hanging heavy here. Putting a slight bend into our knees, as our first forward fold might feel a little tight. We're gonna sway back and forth very gently here. And slowly rolling up, all the way up, inhale, bring our arms up to the sky, gazing at our fingertips, and exhale. Bring your hands heart to center. We're gonna inhale our arms up all the way to the sky, and exhale forward fold. Inhale, placing our hands on our shin. We are going to drop down halfway, lowering down, inhale, upward-facing dog. Really lengthening here. And exhale, curling our toes underneath us, pushing ourselves back into our down dog. Gazing at our fingertips again, we're gonna slowly walk to the top of our mat, inhale halfway, and exhale forward fold. Inhale, arms come all way up to the sky. Really lengthen through our fingertips, and exhale, bringing our hands heart to center. Inhaling our arms up, inhaling this love of God that we feel, and exhale, grabbing all the way down to the floor. Inhale halfway, lift, our hands are on our shin, exhale, we're going to step our right leg back, coming into a low lunge. We're going to inhale our arms up to the sky, and exhale, right arm reaches back to grab our right foot. Finding our connection to God in this pose. We're going to slowly release our foot, hands cartwheeling to either side of our left foot, curling our right toes underneath us, coming up into a high lunge. Lengthening here. Inhale, bringing your back foot to meet your front, coming up to center, wiggling our feet out, preparing for Warrior III. We're gonna inhale our arms up to the sky. Exhale, fall forward, placing our hands down on our mat. We're going to inhale, lifting our right leg off of our mat. Keeping our hands down on our mat for an assisted Warrior III. Or if it is in your practice, bringing your hands... Ooh. Bringing your hands heart to center, balancing here. And slowly releasing down, bringing both feet onto your mat, and wiggling our feet out. Inhale up for a cleansing breath, and exhale forward fold. Inhale up to the sky. Exhale, bring our hands heart to center, pivoting our feet facing the opposite way. We're going to inhale our arms up to the sky, and exhale forward fold. Inhale, walking our hands out into a plank position. We're going to lower down halfway, inhale, upward-facing dog, and exhale, downward-facing dog. Gazing at our fingertips, walking to the top of our mat, inhale halfway, exhale forward fold. Shooting our left leg back this time coming into a low lunge, we're going to inhale our arms up to the sky, and exhale, left hand reaches back to our left foot. Again, finding stillness in this pose, finding our concentration on God. We're gonna cartwheel our hands on either side of our foot, pushing ourselves up into a high lunge here. Engaging our core and our quad muscles. Releasing, bringing our back foot to meet our front foot, and shaking that out, preparing for Warrior III. We're going to inhale arms up to the sky, and exhale forward fold. Inhale, flat back, exhale, placing our hands down onto our mat. Hinging at our hips, lifting, lifting our left leg back, keeping our hands down on our mat. Or if it is in your practice, bringing your hands heart to center. Slowly releasing that back down, bringing your foot down onto your mat, inhaling our arms up, and exhale. Hands come heart to center. Standing in a wide position on your mat, we're going to inhale our arms up to the sky. Exhale, falling forward here, getting a nice side stretch walking to the right, and walking our hands to the left. Inhale, coming up, and exhale, pivoting our feet to the left, coming down into a low lunge, inhale our arms up, and exhale, drawing our right hand to grab our right foot again. Wheeling our arm up and back a couple times, getting some nice movement here. Placing our hands on either side of our feet, pushing back into a high plank position, lifting our hips up and back into down dog, gazing at our fingertips, and slowly walking our hands to meet our feet at the back of the mat. Inhaling our arms up, exhale, bring your hands heart to center. Coming into that wide stance again, we're gonna inhale our arms up, and exhale, fall forward, walking our hands to the right one last time, and walking our hands to the left. Coming back to center, inhale, gazing up to the sky. Exhale, hands come heart to center. Our feet are going to pivot to the right this time, lowering down, inhale, lifting our left arm up, and back to grab our left foot. Breathing here, finding our stillness, slowly lowering that down, and wheeling our left arm this time, big circles, creating big energy here, and bringing that down on either side of our right foot. We are going to curl our left toes underneath us, shooting our foot to meet our right foot at the top of our mat, and lowering down into a seated position. From here, I'm going to face you guys so you can see, we're going to bend our left knee, and stick our right leg out in front of us. And we're just gonna fall to the right. Inhale, slowly coming out, placing our right foot inside of our left leg, and falling down towards our left leg here. Inhale slowly, coming up, and exhaling, sticking both feet out in front of us. We're gonna inhale our arms up, and exhale falling forward. Inhale slowly, walking our hands all the way up our shins, all the way up our thighs, and coming into our final position, Savasana. Laying flat onto our back, arms are on either side of us, our legs are extended out, and we're just gonna breathe here. In this pose, I want you to really tune in with yourself, tune into finding that stillness, finding that deeper connection with God. Beginning to wiggle our fingers and wiggle our toes, inhaling our arms up, grabbing both of our elbows, swaying to the right and the left, inhale, reaching our arms wide above our head, and bringing both of our hands placed on top of our heart. Turning to your right or left side, using your arm as a pillow. Whenever you are ready, coming and meeting me at your mat in a seated position, we're gonna inhale through our nose, exhale through our mouth two times. Thank you so much for practicing with me today. I hope you can feel the stillness and that meditative state that we have created today. And I hope you can carry that throughout your day, and connect deeper to God, and finding more stillness in your life, where you can find that time to connect to that higher power. Namaste.


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