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Season 1 - Episode 8

Afternoon Freedom Practice

35 min - Practice
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Do your yoga in a community of fellow yogis. Erich invites us into a Freedom Yoga practice, giving us permission to listen for inner guidance to channel the energy before closing by guiding us in a seated meditation. You will feel more connected and steeped in the feeling tone of peace and love.

Play your own music, or click here for the playlist Erich used in this class.

Songs:

1. The Long Road by Eddie Veder (Not available on Spotify.)

2. Everybody hurts by REM

3. Familiar by Nils Frahm

What You'll Need: Mat

About This Video

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The free form can begin now. This will be four songs again. This will be four songs again. This will be four songs again. This will be four songs again.

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This will be four songs again. This will be four songs again. This will be four songs again. This will be four songs again. This will be four songs again.

This will be four songs again. This will be four songs again. This will be four songs again. This will be four songs again. This will be four songs again.

This will be four songs again. This will be four songs again. This will be four songs again. This will be four songs again. This will be four songs again.

This will be four songs again. This will be four songs again. This will be four songs again. This will be four songs again. This will be four songs again.

This will be four songs again. This will be four songs again. This will be four songs again. This will be four songs again. This will be four songs again.

This will be four songs again. This will be four songs again. And then no rush. And meditation position please. Just for a minute or two here.

Again, watch what you're doing to get the alignment just right. You're doing something. You did something. Especially if you're a teacher, start watching yourself more closely. Especially the little spontaneous wriggles that you make.

All of that is intelligence at work. Watch what you're doing to get the alignment just right. So that you're grounded and tall. And you wobble a little bit just to get yourself liquidy, jello-like. And then for a few moments, again, just practice being still without holding yourself still.

Conscious immobility. Do that by relaxing. Experience the relief. Feel how the relief morphs into subtle joy. And it seems to be rippling with what seems to be the movement of your breathing. Get as tension-free as you can be.

And then last seconds. Again, be aware that you're here with other yogis in the middle of life, live, on the top of the beautiful mountain, in the middle of infinity. And by being together and practicing together and being willing to talk about the various things, we're helping one another become more humane humans. And so once again, be thankful that you've got yogi friends to hang out with, mentally, telepathically thank everyone here for being here. And be aware that a room full of thanks is coming your way also.

So on the one hand extend it out and on the other hand let it in. Mentally, telepathically thank the room. And be aware that the room is happy that we're here. It's the fulfillment of the room's purpose that we be here doing this. And mentally, telepathically exude love out to the world.

And get the sense that a world full of thanks is coming back your way also. It's sort of like you get way more than you give. Be aware of the subtle fragrance in the air. And every once in a while take a few breaths with a little more conscious appreciation than normal with the realization that that's not just air you're breathing. Peace, peace, peace, peace, peace.

Love, peace, love, peace, love. Listen to what he has to say also. Thank you everybody.

Comments

Anne J
2 people like this.
The BEST!
Ron S
2 people like this.
Great video!
Jaclyn P
The sound isn’t working on this video... darn!
Sarah Beston
Hi Jaclyn , there is intentionally no sound on this video during the freeform part. We invite you to put on your own music or the Spotify playlist that we link to in the description.
Sara J
Disconcerting to have no audio. Not so impressed that we have a video with no instruction, no indication of what we are supposed to do. What is the purpose of such a broadcast if it is not to provide instruction? Poor show.
Elizabeth M
Hi, Sara - There was intentionally no speaking during the freedom part of the video, to help us find our inner voice and hold our yoga practice more personally.  Thank you for being here 🙏 
Sara J
1 person likes this.
Hi Elizabeth, I have Erich's book and read it with such joy. It was a great inspiration, as a teacher of 34 years experience and 40 years practice I found it profoundly moving to read his thoughts about yoga. So on seeing his show on Yoga Anytime I decided to view it. What I viewed deeply disappointed me. This was not a show! Seeing people getting up and going to the bathroom. People drinking water. All the while Erich has his head turned away from the camera and there is no sound. If I want free practice I don't need to see the back of someone's head. I want instruction, plain and simple. If I'd come across Erich's book and it was filled with empty pages I'd ask for a refund. To simply open a show with a few words and expect the viewer to fill the void is simply NOT teaching and NOT a show. It is poor content masquerading as a yoga class. 
Kira Sloane
Hi there Sara! I hope you are still here and will make your way over to Erich's 5 Day Freedom Yoga Immersion. 

The show is broken up into chapters with talks, meditations, lead practices, and his signature freedom practice in which he holds the space for everyone to do their own practice. Hope you like it! xok

Sara J
1 person likes this.
Hi Kira, I have preferred your Yin Yoga programme to Erich's non-content. I was enchanted by your session on Affection. I pictured my beautiful yoga teacher trainees as the beings that bring me unfiltered joy. It was a truly inspiring session. Thank you. Sara 
Kira Sloane
1 person likes this.
Sara, how wonderful and beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing. Sounds like you are very close and connected with your trainees. xok
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