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Season 1 - Episode 5

Vata Intervention Moment

5 min - Practice


Ali offers a quick and easy intervention practice for when you may be feeling spacey, forgetful, or ungrounded, and need to invite in some steadiness. We start with a grounding mudra and pranayama (breath) practice and finish with a swaddle technique to feel held and nurtured.
What You'll Need: Blanket

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Jun 14, 2017
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Hi, I'm Allie, and this is going to be your Vata intervention moment. So when do we need this? We would need this if we're feeling a little spacey or forgetful, a little ungrounded, if you feel like you need some steadiness and a moment just to come back to earth. So we're going to start off today in Bhumas Parsha Mudra. With Bhumas Parsha Mudra, you want to take your right hand, I'm going to mirror you, you'll take your right hand down to the ground, but you're just going to be on your fingertips.

So it's a very light touch. And then with your left hand, the thumb and index finger will connect and you'll place that upright on your left thigh. And then we're going to do some Pranayama, which is very steady and even. So we'll inhale for four, retain for four, exhale for four, retain the exhalation for four. So when you're ready, inhale for one, two, three, four, retain one, two, three, four, exhale one, two, three, four, hold it out, two, three, four, inhale one, two, three, four, retain one, two, three, four, exhale one, two, three, four, retain one, two, three, twice more.

Inhale, one, two, three, four, retain one, two, three, four, exhale, one, two, three, four, retain one, two, three, four, last time, inhale, two, three, four, retain one, two three four exhale one two three four retain one two three four and then stay a little bit longer with just your regular breath no controlling it in this boomus parsha mudra and boomus parsha means touching the earth so it helps to connect us to the earth element and claiming our place knowing exactly where we are exactly what we need to stay rooted grounded and strong and lastly this is my favorite part you're gonna stand up and you'll grab a blanket and if you do not have a blanket you can use a towel here but I've got a blanket and I'm gonna unwrap it and take it around back behind me almost like it's a towel and then I'm gonna do a big swaddle of myself so I'm wrapping the blanket around pretty tightly all the way around my body and you can tuck it in in the back but any way that you just feel like it's very tight and it might look a little silly but I promise you it feels amazing and then you'll come down onto your knees and shift yourself off to the side and you can either lie down onto your back nice and easy or you could stay a little bit longer in a seated position and just breathe and get that sense that you're really being held and contained and nurtured and that is our Vata self-care moment intervention thank you so much namaste


Jill C
1 person likes this.
What a great tool to have. Thank you!
Lydia Zamorano
Love this show and your energy. Thank you.
Cari A
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Thank you!
Ali Cramer
Cari happy practicing! Namaste 
Ali Cramer
Lydia Zamorano a little late-thank you so much! 🙏🏽
Ali Cramer
Jill I’m a little late getting this but thank you! 
Love this. Short and powerful
Love this. Short and powerful
Ali Cramer
Karen  thank you so much! So necessary to have a quick fix sometimes! ❤️
Sandra Židan
Thanks for this tips, Ali! Kind regards!
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