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Season 1 - Episode 4

Practice 1: Lets Begin

30 min - Practice


Welcome to Day 1! We begin on our backs slowly tuning into the breath before moving into slow movements to warm and wake-up the body. We explore Mountain Pose to find our internal alignment and explore lunges to stretch and open the legs. You will feel ready to begin!
Here is Lesson 1 to go along with the practice.
What You'll Need: Mat, Blanket, Block (2)

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Jan 31, 2018
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This is such a therapeutic escape. Alana is wonderful. Thank you.
Hi Lesley! So delighted you are here and enjoying this course! Please keep me posted on any questions or insights that may arise. xoA
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Alana is so easy to follow. I really enjoyed this practice!
Wonderful, Carole! Please keep me posted on your journey throughout the course. Enjoy! xoA
Hi I have enjoyed taking my time with this practice and feeling every part of my body as it went through the various poses. In classes it is hard to do this when you are a beginner as you are too focused on keeping up I find. Also question: why do we always roll onto the right side to ease ourselves up?
Hi Angela! Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I am delighted to hear that you were able to feel and connect to every part of your body as you went through the poses.
This is such a great question - regarding why in yoga we traditionally roll onto the right side. There are a handful of physical, psychologically, and symbolic reasons for rolling to right. In my experience, I find it's quite calming for the nervous system and allows the heart to rest above the organs, which means there's less pressure on the heart. However, during pregnancy, woman are often advised to roll (or sleep) on their left side to increase circulation and blood flood to the placenta, as well as to relieve the pressure of the uterus from resting on top the liver. Most importantly, listen to your body and allow it to guide you. I hope this is helpful. xo Alana
I loved this practice. Great job, Alana Mitnick
Hi Scuba Chick! So delighted to be practicing together. Keep me posted! xoA
Thank you Alana 🙏 this was a lovely practice💜
Hi Maria Elena! So glad you are here! Please connect in with questions along the way as you practice. xoA
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