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Season 1 - Episode 3

Day 1: Stay Cool, Be Cool

60 min - Practice


Welcome to your Summer Ayurveda Yoga Challenge! In Day 1, we move through gentle flow sequences that welcome the cool support of the earth, energize the water body, and calm the inner Pitta. Our practice weaves deep stretches for the front body, lunar sun salutes, and seated postures targeting joint mobilization before we chill in savasana. We close with a Guided Loving-Kindness Meditation directed toward the Self.

Your Self Care Homework Challenge for Day 1:

Initiate your self care routine by starting the day with these simple steps:
  • Body: Drink water with lime to ensure you are hydrated.
  • Mind: Drop into a five minute Loving-Kindness practice to grow compassion towards yourself and others.
  • Spirit: Take a 20-30 minute siesta, so you are more rested, patient, and cool mid-afternoon on a long hot day!
What You'll Need: Mat, Blanket

About This Video


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Hi Melina
I loved this practise - thank you. The time difference however isnt quite working out for me, ayurvedically! haha.  Ive decided to do the others at 10.30 in the am here  rather than live with you in ojai- your garden is gorgeous!
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What a lovely challenge for this time of year.  Thanks for all the wonderful, important information to focus on.
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Enjoyed this practice and your mini flows so much. Your clear directions and sense of calm add to the ease of movement for me.
I so appreciate you all being there with me for the practice! I"m visiting Ojai from Oakland and SOOOOO grateful for this gorgeous outside setting to safely film these videos.  Stay tuned for day 3-5, I'll be sharing a few more yoga and Ayurveda tools to stay cool and calm as we settle into the summer season. Take care. M
Beautiful setting. Beautiful practice. Thank you for both the physical practice and the mediation and tips for summer with the Ayurveda wisdom. I deeply appreciate all the practices that have the intention of leading to meditation (Move to Meditate). So it's wonderful to have a new week devoted to this and speaks to where we are now. And the background visuals for this setting are very cooling as well. With gratitude.
You are so welcome Christina! Yoga Anytime did such a beautiful job making this space so we could film during this pandemic,  so far so good! I'm thrilled to hear the setting itself is cooling. I hope you enjoy the rest of this challenge and the following seasons as they get released.
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Thank you Melina!  I am a yoga teacher who also love Ayurveda and I have been following you on line for years.  It is so nice to be able to take this series with you; I just happen to be teaching cooling yoga poses this week so it is especially timely!
I appreciate you writing and saying HELLO, its great to know there are other yogis out there who also love Ayurveda. I hope you can join us again tomorrow for a few more cool-ish poses for the summer! Take care!
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Thank you so much Melina. Here in the Southern Hemisphere it is deepest winter, but this practice still felt just right. I especially love that you are offering loving-kindness meditation. The world is in need of all the kindness vibes it can get 🌸
My pleasure, thank you for watching the show and for appreciating the loving-kindness meditation! I do hope  our prayers makes a difference in this world. Take care Debra!
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