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Season 1 - Episode 3

Day 2: Core Bright

60 min - Practice


Connect to the navel center to digest more efficiently anything taken in through the senses. In Day 2, engage the core in mindful supine postures, move into warming Sun Salutes to clear away stiffness, and explore standing postures that sharpen focus, challenge balance, and explore space and rotation in the spine. You will feel strong and inspired.

Your Self Care Homework Challenge for Day 2:

The homework for this challenge is cumulative, and today we work in 3 new elements to your routine:

  • Candle Gazing Meditation Practice: Melina introduces this practice to provide a dynamic focal point for meditation, and reflect on the element of fire during the cooler season.
  • Dry Brushing: Dry brushing before showing is energizing, warming, and lends the skin a healthy glow.
  • Connection to Community: Make a phone or Zoom date with someone you appreciate connecting to in order to avoid isolation and depression, and keep community alive during the season of shorter days.
What You'll Need: Mat, Blanket, Block (2)


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Creative and fun, with some nice trembley core work that I actually ENJOYED doing 😅. The opening floor sequence is something I will incorporate into my ongoing winter practice for sure! 😇
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Hi, Melina,
I also love your calm, soothing teaching style and voice, as well as the pace of your classes.
You are so creative in the way you design poses and sequences and use props. Thank you for these offerings! Inspiring.
Thanks for being part of the seasonal challenges Catha! I try my best to come with new ideas to keep you all inspired and excited about yoga, and its full potential! Happy holidays to you and I hope you enjoy the next four days of the challenge. 
Thanks for this great practice, Melina! Merry Christmas everyone!
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I loved using my blocks throughout this practice, especially during the modified sun salutations! Wonderful way to warm up on Christmas morning. Thank you Melina, have a wonderful Christmas today.
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Loved this, because I was cooking for the holiday I had to do this in 2 segments, I love smooth slow movements and core workout. Thank you. 
A big congratulations to you all for getting yourself to the mat during the holidays!!! I hope you continue to use these class as a resource to warm up your body, connect to your core, and keep a nice rhythm in your practice as we move deeper into the winter season.
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This is a wonderful series! I felt stagnant in my core and now I do feel BRIGHT! Thank you!
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Thank you! I love this series, and Ayurvedic suggestions. Today's practice helped me connect not only to my core, but also to a sense of vitality.
Such great news that you're feeling more energy and vitality after the practice! I hope the rest the challenge inspires you and keeps you coming back for more!
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