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Season 1 - Episode 2

Day 1: Connecting to Earth

60 min - Practice


Gather the stable foundation of earth energy as support at the turn of a new season. In Day 1, Melina leads a grounding class to help us embrace the qualities of the body after Winter as we gradually awaken into Spring. We begin warming the core, explore hip mobility to clear away congestion in the joints, move into a balance sequence and dynamic lunges, and wring out stagnant energy in standing poses. You will feel open and centered.

Your Self Care Homework Challenge for Day 1:

Spring into the new season by boosting your sleep hygiene with these healthful habits:
  • Go to bed earlier: Treat yourself to an earlier bedtime, setting yourself up for more endurance throughout this energizing season.
  • Get a Tongue Scraper: Scrape your tongue in the morning to keep track of whether you’re fully digesting your food from the day before.
  • Enjoy a daily Master Cleanser Drink: Room temperature water, a squeeze of lemon, cayenne pepper, and a bit of maple syrup to make it more palatable increases the digestive fire readying the body for the day’s food intake.
What You'll Need: Mat, Blanket

About This Video


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This practice featured your trademark creativity and deceptively challenging core work...about midway through the sun salutes I had a nice little “glow” going! This is just what I needed to shake off the kappa sluggishness as winter has finally transformed into spring here in the northeast US. Feeling ready to make on whatever comes my way today 😎 Thanks Melina! 🙏🏻❤️
And I adore you thoughtful and creative reviews of the practices!!!! Thank YOU for making time to drop into your practice today and may the reward be that you soar through your day with grace.
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Best start to the new season! Thank you!
Thanks Kathryn! I wish you the best in the season ahead.
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Great practice to get all the fluids in the body moving. Thanks for bringing us these Spring Ayurveda practices and the digestive pieces of wisdom..
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Wonderful class Melina. I am so ready to spring ahead, but will listen to your advice and take it slow!
Right?! I know its tempting to DASH out and meet this glorious energy with 100% of your energy and excitement. Just for this week....see what's its like to get LOTS of rest so you'll be that much more grounded for the busy months ahead.
My pleasure Christel! It's officially time to flow now that spring has arrived, so I hope you'll enjoy the next few days to move, rest, and ready yourself for the exciting season ahead.
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Welcome back Melinda! I soooo love your practices and this venture into Springtime is very very welcome. I really enjoyed the new variety you added to the practice and I found it very opening and thought provoking. Just simply wonderful! See you for Day 2 - Namaste
Thanks Louise, I had a lot of fun putting these sequences together for you all. I hope you enjoy them often! 
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