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Season 1 - Episode 6

Freedom Yoga Practice, Day 1

35 min - Practice


Erich guides us into a freedom yoga practice by giving us permission to start with something that we already know or feel like doing, and then encourages us to listen within to find our own expression of yoga. The main idea is, "Get into it more." We practice like this for about 18 minutes. He then concludes the practice with a long juicy Savasana and closing meditation.

Play your own music, or follow along with this Spotify playlist of the music Erich used in this class.


1. My Primitive Heart -- Eccodek MC Yogi

2. For What It's Worth (India Dub) -- DJ Drez Joey Lugassy

3. Water Shows The Hidden Heart -- Enya

What You'll Need: Mat

About This Video


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I'm just going to put on music and not say anything at that point, okay? And at that point, start with something that you already know, something that you feel like doing. And right at that point, like sort of put the comma in there and just sort of listen for, well, what do I really feel like doing? Just practice listening for what to do. And then as you do it, get into it more and get into it more and get into it more.

And as you're getting into it, you'll find that there's natural linger moments, natural change it up moments. Just give yourself permission to start lingering, changing it up, deviating. Come back to the pattern at any point, then deviate. Pretty soon your whole practice will just become one big deviation. But at that point, you'll know that it's not a deviation.

You're just like in the tube the whole time. From here, just let your butt come up, your head dangle. I like to wrap my arms around my legs, just clasp my wrist, and just let your head dangle here. I'm going to put the music on. The freeform chapter can begin from here.

This will be three songs. The idea, remember, is just start with something that you know, something that you feel like doing, and just get into it. Three songs. Thank you. Thank you.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Okay, then come down to a position.

Just spread out on your back for Shavasana. I love those songs. Those are three beautiful songs. Thank you. And like the meditation at the beginning, step number one is get the alignment of your body just right so that you're comfortable.

If you're not comfortable, it's not quite just right. Watch what you're doing to get yourself as comfortable as possible. Watch how you make spontaneous little shifts of alignment. Every little spontaneous shift of alignment is intelligence at work. And then just watch yourself settling into this.

And the simple instruction is relax and pay attention to your actual now experience. And from there, relax and pay attention to your actual now experience. Just be attentive to what's going on. Various thoughts will flow through your mind. Various memories.

You'll hear the motorcycle. You'll remember, oh yeah, relax. And then relax more. Whenever it occurs to you, from wherever you happen to be, let go more. Enjoy the ride.

Enjoy the ride. Enjoy the ride. Enjoy the ride. Enjoy the ride. Enjoy the ride.

Enjoy the ride. Enjoy the ride. Enjoy the ride. Enjoy the ride. Enjoy the ride.

Enjoy the ride. Enjoy the ride. Enjoy the ride. Just leisurely tip to your side and make your way to a seated position, please. Tip forward so you can wriggle the butt back, bring the torso up, snuggling your seat.

And just for a minute or so here. Get grounded by snuggling your seat. Grow tall. And then relax. But it's like actively relax.

Be busy letting go and letting go. And pay attention to what happens to you when you relax. When you let go, you're letting go of something that was held as there's less holding in your experience. Just get familiar with what that feels like. More spaciousness, more comfortableness, everywhere.

And be aware that you're here. You're here with other yogis. And be aware that by being here together like this and practicing together like this and by talking about the stuff, we're helping one another get the hang of it. We're helping one another. Therefore, mentally, telepathically.

And you are doing things mentally, telepathically, mentally, telepathically. Thank everyone here for being here. Just exude a thank you out to the room. Thank the room for being here. Thank your family for letting you come.

And gently exude love out to the world. In other words, do what you can do right now to help promote peace on the planet. Radiate what you're feeling. And as you radiate love, notice what happens to you. You don't get depleted.

You experience it more. Okay, folks. Namaste. Thank you for coming. Sunset at the beach would be awesome. If you haven't seen the psychedelic sunset going down into the water.

And bed made, remember? Okay. Day one was good. Thank you. See ya.


Kira Sloane
Such great music in this one!
Joanne H
2 people like this.
Thank you, Erich. Such a pleasure to practice with you. XO
Erich Schiffmann
You're welcome Joanne, so glad you liked it :)))))
1 person likes this.
Tears of joy and gratitude! It has been a journey from VHS to DVD to podcasts without music and downloads to podcasts with music and now this beautiful video of the whole class (with playable playlist no less!!). Absolutely awesome Erichji. Thank you so much
Erich Schiffmann
thank you patdev :)))
Michele T
Hmm, does the playlist start automatically?
Kira Sloane
Dearest Michele
You need to create a free account with Spotify to access the playlist. xo k
Elaine Hedley Keefer
I couldn't hear hear the music so I played my own. I heard the rest, just not the music.
Kira Sloane
Dearest Kathy
Glad you are here. Did you download the playlist on Spotify?
Sharon M
2 people like this.
someone is blocking Mr. schiffman and doing her own poses that don't match his on my video. I had trouble with the audio and was OK with this but it's not my favorite.
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