Gentle Yoga to Relax, Nourish, and Center Your Self
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Gentle Yoga to Relax, Nourish, and Center Your Self

A breath-focused yoga program that supports freedom in the body while balancing the mind and nourishing the spirit.
5.0 (15 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
727 students enrolled
Last updated 9/2013
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 32 mins on-demand audio
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
To support you in feeling your best!
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Requirements
  • None
Description

Experience a yoga practice that encourages an increased awareness through focus on the breath as it moves through the body.  

This is a gentle and accessible practice that focuses attention on key areas of the body to release common restrictive patterns resulting in a greater sense of ease in body and mind. 

The practice offered here is a safe way of adding movement into your life if you have pain or restrictions that keep you from other physical activity.  It is also an excellent post-natal yoga program, and perfect for those wanting a meditative movement practice.

Who is the target audience?
  • Those interested in a gentle, accessible, centering movement practice.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 7 Lectures Collapse All 7 Lectures 02:28:32
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Gentle Yoga to Relax, Nourish, and Center Your Self
6 Lectures 01:56:52
This first lesson includes an introduction followed by a gentle practice to free your low back and neck.  The postures and sequences are all done laying on your back.  You will find that instead of music the instruction is accompanied by breath sounds.  This is intended to support your own deep breathing.  
Preview 14:49

This second lesson picks up where the first one left off - with you laying on your back with feet wide, knees together and toes pointing forward.  The focus is on freeing up your hips and spine.  The sequences are a great antidote to long hours of sitting at a desk.
Liberate your hips and spine.
10:59

This lesson offers seated poses to free up your shoulders, ribcage, and breathing.  They are demonstrated here sitting on the floor but can also be done in any seated position such as in a chair or on the edge of a bed.  If you do spend many hours working at a desk use these postures to give yourself little breaks - they will help you feel revived and clear. 
Free up your shoulders, ribcage, and breathing.
07:24

Lesson four begins on hands and knees.  This sequence is a great way to develop arm strength and to get upside down promoting healthy circulation.
Strengthen your arms and get upside-down!
06:14

This section first addresses commonly restricted areas in the hips and shoulders.  Then, postures to release and balance the spine lead into a final relaxation.
Moving into relaxation.
19:38

This is the full one hour practice - the combination of lessons one through five available as a continuous flow.  Liberate your body and breath while cultivating a feeling of centeredness and clarity.  
The Full Practice!
57:48
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Bonus Audios
1 Lecture 31:40
30 Minute Deep Relaxation
31:40
About the Instructor
Laura Washington, ND
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727 Students
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Naturopathic Physician & Guide - Illuminating Health

Dr. Laura Washington is a naturopathic physician and yoga instructor sharing the work that she loves at Luminance in Portland Oregon. She received her doctor of naturopathic medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in 1998. She is the author of the book Herbal Medicine for Health and Well-Being (Sterling 2004) which is designed to empower the individual to make safe, effective, and appropriate choices to support their health.

She enjoys working with people in the process of discovering health in a truly holistic manner utilizing therapies such as, nutrition, botanical medicine, energy medicine system, bodywork techniques, and yoga. As an educator, her interest lies in supporting people in exploring their fullest self knowing and unique self expression.