How to create a stress free world using yoga, meditation, breathwork and lifestyle techniques
Have you ever felt depleted because you were doing too much for everyone else except yourself? Ever felt disempowered because you've tried all the tools and still feel overwhelmed and let's just say it.....stressed? I totally feel you. I created an online stress detox course to restore vitality and heal stress from the inside out using yoga, meditation, breathwork and journal exercises. This course came to be because I was a super-stressed out YOGA TEACHER! I thought relaxation was something I got to feel after I did the work of the yoga class. But one day I realized it didn't have to be that way. The whole class could be relaxing if I chose to slow down, move with my breath and find ease in the poses. This not only revolutionized the way I practice yoga but also affected the way I move through life. When I slow down, remember my breath and find the ease in my day-to-day activities, I experience a deeper enjoyment of life, and paradoxically, I accomplish more. In this course, I offer the tools of yoga and meditation that helped me do less so I could accomplish more. What you get in this course:
Once you've invested in the course, and yourself, what then?Begin the course by watching the first four lectures located in the first section, working through the accompanying journal exercises. Then, write down personal goals that you would like to receive from the course. The next four sections are techniques to reduce stress, and I recommend that you practice one technique, fully and completely, per day. You have to do the exercise to get results. Once you get to the final section, set aside a chunk of time for the final journal exercise in which you craft a strategic plan to counteract daily stress. I look forward to seeing you in my course!
An introduction to the course outline, goals, objectives that will help you navigate this course successfully.
Students will learn the common and not-so-common causes of stress; and through journal exercises will be able to locate their main sources of stress.
Students will learn the symptoms of stress, i.e. what it feels like when they are stressing. Students will also learn the difference between the symptoms associated with surface stress and deep stress.
Students will learn the effects of stress on the body and locate how stress manifests in their physical body.
Students will be able to sift through all information channels and eliminate all unnecessary information input that may be causing stress.
Students will learn self-care activities as a method of asking for help.
Students will learn techniques to help them rest during periods of stress.
Students will learn how to direct their focus and attention as a method of reducing stress. They will also learn a short, 'check-in' meditation to practice throughout the day.
Students will learn how to plan a celebration ritual after completing a stressful cycle.
Students will learn the basic movement principles to support a healthy, stress-reducing yoga practice.
Students will experience a 20-minute set mostly on the back to promote deep relaxation.
Students will experience a 20-minute set to relax the shoulders and release the hips.
Students will experience a 20-minute set to stretch the legs and release the lower back.
Students will be guided through a 20-minute set that is very gentle to nourish and support the bones and joints.
Students will learn how to approach a breath practice. This provides the foundation for the proceeding breathing techniques.
Students will be instructed how to long deep breathe, and then practice for five minutes.
Students will be instructed in a four-part, yogic breath. Then, they will practice it for five minutes.
Students will learn the technique of nadi shodhana or 'alternate nostril breathing.' The will then practice it for five minutes.
Students will learn and experience the calming effect of left nostril breathing and practice it for five minutes.
Students will learn the technique of sitali pranayam or 'curled tongue breathe' and practice for five minutes.
Students will learn how to prepare for meditation.
Students will experience a silent meditation guiding them through the mental, physical, and emotional bodies.
Students will learn to access their strength as a stress reducer using this guided meditation.
Students will learn the basic instructions for practicing kundalini meditations such as tuning in and out with mantra.
Students will learn a kundalini meditation to calm the nerves.
Students will learn a Kundalini Meditation that includes mantra to reduce stress.
Students will learn how to create their own contingency plan for the next time they are faced with stress.
Robin Bruce initially began practicing yoga to reduce low back pain only to open Pandora's box leading to a decade of reflection and self-healing. In those first yoga classes she felt a connection between her back pain and deeper layers of emotional hurt showing up as physical injury. It became her passion to help others along the path of healing and transformation.
Robin went on to study both Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan and Hatha Yoga at Yoga Yoga in Austin, Texas. Her most intensive study is in the modality of Sat Nam Rasayan which facilitates healing through deep meditation.
She recorded three mantra albums under the name “Dharampal" which means nurturer of harmony. Her latest album, The Essence, came out in 2013 and is a favorite among kundalini yogis.
Robin is an E-RYT, experienced yoga teacher, and runs a registered yoga school through Yoga Alliance. She also holds a bachelor of science in nutrition. She travels locally and internationally, having taught yoga, meditation and mantra in L.A., Boulder, Oklahoma, Mexico City, and Perugia, Italy