Tibetan Heart Yoga Series at Wild Heart Yoga
Thursdays, January 9 – February 13, 2020
$125/series or $25 for drop-in
Wild Heart Yoga
5604 Bee Cave Road, Austin TX 78746
This practice is a powerful combination of a specific breath practice, meditation, and asana/movement. We are utilizing all aspects of our being to help open our hearts. The Tibetan breath practice is called Tonglen. It focuses on using the inhalation to imagine taking away someone’s suffering and then sending them gifts on the exhalation. This practice is very practical and has powerful effects upon the heart – it can be done anywhere, any time. Especially useful in traffic!
The movement is comprised of of familiar Indian yoga poses plus specific Tibetan-style poses. The Tibetan poses were recorded around 1100AD and specifically target the heart chakra. They look simple, but pack a punch, so to speak. The asana is slow because during this time we visualize giving gifts on our breath to the person we are meditating on. We give the Six Perfections/the qualities of a bodhisattva- a person dedicated to helping others. The idea is to imagine our friend receiving these gifts, then feeling their hearts open and inspired to be of service to others. The trick here is that we get the gifts, too, by giving them away. The Six Perfections are: Giving, Kindness, Patience, Joyful Effort, Meditation, Wisdom.
Each class will focus on a specific Perfection, then incorporated into the physical practice.
iRest Yoga Nidra at Alive + Well
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Alive + Well
3944 S. Ranch Road 620, Bldg 6
Bee Cave, TX 78738
Make space for a rare opportunity to have nowhere to be, and absolutely nothing to accomplish. Leave your to-do list behind, and join me at Alive + Well for iRest meditation.
iRest is an approachable and deeply restful flavor of meditation that welcomes everything as it is. You’ll be invited to lie back and follow along for a gentle, guided meditation that will leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready to face the demands of your daily life with a greater sense of peace.
iRest meditation was developed by Richard Miller, PhD. It is a research-based protocol that is scientifically proven to decrease stress, anxiety, and depression, increase happiness, combat insomnia, and strengthen resilience.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to get comfortable.