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Level 1
30 min

Deep Relaxation Practice

Restorative | By Jason Crandell on Dec 20 2011
Cultivate deep relaxation with this reclined breath awareness and pranayama practice. This practice is designed to soothe your nervous system, quiet your mind and make your breathing more efficient. You will be guided into deep relaxation, made aware of your unconscious breathing patterns and learn to optimize your breath in a mindful way.


Cultivate deep relaxation with this reclined breath awareness and pranayama practice. This practice is designed to soothe your nervous system, quiet your mind and make your breathing more efficient. You will be guided into deep relaxation, made aware of your unconscious breathing patterns and learn to optimize your breath in a mindful way.


  • claudie grosbety     Nov 5th, 2014
    good relaxing class .I hope to do better with my breathing next time.
    • Jason Crandell     Nov 5th, 2014
      Claudie, Like all things, breathing well is just a matter of practice.
  • claudie grosbety     Nov 5th, 2014
    very relaxing class! i hope I will do better with my breathing next time.
  • Janice Montana     Oct 25th, 2014
    This was a wonderful class that enabled me to become more centered. Thank you very much. Namaste.
    • Jason Crandell     Nov 5th, 2014
      I'm glad this helped you feel more centered, Janice.
  • Lucie Nerot     Sep 16th, 2014
    This is a very effective class. Clear and simple. And it would be great to have a bit of a softer voice and without the "if your mind is ... " : my mind is not doing that and it interrupts the flow a bit, especially on the second time fo doing the class.
    • Jason Crandell     Sep 16th, 2014
      Thanks Lucie for the feedback.
  • Deb Cawley     Jul 16th, 2014
    Great job of taking you through the awareness of body and breath! Very relaxing!
    • Jason Crandell     Jul 17th, 2014
      Thanks Deb!
  • Marianne Jackson     Jun 20th, 2014
    This is a wonderfully relaxing before sleep practice!
  • Maree Ohlin     May 19th, 2014
    Fantastic class. I generally struggle really badly with pranayama exercises(I have a partial upper respirtory obstruction due to prolapsed vocal chord). I've definitely been guilty of trying to drag in breath and push it out. I found the instructions about simply creating and contracting space for breath incredibly helpful.
    • Jason Crandell     May 20th, 2014
      Happy you found it helpful!
  • Bitsy Merriman     Mar 21st, 2014
    Love the language used to guide a student through relaxation. Great cues reminding them of softness, heaviness and allowing the breath work to develop when they are relaxed and able to listen to themselves
    thanks for offering this
    • Jason Crandell     Mar 21st, 2014
      Thanks Bitsy!
  • eli figueroa     Mar 12th, 2014
    really soothing. after being sick from a cold a few days ago, this really helped my chest area relaxed and expand for better breathing. thanks!
    • Jason Crandell     Mar 12th, 2014
      Glad it helped Eli!
  • Deborah Teske     Dec 29th, 2013
    This was wonderful. I feel so relaxed right now. I will keep this workout in my favorites.
    • Jason Crandell     Dec 30th, 2013
      I'm happy you enjoyed it Deborah, thanks.
  • Trish Hurley     Nov 14th, 2013
    Learned a lot from this. Will really help me in my practice. Thank you.
    • Jason Crandell     Nov 14th, 2013
      Great! Thanks Trish.
  • Alison Whiting     Oct 23rd, 2013
    Love this class! Beautiful description of breath. So gentle and relaxing. Will certainly be doing this one again.
    • Jason Crandell     Oct 23rd, 2013
      Glad to hear it, thanks Alison.
  • Mary Flaherty     Sep 19th, 2013
    Thank you ...that was like heaven in me.
    • Jason Crandell     Sep 19th, 2013
      Wonderful. Thanks Mary.
  • Annette Stevens     Sep 4th, 2013
    Lovely, thank you so much. I'll be doing this class again and again and again. Can't wait to share with my husband.
    • Jason Crandell     Sep 4th, 2013
      Glad you enjoyed it Annette, thanks.
  • Anna Versaci     Aug 17th, 2013
    wow, this was perhaps the best description of breath i've ever heard. especially the first few not pull air in and push air out but rather expand ribs and just allow the pressure exchange to draw air in and out. brilliant. i've been pushing and pulling in pranayama for YEARS!
    • Jason Crandell     Aug 17th, 2013
      Thanks Anna! Glad you found this helpful.
  • sophie matthey     Aug 12th, 2013
    Great 30 minute !
    Will do this with my class.

    Many thanks,

    • Jason Crandell     Aug 12th, 2013
      Thanks Sophie!
  • Crissie Reichert     Aug 12th, 2013
    I was so relaxed, I fell asleep! Absolutely amazing (I'm working on fighting insomnia, and I think I have a great new tool).
    • Jason Crandell     Aug 12th, 2013
      Glad it worked well for you Crissie, thanks
  • Yoko Cotton     Aug 3rd, 2013
    Yes, this is real Yoga! I love! Let your talent shine :-)
    • Jason Crandell     Aug 3rd, 2013
      Thanks Yoko!
  • Barbara Antonino     Jul 30th, 2013
    I loved the practice..I feel really relaxed and kind of fresh from within. Thank you very much for sharing Jason.
    • Jason Crandell     Jul 30th, 2013
      Happy to hear that Barbara, thanks for practicing.
  • Aliette Suarez     Jun 22nd, 2013
    Thank you, Jason! This was perfect! I love how relaxed and clear minded this practice makes me feel... Namaste!
    • Jason Crandell     Jun 22nd, 2013
      Namaste Aliette
  • Mona lisa veiga     May 23rd, 2013
    really good and the way that is done the deep relaxation is fenomenal
    • Jason Crandell     May 23rd, 2013
      Glad you enjoyed it, thanks Mona
  • Noelle Smith     May 15th, 2013
    My first yogaglo experience as well - a perfect place to start. Thank you Jason!
    • Jason Crandell     May 15th, 2013
      thanks Noelle and welcome!
  • Dave Ritchie     Apr 30th, 2013
    Thank you Jason. My first yogaglo experience.
    • Jason Crandell     Apr 30th, 2013
      Hi Dave, welcome to Yogaglo and thanks for practicing with me.
  • Robyn Johnson     Apr 16th, 2013
    Perfect mid day reset.!
    • Jason Crandell     Apr 16th, 2013
      Thanks Robin
  • Devorah Kaplan     Apr 15th, 2013
    Deeply relaxed and opened - thank you! I did this class after a yoga class on opening the chest and shoulders to allow for more freedom in breathing and more spaciousness around the heart. It was wonderful to come to your class immediately after stretching this area and then to relax and unwind into your breath practice. One thing I am aware of is that at times after doing some type of breath work, I initially feel wonderful and then I can tangibly feel this holding pattern operate and actually hold my breath. It keeps me from breathing and that is occurring now.I am just quietly being with it. Something seems old and deep about it and I feel sad. I so much want to remain in this expansive and open place.
  • Tara Findlay     Mar 16th, 2013
    Thank you for a beautiful class. It was wonderful to reconnect with my life force.
  • Robin Bukovina     Jan 11th, 2013
    Amazing. This could also be called Deep Awareness Practice. Perfect for late evening, after a busy day, to reconnect with my own natural openness and awareness. Thank you.
    • Jason Crandell     Jan 16th, 2013
      thanks Robin.
  • Phillippa Johnson     Dec 27th, 2012
    Perfect :)
    • Jason Crandell     Dec 28th, 2012
      Thanks Phillippa!
  • Kris Rollag     Dec 22nd, 2012
    Wonderful class Jason. I didn't want it to end. Thank you.
    • Jason Crandell     Dec 22nd, 2012
      Thanks Kris!
  • Jennifer Brookshire     Dec 13th, 2012
    Why is it when I get so calm and relaxed my body starts to feel itchy and fidgity?
    • Jason Crandell     Dec 14th, 2012
      Jennifer - itchy and fidgety, huh? Honestly, I'm not sure. Hopefully, that phase will pass!
  • Jason Crandell     Oct 18th, 2012
    Amanda- thanks!
  • Amanda T     Oct 18th, 2012
    Great breathing, great way to let it all go. Thanks, really enjoyed it!
  • Jason Crandell     Oct 16th, 2012
    Kimberly - happy it helped you unwind. thanks
  • Adriana Hoyos     Aug 3rd, 2012
    Jason, you honor the natural rythm of the breath. Not easy to let go of everthing and just be with the the breath and allow it to be like a river, ones I could do it It felt so soothing. Love your teachings, I always receive something new.
  • Jason Crandell     Jun 25th, 2012
    Maria - thanks!
  • Maria Martin-Calero     Jun 23rd, 2012
    Wise and nice way to approach breathing, I liked it a lot. Thanks!
  • Jason Crandell     May 3rd, 2012
    Heidi- thanks for tuning in.
  • Heidi Cousino     May 2nd, 2012
    My breath & my spirit are definitely relaxed. Thanks again, Jason, for teaching me how to be more in tune with myself. Good night & namaste...
  • Jason Crandell     Mar 15th, 2012
    Muon- thanks for all of your great feedback!
  • Mouon Levan     Mar 14th, 2012
    Thanks Jason, that was absolutely genuine and brilliant. Namaste
  • Jason Crandell     Mar 1st, 2012
    Thanks Paloma- happy you liked it.
  • YogaGlo     Feb 29th, 2012
    Paloma - we just emailed you some tips to help with the streaming on your end.
  • PALOMA AVILES NUEVO     Feb 29th, 2012
    i cant see the image... but i can hear.... wonderful class
  • Jason Crandell     Feb 27th, 2012
    Thanks Cecile for your feedback and I'm glad it helped you to relax.
  • Cécile Repetti     Feb 25th, 2012
    Thanks for this class Jason (& Lisa)! I was feeling stressed and it helped me deeply relaxed. This was indeed an advanced practice (I had a hard time locating my breath within the quadrants); maybe it shouldn't have been categorized as level 1...
  • Jason Crandell     Feb 23rd, 2012
    Stephanie- happy to hear the practice worked well. Thanks for practicing with me.
  • Stephanie Barton     Feb 22nd, 2012
    I'm looking forward to a very restful and peaceful sleep after this practice. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful class on slowing down enough to honor our breath. Namaste Jason.
  • K Z     Jan 6th, 2012
    Thank you so much for teaching us breath work, it's like a keynto thenrest of your practices.
  • Jen Wang     Dec 25th, 2011
    This is the most clear, precise, smooth,subtle breath management class I have. Sometimes (most of the time ) the pranayama classes can be so boring and confused. Thank you for making it so wonderful. Looking forward to more ! Wishing you a greater 2012 !
  • dar carman     Dec 21st, 2011
    love how you taught this thanks