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90 min

Shake Off Doubts, Cultivate Steadiness

Vinyasa Flow | By Elena Brower on Mar 13 2012
Shaking off doubts and cultivating steadiness, in our minds, hearts and bodies; this is one of the privileges of our practice. Build a flowing sequence of twists, standing poses, hamstring stretches and hip openers to clear and shake out what holds you back. Welcome clarity, ease and peace within yourself as a way to heal the whole planet.

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Shaking off doubts and cultivating steadiness, in our minds, hearts and bodies; this is one of the privileges of our practice. Build a flowing sequence of twists, standing poses, hamstring stretches and hip openers to clear and shake out what holds you back. Welcome clarity, ease and peace within yourself as a way to heal the whole planet.

Comments

  • Linci Abrahams     Aug 13th, 2014
    My first class and I am loving it! I have learned so much already! Excited for what's to come. Thank you
  • Stacy Krotine     Aug 9th, 2014
    Thank you! This my first class with Yoga glo and I am so glad I decided to try it. Loved the ankle to knee twist, felt so good and new way to open my upper back/shoulders. I loved the poem. Namaste
  • Linda White     Jul 3rd, 2014
    Oh my. What an inspiring class. Grounding and liberating. My heart, my body, my spirit - all so free. Just in time for the 4th! Just in time - period. Thank you so much.
  • Leonie Boyle     Jun 19th, 2014
    I just did this class and found it utterly amazing. The pace was perfect as was the variety of postures - standing, seated, the flow etc.
    Ontop of all that was the dialogue which you kept going and fed through the whole practice; it really resonated with me - more than a class has done in a long time.
    • Elena Brower     Jul 2nd, 2014
      thank you Leonie... what a lovely note...
  • Angelica Evans     Jun 15th, 2014
    Thank you. Some moves that really opened my heart! I feel wonderful
    • Elena Brower     Jul 2nd, 2014
      thank you Angelica!
  • Stacy Lee Ghin     Jun 8th, 2014
    This class inspired me to save it under my new series collection entitled love!!!
    • Elena Brower     Jun 11th, 2014
      that is AWESOME Stacy!
  • Dorthe Levine     May 22nd, 2014
    Amazing, inspiring and heart opening! Thank you, blessings!
    • Elena Brower     Jun 11th, 2014
      so glad Dorthe... thank you...
  • Irinka Acharya     May 8th, 2014
    so in Anjaneyasana (low lunge?) Elena's knee is way ahead of the ankle - is that a good/preferable variation? Thank you!
    • Elena Brower     Jun 11th, 2014
      Irinka,

      That's how i was taught to practice the pose... knee forward, over the toes, with a strong back foot foundational connection.

      Always do what feels safe and right for you, Irinka!
  • Supriya Kotagal     Apr 23rd, 2014
    thank you.
    • Elena Brower     Jun 11th, 2014
      and thank YOU, Supriya.
  • Jane Craig     Mar 17th, 2014
    Great class!
  • Brad Mehldau     Mar 2nd, 2014
    Beautiful message of love, making space in ourselves and forgiving others. Compassion!
  • Suriyati Supaat     Feb 8th, 2014
    This is so great!! My shoulders were so sore until I did this flow.. they felt so good.. Thank you.. The cart wheel with one leg lift was difficult for me... I can't lift it, I am going to work on this... I fear of falling, I reckon..
  • Caroline C.     Jan 26th, 2014
    This was my first practice with YogaGlo and I truly enjoyed it. I expect to be continuing to practice the ideas presented throughout the week, I think they will help a lot to improve my communication with my 12-year-old daughter. Thanks, I look forward to taking another class.
  • Sarah Marshall     Dec 27th, 2013
    Very heart opening practice.
  • Stacey Ramsower     Dec 14th, 2013
    gorgeous dialogue/through line. thank you!
  • Mike Ludwig     Nov 23rd, 2013
    My first class. Amazing experience. I haven't felt this deeply in a while. Thanks. Mike in NC
  • KIM RASMUSEN     Nov 13th, 2013
    What a beautiful practice, thank you
  • Deborah Moulton     Oct 3rd, 2013
    Just SOoooooo what I needed - thank you. Will do it many times I am sure Namaste
  • Candice Hammack     Aug 18th, 2013
    Amazing. Elena is powerful and such a transformative guide! Thank you, thank you!
  • Kim tamietti     Jul 21st, 2013
    Purely from my heart..... THANK YOU =)
  • Kim tamietti     Jul 21st, 2013
    Purely from my heart..... THANK YOU =)
  • Nancy Johnson     Jul 16th, 2013
    literally chose this class because I saw that it included twists, and I wanted to twist out the three slices of pizza I blacked out and ate for lunch. I received so much more than a physical detox. I was able to cleanse my body of the junk food and fill it with spiritual nourishment. ohmygodthanks.
  • Fancy Chen     Jun 24th, 2013
    Such a beautiful practise! Who knew that you could get so much out of a yoga video :)
  • Alex Gardner     Jun 6th, 2013
    Thank you thank you thank you
  • Anna Szőcs     Jun 4th, 2013
    Elena, thank you very much! I love this practice, every minute of it is beautiful and healing! Namaste.
  • Ellen Paynton     May 25th, 2013
    I loved the entire practice. It brought me to tears. So beautiful...thank you..namaste.
  • Melissa Moss     Apr 24th, 2013
    beautifully guided, great intentions and very intuitive, thanks Elena x
  • William Acheson     Apr 15th, 2013
    This was wonderful. I loved your quotes and philosophy throughout the whole practice. Easily one of my favorite classes on yogaglo thus far!
    • Elena Brower     Apr 15th, 2013
      thanks so much William! so glad.
  • Elizabeth Sampson     Apr 5th, 2013
    What a beautiful class and a great way to start the day!
    • Elena Brower     Apr 15th, 2013
      awesome to hear this Elizabeth!
  • Sarai C     Mar 24th, 2013
    It has been too long since I was aware of what that openness feels like. Thank you for a reminder to shake the dust and doubts, cleaning out the cobwebs just before Passover. A serendipitous find!
    • Elena Brower     Apr 15th, 2013
      thank you Sarai. grateful for your comment.
  • Christina Rho     Mar 18th, 2013
    Elena, you've done it again. This was a beautiful class. Thank you so much. Lovely. Just perfect. I may have shed a tear or two because of the depth that you bring to your classes and to many lives.
    • Elena Brower     Apr 15th, 2013
      THANK YOU CHRISTINA!
  • Emma Spencer Goodier     Mar 13th, 2013
    BEAUTIFUL! I love the warmth of the teaching and the warmth the practice invokes. Thank you from the snowy Isle of Wight. xx
    • Elena Brower     Apr 15th, 2013
      thank you from NYC... thank you Emma.
  • Rhian Stone     Feb 15th, 2013
    My 1st class with yoga glow. Have been a parent to 21 month old boy for 5 months and I had so much dust to let go of and no idea how much letting go I needed until your class. The line about understanding the 2 year old who speaks half god - perfect x
    • Elena Brower     Apr 15th, 2013
      congratulations on being part of the YogaGlo family... welcome!
  • Claire Papevies     Jan 12th, 2013
    Thank you for class. Your words and teachings went with my daily Meditations on the Mat reading for today. It is neat how that works out. We need to be reminded to let go of our judgements of ourselves and others. Namaste.
  • Karen Fournier     Jan 7th, 2013
    Thank you my favorite poem set to a beautiful class. Shake the dust it turns to glitter and all that glitters is gold. Namaste.
  • Travis Kendrick     Dec 15th, 2012
    Beautiful class. Exactly what I needed to hear today. THis was my first class with YogaGlo, and what a great way to start off!
  • Lisa Karlstein     Dec 13th, 2012
    This is a great class if you want to move very slowly with a lot of stretching not enough asana for me though.
    Great asana points.
  • Mary Cullen     Nov 26th, 2012
    Set this as a favorite!
  • Mary Cullen     Nov 26th, 2012
    This was my first yogaglo class. Wow! Great stretches and cenrtering. Great way to start the week. It felt so much more like a studio class than my solo practice.
  • Melanie Wong     Nov 20th, 2012
    Thank you, thank you so much Elena.
  • Carissa Olivi     Nov 4th, 2012
    I'm on the East Coast in NJ. The need to shake the dust is strong here. I will share the steady light from this practice. Thank you thank you.
  • Tanya Zaccak     Oct 15th, 2012
    We can only ever shake the dust off ourselves. Truth. I am now resting in my bones and pink light. Thank you.
  • Ra Rascha     Sep 28th, 2012
    This was a fantastic class with so many moves and twists I had never done before! Loved the extended leg wheel, and will continue practicing it. Thank you!
  • Ellen Witte     Sep 8th, 2012
    You just brought my heart back to centre - thank you!
  • CAROL FELLOWES     Aug 11th, 2012
    So beautiful...
    Thank you, xoxo
  • Antigone Garner     Aug 4th, 2012
    Thank you Elena. I had lost touch with my yoga practise, and this class put me back in touch with it and reminded me why I love it so much. I feel blessed to have you as a teacher in my life.
  • Felicia Holtz     Jun 8th, 2012
    Just gorgeous, thank you a million times over!
  • Reb M     May 20th, 2012
    Absolutely inspired and beautiful class. Thank you so much.
  • Martha McAlpine     May 14th, 2012
    Thank you, lovely Elena. This is the work of the world and you lead us with humour and strength and light ~ brava!
  • Abigail Mountain     May 11th, 2012
    always so deeply inspiring and nurturing, this was perfect in this moment. thank you, thank you.
  • Steven Hosking     May 7th, 2012
    With so much gratitude, Thank you Elena. Finding such space was beautiful and this creative practice was ever so inspiring! Love, love love!
  • Rachel Hanberry     Apr 14th, 2012
    Thank you Elena, a really powerful class for me, I was in floods of tears during the poem....shaking off my dust. You are a wonderful teacher full of light and love. I feel blessed. Thank you, Om shanti Rachel
  • Emily Schurr     Apr 11th, 2012
    Glorious and so wise - heartfelt thanks, Elena, for this beautiful gift.
  • Kristine Kalinina     Apr 9th, 2012
    Excellent! Thank you very, very much!
  • Ellen Bluett     Apr 8th, 2012
    Just what I needed. Thank you thank you thank you. Powerful message.
    • Nikki Lee     Feb 20th, 2013
      Ellen! I just subscribed to yoga glo because you mentioned Elena was on here and I can barely ever take her classes, so thank you! Were you crying in cowface too?! love it <3 miss you girl
  • Crissie Ferrara     Apr 7th, 2012
    Just wanted to express my gratitude for this class. I am an aid worker living and working South Sudan, and being able to do a class like this, focusing on spreading my collar bones and "shaking off the dust" (quite literally!!) is a true blessing. Thanks for such a wonderful class. Love and light.
  • Stuart Adamson     Apr 5th, 2012
    "Back Away From the Dish!!" Love it!! Such a beautiful class and it made me chuckle.
  • Lisa Watson     Apr 1st, 2012
    What a beautiful, healing, thought provoking class. Thank you.
  • Heidi Schwartz     Mar 30th, 2012
    One more thought on shaking off doubts. Wouldn't it be interesting if we didn't shake them off, we honored them, very much as we feel our feelings good and bad and unpopular. I know you mean that too. I took a class with a teacher who told us not to shake them off. These were feelings of anger, sadness, etc. She wanted us to live with them, sit with them so to speak, during that moment, and express them with our voices. Your class was interesting to me and I loved it. I could not help thinking of how I'm not supposed to shake things off but keep them contained within me, to be used and expressed vocally. And to be proud of the unsteadiness within until it becomes still. It's just a different perspective, not wrong or right, different and perhaps not different. Makes me have to think that there is something I must do differently than I was taught once in a while. Like breaking a "pattern". I don't mean to contradict and I'm not really. I'm merely noting that I felt strange shaking off my stuff when I used to be told specifically not to. Of course it was a different type of class. Always good to do something new. That's why I come to your class.
  • Heidi Schwartz     Mar 30th, 2012
    I love this class. Got me into poses I haven't been able to do often, my back went out over a month ago. I think it even helped, the heat in my apartment which is too much, and the flow of your amazing logical sequencing, the privacy~ I am alone with my injured self, helps. My back seems closer to healing, my overworked knees stronger. So glad I joined this thing. And the poem, your reading of it, beautiful. Thank you.
  • Riley Duffie     Mar 30th, 2012
    Elena, this poem has totally ignited the writer in me all over again! I have devoured ALL of mojgani's poetry since taking this class and hearing Shake the Dust. What a genius, what beauty. So grateful!
  • Elena Brower     Mar 30th, 2012
    @Vanessa watch him perform it
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u--_-tyuejc

    the poem is Shake the Dust by Anis Mogjani

    LOVE
  • Farzaneh Kashef     Mar 29th, 2012
    Thank you so much, loved everything about this!!!
  • Vanessa Scott     Mar 29th, 2012
    Elena ,

    What a revelatory class! Did you write the poem, and if not you, who? Blessings, Vanessa Scott
    Ashland OR
  • Sarah Braun     Mar 28th, 2012
    What an empowering and transformational class. It has stayed with me for many days. Such insight into the deeper journey of life. So grateful for yogaglo! Thank you!
  • Jackie Quayle     Mar 26th, 2012
    LOVED this class so much, dust well and truly shaken, Elena you must come over to the UK! Yoga LOVE!
  • Charlotte Saint Jean     Mar 26th, 2012
    such an amazing class - dust shaken now off for a ski with the beautiful deep blue sky of Val d'Isere - come and teach here next March and see for yourself
    love and light to you sweet elena (ps have 30th Septempter in the diary for Paris!)
  • Elena Brower     Mar 24th, 2012
    Anis Mojgani, poem is called "Shake the Dust"
  • Nicole Blonder     Mar 24th, 2012
    Wonderful practice. Loved the poem, who is the author?
  • Triambika Ma Vive     Mar 22nd, 2012
    I feel fantastic...so much gratitude for you Elena!
  • Kris Ward     Mar 22nd, 2012
    I adore that poem and LOVED the whole flow. Got me right into my heart. So much gratitude. Will be sharing all this goodness. XOXO
  • Lena Kurganska     Mar 21st, 2012
    What an amazing practice, thank you, Elena. The effect is so profound. So much gratitude to you and yogaglo for having this opportunity at home in Toronto :)
  • Maggie Yant     Mar 19th, 2012
    I can't say thank you enough for this practice. I haven't practiced in quite a few months and had been having a lot of self doubt about beginning again. This practice was exactly what I needed. Namaste.
  • Kristen Stuart     Mar 19th, 2012
    thank you Elena for a beautiful practice of dropping into the space of love and infusing these healing vibes into Pachamama and out into the world...shanti <3
  • Claudia Vargas     Mar 17th, 2012
    This is when the yoga turns into profound healing...Thank you Elena
  • Melissa Boone Osburn     Mar 15th, 2012
    Wow! I can't thank you enough...simply amazing!
  • Elena Brower     Mar 15th, 2012
    Sending love to all - appreciate your presence here very much
  • Marta Abel     Mar 15th, 2012
    just blew a kiss at my screen - thank you for this practice
  • Sarah Hon     Mar 14th, 2012
    Beautiful Elena x
  • Riley Duffie     Mar 14th, 2012
    Elena, this practice brought me to tears. So much dust that I didn't even now was accumulating in places I just hadn't checked. Your wisdom resonates so beautifully in my heart. Thank you for your gifts!
  • Kathleen Smith     Mar 14th, 2012
    Really nice practice, one of your best.
  • Kathy Bodenhemier     Mar 14th, 2012
    what a wonderful, powerful practice! That poem knocked my socks off. Thank you so much for sharing it. I feel dust free :)
  • Siew Hua Seah     Mar 14th, 2012
    Thank you so much for such an amazing class. Really needed it today!
  • Michael Maize     Mar 13th, 2012
    Awesome class!!! Thanks a lot! Especially great to shake off all of this dust during the Mercury Retrograde. A great time to turn inward and sweep out the cobwebs... X
  • Alexis Mascitti     Mar 13th, 2012
    Elena, thank you thank you thank you. I have been going through a rough patch in my life recently, and this practice spoke to me in such a deep way. Loved the seated practice which opened me so fully, I was able to surprise myself and come into full parivrtta surya yantrasana, and your reading actually made me cry. This practice brought up and then settled so many emotions for me. We are blessed with your guidance as our teacher, thank you again and again. Namaste
    !
  • geike arnaert     Mar 13th, 2012
    thank you so much!!
  • henry pursner     Mar 13th, 2012
    good stuff, thank you so very much. Makes me want to eat only good stuff and put only good stuff into my body and my mind. SO GOOD, even if i wasn't able to do all the asanas, it didn't matter in the least. and this feeling will last
  • sarah bidault     Mar 13th, 2012
    Beautiful.