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Level 2/3
90 min

All Around Go-To Practice

Vinyasa Flow | By Jason Crandell on Apr 20 2012
Designed to be your go-to practices for an all-around sequence, this class will open your body and settle your mind. Continuous, fluid, and dynamic (yet, absolutely un-rushed), this sequence explores the topic of presence, awareness and mindfulness. By noticing the details of your body--such as your breath, pulse, temperature and subtle energy--you will cultivate moment-to-moment awareness that will enhance your practice in every way.

Description

Designed to be your go-to practices for an all-around sequence, this class will open your body and settle your mind. Continuous, fluid, and dynamic (yet, absolutely un-rushed), this sequence explores the topic of presence, awareness and mindfulness. By noticing the details of your body--such as your breath, pulse, temperature and subtle energy--you will cultivate moment-to-moment awareness that will enhance your practice in every way.

Comments

  • Kirsten Steffensen     Oct 15th, 2014
    One of the very best yoga classes I have ever taken. Highly recommended. Thanks Jason
  • Manda Greenblatt     Apr 4th, 2014
    Thank you Jason, Awareness facilitator! Something I am thinking about a lot at the moment, how asana's transformational potential is harnessed?.....my answers so far, moving with awareness in each and every moment. 'Slowing' down helps :)
  • Zachary Sanchez     Feb 17th, 2014
    I honestly have to say this has to be one of the best yoga classes I have ever taken. This class was wonderful. Too often in yoga classes, I feel like we are always trying to achieve something, or as Jason says, trying to be detailed instead of paying attention to detail. Jason organized this flow in a wonderful way, giving you sufficient time to really get into the pose and focus, to really internalize what yoga inherently is, instead of trying to see it as an means to an end. It is wonderfully balanced, with some really great twists and hip openers, and I must say, I actually almost got into full splits, which is something I have never even come close to before. Thank you very much for sharing this practice with me!!!!
    • Jason Crandell     Feb 18th, 2014
      ;) that's fantastic. Thanks Zachary.
  • Christine Tipping     Jan 24th, 2014
    I loved the simplicity and mindfulness of this practice. The gentle guiding into the subtle body was so brilliantly done. I felt my whole body glowing yet deeply relaxed when we finally arrived in savasana. The quote from Chyogan Trungpa spoke to me as well.
    I don't often allow myself the luxury of a 90 minute class because I usually sit for 30 minutes after practice. Incorporating mindfulness throughout the class and including seated meditation made this a complete practice for me. I have added it to my list of favorites. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and spirit.
    • Jason Crandell     Jan 24th, 2014
      Thanks Christine!
  • Stephanie Pritchett     Jan 2nd, 2014
    I am often seduced in my practice into a fast set of sequences - centered around postures that I can accomplish... and then I wonder... why is my practice seeming stuck? My commitment to my practice in the coming year is to slow down, feel and build patience and strength. This class was so powerful for me, thank you Jason. And what a revelation to experience probably the strongest hanumanasana and bakasana that I have experienced in months... funny that :) Thanks for the lesson(s). I will be seeing you a lot in 2014!
    • Jason Crandell     Jan 2nd, 2014
      Stephanie - I'm so glad to hear this. I've found that going slower tends to take us further in the practice. I'm glad this process is working for you!
  • Kathy Chambers     Nov 27th, 2013
    Thank you Jason. I am now mindful of the incredible feeling of steadiness i have through your classes, both literally and figuratively. Thanks from sunny New Zealand.
    • Jason Crandell     Nov 27th, 2013
      My pleasure Kathy. Thanks for practicing.
  • Alexandra Fetterman     Oct 26th, 2013
    I really like this class and appreciate the time you give for breathing.
    • Jason Crandell     Oct 26th, 2013
      Thanks for the comment Alexandra.
  • ZEynep A     Jun 28th, 2013
    I just did my first bakasana:))))) than you very much.
    • Jason Crandell     Jun 28th, 2013
      That's great!! Thanks for practicing
  • Ozlem Ozturk     Jun 17th, 2013
    Thank you for being guide for me and help me noticing my growth.
    • Jason Crandell     Jun 17th, 2013
      My pleasure Ozlem. Thank you.
  • Helen Webster     Apr 20th, 2013
    Just did this practice in the garden in the sunshine... Amazing! x
  • Evi Van Meirhaeghe     Apr 12th, 2013
    Waw, another amazing class. The way you explain awareness on different levels really resonated with me. Also had a lovely 20 minute nap on my mat after savasana, and woke up feeling blissfully relaxed. Thanks, Jason.
    • Jason Crandell     Apr 13th, 2013
      Glad you enjoyed it Evi, thanks!
  • Beth Campagna     Mar 31st, 2013
    This was absolutely excellent. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and insight for the need to just "be." Beth
    • Jason Crandell     Mar 31st, 2013
      thanks for practicing Beth
  • Charles Kim     Nov 4th, 2012
    Thank you for a wonderful practice! Feeling more at peace afterward.
    • Jason Crandell     Nov 4th, 2012
      Thanks Charles!
  • Katja Rödel     Oct 28th, 2012
    focused on listinging into your body; very "easy" poses
    • Jason Crandell     Oct 29th, 2012
      Thanks Katja
  • Katie Doherty     Oct 26th, 2012
    This was beautiful and exactly what I needed! Thank you so very much for sharing! Namaste
    • Jason Crandell     Oct 26th, 2012
      Thank you Katie.
  • nicki malinowski     Oct 19th, 2012
    A Brilliant class,thanks Jason.
    • Jason Crandell     Oct 20th, 2012
      Thanks Nicki Very happy you enjoyed it.
  • Jason Crandell     Jul 24th, 2012
    Claire - thanks so much! glad this practice makes you excited to do it again :)
  • Claire Feltham     Jul 23rd, 2012
    Enjoyed 'doing' it and very 'un-yogic-ly' can't wait to 'do' it again! Many thanks for sharing the amazing Lightness of Being. Shraddha, Alsace, France
  • Tara DeAngelis     Jul 16th, 2012
    Thank you so much for this class. Mindfulness is something that is lacking in today's yoga culture. I was delighted to hear a quote from Chyogam Trungpa as I am studying many of his texts currently. I also appreciate that you incorporate a long Savasana into your classes and meditation. It would be nice if there were more two-hour classes so there would be time for a total body balancing, 15 minutes meditation, 15 minutes of pranayama, and 10 minutes of Savasana. Thanks again!
    • Jason Crandell     Jul 17th, 2012
      Tara - Thank you! 2 hrs sounds pretty good to me... I'll try to get to this in the future!
  • Jason Crandell     Jul 2nd, 2012
    Kristyn - thank you!!
  • Kristyn Shayon Miller     Jul 2nd, 2012
    This was fantastic!!
  • Jason Crandell     Jun 25th, 2012
    Alejandra - glad you found what you were looking for. Also happy that you are enjoying slowing down while exploring yoga more.
  • Alejandra Garcia     Jun 23rd, 2012
    and I find what I was looking for....time to slow my practice , the spining class and running days are over!!!and more yoga!!! thank you for the class
  • Jason Crandell     Jun 17th, 2012
    Sarah -- sorry for the long delay.... I managed to skip over this accidentally. And, in short simple terms, "yes." once we enter the realms of terms like samadhi, things get pretty complicated--but, yes, the bottom line for Hatha yogis is that there's no liberation without the body.
  • Sarah Hon     Jun 12th, 2012
    Thank you Jason - an outstanding class by your own standards, which is an achievement! Prepared me so beautifully for a meditation session of such incredible stillness. At one point you spoke about feelings as "the underwriters of this experience". Do you think then that the sensations of embodiment created by the asana give rise to the "yoga bliss" that we all experience to some degree, even when we first start practising? And that by deepening our awareness of these sensations we can enhance the effects of the asana for our practice of pratyahara, dharana, dhyana and samadhi? Just wondering :-)
  • Jason Crandell     May 31st, 2012
    Maria- thank you!
  • Jason Crandell     May 31st, 2012
    Maria- thank you!
  • Jason Crandell     May 31st, 2012
    Maria- thank you!
  • Maria Martin-Calero     May 31st, 2012
    Thanks a lot, it was great!
  • Jason Crandell     May 18th, 2012
    M - YOU're welcome! All physical yoga is hatha yoga. Every modern school and older lineage falls within the larger umbrella term of "hatha." Think of jeans. There are many, many types and brands of jeans that further distinguish the jean, but, really, they're all jeans. Vinyasa is a form of hatha that emphasizes dynamic movement, breathing, and the synchronization of the two.
  • M Courae     May 17th, 2012
    Than YOU. I love the unrushed nature of your practices. They are just perfect.
    Question: What is the difference between a vinyasa practice and a Hatha practice?
    Thank you!
  • Jason Crandell     Apr 30th, 2012
    Carolyn - thank you for your feedback. I wish that we all could let go of the need to do the pretzel poses! I'm happy to hear this helped deepen your awareness. thanks so much, J
  • carolyn acuna     Apr 27th, 2012
    Thank you Jason. As usual a wonderful well thought out class, explained in a way that makes it easy to follow. I love how you take the poses deeper by taking the awareness deeper into the subtle body. I know that at coming a bit too close for comfort to 50 that I don't feel the need to do the more physically challenging pretzel poses. I'm quiet happy to be challenged with the holding and feel of a pose. Loved the reading at the end.
  • Jason Crandell     Apr 26th, 2012
    Merav - thank you!
  • Jason Crandell     Apr 26th, 2012
    Jasmine (and a few others),

    I've had a bunch of requests for the quote. It's pretty long, so I'm gonna shorten it. It's from Chogyam Trungpa. He writes "Before we indulge in any exotic techniques, playing with energies, playing with sense perceptions, playing with visions in terms of religious symbolism, we must sort out our minds fundamentally. We must begin our practice by walking the narrow path of simplicity, before we can walk upon the open highway of compassionate action. And only after our highway journey is well on its way need we concern ourselves about how to dance in the fields--the vajrayana, or tantric teachings. So before we relate with heaven we must relate to earth and work on our basic neuroses. The whole approach of Buddihsm is to develop transcendental common sense, seeing things as they are, without magnifying what is or dreaming ab out what we would like to be."
  • Jason Crandell     Apr 26th, 2012
    Ann - Ha! I had a similar feeling of relief--or, strange indifference. That said, I really can't stand watching Casilla pitch. I literally have to leave the room. Plus, he doesn't have the cool cross-armed homage to his late father, so I'm starting to feel the loss..... Glad you liked class.
  • Ann Constantino     Apr 26th, 2012
    Thanks for this wonderful deep class. I love the message of "advanced doesn't mean hard" as well as that of noticing rather than creating. I haven't felt so relaxed since the Giants announced that Brian Wilson would be out for the season. :)
  • Jason Crandell     Apr 24th, 2012
    Magali - de rien!
  • Jason Crandell     Apr 24th, 2012
    Jonathan - this means a lot to me. thank you very much!
  • Jonathan Ellis     Apr 24th, 2012
    Such an amazing gift you are to our community, Jason~
  • Jasmine Gartner     Apr 24th, 2012
    thank you, I really liked this class. Can you tell me what the quote was again?
  • Magali Millou     Apr 24th, 2012
    So so good and menigfull,
    Merci , Jason et bientt.
  • Jason Crandell     Apr 23rd, 2012
    Ronni - thank you! glad the pacing and instruction helped you to witness deeply.
  • Jason Crandell     Apr 23rd, 2012
    Alexandra- this means a lot, thank you! I'll keep a steady stream of classes coming for ya'.
  • Jason Crandell     Apr 23rd, 2012
    Dar - would be great to have you take a class in person! let me know when you plan to come so I can confirm I'm in town. best, J
  • Jason Crandell     Apr 23rd, 2012
    Claire- thank you!
  • Jason Crandell     Apr 23rd, 2012
    Caroline - happy this helped you get your mind in the right place with your body. thanks for posting your feedback!
  • Jason Crandell     Apr 23rd, 2012
    Ana - happy you found it satisfying. thanks for posting your feedback.
  • Jason Crandell     Apr 23rd, 2012
    KZ - thanks for your consistency in practice and feedback!!
  • Jason Crandell     Apr 23rd, 2012
    Jane - being able to practice in a challenged way while being relaxed is an art. I'm happy you found it during this practice!
  • Jason Crandell     Apr 23rd, 2012
    Hilda - thank you! I'll keep them coming for ya'.
  • Fuji      Apr 23rd, 2012
    What a wonderful class - more please!
  • Ronni Hendel     Apr 22nd, 2012
    Thank you for this class. I loved the pacing and your language and guidance in witnessing the movement and feeling was absolutely perfect.
  • Alexandra May     Apr 22nd, 2012
    Beautiful and mindful class, as always! I always look forward to practicing with you. Please keep your classes coming! :)
  • dar carman     Apr 22nd, 2012
    ahh finished today, simply what I want to touch in my practice...a calm and peaceful mind. Thank you.. CA trip in my future.
  • jessica horn     Apr 22nd, 2012
    Lovely pace and sequencing, thank you, great to be reminded not to get too caught up in the 'doing'. Please can you tell me where I can find the quote at the end? I didn't quite catch who it was by. Thank you.
  • Claire Mc Guinness     Apr 22nd, 2012
    Amazing!
  • Caroline Milliken     Apr 21st, 2012
    Your thoughtful approach is so insightful and keeps my mind in the right zone, another top class
  • ana hubner     Apr 21st, 2012
    Thank you Jason! Great class, great teaching, just what the body and mind needed.
  • K Z     Apr 21st, 2012
    thanks so much for this Jason
  • Jane M     Apr 20th, 2012
    Thank you for a well thought out class. (As usual) Noticing what is happening to your body and not letting your ego take over your movements is one of the most difficult things to do. Your constant reminders to "just notice" were very helpful and made this class challenging but very relaxing. Thanks again.
  • Jason Crandell     Apr 20th, 2012
    Rachel- welcome to the world of mindful vinyasa! Glad my pace & tone resonate well with you. Let me know if you have any questions about the vinyasa practice.
  • Rachel Hanberry     Apr 20th, 2012
    What a great class, you really inspire me to go slow, I am a sivananda trained yoga teacher but have been branching out and trying some vinyasa flow and your teaching really resonates with me. Thank you, looking forward to doing more classes with you :) Om namah sivaya
  • Jason Crandell     Apr 20th, 2012
    Dar - thanks!
  • dar carman     Apr 20th, 2012
    hey there, this is great..had to end half way..but can not wait to return..wonderful words!I