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20 min

Release Sadness

Hatha | By Elena Brower on Oct 02 2012
All we have is our inner state. Inspired by a meditation with Tara Brach, we will release physical contractions by moving gently, release heart contractions by opening slowly and pointedly, and release mind contractions using our breathing in a quiet meditation. You'll feel any sadness softening and dissipating with this practice.

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All we have is our inner state. Inspired by a meditation with Tara Brach, we will release physical contractions by moving gently, release heart contractions by opening slowly and pointedly, and release mind contractions using our breathing in a quiet meditation. You'll feel any sadness softening and dissipating with this practice.

Comments

  • Rebecca Magee     May 27th, 2014
    Thank you Elena for this beautiful healing practice. By the end, I felt so much more open and light and with a lot more compassion for myself.
    • Elena Brower     May 27th, 2014
      so good Rebecca... so good.
  • Ariana Salvo     Apr 16th, 2014
    Thank you so much for that practice. It was perfect.
    • Elena Brower     May 27th, 2014
      So glad Ariana... thank you
  • Kay Kay      Apr 16th, 2014
    Thank you! This was exactly what I needed
    • Elena Brower     May 27th, 2014
      thanks Kay Kay!
  • Erika Locke     Apr 16th, 2014
    Elena,
    Thank you for reminding me that sadness stems from our fear. Beautiful practice.
    Namaste.
    Erika
    • Elena Brower     May 27th, 2014
      Good job Erika. Much gratitude.
  • Mia Mironov     Apr 16th, 2014
    namaste :)
    • Elena Brower     May 27th, 2014
      Namaste Mia :)
  • Amanda Davis     Apr 2nd, 2014
    Wow! I could see the light coming through the clean little hole in my heart, healing it. Great practice worth repeating. Love you, Elena.
    Mandy
    • Elena Brower     May 27th, 2014
      THANK YOU MANDY!!! Love...
  • Michelle Swan     Feb 13th, 2014
    Beautiful, thank you! Namaste
    • Elena Brower     May 27th, 2014
      thank you Michelle.
  • Bel Kimson     Dec 11th, 2013
    Wow. What is at the heart of my sadness is my fear. Thank you for shining the light Elena. You are an inspiring soul and I am so grateful I have the opportunity to practice your classes.
  • Ann Fink     Aug 27th, 2013
    Thank you. This has helped me to deal with some real grief and physical pain.
  • Lana Henderson     Aug 26th, 2013
    You are a beautiful soul,Elena. Thank you.
  • Dawnell Huitt     Jul 16th, 2013
    That felt so positive and inspiring. Thank you.
  • Tara Leduc     Jul 16th, 2013
    a little 20 min dose of divinity. Thank you
  • dar carman     Jul 9th, 2013
    lovely class I too adore Tara :) Namaste, Dar
  • Gabrielle Wellman     Apr 22nd, 2013
    Dear Elena and all,

    Lovely class. We might also add during the meditation that the fear of losing a beloved is the mistaken fear that we are alone. This might not be true. For is not our beloved released into non-physical and always with us? Are we not, in our deepest Selves, always with us? We are not alone when we connect into this place together.

    Thank you, gabrielle
  • Natalie Brandsma     Apr 9th, 2013
    so grateful. thank you :)
  • Brooks Findlay     Mar 18th, 2013
    This made a positive impact and difference!
  • Michele Appleby     Mar 13th, 2013
    Beautiful, thank you!
  • Nina Samuel-Camps     Mar 11th, 2013
    Brilliant. Thanks.
  • jeffery payne     Mar 10th, 2013
    Thank you for this gift. May the day bring you many blessings.
  • Alyson Raskin     Feb 24th, 2013
    Thank you for the distinctions of where we carry sadness and how we can work though it.
  • ilona De Santis     Feb 21st, 2013
    You were recommended yesterday, and I came upon this practice thru curiosity, and of course, sadness. Thank you, I feel lighter, and freer.
  • Miranda Knox     Feb 16th, 2013
    Thank you! I love your classes. You energy is so sweet! I really felt different in the final meditation...so grounded and light!
  • Ashley Fauls     Feb 11th, 2013
    Having just lost my beloved father and grandfather in the past few months- I was in desperate need of this inspired look at where my sadness is held. Eternal thanks Elena.
  • Danielle Boyce     Feb 11th, 2013
    Thank you so much for this practice. Without realizing it first, I began this practice with all three-- so glad I chose this practice today! xo
  • Dominique Fugere     Jan 23rd, 2013
    Dear Helena,
    Thank you for this practice. I am having a migraine (on and off for the last month). Very painful and making me sad. This practice really helps me. Thanks for showing the way. A yoga teacher who has tried alot to let go of the pain!
    Namaste, Dominique Fugère, Qc, Canada
  • Patricia Maccaro     Jan 21st, 2013
    Your guidance let me release some deep and long standing sadness from my body,

    my thanks for your kind, soft teaching style and wonderful wisdom, love, Matty
  • Kristie Karroum     Jan 21st, 2013
    Thank you Elena.
  • Kayti Quesada     Dec 6th, 2012
    Elena - thank you for your grace, love and gift of this sooooo sweet practice!!!! What is the name of the mudra we held toward the end?
  • helen carter costa     Dec 6th, 2012
    Very thankful for this practice.....
  • Rebekah Ford     Dec 4th, 2012
    This was exactly what I needed today, such a true blessing. Thank you, Elena.
  • Sara Fisher     Nov 16th, 2012
    Elena...you are such a blessing. Thank you.
  • Jennifer Pittam     Nov 9th, 2012
    Beautiful and just what I needed - I did not know how to differentiate between the different types of sadness before, nor why I become less rather than more compassionate when sad. Now I do. Thank you.
  • Elysia Grant     Nov 8th, 2012
    This practice came at just the perfect time. Thank You Elena. You're very good at what you do and your classes never disappoint!
  • Heather Sky     Nov 5th, 2012
    My grandmother Grace passed away yesterday morning in her sleep. This practice was perfect for me. Thank you Elena.
  • Rachel Keller     Nov 4th, 2012
    I appreciate you and this beautiful blend of asana, kundalini, and meditation with that powerful mudra. A great one for the tool box. :)
  • Ginnie Schirmer     Oct 31st, 2012
    Practiced by candlelight as my intention was hope, peace and love for all those who are without light, without warmth, without homes.
  • laurie greenberg     Oct 31st, 2012
    Finding this class this morning was a blessing...sending all this healing to those on the East coast post Sandy. May all the sadness and fear that many feel right now receive the blessing of this practice.

    Thank you Elena for making ua all aware of the power and strength of practice in this gentle form.

    Much Love,
    Laurie
  • jennifer o'day     Oct 27th, 2012
    Perfection. Again.

    Thamk you, Elena.
  • Danica Warden     Oct 27th, 2012
    Awesome and invigorating
  • kade hill     Oct 25th, 2012
    thank you. love and enjoy your classes.
  • Carol Statella     Oct 21st, 2012
    Thank you, Elena.
  • Amelia Maher     Oct 18th, 2012
    This was absolutely beautiful, I feel so much lighter and enlivened thank you so much!
  • Melanie Zerr     Oct 18th, 2012
    I always enjoy practicing with you Elena. You share so much great information that I always learn something new, even when I've done the same class many times. Thank you!
  • Adriana Hoyos     Oct 16th, 2012
    Sweet liberating practice, thank you. I have never done a yoga practice like this. Adriana
  • Patty Woltman     Oct 10th, 2012
    dear elena,

    how funny, this happened just at the right time.

    i felt a burst of sadness and looked for a class of yours..

    what a synchronicity..

    thanks so much!
  • Gayle Kahn Friedman     Oct 9th, 2012
    This is just what I needed today. Thank you so much!
  • Mary Lockwood     Oct 7th, 2012
    In the process of letting go, thank you for helping me this day. Blessings and Namaste
  • Julie Basile     Oct 5th, 2012
    I work for hospice and after a long Friday of admissions and road work, I came home to comfort my Aunt who is losing her mother, with a mercy chaplate. Then....this meditation...for releasing sadness was truly a gift -- thank you for your eloquent way of opening the heart, mind, body, spirit....it's amazing! I'm so grateful!
  • Jenny Murray     Oct 3rd, 2012
    Thank you :)
  • Jackie Hutchings     Oct 2nd, 2012
    Wow Elena, this is so sweet, so beautiful and so powerful. I love that I discovered this class, as I feel like sadness has been lingering within me for quite a while, and now I can connect with my heart and release the sadness. This will now become part of my daily ritual. Thank you so much Elena :)
  • tiphanie sparks     Oct 2nd, 2012
    Thank you for this beautiful practice.
  • Spring Cooper Robbins     Oct 2nd, 2012
    you always post the exact class i need, exactly when i need it. this was my salvation this morning. gratitude x 100.

    xx
  • Suzanne Nicklas     Oct 2nd, 2012
    Wonderful short class. As always... I love your classes! You are an inspiration to me in my life and in my teaching.
  • Suzanne Nicklas     Oct 2nd, 2012
    Wonderful short class. As always... I love your classes! You are an inspiration to me in my life and in my teaching.
  • Isabella Allard     Oct 2nd, 2012
    Thank YOU So MUCH Elena, what a love-ly practice this is :) Such a beautiful release. I love how you bring meditation to yoga and invite our deepest contractions to release back into the infinite flow and abundance of life* This is so beautiful :) I felt so good BEFORE the practice but there is always space to generate more love... and so it is :) My heart feels warm :) Namaste! I bow in gratitude to you and your radiant light*** Thank You XXXXXOOOXXXXX :)
  • Anna Jackson     Oct 2nd, 2012
    Perfect, thank you so much, love Anna