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Level 1
60 min

Cultivate Inner Resilience

Yin | By Felicia Tomasko on Apr 27 2012
Cultivate inner resilience in this practice of long, slow holds yin-style. Our intention in this practice is to release tension in order to make space for our strength in vitality--known in Ayurveda as our ojas. Since our lives involve an ongoing parade of one of those weeks, we need to continually come back to practices that help us build our inner resilience. In this class, we begin with bridge with a block with variations and then move into shoulder releases, a long yin-style seated forward fold, a twist sequence and then a savasana that reminds us of the strength of the earth that is always available to nourish us.

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Cultivate inner resilience in this practice of long, slow holds yin-style. Our intention in this practice is to release tension in order to make space for our strength in vitality--known in Ayurveda as our ojas. Since our lives involve an ongoing parade of "one of those weeks," we need to continually come back to practices that help us build our inner resilience. In this class, we begin with bridge with a block with variations and then move into shoulder releases, a long yin-style seated forward fold, a twist sequence and then a savasana that reminds us of the strength of the earth that is always available to nourish us.

Comments

  • Chi Fung Kwok     Apr 19th, 2014
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful class with us, it really helped me to relax and let go of all my stress. The background music is great by the way!
  • sarah aswed     Mar 28th, 2014
    wonderful class….i felt like I had gone to a spa for a tension releasing massage. fantastic!
    • Felicia Tomasko     Mar 28th, 2014
      Dear Sarah, Ah, what a great feeling to have...that's when you know the practice had its best effect, when we feel like we've had a massage. I'm happy to hear that this practice helped you unwind. Enjoy the aftereffects! Namaste, Felicia
  • Stephanie Strenger     Mar 18th, 2014
    Much needed, and way more challenging then I thought it would be! Looking forward to trying it again in a week to see how I've improved!
    • Felicia Tomasko     Mar 18th, 2014
      Dear Stephanie, I'm glad that you found this practice to be just what you needed--and I'm glad that the level of challenge was meaningful. Let me know how you feel the next go around. Hope you are well and thank you for your note! Namaste, Felicia
  • Rachael Babcock     Feb 5th, 2014
    I am new to yoga and don't have a yoga block. What kind and size should I order?
    • Felicia Tomasko     Feb 6th, 2014
      Dear Rachael, Welcome to yoga practice! You'll see that I love using a block as a support and as a prop to address various areas of the body. There are different kinds out there (foam, cork, bamboo, wood). The foam and cork are both very lightweight and a bit softer. Some companies you can look at include: www.yogarat.com and www.manduka.com. They are reasonably priced and fairly standard in size. I hope that helps and I hope you continue to enjoy the yoga practice. Please feel free to reach out again. Namaste, Felicia
  • MVV J     Jan 28th, 2014
    I watch a lot of your classes, but to find this one all I have to search in my favorites is "a lesson in patience"! Thanks Felicia.
    • Felicia Tomasko     Mar 18th, 2014
      Dear MVV, Ah, what a great note! I'm glad to hear that you watch a lot of my classes and I hope that you enjoy them. Thank you for taking my classes and for connecting here. Until we see each other again! Namaste, Felicia
  • Jeff Commings     Jan 8th, 2014
    I definitely needed this class! The act of being more aware, slowing down and finding that resilience you mentioned was a challenge, but a welcome one!
    • Felicia Tomasko     Mar 18th, 2014
      Dear Jeff, I understand that the act of being more aware is challenging--but developing our resistance is so important and necessary--and the best way to allow our practice to have meaning in our everyday lives. Thanks for taking the class and for your note! Namaste, Felicia
  • Michael Lawson     Jan 3rd, 2014
    Great first session here at yogaglo. Thank you so much, Ms Tomasko!
    • Felicia Tomasko     Jan 4th, 2014
      Dear Michael, Thanks for landing here on Yogaglo and for trying out this class. I appreciate the connection and I hope you continue to feel a sense of inner resilience. Enjoy the wide variety of practices here and feel free to reach out again! Namaste, Felicia
  • Kimberly Huard     Sep 14th, 2013
    A great example of the Power of Patience, Tenderness, Awareness and Subtle Posture. It was wonderful to slow down and feel all that tension and then allow for the release of it, making space for strength and resilience. Namaste.
    • Felicia Tomasko     Jan 4th, 2014
      Dear Kimberly, Thank you so much for your sweet and thoughtful feedback. I'm glad to hear that the practice had such a powerful effect on you and your ability to release here. Enjoy the greater sense of strength. Many Blessings. Namaste, Felicia
  • Sarah Gaede     Aug 27th, 2013
    So helpful and available to me, hindered as I am by a cast on my right foot!
    • Felicia Tomasko     Aug 31st, 2013
      Dear Sarah, I'm sorry to hear about the cast on your right foot but I'm glad that this practice worked for you. It's amazing how much we can do even with a cast--and when we are hindered, we need yoga even more. Hope you heal quickly and easily. Namaste, Felicia
  • Angie Biondi     Jul 29th, 2013
    That was my first time and I loved it. Thank you
    • Felicia Tomasko     Jul 29th, 2013
      Dear Angie, welcome to your first class! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed it! Hope to sed you again online. Namaste, Felicia
  • Mia Mironov     Jul 18th, 2013
    namaste:)
    • Felicia Tomasko     Jul 24th, 2013
      Namaste to you as well. Thanks for taking the class and glad you enjoyed it! Many blessings, Felicia
  • Social C     Jun 25th, 2013
    Thank you Felicia for this class. Each one of your classes on yogaglo allows me to connect more to my practice and my inner self. This class was stellar! Om Shanti Shanti Shanti, Namaste.
    • Felicia Tomasko     Jul 24th, 2013
      Dear Social, Ah, what great feedback! It is always my intention to guide people through parts of the practice that help us connect to that deep inner space. We cultivate a relationship with our inner selves our entire life, and the more we do so with compassion, the more benefits we experience. I'm glad this was a stellar class. Om Shanti and much love. Namaste, Felicia
  • linda leffel     May 29th, 2013
    Felicia this was my favorite I'm a guest and trying out different types of yoga. Thank you I really enjoyed your class and will continue to follow you. Linda
    • Felicia Tomasko     May 30th, 2013
      Dear Linda, welcome to Yogaglo! Thanks for trying out this class and I'm so glad you enjoyed the practice. Have fun scoping out the different offerings and hope to see you online again soon! Namaste, Felicia
  • Barbara Handa     May 25th, 2013
    Wonderful routine. Feel so much better.
    • Felicia Tomasko     May 30th, 2013
      Dear Barbara, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed this sequence...and even better, that you feel better!! See you again online. Namaste, Felicia
  • Sam Glover     May 5th, 2013
    Wow! I needed that. I feel much better, physically and mentally.
    • Felicia Tomasko     May 6th, 2013
      Dear Sam, It's great when the practice can support us physically, mentally, and everything else. I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better and I hope you remember to come back to the practice whenever you need it! Many blessings. Felicia
  • mahalia Albertini     Mar 27th, 2013
    Beautiful. Thank you.
    • Felicia Tomasko     Mar 28th, 2013
      Dear Mahalia, I'm glad you enjoyed this practice and found it to be beautiful! Hope you have the chance to play around with it again. Thanks for being part of the Yogaglo family and much love, Felicia
  • Aimie Dodson     Feb 15th, 2013
    my first full hour yoga session and i loved it! i feel calm, long and rested! thank you!x
    • Felicia Tomasko     Mar 29th, 2013
      Dear Aime, Welcome to your first full-hour yoga session! Glad you loved it and hope you enjoyed the calm and rested feeling. Remember to come back to it again and again! Thank you for being part of the Yogaglo community. Much love, Felicia
  • Theresa Armstrong     Jan 16th, 2013
    Exactly what I needed after this "week". I look forward to doing this one again. Thank you!
    • Felicia Tomasko     Mar 29th, 2013
      Dear Theresa, We all have those weeks--just about every week it seems. Practice is something that helps us in those times. Hope you have the opportunity to practice again! Namaste, Felicia
  • Aria Shahram     Jan 13th, 2013
    Felicia thanks so much. Do you have any modification suggestions for people who cannot do twists due to low back pain? What I did during this class was simply lie on my side with my knee tucked into my chest.
    • Felicia Tomasko     May 6th, 2013
      Dear Aria, thanks for your note and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the practice. In terms of modifications, you're completely on the right track with simply laying on your side with your knee tucked into your chest. You can also use a blanket between your knees to keep the knees stacked and the legs aligned with the spine. You can also lay on your back with your knees into your chest (an upside down child's pose) which can help soften the muscles of the low back. Or try happy baby pose instead. Please give yourself permission to experiment and let me know what works for you. Thanks! Felicia
  • Inés Querejazu     Nov 25th, 2012
    I will definitely do this one again!! Thank you!

    • Felicia Tomasko     May 6th, 2013
      Dear Ines, I hope you've been able to do this one again! I'm glad you like it. Many blessings, Felicia
  • Caroline Moroz     Nov 25th, 2012
    Sublime. Thank you Felicia.
    • Felicia Tomasko     May 6th, 2013
      Dear Caroline, I'll take sublime as a great compliment! Thanks for the note and I'm glad you liked the class. Hope to see you again online. Felicia
  • Britt Pingala     Nov 21st, 2012
    I love this yin practice. Very releasing. Thank you.
    • Felicia Tomasko     May 6th, 2013
      Dear Britt, I'm glad to hear that you found this practice supported releasing--that's definitely the idea! Thanks for taking the class and keep up the practice! Felicia
  • Holly Reasoner     May 14th, 2012
    I would like to use this practice daily in the morning before starting my day. Your words are so wise and wonderful to listen to during the poses. I have a relaxed and strong feeling in my body and mind and a readiness for the day, no matter what the day may hold. Resilience shall be my intention for the day.
    Deep Peace,
    Holly
    • Felicia Tomasko     May 6th, 2013
      Dear Holly, we always need to remember resilience. Life will always be rocky, always have some measure of challenge, always try and test us. So we need to remember our own inner resilience to experience balance, ease, and well-being.We find, refind and refine that through practice. Namaste and peace back for you, Felicia
  • Holly Reasoner     May 14th, 2012
    I would like to use this practice daily in the morning before starting my day. Your words are so wise and wonderful to listen to during the poses. I have a relaxed and strong feeling in my body and mind and a readiness for the day, no matter what the day may hold. Resilience shall be my intention for the day.
    Deep Peace,
    Holly
    • Felicia Tomasko     May 6th, 2013
      Dear Holly, I am honored by your comments. Thank you. Felicia
  • Mia Mironov     May 10th, 2012
    :)namaste
    • Felicia Tomasko     May 6th, 2013
      Dear Mia, Thank you for taking this class! Namaste back to you. Much love, Felicia
  • Janice Jones     May 8th, 2012
    Great class after a rough day....a feeling of peace and joy replaced feelings of grief and discomfort. Namaste.
  • Concetta Antonelli     May 7th, 2012
    C’tait magnifique! What a gift you are to us! Thanks for sharing your practice, your sweetness, your heart...you with us! This helped me ease into some sadness and then joy I needed to feel. Namaste! Concetta
  • Dr. Arya Nielsen     May 4th, 2012
    Deep
    essential
  • Dr. Arya Nielsen     May 4th, 2012
    Deep
    essential
  • Lynda Smith     May 3rd, 2012
    wow, this class was just what i needed today....so deep but peaceful....loved the poses and music! thanks for a great class!
  • Alice Marshall     May 3rd, 2012
    For some reason my video jammed at paschimotanasana, fifteen minutes later I worked out you were very still in the video ! Great Class Shanti Shanti
    • YogaGlo     May 3rd, 2012
      Alice - we just emailed you some tips to help with the streaming.
  • B. Juliánna Nagy     May 2nd, 2012
    baby, no, it is not just you. with 'one of those weeks'. seems like they are never-ending unless I catch myself and re-align... thank you for this practice. love and pranams.
  • Carla Fountain     Apr 30th, 2012
    This was just what I needed today! Thank you.
  • Gretchen Schuelke     Apr 30th, 2012
    Exactly what was needed..Thank You!
  • Kelly Feenan     Apr 27th, 2012
    Thanks for a great practice! Kelly
  • Caroline Milliken     Apr 27th, 2012
    Such a deep restorative practice. Thank you.
  • Jane M     Apr 27th, 2012
    Very nice practice to end the week with. Thanks always.