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Calm Your Mind

A short flow that focuses on the breath and gentle movements to soothe body and mind.

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(gentle orchestral music) Hello and welcome to this Headspace yoga session. I'm Peter and I'll be guiding you through this calming class. We're gonna put extra attention on the breath in today's session. This is a restorative class. It's great for the evening or other times when you want some gentle movement. We'll begin in a comfortable seat. The spine tall, the shoulders relaxed and see if you can find a little bit of ease, just sitting. (gentle orchestral music) Take a few breaths here. Your eyes can be open or closed, but we're telling our nervous system to slow down, to find a little more ease. (gentle orchestral music) And just take one more breath here. (gentle orchestral music) All right and very simply, we're just gonna walk the hands out in front of us. (gentle orchestral music) And you can be on your fingertips or palms down and release the weight of your head. Trying to keep the spine long and straight as possible. (gentle orchestral music) Sending the hips back, feeling the rooting sensation through the legs. And draw the shoulders onto the back body. (gentle orchestral music) One more big breath. (gentle orchestral music) (inhales heavily) Good. Walking the hands back in. Nice and easy. We'll just switch the cross of the ankles. (gentle orchestral music) sitting nice and tall. And then we'll walk the hands forward again. (gentle orchestral music) Hips sink back, spine long and then feel and watch the breath. (gentle orchestral music) Starting the breath in the low abdomen, feeling it going up the spine up through the chest, all the way up to the crown of the head. And then as you exhale, setting that breath back down again. (gentle orchestral music) How about one more time? (gentle orchestral music) Good. Walking the hands back in. We'll take a nice, simple twist. Take your right hand outside your left thigh and your left fingertips behind you. As you inhale, grow taller. (gentle orchestral music) And as you exhale, twisting the chest to the left. Two breaths here, inhaling through the nose (gentle orchestral music) and exhaling through the nose. (gentle orchestral music) Inhale, come back through center and then exhale to the other side, your left hand, outside the right leg and then your right hand behind you. Lift up to the chest as you inhale and then a deepening of the twist as you exhale. Take it nice and easy. Not forcing your body into shapes that it may not wanna be in, okay? So be patient. Inhaling through the nose. (gentle orchestral music) And exhaling through the nose. (gentle orchestral music) You can come back to center. Good. Left fingertips on the earth, just outside the left leg, the right hand up and over your head and guide the right ear towards the right shoulder. Should be really nice stretch for the neck and you can walk the left fingers a little more away from you. And then as...


Duration10 min

About your teachers

  • A former Buddhist monk, Andy has guided people in meditation and mindfulness for 20 years. In his mission to make these practices accessible to all, he co-created the Headspace app in 2010.

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  • Eve is a mindfulness teacher, overseeing Headspace’s meditation curriculum. She is passionate about sharing meditation to help others feel less stressed and experience more compassion in their lives.

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  • As a meditation teacher, Dora encourages others to live, breathe, and be with the fullness of their experiences. She loves meditation’s power to create community and bring clarity to people’s minds.

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  • Kessonga has been an acupuncturists, therapist, and meditation teacher, working to bring mindfulness to the diverse populations of the world.

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  • Rosie Acosta has studied yoga and mindfulness for more than 20 years and taught for over a decade. Rosie’s mission is to help others overcome adversity and experience radical love.

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