At this moment, I am thinking about many yoga studios all over the world, where doors are gradually opening to welcome us back... I am thinking about the yoga community, teachers and students who are cautiously considering how to return to practise in person safely... I am thinking about you, if you are keeping well and feeling settled... I am thinking about myself, all experiences during these past months, opportunities and discomforts, do I feel safe to welcome tomorrow?
It is admirable to observe many of you transitioning and adapting well in these past months. Whilst it pains my heart to observe many who may be suffering with health, relationships and livelihoods during these challenging times. I am taking REST. I am taking solace and refuge in #Savasana every day.
When I take REST in #savasana, I reconnect with LOVE 💖. To me, Savasana is a declaration of LOVE. This Love I am referring to is the limitless unconditional LOVE, where only one could gift to oneself. It differs from the Love between parent and child, teacher and student, amongst kinship, friends, sangha, neighbours etc. It is an elixir of LOVE, always present within, and from me to me. Do you resonate?
There are many variations of Savasana, and I believe that there is always one savasana for every person in each moment that is most appropriate and nourishing. I want to explore this with you in this Savasana deep-dive, to learn, to practice and to teach Savasana with intention. Let’s embrace the Magic of Savasana!
Thank you for joining me on my Live Self Practice 10 Day Challenge (17-26 June 2020), in real time or through the recording post event. I am grateful to have this opportunity and capacity to offer this to you. 🙂
I myself am keeping well, managing the shifts and transitions, observing my learning and growth, adapting and staying ‘flexible’ in general.
In this letter, I would like to share a recorded Summary and Reflection of the spontaneous sequencing of each day’s practice, and how my practice is both my source of nourishment and also my refuge. My practice draws inspiration from various sources, and mostly through self inquiry. Commitment and joy, trust and willingness, honesty and kindness govern my practice in each moment. And more importantly to stay loyal to my higher allegiance and inner wisdom. There are many moments of PAUSE to observe and reflect throughout practice, therefore allowing and respecting responses at my own pace. Would love to hear from you if you have watched or practised with me here.
It is my sincere intention to continue support, share, inspire and challenge your commitment towards a dedicated self practice beyond these 10 days.
Time stamp for 10 Day Self Practice Summary
Day 1 - 06:21 (Crossed Belt Recalibration / Headstand)
Day 2 - 09:50 (Head to Tail Connectivity / Handstand)
Day 3 - 12:37 (Navel Radiation Practice and Connectivity)
Day 4 - 14:38 (Spinal Flossing & Posterior Chain Opening)
Day 5 - 17:05 (Peanut Tension Release / Hip Series and more)
Day 6 - 20:48 (Physiological Flexion Extension / Balancing Series - Wakeme and Walking Asana)
Day 7 - 23:50 (Flow Sequence / Navasana for Imbalances / Full Wheel)
Day 8 - 27:25 (Fluidity / Figure 8 / Surya Namaskar / Balancing with Vrksasana and Vira III)
Day 9 - 32:03 (Head Wrap Blindfold for #Interoception)
Day 10 - 35:45 (Shoulder & Upper Back Focus / Inversion Series with Chair)
If you have missed the Self Practice sessions... I have them uploaded on my YouTube Channel. They are for you, hopefully to invite conversation and to provide support / inspiration. You may subscribe for new video releases.
Adelene is happy to share her life and experiences through this blog. May this inspire your practice and living. May this serve to connect us.