Guided Yoga Practice

Yoga and meditation are effective healing and coping strategies for the mind and body that are woven into many of the programs at JTC.  In these video and audio recordings made by Joanna Morrison,  you can access some of the yoga and meditation practices used at the Centre, wherever you are.   

 

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Audio Recordings

Yoga Nidra is a gentle, guided meditation, focused on body scan and breath to invite relaxation and grounding into the body before sleep.

Body Scan is a guided meditation focused on bringing awareness to the body parts through breath and gentle awareness.  The primary intention of the Body Scan is to simply notice body, breath and mind with no judgment or expectation.

 

Progressive Muscle Relaxation is a guided meditation focused on awareness to the body parts through breath and gentle muscle contraction and release.  Helpful when Body Scan feels too still or uncomfortable.

 

Gentle Breath Expansion is focused on the exhalation and slowly extending the exhalation breath.  The extended exhale supports the parasympathetic nervous system.  The parasympathetic nervous system supports your ability to rest, relax and digest.  When the parasympathetic system is supported, your breathing slows, your heart rate drops, your blood pressure lowers and your body transitions into a state of calm and healing.

 

Extended Breathing Practice with Retention is focused on the exhalation and slowly extending the exhalation breath.  This practice includes breath retention – gentle hold after the inhalation – which strengthens the breath and prana (energy) flowing in the body. The extended exhale supports the parasympathetic nervous system.

 

Gentle Breath Expansion no Count is focused on the exhalation and slowly extending the exhalation breath with no count.  Helpful when counting breath or breath retention creates further anxiety or discomfort with the breath.  The extended exhale and longer breath supports the parasympathetic nervous system.

Video Recordings

Grounding Practice is a gentle standing movement practice focused on connecting movement to breath and acknowledging the importance of grounding  in the body.  This is ideal as a morning practice or any time of the day that you can benefit from an invigorating breath and supportive sensation in your body. In becoming grounded in the body you allow for the safe and calm processing of feelings, sensations and thoughts.  Becoming grounded means becoming aware in the present moment and connecting mind, body and breath.

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Restorative Wall Practice is ideal as an evening practice.  Focus is on breath and relaxing into the support of the floor and the wall and inviting relaxation and release into the muscles, bones and mind.

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Seated Grounding Practice is a gentle seated movement practice focused on connecting movement to breath and acknowledging support in the body.  This is ideal as a morning practice or any time of the day that you can benefit from an invigorating breath or grounding sensation in your body.

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