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Entries Tagged as 'Yoga for Beginners'

Episode 126// Let The Universe Do Its Work

January 7th, 2015 · Comments

Sweet beloveds,

Thank you for being here for Sunrose Yoga's Samadhi Rush.

Episode 126 includes:

  • a short essay called What I Want to Tell You,
  • a 25 minute level 1-2 asana practice,and
  • a chant: Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu.

I hope you love this class.


  • Portland Yogis, I would LOVE to practice with YOU live and in-person on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Check out my schedule here.
  • I still have space for a couple of committed yogis to take practice to the next layer through one-on-one work. All of the details are here.
  • I will be hosting a REAL-TIME At-Home Retreat at the end of January. Join us.


Thank you for the sweetest emails in the world, dear friends. I LOVE hearing from you. We are a family! Keep ‘em coming.


Thank you to everyone who has donated to the podcast! You make this possible! Special thanks to Jen for her generous contribution last week. LOVE.

If you enjoy this podcast, please consider donating via paypal (secure) by clicking here. Your support helps make this podcast possible. I hope to continue offering this podcast for free and your donation today can help make that happen. I truly am honored to have you as a listener and fellow yogi. BLESSINGS.


Podcast shout-out to the beauties over at Gaia Conceptions. They make amazing, sustainable clothing. Magical even. Handmade in Greensboro, North Carolina.


Tags: All-levels · Yoga Sutras · Yoga for Beginners

Episode 36– Finding Ease

May 20th, 2010 · Comments

The Yoga Sutras say very little about the physical practice, asana.  What they do say, however, reveals that to find one's self in the posture (asana, which translates literally to "seat"), one must embody both effort and ease.  So often, we neglect the ease.  We decide that effort requires more obvious work, so it must be superior.  But establishing ease in the posture (on and off the mat) is infinitely more difficult.  When we are straining less, we are more susceptible to the thoughts that arise in moments of quiet.  Whether you are a new or veteran student, I invite you to approach this sequence (about 25 minutes) with ease: hold your body at ease, let your breath flow easily in and out of the body and go easy on yourself when thoughts arise.  I do hope you love this practice.

My dears, I thank you so so much for joining me on this podcast journey.  I appreciate your support and hope you will get in touch with your yoga stories.  {Hello to Patrizia in Switzerland!  Thank you for the email!  Welcome back Peggy!!}

Dears, if you listen to this podcast and enjoy it, I hope you'll consider supporting me by writing a review in iTunes.  Thank you!

Blessings of love.


Photos of the Postures are available in this photoset. (or click- through the photo below) half dog


Tags: Podcast · Level 2 · All-levels · Level 2-3 · Yoga Sutras · Half-hour · Yoga for Beginners · Level 1

Episode 30–Foundations

April 6th, 2010 · Comments

Blessings, dear Yogis.


Sending you LOVE from Seattle and much gratitude for your support of the podcast.  Today’s class is 30 minutes in length and is perfect for brand-new beginners to yoga as well as those looking to foster strong yoga foundations.  We share a warm-up, asana practice, relaxation and mindfulness practice.  Thank you for joining the class!


If you enjoy this podcast, please consider writing us a review in iTunes.  This helps get the word out about the Sunrose Yoga Community~~ and we want to share the yoga!



  • My friend Moshe (from Yoon’s Yoga Bliss) inspired me to undertake a 30-day video blogging challenge over at the Sunrose Yoga Blog (www.sunroseyoga.wordpress.com).  I will beginning posting a video every day for 30 days beginning on April 12 (MONDAY!).  I have a number of reader questions to answer and this seems like the perfect time to do so.  With that in mind, if you have a question about yoga, me, or my practice, submit your questions via email, voicemail, comment or twitter.  Many thanks!
  • This Sunday, April 11 marks the beginning of my Sunday afternoon yoga classes at Community Fitness in Ravenna.  From 4:30 to 5:30 pm, we’ll share a complete all-levels practice.  For more information, visit www.communityfitness.com or check it out at 2113 NE 65th Street in Seattle.


  • Along those lines, I’m teaching a FREE 30 minute class at Community Fitness’ new location this Saturday from 1:30-2:00pm at CF2—6108 Roosevelt Way NE.  Check out this flier for more information.



  • Hello to my friend (& fellow teacher) Elie!  Check out here Wednesday night Ashtanga class at Yoon’s Yoga Bliss.
  • LARA!! Welcome to YOGA! LOVE.



Email: sunroseyoga {at} gmail {dot} com

Voicemail: (503) 523 2599

Twitter: @yoginiinthehood

Blog: www.sunroseyoga.wordpress.com





Asanas (postures):  To view photos of the asanas, click to this photo set.


Supta Baddakonasana (Reclined Bound Angle)




Table-Thread the needle

Tadasana (Mountain)

Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II)

Trikonasana (Triangle)

Tadasana (Mountain)

Utkatasana (Lightning Bolt)

Uttanasana (Forward Fold)

Pascimottanasana (Seated Forward Fold/ Westward Fold)

Simple Seated Twist

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge)

Jathara Parivarthanasana (Hip Rolls)

Savasana (Corpse)



Tags: All-levels · Asana · Half-hour · Yoga for Beginners