Yoga For Searchers

Yoga for those who are continually searching for and uncovering something greater.


Hey guys welcome to your uh yoga class It is another Sunday it’s fightmaster Yoga my name is Duke I’m into and this Is Indy and I just settle in right now I’m gonna give you a couple Announcements before we start the first One is next week is the two-year Anniversary of Leslie’s passing and we Are going to celebrate that with a 108 Sun salutations so I hope that you guys Can join us in the celebration of life For Leslie uh next week we’re going to Do 108 sun salutations and the other Announcement is our yoga teacher Training online training with Leslie Fightmaster is approved with yoga Alliance and our first training is going To start February 4th so 100 hours are Going to be with Leslie and then 100 Hours are going to be live on Zoom with A yoga teacher so if that’s something You’re interested in make sure you’re on Our email list you can just sign up on Our email list you go to the waiting List at myugapal.com and you will Eventually hear about yoga teacher Training we’re probably going to start Talking about it Um we’re probably going to start talking About it in December but it starts in February 4th so also the doors from my Yoga pal are going to open Um the week before Thanksgiving so if You want to join my yoga pal there’s a

Bunch of great programs Indy put Together a 30-day Um meditation challenge Um with Leslie all of her meditation Classes so it’s really cool if you want To um start working on your meditation Game all right you ready Andy yeah let’s Get started all right let’s get started All right we’re going to start with some Uh breathing techniques colabati breath And that’s where it comes out through The nose and you Um Force the air out through your lower Stomach like this So we’re gonna do 28 and on the 28th one You’re gonna hold your breath out for as Long as you comfortably can sucking in Your bondas your bondas are like your Energy locks um they’re your bathroom Muscles and your neck muscle You ready Andy yeah all right here we go Um kalabotsi breath Breathe in for calaboxy breath Go Breathe it all out Hold it Lock your bondas Now breathe normally I’m already starting to feel a little Bit of a change Okay we’re going to do two more sets of That so On the next breath okay let’s breathe in For college breath

Go Breathe It All Out lock your bondas Breathe normal I’m already starting to feel a psychic Change Foreign Breath Breathe in for call about your breath Go [Laughter] Breathe It All Out block your bondas Breathe normally Spring your hands together The intention for today’s class is To be an observer of your practice and Not a Critic so let’s start standing at The top of our mats Press camera one cameraman All right We have Dan on the um switcher today It’s his first time Okay Breathe up reach to the sun grab your Left wrist And lean over to the right Getting a nice side stretch Inhale into the sky grab your right Wrist exhale to the left Inhale hands to the sky Give me a back bend and goal post your Arms Hands back to the sky Hands back to your heart samasthiti he Inhale hands to the sky

Exhale fold forward Inhale flat back Exhale step back lower all the way down To your belly This is a good time for camera too Inhale Up Exhale down dog Um You can start bicycling your legs just Letting everything out Um Indy how are you doing this morning Pretty good how are you I’m doing pretty Good All right Bend both knees and slowly Bring your heels towards the mat Foreign Just coming back to the breath Inhale your right leg up Bring it in between your hands and come Up to Crescent Arrow straight arms We’re just holding this Inhale Exhale hands to the mat step back Chaturanga Inhale up dog Exhale down dog Today’s class is yoga for searchers It’s for anybody who’s Searching for something greater And sometimes in order to find something Greater

You got to get on your mat And really connect Inhale your left leg up Bring it in between your hands come up Crescent pose Left knee above left ankle you can bend Your right knee a little bit Bring your right side of your waist Forward and then straighten your Right leg Arrow straight arms we’re just Going to hold this Inhale exhale your arms to the ground Step back chaturanga Inhale up dog Exhale down dog Inhale your right leg up Bring it in between your hands drop your Back heel come up to Warrior one Inhale exhale to Warrior Two Inhale Exhale to reverse Warrior Inhale Windmill your arms down ride the breath Down chaturanga Inhale up dog Exhale down dog Inhale your left leg up Bring it in between your hands drop your Back heel come into Warrior one Inhale Exhale to Warrior Two Inhale Exhale to reverse Warrior Inhale

Windmill your arms down Ride the breath down chaturanga inhale Up dog Exhale down dog Inhale your right leg up Bring it in between your hands come back Up to Crescent Bring your hands to your heart prayer Give me a prayer twist to the right Come back up Chaturanga inhale Exhale hands down to the mat ride the Breath down Inhale Up dog exhale Down dog Inhale your left leg up Exhale in between your hands come up to Chaturanga Bring your hands to your heart Prayer twist To the left side Inhale your hands back up Exhale hands to the mat Ride the breath down inhale up dog Exhale down dog Coming back to your breath Inhale your right leg up Bring it in between your hands flatten Your right leg and come to Warrior Two Straighten your right leg Forward And come into triangle Come back up to Warrior Two

Straighten your leg come to a reverse Triangle Now let’s come to Just your feet on both edges of the mat Bring your hands out inhale Slowly come all the way down Foreign Bring your right hand to the center of The mat Exhale your Your left hand up To the sky Inhale Bring the left hand down to the center Of the mat Inhale your right leg hand up Inhale bring the hand down Inhale halfway up bring your hands to Your hips Come all the way up Step jump to the center come to the top Of your mat Inhale hands to the sky Exhale fold forward Inhale flat back Exhale step back chaturanga Inhale up dog Exhale down dog Inhale your right leg up And open up your hip [Music] Let your foot come all the way down to The other side flip your dog For a wild thing

Inhale Bring your right hand back to the mat Inhale for three-legged dog bring your Right foot all the way in between your Hands come back to Crescent We’re back to Crescent again Inhale And slowly Lean Forward Reaching Forward Bring your left leg to the sky for some Form of warrior three And then slowly come back to the top of Your mat Iki Inhale your hands to the sky Exhale fold forward Inhale flat back Exhale step back Chaturanga inhale up dog exhale down dog Inhale your left leg up and open up the Hip And if you want allow it to come all the Way down to the floor For a wild thing Inhale exhale your left hand back to the Mat inhale your left leg up for a Three-legged dog bring it in between Your hands and come up two Crossing pose Again Foreign And slowly start to reach forward come Into some version of a warrior three And then make your way to the top of the Mat Samasthitihi

Andy would you like to take over from Here yeah all right All right so we’re going to start Inhaling the arms up Exhale folding forward Inhale making your way to a flat back And we’re going to Exhale Palms on the Mat chaturanga Inhaling upward dog And exhale Back into downward dog Make sure your ears are aligned with Your Arms And your shoulders are away from your Ears And we’re going to inhale the left leg Into the air We’re going to Exhale bring it toward Our stomach And step it up to the front of the mat For crescent pose And we’re just gonna exhale Bend the knee touch it to the mat And bring it back up Inhale on the way down Exhale Up inhale Tap the knee Exhale Back to Crescent And we’re going to bring the hands back Onto the mat chaturanga Inhaling upward dog

Exhale It’s a downward dog We’re going to inhale the right leg into The air Exhale Hold it by your stomach Step it up to the front of the mat Inhaling the arms up for crescent Make sure your hips are parallel Facing the front of the mat And we’re going to inhale slowly lower The back knee touch it onto the mat And inhale Exhale Touching on the mat Make your way back up And we’re going to bend the knee Touch it on the mat Bring it back up and we’re just gonna Bring the arms back onto the mat Chaturanga Inhaling to upward dog Exhale Make your way into downward dog And here we’re gonna slowly Bend our Forearms and bring your elbows onto the Mat for Dolphin pose Foreign And now we’re gonna slowly lean onto our Left foot And we’re gonna make our way into Dolphin side plank Looking up toward your arm that’s okay With your

Neck This really works the shoulders Make sure your hips are stuck on top of Each other And exhale Back to Dolphin plank And lift the hips up Into Just regular dolphin If you’re breathing fast here try to Slow down Come back to the breath And when you’re ready we’re going to Inhale back into Dolphin plank slowly leading onto the Right foot this time Breaking your right arm into the air Looking up toward the ceiling Hip stuck on top of each other And exhale Back to Dolphin plank And we’re going to bring our hands Back onto the mat making our way into Regular Plank and just exhale Lift the hips up for regular downward Dog And we’re going to bend the knees Slowly Hop or step up to Chair pose we’re going to bend the knees Lifting the arms up And we’re gonna bring our hands to chest Bring your left elbow past your right

Knee Try to keep your Knees Parallel with the front of the mat Inhale sweep the arms back up Exhale hands to chest Hooking Your right Elbow past your left knee Inhale sweep the arms up Exhale forward fold Inhale half lift Exhale to plank Chaturanga Inhaling top of a dog Exhale Make your way back to down dog And on your next inhale we’re going to Bend the knees Step or float back up for half lift Exhale forward fold Inhale sweep the arms up Exhale hands to chest we’re gonna make Our way to the wide side of our mat Bring your Left foot out right right foot sorry uh Knee over ankle For a warrior two And we’re just going to inhale reverse Exhale extend the front foot or the Front knee and we’re just gonna Lean Forward here For another triangle Inhale back to Warrior Two

We’re gonna bring both the feet back to Parallel Bring the other foot out knee over ankle For Warrior Two Inhale reverse Exhale extend the front knee Leaning forward For triangle And we’re going to inhale back to Warrior Two And we’re gonna make our way back to Facing the long side of our mat And we’re just going to hinge from our Hips forward Ing here You can bring your head all the way onto The mat if you’re Capable of doing that not capable yeah Me neither I’m gonna bring our hands to our hips Make your way back to the front of the Mat Inhaling the arms up Exhale Forward fold Inhale half lift We’re going to Exhale to plank lowering All the way to the knot And we’re gonna on our next inhale peel The chest up lift the legs bring your Arms out behind you for Locust pose And exhale slowly lower You can rest your head on your forearms Or leave them at your sides

We’re gonna do another Locus you can Keep your arms by your sides and we’re Lift them out in front of you so on your Next inhale peel the chest up lift the Legs And breathe here Engaging your back And slowly exhale Drop everything relax Feels so good when we let go right there Now we’re gonna make our way Onto our Hands slowly lift up to a cobra or up Dog exhale the downward dog And we’re going to inhale the left leg Up into the air and we’re going to Exhale to lizard pose so bring your left Leg toward the left side of your mat Keeping your Hands on uh The right side of the mat and we’re just Gonna Stay here or you can make your way on Your elbows Seeing if you can get a good stretch Here and remember if your knee goes out Just bring your Ankle out and have your toes also face The same direction as your knee Helps prevent injury And just try to keep your knee close to Your body don’t have it go out too far Foreign And just try to sink into the pose here

And on your next inhale we’re going to Make our way off the forearms onto the Palms of your hands and we’re gonna Inhale to the three-legged downward dog With the left foot up you can unlevel The hips here and just rotate your hip Yeah You can rotate it clockwise and Counterclockwise Whatever feels good And we’re going to bring it back down to Downward dog And on your next inhale bring your right Leg up Exhaling it to Wizard pose Keeping your back knee down and if you Want you can fully sink in bring your Elbows onto the mat Toes out if your knee is coming out And just try to sink in and relax As much as possible here Try and notice if anything’s tense like Your shoulders or your jaw Just see if you can relax Any in all parts of your body I’m gonna bring the Palms back onto the Mat Slowly lift the right leg back into the Air Unlevel the hips and just rotate Your leg here [Music] In any direction

Whatever feels good We’re gonna make our way back into Downward dog And slowly lower the knees onto the mat For a chair pose I mean sorry Um child’s pose Foreign Bring your arms out as much as you’d Like if you want more of a stretch in Your shoulders And now we’re just gonna Start to lean and rotate Clockwise Winding down the body Just uh as you inhale elevate your hips Rotate and as you exhale slowly bring Them back down on uh by your heels Inhale And exhale Inhale lift your hips up Exhale Bring them down by the heels Now we’re going to go the other Direction And feel free to pause if it feels good In any certain certain point Foreign Just do as many Rotations as you like you can even go Faster than me or slower [Music] Whatever feels good in your body today Now we’re going to make our way onto all Fours

And we’re gonna lift the knees back into Downward dog On your next inhale Step or float to see it And we’re gonna bring the soles of feet Onto the mat Slowly lowering and um we’re gonna bring The Hands by the Uh our hips and when you’re ready we’re Gonna slowly inhale the hips up for Bridge pose You can interlock your fingers bring Your shoulders under you And exhale slowly lower Bring your soles of feet together knees Apart See if you can think of three things You’re grateful for It’s good to build gratitude I’m practicing yoga We’re gonna bring the soles of feet back Onto the mat Hands by our sides Inhale Lift the hips off the mat Interlock Your fingers bring your shoulders under You if you’d like Or you can just stick with a regular Bridge Spiral the thighs in toward each other Engage your glutes And exhale slowly lowering Sew the feet together knees apart Just try to rest and recover here

We’re gonna bring the soles of feet back Onto the mat one more time you can stick With Bridge or bring your hands by the Side of your head slowly lift up pausing At the crown of the head and make your Way into wheel pose Try to keep your elbows parallel with The floor Toes slightly point in toward each other Again yeah I’m fine Slippery than that exhale Silly bring your chin to chest Those are feet together knees apart And just recover here Foreign Let us know in the chat We’re gonna inhale bring the knees Toward the chest Slowly rocking side to side And we’re gonna reach for soles of the Feet for happy baby Still rocking side to side if you’d like Getting a nice back massage Also stretching the lower back We’re gonna hug the knees in let’s go to Rock And make your way back up extending the Feet out in front of you Make sure to keep your ankles engaged We’re going to inhale the arms up And exhale try to hinge from the hips Here And just fold forward I think trying to bring your belly

Toward your thighs rather than bringing Your head toward your feet We’re going to bring the left leg in Towards uh the chest Hook your right elbow past the left knee For a Twist looking over your left Shoulder Every exhale try to twist just a little Bit more Inhale back to Center We’re going to switch knees bring your Knee right knee in left elbow past the Right knee for a twist Now we’re looking over the right Shoulder Make sure you’re left ankle is still Engaged You still remember remembering to Breathe deep here Exhale back to Center Bring the soles of feet back onto the Mat And slowly Lower onto your back we’re going to Shift the hips off to the right side Bringing the knees over to the left You could bring one leg over the other If you’d like Goal post your arms Look over your Right shoulder And these last Few breaths should be the deepest of Your practice

Inhale knees back to Center Bringing your hips off to the left side Looking over Your left shoulder Remember you’re really making deep Inhales And exhales Getting the best of the stretch Inhale the legs back to Center Slowly extend your feet out bring your Sitting bones towards the backs of your Knees Bring your shoulders toward your hips Quiet Mind quiet body shavasana Now it’s time for the quote Dan Keep your neck long close your eyes Releasing tension from your forehead and Your jaw And just natural breathing now Our quote is from Yep my favorite poet roomy He said be empty of worry Think of who created thought Slowly begin to wiggle your fingers and Your toes Make circles out of your wrists and your Ankles Inhale your hands over your head stretch Your fingers in One Direction your toes In the other big good morning stretch Bend both your knees place your feet Flat on the mat Inhale your hips up over to the left and Lean over to your right side your right

Cheek resting on your right bicep take a Moment to honor yourself for this Practice because if you don’t show up For yourself you won’t be able to show Up for anyone else Slowly make your way up to seated Bring your hands to your forehead for Clear and Loving Thoughts your hands to Your heart for clear and loving Intentions your hands to the mouth for Clear and loving communication sending Out this positive energy to all beings Everywhere Namaste anybody hand me my phone thanks Guys Um so much Um Uh next week Um we’re going to be celebrating Leslie’s life with 108 sun salutations And um Staley says for Searchers what Does that mean and it means that anybody Who is Um searching for something greater than Themselves Searching for meaning Searching for Um A better way of life Than what we already have Searchers You’ll go for Searchers so we hope that You uh join us next week to celebrate Leslie’s life and we will see you then Namaste namaste

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