studio BE is pleased to offer a variety of yoga and meditation practices to help calm your nerves and soothe your spirit during this unprecedented time.
Join Rachel for this playful all-levels flow inspired by the Buddhist teaching of basic goodness. Encouraged by the reminder that you and your body are fundamentally whole and good, we'll move through a variety of poses, including Eka Pada Koundinyasana and Upavista Konasana. The practice closes with a brief seated meditation. Be sure to take a 5-7 minute savasana.
The podcast interview I recommend here is from On Being with Resmaa Menakem and Krista Tippett. Don't miss this excellent conversation about generational racialized trauma, Black and White bodies, and more.
Let your breath drive your practice, feel free to modify (especially if you're pregnant, recovering from an injury, or new to yoga), skip vinyasas for a more mellow practice, and crank up some favorite background tunes.
Most importantly, remember to be gentle with yourself — and don't take yourself (or your yoga practice) too seriously.
Rachel Meyer is an American writer and yoga teacher based in Switzerland. She teaches at B.Yoga Basel and serves as Vice President of studio BE, a wellness company which offers mindfulness training for the 21st-century workplace. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, On Being, Yoga Journal, Tricycle, Yoga International, Parents, HuffPost, and more. You can find her at www.rachelmeyeryoga.com or @rachelmeyeryoga.