Monthly Archives: August 2020

Bear the Weight Week!!! (8/30-9/5/20)

Greetings from YFL!!! This is ‘Bear the Weight’ week!!! Our practice will be powerful and strong, and energizing!!! We will bear our own body weight as we do each week, but in addition, we will incorporate hand weights for part of the physical practice!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Lila’, or ‘Divine Playfulness’. This encourages us to play with our practice with Spirit present, and the energy of a child. Our mudra (hand gesture) is ‘The Vitality’ position for the hands.This mudra helps us overcome acute or chronic tiredness. It promotes transfusion of supportive, Universal energy, to refresh the spirit, foster the body, and caress the soul. Our meditation focus is ‘Be still’, and the supporting music comes from Tom Barabas, Moon Dust. This week’s virtual meditation is about softening the heart, and preparing it for a meaningful ‘Sankalpa’, or intention.

The YFL September newsletter will be released to your email desk on Tuesday, September 1st, around 10 a.m. It has lots of tidbits to help you prepare for the Fall season!!!

Wed-Virtual Practice w/Deb (‘Bear the Weight’)

Sun-Virtual Heart Meditation (Set your Sankalpa in the Heart)

PROPS: Weights, Block

It will be another great week at YFL!!! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

“Waking up to see another day is a blessing. Don’t take it for granted. Make it count and be happy you are alive”.-Zig Ziglar

Motion is Lotion Vinyasa (Classic Hatha Week)8-26-20

Greetings from YFL!!! This week’s virtual yoga practice will be ‘Classic Hatha’, and I am calling the practice, ‘Motion is Lotion Vinyasa’. We will move from pose to pose through the link of the breath, but linger in each pose with our prana. Hopefully, you will find that the practice stretches you deeply, and develops power and strength. Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Sangha’, which is to participate and practice with a group of ‘like-minded’ people in community. This one of the aspects of YFL that I appreciate the most, although, for the past 5 months it has been in a virtual format. Our mudra (hand gesture) is the ‘Shuni’ (Shoonya), which improves intuit, alertness, and our sensory powers. This week’s meditation focus will be ‘Community’ or ‘Sangha’. This might serve as your focal point while meditating this week. The meditation music selection is Kiran Murti’s ‘Divine Imagination’.

This week’s virtual meditation will emphasize the 4-7-8 Breath for release of stress, anxiety, fear, and/or panic.

It will be another great week at YFL, and as always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

PROPS: Two Blocks

Wed-Virtual Yoga w/Deb ‘Motion is Lotion’ Classic Hatha

Sun-Virtual Meditation w/Deb ‘4-7-8 Breath’

‘While life lasts, let us enjoy it’.—Namaste’ Cafe

Sukha-Stirrha (Yin-Yang) Pratice

Greetings from YFL!!! We continue, yet, another week of virtual classes come to you in videotape format from the studio. These classes are available on YouTube for $75/month, and my weekly virtual meditation classes are FREE!!!

This week’s practice will emphasize the blending of forces and energies through asana, as we balance both Sukha (Yin) and Stirrha (Yang). Our Sanskrit focus is AUM RAM RATAM. This will unite us with the rhythm of the Universe, and its healing energies. AUM is the hymn of the Universe, RAM is the seed sound for the solar plexus chakra (our wheel of physical power and will power), and RATAM is the rhythm of the Universe. Our mudra, or hand gesture, will evoke contemplation or meditation, and is the Dhanya. Simply place your left hand on top of your right with palms facing up, and bring the thumb tips together to create a circle of unity. Our meditation focus is JOY, and may be contemplated as you listen to this week’s music selection, ‘Sacred Earth’s, Bhakti Heeneem’.

Stay tuned for updates concerning YFL’s status of closure & reopening via these weekly blogs.

Wed (8/19/20-Sukha-Stirrha w/Deb

Sun (8/23/20)-Meditation w/Deb

PROPS: 1 strap, 2 blocks, 1 bolster

It will be another great week on the mat!!! Stay strong, positive, and well!!! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

“He who has led you so far will guide you further”.-Rumi

‘Triple “R” Week’-Let’s Rest, Restore, and Renew!!!(8/10-8/16)

Greetings from YFL!!! We hope you are all staying healthy, strong, and positive during this second ‘stay at home’ order!!! Hopefully, we will be reuniting at the studio very soon!!! In the meantime, please enjoy my weekly, virtual mediation classes at no charge. I also encourage you to sign-up for the weekly yoga classes, as your support will help me maintain the studio while we continue to be closed. The monthly fee for unlimited use of all my YouTube uploads is $75/household. You may pay via PayPal, or check. Once your payment is received, then I will forward you the info for YouTube access.

This week’s virtual class will promote ‘Restoration’, or the 3 ‘Rs’ of Yoga-rest, renew, and restore!!! Our hand gesture, or mudra, is the classic ‘Dhanya’, which promotes a state of meditation or contemplation. Our Sanskrit focus is ‘AUM Shanti Ananda. AUM is the vibration for ‘Universal connection’, Shanit is peace, and Ananda is bliss. So grab your props (listed below), and prepare to release your stress, and stretch your body deeply!!!

This week’s meditation focus is ‘Release’, and may be contemplated while listening to Michael Hoppe’s ‘Silence of the Stars’.

We hope you have a fabulous week on and off the mat!!! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

8/10-8/16 PROPS: Blanket, Strap, Block, Bolster

8/12-Restorative (virtual class on YouTube) w/Deb

8/16-Meditation (virtual on YouTube) w/Deb

“Nothing can separate us from God’s love”.—Romans 8:38

‘Working with Weights’

Greetings from YFL, ‘Happy Downdog Days’ of summer!!! Yes, we have made it to a new month!!! That means we are in the first week, and time for ‘Working with Weights’ practice. So, grab your mat, weights, strap, and blocks (2)!!! We will emphasize power and stamina with the use of hand weights, and body weight!!! Our mudra (hand gesture) is the ‘Panvana’ position for self realization. You might want to repeat the following mantra, while assuming the gesture, ‘My life and all that I do, here and now, are the expressions of a deeper meaning’. Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Aham Prema’, or ‘I am love’. ┬áThat will be the focus for this week’s meditation practice as well. You might want to listen to the music from David Lanz’s CD, Clear Visions.

The newsletter was released to your email desk on August 1st. It has some great info for making it through our warmest summer month!!!

I would like to reopen my Sunday meditations on YouTube to everyone. If you can make a donation for the meditations, great, and if not, great!!! A new meditation is uploaded each Sunday morning. If the YFL studio is going to continue to exist in the physical, then I must continue charging a monthly fee for the virtual yoga classes. I express extreme gratitude for those of you that have subscribed, and are continuing  to support the studio. The monthly charge per household is $75, and gives you unlimited use of all my uploaded classes for both yoga and meditation. Contact me about payment @ yogaforlife06@verizon.net.

Wed-‘Working with Weights’ w/Deb

Sun-‘Morning Meditation’ w/Deb

Props: Mat, hand weights, 2 blocks, strap

Have a wonderful first week of August, and as always we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!! Love and Light until we meet again!!!—Namaste’, Deb