Monthly Archives: April 2020

Week #7-Virtual Yoga-Yin for reducing Stress Hormones

Greetings from YFL!!! It is hard to believe that this will be our 7th week of ‘stay at home & stay safe’ orders!!! This week’s virtual class with Deb will feature a NEW Yin sequence for reducing your levels of stress hormones, and in particular, cortisol. You will need a bolster for the practice, and a free wall. Remember that you can always substitute a pillow for the bolster, or rolled up blankets. Our Sanskrit focus is AUM Shava Vana Ya, which evokes the energy of ‘Source’, and resting our hope in that connectional source of light. Our mudra is the ‘Patience’ hand gesture, and promotes a healthy liver, regulates body temperature, and brings us patience. Wrap the first four fingers of the right hand around ring finger of the left hand, and press the right thumb into the left palm. Our meditation focus will be ‘patience’. The music for contemplation is Tom Barabas’s ‘Moondust’.

My new virtual class will be available on Wednesday (4/29). Sophie’s Gentle class will be available on Friday (5/1). My meditation class will be available on Sunday (5/3). The link for my classes is on the website Class Schedule Page, I will post Sophie’s YouTube link on this blog page every Friday, and it will also be posted on the YFL FaceBook page.

We maintain hope that we will all be back together at YFL with all of the appropriate safeguards in place (masks, UV cleaning lamp, and 6′ separating our mats, etc.) ASAP. Of course, none of us know what that date will be, but YFL will be prepared and ready. In the meantime, please continue to stay connected, and healthy through the use of our virtual classes.

The May YFL newsletter will be released via email on 5/1!!!

Until next time, be well, be kind, and stay safe!!!—Namaste’, Deb

“Do things you enjoy so much, you lose track of time…that’s your bliss”. @olivos

Virtual Week #6-Sukha-Stirrha w/Deb

Greetings from YFL!!! We are entering our 6th week of ‘Stay home & Stay Safe’ orders!!! We pray that you, your family, and all your friends are staying well!!! Sophie and I would love to hear from you about our virtual classes!!! Your feedback would be very welcome and appreciated!!!

This week I will feature a new version of Sukha-Stirrha (balancing our yin/yang energies). Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Bhakti’, or ones path of devotion. Our mudra is the contemplative hand gesture, or ‘Dhanya’. Simply place the left hand on top of the left, palms up, and bring the thumb tips together creating a circle of Unity. Our meditation focus is ‘Devotion’, and may be focused upon while listening to Kiran Murti’s ‘Divine Imagination’.

Remember that my virtual class is available each Wednesday on YouTube & Facebook, Sophie’s on each Friday, and I offer a new meditation focus each Sunday morning. The YouTube link is available on our Class Schedule page of the website: Use the FaceBook icon on my home page to access via that medium.

Until we can practice together…stay strong, be well, and stay safe!!!—Namaste’, Deb

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‘Make peace of mind your priority’.—Unknown

Yin-Balancing the Chakras (4/13/20)

Greetings from YFL!!! This marks the beginning of week 5 of our ‘stay at home’ orders, which means we are one week closer to resuming more freedom in our lives!!! The light will come!!! Stay strong, and filled with hope, and above all stay well!!! We dearly miss seeing all of you in person, and can’t wait until we are once again, practicing together in the flesh!!!

In the meantime, we will continue offering our virtual classes via YouTube and Facebook. For my YouTube channel, please go to the Class Schedule icon on the menu bar of the home page of my website, click, and at the top of the page you will see the YouTube link in blue. You may also access my classes on Facebook. I will present Sophie’s YouTube link each Thursday evening, here, on my blog.

This week’s class will feature a Yin practice for balancing the chakras. We will practice the seven asanas, sound the Tibetan bowls, and chant the seed sounds. Our Sanskrit focus will be Samprati Hum, or ‘my true self is fully awake’. Our mudra is for maintaining clear lungs, and promoting a sense of cheerfulness. Fold the two middle fingers into one another, press the inner edges of the thumbs together, and extend the remaining fingers upward.

My meditation practice will be available on Sunday, and will feature the same mudra, and Sanskrit focus, and a poem by Mary Oliver, entitled, ‘When I am among the Tress’, from her book ‘Thirst’.

Have a wonderful week, and until we meet again, be well, be kind, and stay safe!!!—Namaste’, Deb

Sophie’s Weekly Virtual Class-Gentle Yoga, Lungs 2 (4/10/20)

Greetings from YFL!!! Before I reveal Sophie’s YouTube link for this week’s practice, please note that you can now access my YouTube Channel through my website!!! Just click on the Class Schedule icon on the home page, and then you will see the YouTube link in blue, click, and it will take you directly to all of my uploaded virtual classes. I will see you on Easter Sunday for my newest Meditation video. Stay well and stay safe!!!—Namaste’, Deb

Sophie’s class (4/10/20)

4-5-2020 ‘Sukha-Stirrha’ Week-Blending Yin & Yang Energies

Greetings from YFL!!! We are all keeping you in our thoughts and prayers for safety and well being!!! Stay strong, and focus on the ‘Light of Hope’ this Holy week.

This week’s class will focus on ‘Sukha-Stirrha’, or the blending of the Yin & Yang energies. Grab a mat, block, and pillow. Deb will upload this video on YouTube and Facebook on Wednesday, 4/8/20. In the meantime, continue to enjoy all the previous uploads that have been shared on those platforms. Our mudra focus is APAN, or the ‘release’ hand gesture. This helps release accumulating toxins in the body, clear the lungs, and prepare us for a ‘lighter’ future. Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Karuna Hum’, or ‘I am compassion’. Focus on compassion for yourself, others, and the world.

Remember, there are 3 new classes available to you each week from YFL!!!

Wed-Sukha-Stirrha w/Deb ( YouTube & Facebook)

Fri-Gentle Yoga w/Sophie (YouTube)-I will share the link Friday morning on this blog!!!

Sun-Meditation w/Deb

Until we can meet again, be well, be kind, and stay safe!!!—Namaste’ & Love, Deb

4-3-2020 Gentle Yoga w/Sophie Virtual Class @ YFL

Greetings from YFL!!! Please find the YouTube link for Sophie’s Friday Gentle Yoga class from YFL!!!

Enjoy the class, and we hope you are benefiting from these practices!!! We also hope & pray that you, your family, and friends are staying well & staying safe!!!

The YFL newsletter was released on 4/1, and if you didn’t receive the newsletter, please send a request to be added to our Contact

Remember all my virtual classes are being placed on my YouTube Channel-Deb Potts (purple D). Please like and subscribe when you visit my channel.

My next meditation practice will be released on 4/5/20, Sunday morning.

Namaste & Stay Positive, Deb