Samadhi Rush Episode 143// Yoga Gets Weird: North Star Meditations

Kelly Sunrose shares full-length, subtle realm yoga classes on her podcast, Samadhi Rush. Join us for deep, spacious practice. Samadhi Rush// Online Yoga Classes with Kelly Sunrose, E-RYT

Hi Sweetie-loves,

I am excited. This episode goes super-deep into the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Deep into the dark crannies of the third chapter, Vibbhuti Pada, which primarily explores the siddhis, or weird powers/effects/symptoms/stuff, that can arise. Yoga gets weird. Truly.

Background//

The Yoga Sutras, as we have discussed before, are a text that describe both the state of being that is yoga (yogah chitta vritti nirodhah) and the practices that might bring us in to that state of being. (More information on the Yoga Sutras here.) The third chapter describes the loopy, psychedelic states we might find ourselves in with Samyam, or perfect concentration. The sutra we unravel in this particular class is chapter 3, sutra 28, traditionally translated as “By perfect concentration (Samyama) on the pole-star, we know the movement of the stars.” I very much enjoy Matthew Remski’s interpretation: “Meditating on the north star reveals how we move.”

In this class, we pull this esoteric practice into our daily lives: by paying attention to the things that are (somewhat) constant, we notice how change is constantly happening. Watching the moon, making coffee, tucking our kids into bed– all of these things that we do countless times in our lives become the north star by which we can observe objective changes as well as our responses (physical, emotional, mental) to those changes.

Try it.

LOVE, Kelly

Kelly Sunrose shares full-length, subtle realm yoga classes on her podcast, Samadhi Rush. Join us for deep, spacious practice. Samadhi Rush// Online Yoga Classes with Kelly Sunrose, E-RYT

The weirder side of practice is real and rarely talked about in class. I’m putting together a resource page for supporting ourselves and each other when our practice gets strange.  There are some wonderful Buddhist resources on the topic that I will share here.

One of my favorite yoga bloggers, Angela Jamison, has thoughtfully shared her experiences with the subtle realm for many years. I am so grateful for the depth of her sharing.

Listen//

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Connections//

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BLESSINGS.

gratitude

News//

  • My yoga class videos on Yoga Anytime are LIVE! Please join me there for some sweet practices. To receive 30 days of free yoga at Yoga Anytime, please use the code 6525YAE when you sign up.
  • In April and May, I am hosting Self-Love Fridays here in Portland, Oregon. The gatherings will include ease-filled yoga, tea and a smorgesboard of self-care practices to incorporate into your daily life (self-massage, acupressure, sound healing and more). Self-Love Fridays will be held at the movement studio at Be Nourished. (3719 N Williams). Drop-in is $12. (no class May 15). Learn more here.  //  May 22 is aromatherapy with Kevin Putnam! YAY!

Practices//

OM

Vajrasana// Sunrose Yoga Podcast// Free online yoga classes

Table pose

Kelly Sunrose Yoga// Online Yoga Classes// Chakravakasana

Cat-cow

Sunrose Yoga Podcast// Online Yoga Class// Cat & Cow

Adho Mukha Svanasana// Downward-facing dog pose

Downward dog// Online Yoga Class with Kelly Sunrose

Virabhadrasana II// Warrior 2 Pose

Warrior 2// hatha yoga

Prasarita Padottanasana// Wide-legged forward fold

Kelly Sunrose Yoga Podcast// Online Yoga Classes// Prasarita Padottanasana

Utthita Parsvakonasana// Extended Lateral Angle with Opposite Reach

Samadhi Rush// Online Yoga Classes with Kelly Sunrose, E-RYT

Horse

Horse Pose// Kelly Sunrose Yoga Podcast// Online Yoga Classes// Star Goddess

Hammock pose

Kelly Connor Sunrose Yoga// Online Yoga Classes// Prasarita Padottanasana variation

Anahatasana

Anahatasana

Anahatasana + asymmetry

Kelly Sunrose shares full-length, subtle realm yoga classes on her podcast, Samadhi Rush. Join us for deep, spacious practice. Samadhi Rush// Online Yoga Classes with Kelly Sunrose, E-RYT// anahatasana

Lunge//

Kelly Sunrose Yoga// Samadhi Rush// Online Yoga Class// Lunge

Twisting lunge//

Kelly Connor Sunrose Yoga// twisting lunge

Uttanasana// Standing forward fold

Kelly Connor Sunrose Yoga// Online Yoga Classes// uttanasana

Ardha uttanasana// Half-way lift

Kelly Connor Sunrose Yoga// Online Yoga Classes// ardha uttanasana

Virabhadrasana III// Warrior 3 Pose

warrior 3// hatha yoga

Kelly Sunrose shares full-length, subtle realm yoga classes on her podcast, Samadhi Rush. Join us for deep, spacious practice. Samadhi Rush// Online Yoga Classes with Kelly Sunrose, E-RYT

Ardha Chandrasana// Balancing Half-Moon Pose

half moon pose// hatha yoga

Kelly Sunrose shares full-length, subtle realm yoga classes on her podcast, Samadhi Rush. Join us for deep, spacious practice. Samadhi Rush// Online Yoga Classes with Kelly Sunrose, E-RYT

Standing splits//

Kelly Sunrose shares full-length, subtle realm yoga classes on her podcast, Samadhi Rush. Join us for deep, spacious practice. Samadhi Rush// Online Yoga Classes with Kelly Sunrose, E-RYT

Embryonic fold//

Embryonic Forward fold

Wide-legged seat//

Kelly Connor Sunrose Yoga// wide legged seat

Constructive Rest//

Kelly Connor Sunrose Yoga// Online Yoga Classes// Tailbone lengthening

Supta pascimottanasana// Reclining Westward-Facing Stretch

Kelly Connor Sunrose Yoga// Online Yoga Classes// reclining pascimottanasana

Supported happy baby//

happybaby

Reclining hip-rolls// Super ease-filled

Sunrose Yoga Podcast// Free Online Yoga with Kelly Connor Sunrose// reclining twist

Savasana// Corpse pose// Rest

Savasana// Die a little everyday

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