Samadhi Rush Episode 144// Relaxing the grip of the kleshas through curiosity and reverence
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Samadhi Rush Episode 144// Ditching the Addiction to Agony and Ecstacy

hello beauty-loves,

I am so excited to be here together today.
FIRST things first: I have a new host for the podcast, so if you are subscribed in iTunes or another podcast app, you may need to resubscribe. Here is a direct link to my new feed, if you need it. You might also try unsubscribing and resubscribing to Samadhi Rush in iTunes or the Podcast app of your choice. If all of my tech-work pays off, you will never know the difference.  Now, on with the show.

This is an open-level hatha class recorded live at Yoga Refuge, where I teach on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon. Oona was with me, so you’ll hear a little chirp from her here and there.

We talk about how life is yoga. How the practice may not change circumstances, but it is a powerful vehicle for the change of US. One of the ways our practice changes us is by inviting us to pay attention. Attention, curiosity, even the depths of objective observation have a way of lessening the grip that our patterned addictions to the memories of pleasure and pain. These two addictions are described in yoga philosophy among the Kleshas (obstacles, or categories of suffering) as Raga (attachment to pleasure) and Dvesa (attachment to pain). The other Kleshas are Avidya (literally, “not seeing clearly” or blindness to one’s own true nature), Asmita (attachment to the stories constructed by ego about one’s nature) and Abhinivesa (attachment to the status quo). All of these originate in Avidya.

(For more posts on the Kleshas, try episodes 82, 83, 84, 85 &  142)

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Practices//
relaxed shape with long spine

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

table

Kelly Sunrose Yoga// Online Yoga Classes// Chakravakasana

cat/cow

Sunrose Yoga Podcast// Online Yoga Class// Cat & Cow
downward-facing dog

Downward dog// Online Yoga Class with Kelly Sunrose
3-legged dog

Adho mukha svanasana
lunge

Samadhi Rush// Kelly Sunrose Yoga// Online Yoga Practice// Dynamic lunge
dynamic lunge

Samadhi Rush// Kelly Sunrose Yoga// Online Yoga Practice// Dynamic lunge
high lunge

Kelly Connor Sunrose Yoga// Online Yoga Classes// high lunge
tadasana

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

lotus mudra

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cactus arms

shoulder therapy// hatha yoga
uttanasana

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

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

Sunrose Yoga Podcast// Free Online Yoga with Kelly Connor Sunrose// virabhadrasana1
parsvottanasana

Sunrose Yoga Podcast// Free Online Yoga with Kelly Connor Sunrose// parsvottanasana
side-body lengthing parsvottanasana

Sunrose Yoga Podcast// Free Online Yoga with Kelly Connor Sunrose// parsvottanasana
pulsing virabhadrasna iii

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malasana

Garland Pose// Squat
lateral seated stretch

Kelly Sunrose Yoga// Samadhi Rush// Online Yoga Class// Lateral stretch
constructive rest

Sunrose Yoga Podcast// Free Online Yoga Classes// Constructive Rest Shape
bridge

Samadhi Rush// Kelly Sunrose Yoga// Online Yoga Class/ Bridge
supported shoulder-stand

Kelly Sunrose Yoga// Yoga Podcast// Supported Shoulder-stand
hug & sway

Samadhi Rush// Kelly Sunrose Yoga// Online Yoga Practice// Apanasana
easy reclining  twist

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

shape of rest

Savasana// Die a little everyday

LOVE,

Kelly

Kelly Sunrose Yoga// The Ritual of Joy
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Practicing Self-Love// The Ritual of Joy

For the past few months, I have had the honor of hosting a gathering called Self-Love Fridays here in Portland. It has been such sweet work: practicing yoga, learning from a rotating gallery of self-care experts and talking among ourselves about how to truly care and love ourselves. The work has been truly transformative: we have cultivated new awareness about all the ways we care or neglect ourselves in daily life and have made tiny changes that over time truly shift everything.

Because so much of our community is spread out around this beautiful planet, I thought it would be useful to engage in conversation about the topic here.

Kelly Sunrose Yoga// The Ritual of Joy

Photo by Wonderlane, on Flickr. Creative Commons License

The Ritual of Joy//

One way to incorporate deeply nourishing self-care practices into our daily lives is through the ritual of joy. To practice the ritual of joy, take some time to think of the things (this can be super simple) that you love or the things that bring you joy. For me, the first things that come to mind are early mornings, tea and my daughter’s laugh.

Once you have a short list, choose one of the items (we’ll get to the others) to create a ritual for. For me, tea is the easiest choice. Once you have the item in mind, brainstorm ways to make a ritual around your experience of and enjoyment of that thing.

Some ideas:

  • Create a special place for the ritual– a special chair, looking out a window;
  • Light a candle or incense;
  • Express gratitude out loud for the object of joy– I am always talking about how much I love tea;
  • Use all of your senses to experience your joy-inducer– I smell the tea, feel the warmth of the steam on my face;
  • Smile as you are about to enjoy it.

As you begin, keep it as simple as possible. Notice how you feel as you perform the ritual AND as you enjoy whatever it is that brings the joy. Double-joy!

I would love to hear what sorts of rituals you create. Please share your experiences.

Much love, Kelly

Kelly Sunrose Yoga// The Ritual of Joy

Photo by Cloyne and District Historical Society

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Episode 143// Yoga Gets Weird: North Star Meditations

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

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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.

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I LOVE hearing from you. I LOVE YOU.

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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

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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

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Ardha Chandrasana// Balancing Half-Moon Pose

half moon pose// hatha yoga

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Standing splits//

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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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A Short Sound-Making Session Accompanied by Harmonium

Hi beauties,

I thought I would drop in with a short sound session for you.

This was recorded in my Thursday, noon-time class at Yoga Refuge. We sing in the spirit of exploration, accompanied by harmonium.

Sounds you might consider making are:

  • OM
  • Shreem
  • Hreem
  • Krim (Kreem)
  • Hum (Hoom)
  • Maa
  • Moon
  • Or whatever seems interesting.

While singing, experiment with:

  • the shape of the mouth;
  • the pitch;
  • harmony & dissonance;
  • the volume of your sound;
  • the volume of the recording;
  • whatever other variables occur to you: go crazy.

From those explorations, notice what sensations arise and what feelings are evoked by the sounds.

Tell me all about it here in the comments, via speakpipe or by emailing sunroseyoga@gmail.com.

ALL love,

Kelly

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Samadhi Rush Episode 142// Revisiting the Kleshas

Hi Sweetie-loves,

I am positively delighted to share this class with you. This class pulls together much of what we’ve been working with over the past year: the roots of suffering (described by the Yoga Sutras as the Kleshas), truth (Satya, one of the yamas), self-study (Svadhyaya, one of the niyamas) and finding that sweet balance of effort and ease (Sthira & Sukha). Needless to say, I tend to weave a lot of Yoga Philosophy into these classes. I’m committed to teaching this way: I think that most people have the capacity for this kind of work once they know it is available to them. We also practice Pranayama (another of the eight limbs of the eight-limbed path of yoga described by the Yoga Sutras that good ol’ Patanjali wrote down and edited for us), a couple of hasta mudras (hand seals, with mysterious and varied origins: some Buddhist, some from classical Indian dance).

We also geek out on our scapulae (shoulder blades// the bones) &  our trapezius (muscle connecting neck, spine and shoulder blade).

Back muscles// Yoga Anatomy 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

Concepts discussed in this episode, with links to helpful posts and podcasts:

  • Avidya// not seeing clearly, forgetfulness of our true nature
  • Dharana// paying attention, concentration (another of the eight limbs of yoga)
  • Svadhyaya// self-study & study of the texts
  • Satya// Truth

Other podcasts on the Kleshas:

  • Avidya// Not seeing clearly
  • Asmita// Attachment to ego
  • Raga// Attachment to pleasure
  • Dvesa// Attachment to pain
  • Abhinavesa// Attachment to the Status Quo

Thank you so much for being here.

LOVE you.

LOVE!

Listen//

You can listen right here. You can also listen directly from any podcast app  by searching for “sunrose yoga” or “samadhi rush” and subscribing. Subscribing means you’ll get episodes as soon as I release them without having to search.

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  • My yoga class videos on Yoga Anytime are LIVE! We are having such a great time over there! 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.
  • Through the end of 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.  // THIS FRIDAY IS Collage with Meghan Bursiek. STOKED!

Connections//

Thank you for the sweetest emails in the world, dear friends.

I LOVE hearing from you. I LOVE YOU.

We are a family! Keep ‘em coming.

How to connect:

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Your support helps make this podcast possible. I hope to continue offering this podcast for free and your donation today can help make that happen. I truly am honored to have you as a listener and fellow yogi.

BLESSINGS.

gratitude

Practices//

Seat

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

Constructive Rest Pose

sacral release// hatha yoga

Tailbone Lengthening

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

Setu bandha sarvangasana// Bridge Pose

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

Hug & sway

Samadhi Rush// Kelly Sunrose Yoga// Online Yoga Practice// Apanasana

Hip rolls// Variations on Jathara Parivarthanasana

Hip roll

Integrated Core//

Kelly Sunrose Yoga Podcast// Online Yoga Classes// Core Integration

Stand// Tadasana

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

Mudra-building: abhaya (fear-not, bravery) & agni (fire)

Sunrose Yoga Podcast// Online Yoga Class// Abhaya Mudra

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Uttanasana

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

Ardha uttanasana

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

Lunge

Samadhi Rush// Kelly Sunrose Yoga// Online Yoga Practice// Dynamic lunge

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

Virabhadrasana 3// Warrior 3 pose

Kelly Connor Sunrose Yoga// Online Yoga Classes// virabhadrasana iii

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Downward-facing dog// Adho Mukha Svanasana

Downward dog// Online Yoga Class with Kelly Sunrose

Utkatasana// Betty Boop Chair pose

fierce chair electricity// hatha yoga

Ardha chandrasana// balancing half moon pose

half moon pose// hatha yoga

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Reverse Lunge

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Utthan pristhasana// lizard pose

Kelly Connor Sunrose Yoga// Online Yoga Classes// Lizard

Ardha matsyendrasana// half lord-of-the-fishes pose

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Table top

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

Baddakonasana// cobbler’s pose

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

Supta Padangusthasana

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Super ease-saturated reclining twist// hip roll

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

Rest// Integrate// Savasana

Savasana// Die a little everyday