Mama, teacher and author, Elena has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1998. Known for bringing a resonant, relevant voice that speaks directly to your heart, Elena offers classes and retreats globally. Her groundbreaking book Art of Attention has been translated into six languages, and her second book Practice You is now a bestseller, being incorporated into teaching curricula worldwide for all ages. Her Practice You Podcast has been well and widely received, and her next book, Being You, will be released in early 2021.
Come to this breath practice in times of conflict, fear, or irritability to avoid reactive behavior. Practice sama vritti pranayama (equal breathing), eventually elongating the exhale in order to tune your mind back into a state of ease and balance.
Explore both dynamic and held versions of poses to create a sense of safety within yourself. Find your center and create mobility in the lower body with rhythmic movements in warriors I and III. Build trust within the quiet spaces during held poses and cultivate strength as you flow through balancing and twisting sequences. Close your practice with some deep stretches for the hips and psoas and a seated meditation.