Class 5: Stress II

This week’s home practice includes:*

FORMAL PRACTICE:

1. Practice Yoga and Sitting Meditation using the audio recordings for 6 days. You can alternate Sitting Meditation with the Yoga (Lying Down or Standing sequences). These practices will take approximately 42-45 minutes.

A. Guided Yoga: Standing Sequence

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OR,

B. Guided Yoga: Lying Down Sequence

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AND,

C. Sitting with Choices Awareness (new). Use the recordings for 6 days in addition to the yoga practice, or alternating with the yoga practice.

 

2. Review Stress Information, part 2

INFORMAL PRACTICE:
1. Download and Fill Out: Difficult Communications Log
2. Be aware of your interactions with others and how/what you are communicating.
3. Bring awareness to moments of stress reactivity and try to explore options for responding with greater mindfulness, spaciousness and creativity. You can bring this kind of awareness to your formal practice periods and in your everyday life experiences.
4. Breathe. Remember that the breath is an anchor, a way to heighten awareness of reactive tendencies, and to slow down, giving you an opportunity for making more conscious choices. Mindfulness creates space between stimulus and reaction, and in that space is our power to choose.
5. Recommit to your formal practice periods. Make them a priority. Do what you can with what you have.

 

 

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