Quietmind Yoga: Full Length Yoga Classes with Jeremy Devens - Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Gentle

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By Jeremy Devens
I created this podcast so you can practice yoga anytime, anywhere, without having to look at your phone. This helps you develop a consistent practice of listening to your body, mind and breath and trusting yourself; among the most powerful skills that yoga can teach you. What you will hear are live recordings of yoga classes. I’ll instruct in such a way that you can follow along without needing to see anything. This helps keeps your focus on your own experience internally and less needing to look outside yourself. All levels welcome. Bolster, 2 blocks, blanket & strap used in some classes.
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85: Beginners Vinyasa For Upper Back + Pranayama
Which phase of learning are you in? Learn The "Three Phases of Teaching Yoga" at http://www.quietmind.yoga/3phases Today's practice is a full body well-rounded practice as always. We'll do some strengthening, stretching, and balance. And will emphasize working with the upper back and doing some pranayama practice at the end. If you enjoy this podcast leave a review on Apple podcasts or wherever you listen. The Quietmind Yoga online Teacher Training starts on September 9, 2019 and you can join the waiting list at http://www.quietmind.yoga Thanks for listening! Jeremy
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August 18, 2019
84: Hatha For Heart Opening And Back Strengthening
If you're like many people you spend a lot of time in a certain spinal position, often without even realizing.  This causes a specific imbalance that leads to stiff necks, stiff upper backs, low back pain, weak upper body, and eventually even a hunchback posture. This is all very common in our modern device oriented lifestyle in the west, but this is also easy to avoid. I'll share how in today's practice.  Today's episode is brought to by the free self assessment the "10 Core Competencies of Teaching Yoga" at http://www.quietmind.yoga/core10 - use this simple test to get clarity on your practice and what you can do to build confidence in all of the major areas of yoga practice. 
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August 11, 2019
83 Gentle Yoga for Fascia Release
Fascia is a band or sheet of connective tissue, primarily collagen, beneath the skin that attaches, stabilizes, encloses and separates muscles and other internal organs.  One way to think of the fascia is like scaffolding in the body. It has a relative strength of steel, yet is viscoelastic and can store and release elastic potential energy.  Under a microscope, fascia looks like countless clear strands moving and adapting as needed. Modern research still has much to learn about fascia. My experience with 10+ years of yoga practice leads me to believe that the fascia plays a major role in flexibility and allowing the body to stretch, strengthen or move.  I believe that after many hours of practicing postures your body adapts to more readily get in and out of those postures. Going from feeling like the pose is difficult, to feeling a sense of lightness in the posture. The fascia "scaffolding" is already there to support optimal posture and alignment. This has yet to be scientifically proven, but it fits with my experience and many people I have asked about their experience with this.  I saw this recently in a friend who had rock climbed for years yet stopped for over a year. After her first day back she felt like she hadn't missed a day. My theory is her fascia had adapted to find the optimal alignment, strength and flexibility for rock climbing after years of practice she didn't become sedentary or do anything to lose that structure, so the fascia "scaffolding" remained in tact. Similarly, if we remain sedentary or repeat poor postural habits, the fascia molds into that shape as well, making the body less flexible and dynamic.  In short, any yoga is likely great for yoga, but yoga that emphasizes slow deep release of tensions and retraining those areas for strength may be best for working with the fascia. Again, we have much to learn and I could be totally wrong about this, but this feels true to my personal experience so far.  Props: 2 Blocks, Bolster, Blanket Tags: Prenatal friendly, Hips, Shoulders, Balance, Meditation, Pranayama, Hamstrings, Whole Body Today's episode is Brough to you by the free guide "10 Yoga Mistakes to Stop Today" at http://www.quietmind.yoga 
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August 4, 2019
82 Slow Vinyasa For Grounding And Recharging - Emphasis On Hips
If you've had a day where you are "go, go, go" and putting your attention in several directions this is increasing the Vata Dosha, the air element. Repeated over time, this leads to an excess of Vata Dosha which shows up as anxiety, worry, fear, dryness, itchiness, digestive distress, IBS, cold limbs and similar issues. To help reduce this excess and avoid these negative effects of excess Vata you can do practices that increase the Earth element, or Kapha Dosha. It can be hard to go from that Vata excess to stillness, so this practice includes a good amount of movement to help ease into grounding. The effect I've often felt from doing these sort of practices is like recharging. It feels as if I have a sense of touch in several directions depleting my energy and attention, then I do this sort of practice and my energy comes back to my center and my energy replenishes. You will have your own experience, but I have found this incredibly helpful and much needed for me, hopefully you find it helpful too! Today's episode is brought to you by the free guide "10 Yoga Mistakes to Stop Today" at http://www.quietmind.yoga Thanks for listening! Jeremy
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July 28, 2019
1 Year Anniversary
Thank you to everyone who has listened over the past year! Today is the one year anniversary of the Quietmind Yoga podcast, but it also happens to be another important anniversary!  So grateful for all of you I've had the opportunity to talk to and meet over the past year. Excited to keep growing and creating from here! Keep up with me at http://www.quietmind.yoga Email me at jeremydevens@gmail.com
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July 28, 2019
81: Hatha For Progressively Deeper Strengthening And Stretching Of Hips And Hamstrings
Do you have a chronically tight area of your body? I'll share my personal story of how I stopped having tight hamstrings and how you can apply that to your practice..  Today's episode is brought to you by the Essential Guide to Yoga Teacher Training - A free PDF that distills 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training into a PDF you can read in 20 minutes. Get it at http://www.quietmind.yoga Thank you to Anna Nyeste and Erika Frahm for supporting this podcast!
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July 21, 2019
80: Yoga Nidra And Tibetan Singing Bowls
Visit http://www.quietmind.yoga for your free guide “10 Yoga Mistakes to Stop Today” and check out the blog to read the “What is Yoga Nidra?” post that goes in depth into the origins of Yoga Nidra and how the practice works. There’s some great modern research in there.
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July 14, 2019
79: Vinyasa For Shoulders, Handstand, Crow And Side Crow (Advanced)
Want to improve your Headstand? This was one of the first more challenging poses I was able to do when I started yoga but it was scary as hell when I first saw people doing it in classes. I thought I’d never be able to do it. I keep this in mind when I teach step by step how to get into it. 1) If you use a wall you are more likely to use momentum and put your neck at greater risk. 2)  Instead start with your arms in a triangle base, top of head down, lower body like downdog.  3) Slowly walk your feet in until you can’t anymore.  4) Then use Hip flexor strength to bring your knees to your chest off the ground. One knee at a time.  5) If you can hold there it becomes much easier to begin to extend the legs up.  Practice your Headstand in todays episode of the Quietmind Yoga Podcast Today's episode is brought to you by the free PDF Guide: "10 Yoga Mistakes to Stop Today" and learn 10 Easy Adjustments to Build Strength, Flexibility and Balance in Your Practice, Focus, Calm and Intention in Your Life. Download now at http://www.quietmind.yoga
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July 7, 2019
78: Hatha For When You’re Feeling Achey, Tired And Tense To Reset, Recharge And Rejuvenate
Get Your FREE guide at http://www.quietmind.yoga/blog/y78 "10 Yoga Mistakes to Stop Today" and learn 10 Easy Adjustments to Build Strength, Flexibility and Balance in Your Practice, Focus, Calm and Intention in Your Life. http://www.quietmind.yoga/blog/y78
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July 1, 2019
Gentle Yoga for Anxiety and Restlessness
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55:42
June 23, 2019
Beginners Hatha Yoga for Whole Body
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52:56
June 20, 2019
Vinyasa for Shoulders and Low Back
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55:57
June 18, 2019
Gentle Yoga with Emphasis on Flexibility and Twists - 2 Blocks 1 Blanket
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56:09
June 16, 2019
Hatha to Reduce Outer HIp Tension
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54:19
June 13, 2019
Vinyasa to Increase Energy With Backbends, Strengthening And Balance - 2 Blocks
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54:19
June 11, 2019
Gentle Hatha to Reduce Tension in Hips and Low Back
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57:00
June 9, 2019
Hatha Yoga - Emphasis on Hips and Neck
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57:27
June 6, 2019
Beginners Vinyasa For Hamstring Strength, Flexibility And Balance - 2 Blocks
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54:41
June 4, 2019
Balanced, Grounding Gentle Hatha — Bolster, Blanket, 2 Blocks
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53:31
June 2, 2019
Hatha for Shoulders and Spine - 2 Blocks
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58:34
May 30, 2019
Vinyasa for Hips, Shoulders and Neck - 1 Block
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59:42
May 28, 2019
Gentle Yoga For The Back Line Of The Body
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59:23
May 26, 2019
Meditative Practice For Slowing Down
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55:38
May 23, 2019
Intermediate Vinyasa for Quads and Balance - 1 Block
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53:48
May 21, 2019
Gentle Yoga To Reduce Anxiety And Fear (Vata Dosha)
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53:37
May 19, 2019
Hatha to Reduce Stress and Work With the Gunas (Qualities)
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50:22
May 16, 2019
Vinyasa For Lower Back, Shoulders And Hips To Get Into Side Crow —- 1 Block Optional
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54:56
May 14, 2019
Gentle Yoga For Beginners - Focus On Hamstrings And Neck
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57:47
May 12, 2019
Hatha to Learn Inversions - Shoulderstands and Handstands
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57:34
May 9, 2019
Vinyasa To Practice Crow Pose (Bakasana) - 1 Block
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50:32
May 7, 2019
Gentle Hatha for Hamstrings & Upper Back
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53:27
May 5, 2019
Hatha Yoga for Whole Body Strengthening and Stretching
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57:04
May 2, 2019
Vinyasa to Strengthen Agni - The Digestive Fire 1 block, 1 blanket
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57:33
April 30, 2019
Gentle Yoga to Begin Practicing Warrior Poses - 1 Blanket
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57:28
April 29, 2019
Hatha For Grounding - 2 Blocks, 1 Blanket
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52:07
April 29, 2019
Vinyasa for Upper and Lower Back
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55:41
April 23, 2019
Gentle Yoga for Core and Spinal Stabilizers
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59:38
April 21, 2019
Vinyasa for Whole Body - Well Rounded Practice
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54:57
April 14, 2019
Hatha Yoga for a New Moon
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April 7, 2019
Gentle Yoga for Whole Body from Head to Toes - 1 Blanket
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54:25
March 31, 2019
Vinyasa for Lower Back and SI Joint
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55:51
March 25, 2019
Hatha Yoga For Finding The Space Between Stimulus and Response
Yoga teaches us that we have the power to choose how to respond to any situation.  Maybe you can relate to this: I can remember the way my mind worked growing up — i was just making choices, and there was nothing more to it. I went to school. I spent time with friends. I did things I liked and tried to avoid doing things I didn’t want to do. Yet, I was often unhappy. In my early 20s I worked through a 4 year depression. Some thoughts, some people and some situations would seriously effect me. And, for a while, that was just the way it was, and there was nothing more to it. After years of feeling stuck and frustrated, I had to do something about it. I was ready for it to change. This is what lead me to seeking answers, and I found a conclusion that was consistent among all the different paths I explored. From Taoism, philosophy, personal development teachers, meditation, yoga and many other paths I saw that the choices we make are not just what they appear to be. We are not just making choices, there is much more to it.  Before every action I take, there is a stimulus. Something happens. The weather changes. Somebody says or does something. Some local or national event occurs. And before I take an action, another thing happens after the stimulus; I have a response. I could judge the stimulus as good, bad or neutral. I could be reminded of a past experience. I could have an emotional response.  Then, from my response I take an action. And it may seem that all of my power and control is in the action I choose to take, but if I am unaware of how I am choosing to respond then my action’s are not actually conscious choices. This is how I ended up in a four year rut. I kept choosing the same responses to the stimuli around me, and thus, kept taking the same actions.  Yoga messed all that up.  Once i started practicing yoga I could no longer ignore the immense power of my responses to situations. After an hour of deliberate breathing and moving, where every action I took was intentional - I would go back to routine of my life and see the actions I was taking outside of yoga with a completely different perspective.  Now, instead of having a stimulus of a job I don’t like, and the response that “i’ll just stay here a little longer to reach x, y or z financial goal” I felt how unhappy and unfulfilled I was and had the response of “what can i do to change this?” I was out of that job and working somewhere I loved almost immediately.  I saw how between every stimulus I encountered and every response I chose, I had the power to choose my responses. I did not have to feel angry about traffic. I could choose to, but i didn’t have to. I did not have to feel stuck in my life. I could choose to stay in that job, but I didn’t have to. With time, instead of taking 4 years to notice my responses to situations, It would take maybe 4 weeks. Then maybe 4 days. Now, on a good day, I can notice it right away. The sudden tension in my chest signaling a response of anger. I can notice The sudden sinking in my belly signaling sadness. Or the judgmental, destructive thoughts creeping back in to say “you’re not good enough” and instead of reacting to theses things the way I would have in the past, and allow them to keep me down for years, I think “how else could i respond to this?” There is always another option. In today’s practice I encourage you to notice the stimuli that arise for you, and the responses that arise for you. Maybe choose a new response. Try something new. Explore new options and possibilities for yourself, and see how it carries out into your life.  - Deepen your yoga practice at http://www.quietmind.yoga/
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March 17, 2019
Yin Yoga to Practice Non-Reactivity - Emphasis on Hips and Shoulders
One of the more common questions I'm asked is about translating yoga practice to relationships. Yeah, you may feel great after your practice, but what about when you go back to a partner, a friend, a family member, a co-worker or someone you just don't seem to get along with?  One of the keys to understanding this is knowing our basic human nature is to avoid discomfort and seek comfort. To avoid pain and to seek pleasure. One of the biggest obstacles to working through these challenges with others is that our default inclination is to avoid the conflict, the disagreement, the hurt, the anger and all that goes along with talking about feelings and making compromises in relationships.  Part of our yoga practice is learning to interrupt that default survival mechanism of avoiding pain and seeking pleasure. Instead, we lean into uncomfortable postures. We maintain steady, relaxed breathing in otherwise difficult situations. We get to notice the impulse to avoid, to distract, to overthink and protect and have a space where we can practice letting the armor down. As we find the ability to breathe easily in a contracted posture, we know what it feels like to be able to breathe easily in a tense conversation - the feelings are almost identical.  Today in your yin practice, keep this in mind. Your practice is first for yourself, yet ultimately for others. As you become able to be with yourself in all situations, you become able to be with others in all situations.   - For updates, join the Quietmind Yoga newsletter at http://www.quietmind.yoga 
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March 11, 2019
Advanced Morning Vinyasa for Strength, Flexibility and Balance; Emphasis on Hips and Hamstrings
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March 3, 2019
Gentle Hatha For Hamstrings And Hips - Strap, Blanket, 2 Blocks, Bolster
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56:32
February 24, 2019
Hatha Yoga For Shoulders And Upper Back - 2 Blocks, 1 Blanket
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52:11
February 17, 2019
Gentle Yoga For All The Joints to Improve Mobility
Did you know that your joints are responsible for 41% of your flexibility? This practice will help lubricate your joints and increase your mobility.  ***** Deepen your yoga practice at http://www.quietmind.yoga/
56:27
February 10, 2019
Hatha Yoga For Whole Body To Practice Witnessing Awareness - 2 Blocks, 1 Blanket
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55:57
February 3, 2019
Hatha Flow For Neck, Upper Back & Hip Flexors - 2 Blocks
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56:23
January 27, 2019
Gentle Hatha for Everything - 1 Blanket
Sometimes you just want to do a full, well rounded practice with a little bit of everything. Maybe you don’t have any particular tensions but just want to have a solid practice of mindfulness, strength, flexibility and balance. That’s what today’s class is all about.  We’ll use a yoga blanket to soften the pressure on your knees when you’re in hand and knees on the mat. This is important and easy to overlook, but knee injuries are among the most common issues I see in people who have practiced for 10+ years. You can use any throw blanket you have on hand, or go to Amazon to order the blanket i recommend. We’ll use beginner friendly yoga poses to develop strength, flexibility and balance in all ares of the body: the hamstrings, quads, glutes, hips, core, lower back, shoulders, arms and neck.  Energetically; we’ll balance expansion and contraction — moving from very open, expansive poses like Supta Badha Konasana (supine bound angle) — to contracting  Throughout your day, even sitting at a desk, or standing in line, you can apply this; If you feel you need an energy boost, you can embody more expansive postures like backbends and side bends. If you feel overextended or burnt out you can embody more contracted postures like forward folds and twists.  This time of year we can have a lot of enthusiasm about new intentions, so it’s important to temper that by knowing there will be expansion and there will be contraction. Just like your breath, your heartbeat and all things in nature. This practice helps us learn to embody both qualities when need needed.  ***** Deepen your yoga practice at http://www.quietmind.yoga/
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January 20, 2019
5 Steps to a Mindful New Year
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25:23
January 18, 2019
Gentle Hatha Yoga for Hamstrings - Bolster, Blanket, Strap, 2 Blocks
Yoga teaches us to find balance and harmony in opposite qualities. In the postures we move between effort and ease (stirha and sukha). In our breath we move between expansion and contraction, inhale and exhale. In our lives we move between times of growth and times of challenges. As we move into 2019, or any new phase of life, it’s important to remember that there will be growth and there will be challenges. It can be exciting and fun and engaging to have a goal to move towards, but it can be demoralizing and defeating to work hard on that goal and not see progress. Yoga reminds us that showing up, and being present is far more valuable and important than ending up at any destination. If you had to sacrifice mental, physical and emotional health — your own internal alignment with your true self — to get to that goal, was it really worth it? If you moved towards a goal and realized it was out of alignment, was it best to keep going, or time to change course? Without practices, life will pull us in a million different directions of instant gratification and distractions. With practices, we can have a time to get back in alignment, to remember how good it feels to be ourselves, and have a reference point to know if we are moving in the right direction; day to day to day.  ***** Deepen your yoga practice at http://www.quietmind.yoga/
56:40
January 13, 2019
Hatha Yoga for Strength and Flexibility to Relieve Shoulder Tension - 2 Blocks, 1 Blanket
“Hatha Yoga” translates to “Sun moon union.” Ha is the solar, masculine, active, light quality. Tha is the lunar, feminine, passive, dark quality. Yoga brings these two opposites together to create a sense of center that is no longer pushed, pulled or swayed by the ups and downs, highs and lows of life. The Bhagavad Gita teaches that “One who is firmly established in yoga is no longer effected by the play of opposites.” How do you do that? The Yoga Sutras say “One is firmly established in practice only after attending to it for a long time, without interruption and with an attitude of devotion.” —- Today’s practice continues with this season’s theme of balancing opposites. We will use postures (asana) to move between opposites of strength and flexibility, effort and ease, being firm and being light. This helps you find your own center, and have access to both polarities as needed. The Yoga Sutras say when you have gone too far in one direction and feel stuck, overwhelmed with emotion or lost, cultivate the opposite. Find movement in some way. Find grounding and direction, even if it’s only in one seemingly insignificant act like making your bed, brushing your teeth or continually coming back to the Ujayi breath in this practice. That centering, certainty and grounding is not insignificant - it is an expression of the certainty and clarity that is always available within you. Practices such as this one remind you that you always have the resources you need within you. Some days that means more “Ha” action, engagement and structure. Some days that means more “Tha” resting, spontaneity and fluidity. Props used: 2 blocks, 1 blanket Some experience recommended  ***** Deepen your yoga practice at http://www.quietmind.yoga/
57:56
January 6, 2019
Gentle Yoga For Strength And Flexibility - Emphasis On Low Back And Neck - 1 Blanket
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55:35
December 30, 2018
Gentle Yoga For The Winter Solstice - 1 Blanket
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55:04
December 23, 2018
Heart Opening Gentle Hatha With Pranayama And Tibetan Singing Bowls Savasana - 1 Blanket
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55:02
December 16, 2018
Contentment - Gentle Yoga To Practice Santosha (Contentment) - 1 Blanket
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55:42
December 9, 2018
Non Grasping - Hatha Yoga to Practice Aparigraha (non grasping)
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56:52
December 2, 2018
Hatha Yoga For Mercury Retrograde
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55:51
November 26, 2018
Yin Yoga For The Whole Body And Mind — 2 Blocks, 1 Blanket, 1 Bolster
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56:04
November 19, 2018
Gentle Hatha For Head To Toe With Pranayama And Meditation - 1 Blanket
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48:19
November 11, 2018
Hatha Yoga To Practice Being With Sensation In The Body - 2 Blocks, 1 Blanket
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57:30
November 5, 2018
Gentle Yoga for Releasing Deep Held Tensions In Back, Neck And Hips
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57:00
November 2, 2018
Hatha To Strengthen Immune System And Relieve Allergies - 2 Blocks, 1 Blanket
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57:52
October 31, 2018
Hatha Yoga For Hips, Sides And Releasing Deep Tensions - 1 Blanket, 1 Block Optional
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57:45
October 30, 2018
Gentle Yoga For Everything - Emphasis On Low Back And Subtle Energy Awareness - 1 Blanket
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57:25
October 26, 2018
Hatha For Creating Safety In Vulnerability - Emphasis On Lats, Shoulders And Intercostals
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1:00:22
October 24, 2018
Vinyasa For Deepening Twists And Opening Shoulders —- 2 Blocks
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56:13
October 22, 2018
Gentle Yoga For Low Back Pain - 2 Blocks, 1 Bolster, 1 Blanket
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51:10
October 19, 2018
Hatha Yoga for Hips, Pelvis Stability and Upper Back - 2 Blocks, 1 Blanket
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46:32
October 17, 2018
Hatha Flow for Whole Body - Emphasis on IT Band & The Bandhas - 1 Block Recommended
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57:27
October 17, 2018
Yin Yoga And Meditation To Recharge, Rest And Reset
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57:26
October 12, 2018
Hatha to Stoke the Digestive Fire and Ignite Agni - 2 Blocks, 1 Blanket
74% of Americans are living with digestive distress. According to Yoga and Ayurveda, this is a big deal. This is the root of all disease. Today’s practice works to alleviate digestive distress, stoke digestive fire and ignite Agni. What is Agni? Learn in today’s full length yoga class.  ***** Start Your Yoga Practice with 7 days of free Gentle Yoga at http://www.quietmind.yoga/
56:21
October 10, 2018
Vinyasa Yoga Class for Low Back, Shoulders & Crow Pose
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1:00:33
October 8, 2018
Gentle Hatha & Pranayama to Begin Meditating
I’ve talked to many people over the years who want to meditate, or maybe tried it once but didn’t find it effective. One of the biggest misunderstandings about yoga practice is that it’s something other than meditation. The whole intention of yoga postures, according to the old texts, is to prepare for meditation, and for each pose itself to be a meditation. This, to me, takes a lot of the stress out of meditating. I can stay focused just fine in chair pose, maybe not for long, but it seems more tangible than just sitting and breathing. In this class, we’ll prepare the body to meditate with postures, breathing and then stillness. Recommended Props: 1 blanket.  ******* Start Your Yoga Practice with 7 days of free Gentle Yoga at http://www.quietmind.yoga/
1:00:48
October 5, 2018
Hatha Flow for Glutes & Shoulders - 1 Block
The glutes are meant to be the strongest muscle in the body. For many of us, the reality of sitting for several hours a day has made the glutes weaker than we’d probably like them to be. Sitting also tends to put a lot of stress on the shoulders. This practice works to alleviate shoulder tension and strengthen the glutes. Recommended props: 1 block.  ***** Start Your Yoga Practice with 7 days of free Gentle Yoga at http://www.quietmind.yoga/
57:28
October 3, 2018
Vinyasa for the Lower Back - Emphasis on Grounding, Centering and Warming
Thank you to everyone who has listened so far, I was surprised to check my stats for the first time and see there have been over 1000 listens to this podcast! Today’s episode begins Season Two, focusing on practices for the fall season; grounding, centering, warming the body with things like twists, chair pose, eagle pose and crow pose. If you’re listening outside of the fall season, these are still good practices for those intentions, any time of year, especially if you have a Vata Dosha imbalance, which i’ll talk about during this episode and in future classes. A student in this class requested work for the lower back, which is a common area to have issues when Vata gets imbalanced. So we’ll also do some stuff for the low back. A block is recommended for this class, but not required. If you have any feedback, questions or requests email jeremydevens@gmail.com.  ***** Start Your Yoga Practice with 7 days of free Gentle Yoga at http://www.quietmind.yoga/
1:00:45
October 1, 2018
Hatha Flow for the Whole Body
A solid, all around, full body practice to move, stretch and strengthen the whole body. One block suggested but not required.  ***** Start Your Yoga Practice with 7 days of free Gentle Yoga at http://www.quietmind.yoga/
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September 26, 2018
Hatha Yoga for Core Strength & Balance - 2 Blocks, 1 Blanket
In my first years of practice I dreaded the word “core.” I had a few experiences of classes with intense, fast paced movements that felt jarring to my body, that I was assured would strengthen my core. That mysterious part of my body where all sugars and fats seem to stay for weeks at a time. I didn’t know about the transverse abdominus. I didn’t know about the psoas. I didn’t understand how to truly engage and strengthen the muscles of my abdomin. They’re not as big and obvious as the biceps or the quads. They are layered, complex muscles, and i’ve found they require a unique approach to learning to activate and strengthen. Having experienced stressful events in my past, I found it took some work to awaken sensation and awareness of this are of my body. Now I get what people mean when they say its like a second brain. When the core is truly strong, it supports balance, focus, clarity and presence in the body. Suggested props: 1 blanket and 2 blocks.  ***** Start Your Yoga Practice with 7 days of free Gentle Yoga at http://www.quietmind.yoga/
58:48
September 17, 2018
Hatha Flow for Nervous System Regulation
The central nervous system plays a huge role in what we’re doing in yoga practice. It can essentially be in two different modes: either sympathetic response (fight, flight and freeze) or parasympathetic response (rest and digest). In yoga we learn to regulate this system to be able to access both as needed. Hatha Flow is essentially a Vinyasa yoga practice with some longer holds in poses.  ****** Start Your Yoga Practice with 7 days of free Gentle Yoga at http://www.quietmind.yoga/
54:46
September 10, 2018
Gentle Hatha Yoga for Low Back Pain - 1 Blanket
Welcome to Episode 6 of the Quietmind Yoga Podcast. This week is a Gentle Hatha practice for low back pain. This is something I worked with a lot a few years ago and learned some very effective movements and postures to relieve my own back pain. In this episode I will share what has been most effective for me. The only prop I recommend for this class is a yoga blanket. If you don’t have one, you could use a basic throw blanket you have at home.  ***** Start Your Yoga Practice with 7 days of free Gentle Yoga at http://www.quietmind.yoga/
56:35
September 2, 2018
Yin Yoga to Relieve Hip and Shoulder Tension
Hip and shoulder tension are two of the most common issues people come to their yoga mat with. This is a Yin Yoga practice to release tensions held in the body. As always, we’ll include movements for the whole body, but emphasize hip openers and shoulder openers. In Yin Yoga we hold postures longer, up to 5 minutes in some poses. You can always come out of the pose or adjust if you need to; listen to your body. As best you can, stay in the pose with steady breathing to allow your nervous system to shift into it’s resting parasympathetic mode where tension can be released. Props suggested: a bolster, a blanket, a strap, 2 blocks. If you have any questions or requests, email jeremydevens@gmail.com.  ******* Start Your Yoga Practice with 7 days of free Gentle Yoga at http://www.quietmind.yoga/
58:14
August 26, 2018
Vinyasa Yoga Class for the Whole Body to Prevent Disease - 1 Block
Have you ever noticed how sickness can start days or even weeks before you actually get sick? Your nervous system starts to feel frazzled, maybe your routine gets thrown off, maybe you have digestive issues. These symptoms can all be caught well before they become a bigger issue. The breath is a great way to notice these issues and address them before they become illness. This is because breath is a carrier for Prana (life force). We can go weeks without prana from food, days without water, but only minutes without the breath. This yoga class is an all levels hatha flow focused on the breath. It’s a whole body practice with strengthening and stretching poses, grounding, energizing and balancing poses. A block is recommended for the balancing poses and triangle pose, but not required. ——- if you enjoy this podcast leave an honest review. If you have questions email JeremyDevens@gmail.com.  ***** Start Your Yoga Practice with 7 days of free Gentle Yoga at http://www.quietmind.yoga/
59:49
August 21, 2018
Hatha Yoga to Ground and Reduce Excess Heat (Pitta Dosha) - Strap, Blanket, 2 Blocks
I'm Jeremy Devens and welcome back to the Quietmind Yoga Podcast. If you’re like me, your body can overheat at times and needs to cool down. In Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga, this is called the Pitta Dosha. Pitta literally means “that which cooks.” Pitta is associated with all metabolic processes: digesting food, ideas, experiences. Regulating heat in the body. Also things like passion, focus, ambition. When this gets excessive you may experience anger, skin issues (anything red on the skin, like hives or boils), heat exhaustion, frustration, irritation. This week's yoga class will help balance that out with cooling and grounding asana and movements. We’ll use some breathing techniques to help regulate the internal heat in the body.  ***** Start Your Yoga Practice with 7 days of free Gentle Yoga at http://www.quietmind.yoga/
54:42
August 12, 2018
Welcome to the Quietmind Yoga Podcast: New Full Length Yoga Classes Every Week with Jeremy Devens
My name is Jeremy Devens and I have been working in health and wellness since 2003. I have been teaching yoga since 2011 and teach full time in Austin, TX.  I created this podcast so you could have 60 min yoga classes to practice anytime, anywhere.  No need to find a class, figure what to practice, or even look at a device. Subscribe and press play every week.  This helps you develop a consistent practice of listening to your body, mind and breath. You'll experience a variety of styles and postures. All classes are suitable for all levels. You can always do less or more as needed for you.  What you hear are the live recordings of classes I teach. I instruct in such a way that you can follow along without needing to see anything. This helps keeps your focus on your own experience. If you’re not sure about a posture, do what feels right for you.  Each class will have a specific focus, but will also be a well rounded, full body practice.  If you have requests you’d like to see here, email them to jeremydevens@gmail.com.   You can support Quietmind Yoga by leaving an honest review and star rating in iTunes. If you like the classes, share on social media and with friends.  For more classes, workshops and in depth teachings, check out http://www.quietmind.yoga. For regular updates subscribe to the Quietmind Newsletter at http://www.quietmind.yoga Thanks for listening and enjoy your practice!  Keywords: Yoga, Yoga Class, Full Yoga Class, Full Length Yoga Classes, Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Gentle, Restorative, Meditation, Guided, Practice, Austin, TX, Jeremy Devens
08:09
July 28, 2018
Gentle Yoga for Balance - 1 Blanket
My name is Jeremy Devens and welcome back to the Quietmind Yoga Podcast. This is a gentle Hatha Yoga class suitable for all levels. As always, we’ll do a little bit of everything, with an emphasis on movements that require balance and coordination. Anytime you do movements that cross the midline you are activating the corpus callosum, which regulates communication between left and right hemispheres of the brain. This is important for preventative care for long term brain health issues like dimentia or Alzheimer’s disease. This and future gentle Hatha classes are meant to be therapeutic and a time for your body to rest, restore and recover, with just enough challenge to keep things interesting. This particular class was taught to a group of mostly older students, including a relatively new student, so this class would be a great introduction to someone with lots of life experience, but little yoga experience. Also, not a bad idea for someone who loves to have a drink or two or three or four on occasion.  ***** Start Your Yoga Practice with 7 days of free Gentle Yoga at http://www.quietmind.yoga/
58:39
July 28, 2018
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