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Wed Apr 15 2020 at 11:00 am EDT
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Wed Apr 29 2020 at 09:29 am EDT
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Saturday Aug 31, 2019
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Leigh guides you through a super fun kriya that leads to the balance of prana and apana. Prana is the life force, the in coming breath and apana is what we are releasing with the out breath. You will sweat, laugh, and dance in this class. Meditation for Rough Times Ahead give you a breath pattern to open the upper chakras. Leigh Mallis guides and teaches her Wednesday class through the use of pranayama, movement and meditation. Kundalini strengthens the nervous system and boosts the immune system to handle stress in this unprecedented time. Bring your mat, blanket and an open mind to class. Leigh will be live streaming and answering questions at the end. If you cannot tune in live you can watch the recorded version. Below are mantras used in the class and tips for a better virtual experience. Tune In with Adi Mantra - Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo Protective Mantra Aad Guray Nameh Jugaad Guray Nameh Sat Guray Nameh Siri Guroo Dayvah Nameh TIPS FOR A BETTER VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE: 1. MAKE SURE YOU ARE USING CHROME AS YOUR BROWSER 2. BE IN THE BEST SPOT FOR YOUR INTERNET SERVICE/CONNECTION 3. WHEN YOU SIGN IN, CHOOSE "LISTEN ONLY" AND MUTE YOUR MIC 4. CHECK CLASS NOTES FOR MANTRAS 5. USE THE LINK IN THE CLASS NOTES FOR THE SPOTIFY PLAYLIST, TO PLAY IN YOUR OWN BACKGROUND 6. CHECK EMAIL FOR ANY OTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THE CLASS IF YOU CAN'T HEAR DURING THE SESION, TRY THIS: 1. CLICK ON THE TOP LEFT HEADSET TO JOIN OR CLICK OFF AND BACK ON (IF THEY ARE ALREADY ON) 2. CONNECT TO THE TELEPHONE CONFERENCE LINE 3. RELOAD YOUR BROWSER TO RECONNECT IF YOU GET CUT OFF FOR SOME REASON.
Leigh Mallis
Health & Wellness > Yoga
Recorded: Apr 11, 2020 at 01:45 pm EDT
Pranic Soul Blend combines the pranayama breath work and meditation aspects of Kundalini yoga with the creative dynamic flow of Vinyasa. You can expect tuning into your higher self with mantra in the beginning of class, starting slowly with breath work to get completely connected and then moving through 45 minutes of vinyasa flow. Leigh ends the class with an 11 minute meditation that is worth the effort. Tune In with Adi Mantra - Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo Protective Mantra Aad Guray Nameh Jugaad Guray Nameh Sat Guray Nameh Siri Guroo Dayvah Nameh Meditation Today is Silent. TIPS FOR A BETTER VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE: 1. MAKE SURE YOU ARE USING CHROME AS YOUR BROWSER 2. BE IN THE BEST SPOT FOR YOUR INTERNET SERVICE/CONNECTION 3. WHEN YOU SIGN IN, CHOOSE "LISTEN ONLY" AND MUTE YOUR MIC 4. CHECK CLASS NOTES FOR MANTRAS 5. USE THE LINK IN THE CLASS NOTES FOR THE SPOTIFY PLAYLIST, TO PLAY IN YOUR OWN BACKGROUND 6. CHECK EMAIL FOR ANY OTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THE CLASS IF YOU CAN'T HEAR DURING THE SESION, TRY THIS: 1. CLICK ON THE TOP LEFT HEADSET TO JOIN OR CLICK OFF AND BACK ON (IF THEY ARE ALREADY ON) 2. CONNECT TO THE TELEPHONE CONFERENCE LINE 3. RELOAD YOUR BROWSER TO RECONNECT IF YOU GET CUT OFF FOR SOME REASON.
Leigh will challenge you in this kriya to move vigorously through the exercises. We had a sound issue so once you log on skip 6 mins ahead and you'll be in the right spot to start class. You will work the legs and the core of the body to affect the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve “wanders” (vagus, Latin for wander) through the body and affects all major organs and their functioning. It is the second largest nerve in the body, second only to the spinal cord. Originating deep within the brain, the vagus nerve wanders through the neck, affecting speech, voice, continues through the thorax affecting all the organs of the body, and continues to the pelvic floor. The heart is one of the major organs affected by the vagus nerve. The meditation is for Healing using the mantra Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung. Leigh Mallis guides and teaches her Wednesday class through the use of pranayama, movement and meditation. Kundalini strengthens the nervous system and boosts the immune system to handle stress in this unprecedented time. Bring your mat, blanket and an open mind to class. Leigh will be live streaming and answering questions at the end. If you cannot tune in live you can watch the recorded version. Below are mantras used in the class and tips for a better virtual experience. Tune In with Adi Mantra - Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo Protective Mantra Aad Guray Nameh Jugaad Guray Nameh Sat Guray Nameh Siri Guroo Dayvah Nameh TIPS FOR A BETTER VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE: 1. MAKE SURE YOU ARE USING CHROME AS YOUR BROWSER 2. BE IN THE BEST SPOT FOR YOUR INTERNET SERVICE/CONNECTION 3. WHEN YOU SIGN IN, CHOOSE "LISTEN ONLY" AND MUTE YOUR MIC 4. CHECK CLASS NOTES FOR MANTRAS 5. USE THE LINK IN THE CLASS NOTES FOR THE SPOTIFY PLAYLIST, TO PLAY IN YOUR OWN BACKGROUND 6. CHECK EMAIL FOR ANY OTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THE CLASS IF YOU CAN'T HEAR DURING THE SESION, TRY THIS: 1. CLICK ON THE TOP LEFT HEADSET TO JOIN OR CLICK OFF AND BACK ON (IF THEY ARE ALREADY ON) 2. CONNECT TO THE TELEPHONE CONFERENCE LINE 3. RELOAD YOUR BROWSER TO RECONNECT IF YOU GET CUT OFF FOR SOME REASON.
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The first time I remember it happening was when I broke my femur. Yep, I managed to break the hardest bone to break in your body by skiing into a tree. A few hours later, as my leg was taped to a cardboard brace, my whole body started to shake uncontrollably. I couldn't stop my body from moving my broken leg because of all the shaking. Not only had I lost all control of my body, but the pain was excruciating and I didn't know how to make it stop. This was my first taste of a panic attack and I was 14. As the years went on, the panic returned often, most notably when I was feeling ill or I was around someone else who was. I suffered from an extreme phobia of throwing up, not surprisingly because it represents a total loss of bodily control. You know how some people like to just throw up and feel better and others fight it until the end? I'm one of the fighters. And I'll let my body shake uncontrollably for what seems like hours to avoid the experience. Yes, I would rather go through agony for hours, then agony for a minute or so. The shaking is always the worst in my thigh. College was an interesting time for me because there are a lot of people who throw up in college. I avoided parties like the plague and buried myself in schoolwork instead. Always an overachiever, I got involved so I didn't have to remind myself that I had nowhere to go on a Friday night. My overachievement, naturally, caused me a lot of stress. I turned to yoga to help calm me down and keep me in shape after completing P90X. I'd always wanted to be a writer when I was growing up. As I was getting ready to apply to college it was evident (for some reason) that I couldn't just graduate from college and be a "writer" so I chose to pursue journalism instead. I soon found out journalism wasn't for me, and switched to the public relations/marketing side of things. The year was 2010 and I was getting ready to graduate from college in an extremely poor job market. I had convinced myself that I would be an epic failure if I didn't find myself a job before I graduated, so I went on tons of informational interviews and upped my networking to make it happen. I was also working 10-20 hours a week, was the President of a co-ed Honors Fraternity, and was taking the hardest class I've ever taken in my life (it was a PR class). Needless to say, my stress levels were out of control. One night, as I was going to sleep, I started to feel extreme pain in my left chest. It hurt to breathe. I thought I was having a heart attack. I took a risk and waited until the morning to go to the campus health center. After seeing 3 or 4 different doctors and undergoing every electrical heart health test known to man, I got my diagnosis: there was nothing wrong with me. This infuriated me because I was constantly in pain every time I laughed, every time I breathed - I couldn't even practice yoga, the one thing I knew how to do that would calm me down. On my 21st birthday I went to the bar with my friends clutching my ribcage and reminding everyone not to make me laugh because I was in so much pain. There was definitely something wrong with me. And I had to heal my Self. I got on my mat anyway. I distinctly remember wincing in pain as I tried to power through my poses. It wasn't working. Yoga taught me how to calm down, and then when breathing and movement couldn't help me anymore, yoga taught me how to slow down and honor my body to give it the space it needed to heal. I showed up and did what I could. Sometimes I didn't show up at the studio at all, but I got rid of things in my life that were causing too much stress. I got involved in the community and found support. Incidentally, that solved my job problem, because I ended up getting a marketing job with the yoga studio. I started a cleanse program and dove into learning more about yoga philosophy and the yoga lifestyle. I changed my life, and my pain went away without a single prescription medication. A few years later, a big decision loomed. My boyfriend of 6 years was starting some extensive military training in a small town in Texas and he wanted me to go with him. Leaving Boulder, CO, would mean leaving my job, my community, my studio and everything I knew - especially my lifestyle. But there was something inside me that knew I needed to go. Over the course of 3 years, we moved from Boulder to Texas to Arizona to Washington DC and yoga helped me gain control of my life when it seemed like everything was out of my control. It helped me stay consistent, stick to a routine, and have faith. It helped me find a supportive community no matter where I went. And it helped me find myself in the places where I least expected it (ahem, Wichita Falls, TX). I started practicing yoga to stay in shape and release some stress. What I learned was how to love my life. How to have faith. How to find your community of people who support you and love you unconditionally. How to get back control. If it weren't for yoga, I'd still be hopelessly in pain. Today, it is my mission to help busy Type-A overachiever women like me gain back control of their lives, live pain-free, and love the life they want to live through yoga lifestyle practices.
Leigh teaches with a strong understanding and passion for multiple lineages with over 20 years of experience. She is known for her ability to teach all levels, drawing from a discipline of Ashtanga, the spirituality of Kundalini yoga and meditation, and the dynamic creativity of vinyasa flow. In each class you sense the nurturing, yet challenging approach she organically brings to the moment. Leigh creates and holds a safe space for you to be yourself and expand your consciousness. It is important to her that she shares the tools that help you live life at a higher vibration with less struggle and more flow.
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