Day 12 Yoga Support with Amber

Welcome to day 12 of Amber’s 30 days of yoga support.

It is an honor and a blessing to join you today on this blessed Easter Sunday.  From all of us at Surya Daya we wish you a Happy Easter, and wish for you peace, happiness, and renewed hope for what lays on the other side of our present day circumstances.  You may not be watching this on Easter Sunday, but please know whatever day you do decide to open this link, I hope you know how grateful I am that you have chosen to share this little window of time with me.

Today we will be exploring a gentle practice to help bring you back to your center.  We’ll be taking some time with an alternate nostril breath sequence.  During our day our nostrils will shift their dominance periodically throughout a 24  hour period.  Sometimes this rhythm, which we call the ultradian rhythm, becomes quite out of balance usually due to increased stress in our lives.  By doing this particular practice we support our bodies to come back to a state of balance. From this grounded place of being in the world, we are able to more easefully live with the flow of life, rather than resisting what is.

To view the practice click here

“When you accept yourself exactly as you are, you shift from living for tomorrow to appreciating today.” – Kris Carr

My love is with you,

Till tomorrow

Amber

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Day 4 Yoga Support Challenge

Sat Naam and Namaste

Welcome to Day 4 of Amber’s yoga support challenge!

Thank you to everyone who came out and joined me on your mats in your homes this morning for our online kundalini class.  Such a beautiful collective of sweet souls, I’m very grateful.

Today we’re exploring some postures and breathwork to help to boost your energy, and wake up your inner vitality.

To view the video click here

Make sure you modify the postures in any way that you need to support yourself, be gentle and listen to your body wisdom.

A little bit of guidance as a reminder, a seed that already lives inside of you:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?  Actually, who are you NOT to be?  Your playing small does not serve the world.  There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you.  We are all meant to shine, as children do………”

–  Marianne Williamson

Until tomorrow, please know how much I LOVE you,

and how much the world needs you.

Stay strong through this, and know you are very supported.

Love Amber

If you feel inspired, or know someone that would benefit from these videos, please share – the world needs more love right now

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30 Day Yoga Support Challenge

Sat Naam and Namaste!

Today we embark on 30 days of yoga together.  Amber has put together a 30 day yoga challenge starting today, April 1st, and running through the whole month.  The intention for these mini yoga videos is to help support you through this very challenging time.  We find ourselves in the midst of a pandemic, and I think from day to day our emotions are all over the place – this is normal and understandable given our current situation, please be gentle with yourself.  Globally, we are all affected and I think there are times we feel the collective levels of anxiety, fear, hurt, and sadness. We are living in a world, and a time, of so many unknowns where each of us have been affected in our day to day rhythms as we adapt to this new normal – a normal we have no way of knowing how long we’ll be in.

Embrace the moments where you do feel peace, where you feel steady and filled with hope for what is on the other side.

Yoga may not be something you are leaning into right now, and if this period in the history of your life is calling for a break from your practice than you need to honor that.  You also need to honor whatever it is that is helping to hold you and bring you back to your center.

If yoga is something that is helpful for you right now, please know there are so many resources to help to sustain you.  We are trying to keep our support available for you during this time, and getting creative in how we can best continue to serve you.  We will be posting extra practices, we have some free live zoom classes (please check our website schedule weekly to see which classes will be going live), some recorded classes and practices.

I decided to commit to 30 days of providing you with little 5 – 20 minute practices starting today, April 1st.  These will be accessible yoga, movement, focused postures, pranayama and meditations – each chosen to help to build your resilience, to help ground you, bring you back to your center, nurture your nervous system, and to support you to invite daily movement into your body.  This yoga challenge is also my way of extending my support out to you in your homes during this time of social distancing and self isolation.

Please join me this month, if you have little ones at home, these will be mini practices they too can join you on your mat for.

If you are having a hard time emotionally, don’t hesitate to reach out with a phone call or an email,  we’re here and we will get through this together.

At the end of the 30 day challenge,  if you showed up everyday from April 1st – April 30th to your mat, and if this practice helped you, please send us an email at info@suryadaya.ca with the subject line:  30 Day Challenge Reflection.  Deadline for submissions is May 12th.  In the body of the email we’d like you to write a brief paragraph letting us know you completed the challenge and how it has helped you during this time, or how yoga in general has affected your life.

On May 15th, once we’re received your reflections, you’re name will be entered into a draw.  The winner will receive their choice of one of:  either a 5 class yoga pass active once we can join together for in studio community classes or a private yoga and massage session with Amber.

We would love to hear your feedback along the way, and we do hope you’ll join us on this journey.  To watch Day 1, please click the link below

View video here

Today also marks the 2 year anniversary of when I took over the studio, and became the guardian of our torch.  Thank you for being on this journey with me, I am excited to see how we evolve over time, and grow together as a community.   Tomorrow I will be sharing a loving kindness meditation with you, as my thank you for all of your support.

Yours in health and happiness, with so much love and gratitude,

Amber

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