Yoga Sequences, Cycle 2 – Sport Specific Flows: Week 14, Day 3

This cycle of yoga sequences is designed with athletes in mind. Each week’s practice focuses on a different sport, with short flows for recovery and longer practices to go deeper into poses.

Welcome to the new Yoga sequence workout. Here you will find different cycles and sequences programmed by an expert yoga teacher. These yoga sequences provide a blueprint or yoga map for teachers and students.

This cycle of the Yoga Sequences workout will focus on Sport Specific yoga sequences. Each sport in this program will have two sequences per week. The short sequences will range between 15- 30 minutes and can be added on to the end of a sport session, workout, or short rest day. The longer sequences, ranging from 75-90 minutes, are great for rest and recovery days and will include a deeper practice with standing poses and seated poses.

The sequences will be posted on Tuesday and Thursday, with a meditation once a week on Sundays.

Week 14, Day 3: Mind’s Eye Meditation

Meditation is going beyond the mind. It has nothing to do with the mind — except going beyond it. It is not a faculty of the mind, it is transcendental to mind. When you can see without the mind in between you and existence, you are in meditation. It is not concentration. It is utterly silent. It is not focusing… it is absolutely unfocused awareness”. 
Find a quiet and comfortable space where you can perform this meditation.
Close your eyes and begin to relax your body and breath.
Take 6 deep breaths in and out through your nose.
Focus all of your attention on counting your breath.
Repeat this practice for 6 rounds of counting 6 deep breaths.
Try not to worry if you lose count or focus, just keep coming back to your breath.
Clear your mind of all internal and external thoughts, focusing only on counting each breath as you inhale and exhale.
Keep focusing on lengthening each breath. Let each breath flow in slower, deeper, and longer.
Now count 20 deep breaths, then stay as long as you wish in the meditation.