Skillful Means Podcast

Tuning in, Reaching Out Virtual Retreat Day 1: Yoga & RAIN Meditation

November 20, 2020 Jennifer O'Sullivan & Sarah Jane Shangraw
Skillful Means Podcast
Tuning in, Reaching Out Virtual Retreat Day 1: Yoga & RAIN Meditation
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Skillful Means Podcast
Tuning in, Reaching Out Virtual Retreat Day 1: Yoga & RAIN Meditation
Nov 20, 2020
Jennifer O'Sullivan & Sarah Jane Shangraw

We are pleased to kick off our virtual retreat with this Yoga & RAIN Meditation practice with Sarah Jane. 

In this guided practice, Sarah Jane invites you to spend a few moments warming the body and enhancing chi circulation with simple movements undertaken in concert with a slow and steady breath. We then settle in and progress through the steps of RAIN meditation--Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture--with the opportunity to rest in various yin yoga postures through their unfolding. 

Poses include: child's pose, shoelace, dragonfly, recalled butterfly, and savasana. You may need a blanket or two and a pillow or cushion for support in the yin postures. 

Developed by Vipassana teacher Michele McDonald and championed by psychologist and meditation teacher Tara Brach, RAIN is a mindfulness-based, self-compassion practice that can be used in a moment or over a lengthy meditation sit, and anywhere in between. 

Our intention in offering this practice at the outset of the retreat is to fortify you and provide a useful tool you can bring forth when emotional discomfort arises, presenting the opportunity for an accelerated cultivation of loving awareness. 

Disclaimer
The information and postures shared in this episode are not a substitute for proper medical care. If you are ill or injured, please consult your physician.

Practicing asana comes with inherent risk. It is up to you to assess whether the postures shared in this practice are appropriate for you. Consult your physician before beginning any exercise or movement program.

You assume responsibility for any injuries suffered while practicing these techniques.

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Skillful Means Podcast is offering this virtual retreat to help you recommit to your yoga and mindfulness practice even - especially - during this difficult time.

We welcome your comments and questions. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or send us a note at feedback@skillfulmeanspodcast.com. You can get in touch with Sarah Jane directly at https://www.sarahjaneshangraw.com where she offers offers weekly classes, monthly workshops, meditation groups, and mentoring.

Show Notes

We are pleased to kick off our virtual retreat with this Yoga & RAIN Meditation practice with Sarah Jane. 

In this guided practice, Sarah Jane invites you to spend a few moments warming the body and enhancing chi circulation with simple movements undertaken in concert with a slow and steady breath. We then settle in and progress through the steps of RAIN meditation--Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture--with the opportunity to rest in various yin yoga postures through their unfolding. 

Poses include: child's pose, shoelace, dragonfly, recalled butterfly, and savasana. You may need a blanket or two and a pillow or cushion for support in the yin postures. 

Developed by Vipassana teacher Michele McDonald and championed by psychologist and meditation teacher Tara Brach, RAIN is a mindfulness-based, self-compassion practice that can be used in a moment or over a lengthy meditation sit, and anywhere in between. 

Our intention in offering this practice at the outset of the retreat is to fortify you and provide a useful tool you can bring forth when emotional discomfort arises, presenting the opportunity for an accelerated cultivation of loving awareness. 

Disclaimer
The information and postures shared in this episode are not a substitute for proper medical care. If you are ill or injured, please consult your physician.

Practicing asana comes with inherent risk. It is up to you to assess whether the postures shared in this practice are appropriate for you. Consult your physician before beginning any exercise or movement program.

You assume responsibility for any injuries suffered while practicing these techniques.

~

Skillful Means Podcast is offering this virtual retreat to help you recommit to your yoga and mindfulness practice even - especially - during this difficult time.

We welcome your comments and questions. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or send us a note at feedback@skillfulmeanspodcast.com. You can get in touch with Sarah Jane directly at https://www.sarahjaneshangraw.com where she offers offers weekly classes, monthly workshops, meditation groups, and mentoring.