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First Friday Night Special #9: “The Effort to Free/Liberate Yourself from….” July 2, 2021

Posted by ajoyfulpractice in Uncategorized.

This time of year there is a lot of focus on freedom and liberation. Naturally, when we think about freedom and liberation in connection with Caesar Rodney, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, and/or Medgar Evans, we think about their efforts. We don’t always, however, think about the effort it takes to relax, release, and rest – and how that can be liberating. On this First Friday between (now) two federal celebrations of freedom, let’s focus on the effort it takes to free/liberate ourselves from….

Please join me for a restorative “First Friday Night Special” on July 2nd, 7:15 PM – 8:20 PM (CST) dedicated to freeing / liberating you from the things that are holding you down and holding you back.

This practice is accessible and open to all. It will be a restorative yoga practice with minimal movement.

Prop wise, this is a kitchen sink practice. You can practice without props or you  can use “studio” and/or “householder” props. Example of “Studio” props: 1 – 2 blankets, 2 – 3 blocks, a bolster, a strap, and an eye pillow. Example of “Householder” props: 1 – 2 blankets or bath towels, 2 – 3 books (similar in size), 2 standard pillows (or 1 body pillow), a belt/tie/sash, and a face towel.

You may want extra layers (as your body may cool down during this practice). Having a wall, chair, sofa, or coffee table may be handy.

Friday’s playlist is available on YouTube and Spotify. [Look for “03052021 Give Up, Let Go, Trustful Surrender”]

[Please Note: The first two tracks on the Spotify playlist are not the original tracks I had in mind for the practice.]


In the spirit of generosity (“dana”), the Zoom classes, recordings, and blog posts are freely given and freely received. If you are able to support these teachings, please do so as your heart moves you. (NOTE: You can donate even if you are “attending” a practice that is not designated as a “Common Ground Meditation Center” practice, or you can purchase class(es). Donations are tax deductible; class purchases are not necessarily deductible.)




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