Please enjoy this 90 minute practice. It will get you a full body, mind-body-spirit workout, with Level 1 and 2 poses, building on the foundations and holding the poses for strength. Sun Salutations are included, as well as meditation and Savasana.
“THE SMELL OF STRUGGLE Here is an ancient invitation to love the struggle of life, the sorrow, the confusion, the uncertainty, even the despair of it. Love the impermanence of it all, love it all to death, its unpredictability, its uncontrollability, its unmanageable quality and mysterious nature. Life was never supposed to be 100% smooth. What would be the fun in the ride? Love the bumps along the way. Love the total absence of any answers that satisfy. Love your own inability to love sometimes. There are never any mistakes here in this place we call reality, and nothing is thrown at you except rich and nutrient-dense fertiliser, which may smell bad at first, and you may be tempted to run away, but its smell contains a secret: it will lovingly help new things grow, if you give it a chance and stop assuming it is divided from the supreme intelligence of life itself, the One intelligence that births solar systems and tiny birds in springtime. The smell of your struggle is the smell of life, not death, and does not indicate your terrible failure, but your stunning aliveness. Yes, yes, you are alive, and sensitive, and you feel everything!”
Foster, Jeff. Falling in Love with Where You Are: A Year of Prose and Poetry on Radically Opening Up to the Pain and Joy of Life (Kindle Locations 448-456). New Harbinger Publications. Kindle Edition.