Relax, Rejuvenate and Reconnect

Rodney Yee by Rodney Yee | October 8th, 2010 | 4 Comments
topic: Fitness, Health & Wellness, Personal Growth, Yoga

Leaves in the water

As I look at my own life, and as I look around at other people, it is obvious that there is a dire need for deep relaxation. We are so caught up in the drama of “us against the world” that it makes it impossible to know how it feels to drop our guard and feel the life force surging through us at no cost and with no effort.

For most of us leading a sedentary life, there are some immediate yoga solutions that can give us at least a momentary rest from the rat race. Tire out your legs through a good set of standing poses. Open up your back body through a set of restorative forward bends. Follow these with seated meditation and then a delicious relaxation pose where you scan the sensations of your body from the top of your head to the soles of your feet. This sequence will allow you to rest very deeply and will help you redefine a new state of calm in your nervous system.

But remember, while these asana tricks are valuable and good, the real trick is to understand who you really are — the inclusiveness of all things.



Join Rodney and Colleen for online yoga classes at the Gaiam Yoga Club . Watch how-to videos every week plus receive complete daily practices guided step-by-step via audio podcast, and much more to help you explore the joys of yoga.


  1. I am looking forward to restorative teacher training in a couple of weeks at the YogaFit conference. Also anxious to share what I learn when I return home.

    Barbara | October 8th, 2010 | Comment Permalink
  2. I’m looking forward to making time for my Yoga routine. You’ve reminded me how important it is. Thank you.

    Spiritual Healing Grace | October 13th, 2010 | Comment Permalink
  3. Rodney Yes, I hope you read this!I an a 35 yr. old girl, between HIV+ since i was 22. I have been on gov’t study medications for over 4 years, which kept my t cells around 600. I made a promise to myself that I would do your A.M. Yoga dvd EVERY week for for weeks. Well, I kept it up for four months! When my doctor tested my blood near the end of that 4 month period, my t cells were 1,162 (!) SUCH A WELL-BALANCED ROUTINE! I FIRMLY BELIEVE that I owe you my health! Good Bless You!

    Brianne | March 5th, 2014 | Comment Permalink
  4. Apologies for the many typos, I hope you understand! :-*

    Brianne | March 5th, 2014 | Comment Permalink

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