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Alive, awake & focused

 -   & 
Joshna Patel
55 mins

Fire up your focus!

This combination of the Eagle pose and the Inner Fire sequence are designed to fire up energy levels to help maintain a calm, focused and centred mind. Energy Block Release 2 is a perfect preparation as it acts as a total body mobiliser; freeing the spine, opening all the energy pathways to allow optimum movement of fluids, and prana. This session will give your mind a burst of freshness and help keep mind, thoughts and emotions at their optimum!

The effect of the programme will be further enhanced by your awareness of being amidst the strength and vitality of the trees that surround Joshna and Christiane. As you go through Energy Block Release 2, feel tensions and tiredness seeping away and being transformed by the lush and powerful earth beneath you. Let go and enjoy the healing effect of the environment you are in. The body-prep movements will stretch the piriformis and so help enhance the Eagle pose.

Now as you enjoy the Eagle itself, imagine you are this great bird - dynamic, focused, determined and single minded in what you want to achieve in your life. By practicing the Inner Fire sequence together with the appropriate body preparations, you'll be able to now drink in the prana of the forest, access the ancientness of the trees and touch the core of who you are – and your innermost fire.

Once you have completed the process, the journey, take a moment to reflect and be still. You are now ready to enter into the next moment with a gentle yet profound energy that will keep you focused and clear in what lies ahead.

1. Activation

2. EBR 2

3. Piriformis stretch

4. Garudasana

5. Hamstring stretch

6. Inner Fire Sequence
7. Relaxation

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Members' comments:

19 Sep, 2023
Ali-64's picture
I agree that it is a perfect class for a grey, wet and windy day. My mood is much more positive now and I feel ready to tackle the things that I have been avoiding.
23 Jul, 2023
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Rachel Hammond
Perfect class for a wet, grey day. Energised and stretched and strong. Thank you. x
1 Feb, 2023
JuliaS's picture
awesome. just what I needed today.
19 Jan, 2023
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Rachel Hammond
Thank you again Christiane and Joshna. A wonderful class. Energised for the day ahead. xx
6 Dec, 2022
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Rachel Hammond
A fabulous class on a dark December morning. The sunlight coming through the trees was really lovely. I feel energised and ready for the day ahead.
29 Aug, 2021
Jayen78's picture
I really enjoyed this class so much thank you! Please could the sound technicians consider making the music more of a background to the voices?
25 Aug, 2021
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Jean Nelson
A brilliant session, thank you Christiane and Joshna (and Anouschka too!). Just what I needed this morning.
2 Mar, 2021
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Rachel Hammond
I am alive this morning - thankyou for a wonderful class. I really enjoyed refreshing Garudasana modifications. This makes it accessible for more people.
23 Feb, 2021
KathyField's picture
Really felt energised after the class - especially liked the preparation and modifications explanation for Eagle. Thank you
13 Aug, 2020
Evanst's picture
Lovely stretched and relaxed thank you
15 Jul, 2020
JuliaS's picture
Such A great Class.
15 Jul, 2020
Anouschka-DruTeam's picture
Glad you enjoyed it Julia. It's one that I seem to keep coming back to over and over :-)
9 Jun, 2020
PerfectlyME's picture
One of my go to activations while learning them on the DYTT so great to be continuing the video to EBR 2, I so enjoyed it, thank you! Along with Anoushka's calming voice it was the perfect start to my day
31 Mar, 2020
LynneC's picture
A lovely class! I enjoyed the setting, being in nature feels especially relevant at this time. Thank you Christiane and Joshna, the eagle and inner fire sequence both felt empowering again important as we pass through this period of self isolation. Thank you both and all involved!
16 Nov, 2019
Janemorris101's picture
This was a brilliant lass that I really enjoyed. However, the interlude music for each part of the class did become rather annoying. Jx
6 Dec, 2018
JuliaS's picture
awesome really opened my body up, strenthened and stretched and energised.
1 Jan, 2018
Jo's picture
What finer way is there to begin a new year? Happy new year everyone and thank you for this beautiful class, love and light to all xx
29 Jun, 2017
JayneR's picture
Lovely class and beautiful demonstration of the Eagle posture through modification to full pose.
27 Jun, 2017
Jcarling's picture
Beautiful practice - I really enjoyed it and feel ready to face the day! Namaste.
21 Mar, 2017
michele.reyns's picture
I so love your lessons Christiane ! And your activations, such beautiful flow, an inspiration for my own lessons, thank you !
8 Feb, 2017
Raisinloaf's picture
Beautiful class - just what I needed today and a great reminder of modifications for Garudasana.
8 Jun, 2016's picture
One of my most favourite classes. Love the Inner Fire Sequence....brings back very happy memories of when I attended a Dru Open Class at the Yoga Show in about 2008/9 and Shona taught this sequence. Such an amazing feel good feeling after it....It was at that moment I decided to train as a teacher. Happy memories xx
7 Jun, 2016
Kayostell's picture
Think this is one of my favourite classes, beautifully explained, great pace. Thank you.
15 May, 2016
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Diane Malpass
Thank you Christiane and Joshna for a most enjoyable session. The variations on Garudasana were welcome change and I enjoyed my dear friend Joshna sharing the power of the Inner Fire Sequence too.
6 Jan, 2016
Jo's picture
Beautiful, thank you both xx
1 Nov, 2015
HeatherB's picture
Lovely class, thank you. Just back to my yoga after illness and it feels good! Enjoyed trying a less familiar pose with the preps beforehand.
22 Sep, 2015
liz23's picture
excellent class thank you - loved the pace and the beautifully clear instructions
3 Sep, 2015's picture
A lovely class, just what I needed today:) thankyou x
4 Aug, 2015
joyousjulie's picture
Lovely class. Beautiful inner fire sequence. The detailed explanation of variation on Garudasana and body preps has really helped with my class planning...lovely reminders, thank you x
3 Jun, 2015
AileenEmery's picture
Great class! I loved the flow and the gentle introduction to Garudasana. Lovely location too - I almost felt like I was in the woodlands with you. Very calming.
23 May, 2015
juliescarff's picture
Lovely class. Really enjoyed the Eagle Pose-not one I've really practised before.Thank you
23 May, 2015
tkp1's picture
Hi, just doing a charity day today At tamauraretreat Norfolk, its for an orphanage in Peru, this is the practice we are going to enjoy today. it is good for all levels Thank you for the Help Tanya Pearlson
22 Apr, 2015
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Linda Griffiths
Fabulous class, left me feeling great and Anoushka's voice is very clear and yet very soothing, thank you xx
18 Apr, 2015
juliemolyneux's picture
Really enjoyed the flowing nature of this class. Great start to a sunny Saturday. Thank you. x
14 Apr, 2015
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Sue Penning
Really enjoyed this class...thankyou.
10 Apr, 2015's picture
Lovely combination of EBR and eagle pose! And great to see Christiane and Joshna online! Thank you for a reviving class at the end if a busy week!
7 Apr, 2015
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Rosie Mead
Thank you, your class was lovely and refreshing, Christiane and Joshna. Inspiring location in that healing woodland too! Great commentary by Jane - thanks to you too!


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