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Changing Habits

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Duration: 
46 mins

Let go of habits that are holding you back and replace them with new, dynamic and empowering ones.

Join Andrew, as he takes you through a series of movements, combined with mental and emotional focus that will enable you to let go of any unwanted habits that may be tripping you up as you walk the road of life.



Emotions, negative thoughts and habits are often held in the physical body. To dissolve long term habits we must withdraw our energy and focus from that habit. One powerful technique is to combine movement and intention to transform and free energy blockages, and replace the old thought patterns with new and invigorated, fresh ways of thinking!

Activations:
Get activated! Clap and move! Begin clapping from standing position and give yourself a round of applause for simply being you! Enjoy a series of flowing movements to loosen the whole body.

Energy Block Release 2 (Part 1):

Start focusing on specific muscle groups as we work through the simple, but profound movements of EBR2.

In this sequence, think of your spine being like a filing cabinet which stores packages of energy. This energy is a series of unconscious habits that are holding us back in life because they are restricted or blocked. Start to mobilise the spine, specifically freeing up and mobilising that 'stuck' energy.

What is an Energy Block Release?

Energy Block Release 5:
This sequence is excellent for helping us remove negative patterns of thought and replacing them with new empowering ones. 

We use visualisation to create a golden orb of light or 'prana shakti' (life energy) and use this light to clear the three lowest energy centres. This is where we tend to hold on to most of our trapped or 'blocked' emotions and fears. In this version of EBR 5, we focus specifically on this visualisation of purifying energy as we swing the arms back past the side of the body. This movement clears the energy pathways and the energy field on that side, before we repeat the process on the opposite side. (Dru Yoga graduates will notice a variation from the standard form).

Use the following positive affirmations to enhance the potency of this sequence:

  • The base centre - muladhara: 'I am courageousness itself. I am strong'
  • The sacral centre  - swadisthana: 'I am complete, I am full.'
  • The solar centre - manipura: 'I am empowered. I am able to achieve my goals. I make them become real.'

Golden Eagle sequence:
When starting to work with our habits, it's useful to begin with a few manageable ones, for instance - perhaps we watch too much TV at night. Choose a habit and decide to work with it today.


Discover the power of visualisation to empower this sequence by using the image of pure sunlight, or if you would like to enjoy practicing this breathing sequence at night, imagine the power of the moon entering through the palms of your hands.

Relaxation:
Take the opportunity to fully connect to your body and to re-establish a new and empowered relationship with your thoughts and feelings in this simple, yet profound relaxation. Breathe in bright sunlight and let it breathe away any lingering shadows of self-doubt.

Practice this sequence regularly and within three weeks you'll begin to notice your old habits falling away and your new ones arriving. Good Luck!
 

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Members' comments:

17 Nov, 2023
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Rachel Hammond
I have come back to this slower version of EBR 5. It is very empowering. Thank you Andrew for your visualizations and helping me to create greater confidence and strength within.
17 Apr, 2023
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soul.works@bigp...
Such a wonderful flow and presentation. Thankyou Andrew.
6 Apr, 2023
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SunFlowersfab
Hi Andrew, I started with the above then found 'Design Your Destiny'. I have been toggling between both sequences all week, sometimes not being able to complete but picking back up later in the day. Great tip saying even if the Golden Eagle section can only be attempted. I like that 'bite size' and that some movement and specific targeted areas will nuture and let Be I don't ever need to get to the Let Go just notice and not engage. To give some context I had layer upon layer of work stress then home stress beyond the usual teenage anx. Doing your sequences I have noticed things just showing up, during one night, early before I came out of sleep 6 am. They have been dormant. How other people can influence team play, cause hurt, undermine,then when they feel threatened set behaviours get displayed. I left the role, I stepped out the hurt remained. The EBR sequences are unique to dru that's what's drawn me to it. I have practiced Iyengar and Vinaysna other styles of yoga, tai chi, mindful walking, DRU IS WHERE IT'S AT. Locally I have been attending a Dru Class. DRU it works. EBRs VISUALISATION Yoga Nidra Karen our teacher great. DRU..... IS WHERE IT'S AT. There are many ' spokes' to the big Wheel of Dru initally I was put off not overwhelmed but decided to take a step back, I did the Ayurveda Induction course last Nov it was Fab. Then waited to see what would come to me. Sandra in Snowdonia sent me the link for Yoga Challenge 5 days to invincible. After the Ayurveda course there was something on the Gita but that wasn't for me. I removed myself from Dru online because I felt a bit flooded with different email sure I could choose not to read engage but it was easier to just remove myself it was nice the DRU welcome come back if it's what you want. Wanted to give some background before feedback on Changing Habits. I completed the 5 day challenge to invincible it ' shifted' something deep in me. The foundation I can't commit to at this time, I need to invest in funding our youngest 2 Sons, timing isn't right.So I will subscribe to Dru Online post 30 days free trial. Its a great stepping stone. We have lived in Western Australia Andrew north of Perth,elements of changing habits reminded me of an aboriginal australian dreamtime demo beautiful and celtic spirutuality, and dance I grew up in Ireland. I am in Scotland now, I sent an email to Chandra post the 5 days not to join the Foundation but to share that locally in West Coast of Scotland I had been attending a Dru Yoga Class at the council run Leisure centre and how I am building on through Dru Online. How I really want to say thanks so ,much Dru. Chandra from Dru Scotland phoned me last Sunday. Well done Dru for not just writing your 5 Pillars of Dru, for actually putting into action NO 4 you do care about people, Well done Dru for try journalling. My background has reflective practice embedded in it. Allowing time to process Dru Sequences I feel like most new ways of learning hughy beneficial. Andrew you made a good point 'don't think about the why do a set move just do it enjoy, or words along those lines. I will engage with 'changing habits' again today Andrew then later when time allows I go for a 'walkabout' in nature a mindful walk smile, breath and think what my dear Mother often said God rest her it will all come out in the wash. Andrew this sequences like me wringing clothes the flow of Spine gentle twists the arms reaching to the skies. My energy levels are coming back up the battery in me is recharging. I like tge nuggets of wisdom the meditation the sound therapy its all lovely. Thanks Martina
8 Feb, 2023
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Rachel Hammond
Thank you Andrew. Spring is all around us. This is a perfect class for inviting change and creating inner strength. I really enjoyed the slowing down of EBR5. I felt a calmness working in a softer way. Inspiring.
27 Sep, 2022
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Rosie Mead
Thank you, Andrew! What a wonderful class for moving into Autumn with positivity and strength.
13 Apr, 2022
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HeleneR
Calming, warming and earthing. The language is so caring, like a door opening and being invited in somewhere beautiful, full of light and warmth. It has taken me 6 months to discover my power, to feel more connected, stronger, happier and relevant. Thank you so much.
1 Apr, 2022
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Stephbrincat
I am a beginner of Dru and recently since Covid my yoga and health has suffered. I am tryibgvto grt started again through online support and hopefully these links will boost my motivation health and well being.
18 Nov, 2021
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michelleevans22
I truly love this video. It covers all of what I love about DRU in 40 minutes! Thank you Andrew.
9 Nov, 2021
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Linda Van Galen
Thank you Andrew from beautiful Tassie, So wonderfully powerful, to use the pranic energy in with those movements is awe inspiring. Looking forward to what transpires!
13 Oct, 2021
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JuliaS
Thank you Andrew.
11 Jan, 2021
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Margaret Ford
Thank you Andrew for a wonderful class. I found it heart lifting and inspiring.
24 Aug, 2020
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JuliaS
Beautiful Beautiful sequence. Thank you Andrew. Love & Light
24 Aug, 2020
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Padma McIntyre
Hi Julia, Many thanks for your comments. So great to see Andrew in action, with this exquisite sequence. Padma
10 Apr, 2020
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Carol Swindell
A beautiful combination of sequences Andrew. Will most certainly try these powerful affirmations and movements again. Thank you.
15 Nov, 2019
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Mickey Baliakas
Thankyou Andrew, as we are coming in autumn over here, and finishing our long hard summer season, this class has been just perfect this week for me to teach.
7 Oct, 2019
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Arjie Ramsay
Really enjoyed this combination of sequences Andrew - the energy was palpable. Now just need to do it regularly as you suggest. Have saved to my Favourites. Thanks !
17 Aug, 2019
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NikkiM
lovely class, I'm positively shimmering! thank you Andrew
30 May, 2019
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Markham28
Fanastic thanks Andrew
28 May, 2019
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Margaret Ford
Thank you Andrew for the most wonderful session.
25 May, 2019
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Janemorris101
Truly wonderful Andrew, just what I needed. I shall take your advice and practice the golden eagle on a regular basis and watch what unfolds! Namaste
27 Feb, 2019
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minnie d
This class is wonderful; from the activations - which had me laughing out loud - through the movements, to the Golden Eagle which was really empowering. Loved it all, still smiling, thank you Andrew.
7 Jan, 2019
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paulien170809
Thank you so much Andrew, it touches me deaply into my heart
26 Sep, 2018
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yogaspaceveroni...
Andrew, this class is a miracle! Thank you! X
19 Sep, 2018
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natasha@balanci...
Love this class Andrew. So wonderful to be reminded we have everything we need within us already to facilitate change. And that we can access this power through these sequences to let go of the old and embrace the new! So empowering...wonderful, thank you x
11 May, 2018
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Anouschka-DruTeam
A wonderful class to support our personal growth and change. If you want to transform your life - do this class regular with a specific habit in mind and really use the tools Andrew shares. They work! Thank you Andrew!
3 May, 2018
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Ward575@hotmail...
I loved this class. I found it at just the right time for me. It felt so powerful. It's one of my favourites now. Thank you.
2 May, 2018
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JuliaS
Repeated Andrews class today. I so love the Kosha language used and the power of the sequences and affirmations.
19 Apr, 2018
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JuliaS
Absolutely amazing.
20 Feb, 2018
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Raisinloaf
A beautiful class - really empowering and calming. Thank you Andrew.
20 Jan, 2018
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AileenEmery
Thank you Andrew. That was a masterful class and thoroughly enjoyable. The Golden Eagle in particular was very powerful & your wording made it very potent. I'll be doing this one again & again.
5 Jan, 2018
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Jo
Well this class is heading straight to my favourites, thank you Andrew , a flowing and beautiful class with an amazing energy xx
18 Oct, 2017
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Camilla Nova
It was brilliant, beautiful, powerful, eloquent, inspiring and definitely shifted the energy... loved it... shared it with my class, and we all felt the deep shifts ... big koala stamp for you Andrew !!
11 Oct, 2017
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cmbrennan@westn...
Andrew this was very empowering. Thank you. I felt the surges of prana flowing through the whole of my body. I'll keep at this for a few weeks and see what evolves. Much love to you from Oz. xx
5 Oct, 2017
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Amazing Claire
I love all your classes Andrew for their simplicity and ease of flow. Your classes make me feel like I CAN achieve! Thank you.
5 Oct, 2017
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JosephineP
Thank you Andrew. so lovely...Thank you.
4 Oct, 2017
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Balbir Mann
Thank you Andrew for this beautiful class
3 Oct, 2017
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NickyH
Thank you Andrew so much for this wonderful class - the powerful golden eagle - just beautiful.

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