Seat of Compassion - Andrew Wells

Andrew Wells

Director, Dru Yoga and Meditation, Australia

Andrew is Director of Dru Yoga and Meditation in Australia having taught for more than 20 years in over 30 countries. He is a visionary author, video and...

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 -   & 
Coby Langford
Duration: 
30 mins

In this session we shall focus on one of the most profound sequences in Dru Yoga: The Seat of Compassion.

This is a beautiful combination of movements that have been designed to remove the heaviness of cynicism pessimism and in its place we are invited to fill ourselves with more love!  So, when you are ready - for a precious 25 minutes join Coby for some light hearted activations and body preps, follow Andrew for the Seat of Compassion and finally sit with John Jones to enjoy the experience of being guided through a peace enhancing meditation.
 

Class content

Activations (4 minutes) 
Your activations will include: dynamic side swings, the clapping warrior, the spiral forward bend, 2 variations on simple arm raising that incorporates breathing. The warm ups will get you moving, whilst warming up the body, finishing with a few inward focusing breathing exercises that incorporate arm movement. 

Body Preps (5 minutes) 
Shoulder cuffs, the pectoral stretch and a hamstring stretch in the runner position. 
These body preps will loosen up and release tension in the shoulders. The legs will get a good stretch in preparation for the main sequence.

The Seat of Compassion (8 minutes)
This heart opening sequence  begins with the Chair of the Heart and includes the Charity pose and the Crane. This Seat of Compassion is a deeply nourishing for the thoracic area. If you are someone who easily loses energy and feels tired in the throat area then this sequence will help increase the blood flow and revitalise you.  Practising the spinal wave will ensure greater flexibility to the back. The primary emotion stated in the title: compassion. By opening the heart it seeks to restore our capacity to trust. Right from the beginning this is a sequence that literally opens up the chest and so focuses and activates the heart chakra to release the energy of compassion and selfless love. As you move through each stage of this sequence remind yourself "I open myself to receive the full love of the universe and I trust that all is well". 

Calming meditation using the Shanti Mudra  (7 minutes)
Shanti means 'peace'. Using an ancient sequence of hand movements, and combined with the correct guided breathing and visualisation, this short meditation will give you the peace your mind truly seeks. Take your time and give a little love to the most important person in the room - YOU!


You might want to consider....

  • during the Seat of Compassion - if you find the hand posture held by Andrew uncomfortable - take note of the easier version shown on your screen.
  • if you find placing your knees on the floor uncomfortable for the runner position (part of Body Preps and the Seat of Compassion) then be ready to place a blanket under your knees for this part.

 

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9 Mar, 2018
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Raisinloaf
Really enjoyed the Seat of Compassion and the Shanti Mudra meditation created a beautiful sense of inner peace. Thank you for another wonderful class.
28 Feb, 2018
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mlebros@hotmail.com
Thank you for this beautiful practice!!! Xx
17 Feb, 2018
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ginabarre
Lovely for early morning! I love dru yoga online! Scenery is fantastic, must book on a Dru retreat!
9 Dec, 2016
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ChrissyR
Thank you Coby & Andrew and technical team. I am just learning the Seat of Compassion Sequence and love the calmness, peacefulness and coolness it evokes within. Love having access to these videos to recap and inspire.
29 Apr, 2016
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Diane Malpass
Most enjoyable thank you Dru. I've already planned my youga class for next week, including the Seat Of Compassion Sequence, so I will bring into it the beautiful deep sense of calm I felt during this session.
13 Mar, 2016
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EmmaSt
I really enjoyed this class and had a kookaburra come and sit with me on my deck watching the whole session. Thank you.
8 Jan, 2016
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kathrineparker1...
Lovely calming sequence and guided meditation. Thank you.
6 Jan, 2016
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Kayostell
Lovely, quick fix, and beautiful backdrop.
24 Dec, 2015
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Bettydymf
Lovely class and what a beautiful scenery. We don't see al the work behind a class. A big thank you to the film crew. Sabine
18 Dec, 2015
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Kari van Eden
Thank you for a lovely peaceful 30min. Andrew your flowing movements synchronised with the breath were deeply inspirational and quietly encourage me to relax into an even deeper flow of connection. Namaste. Kari
12 Dec, 2015
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KateJ
very beautiful thank you enjoyed it very much so love the online studio - what a gift
4 Dec, 2015
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lucyk3lhotmail.com
thank you: i loved the whole of that 30 mins. locations were great. thanks again.

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