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Moving Into Stillness

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Course Overview

Enjoy a collection of yoga practices to prepare your body to sit comfortably in meditation.

Certificate of completion

3 CEU’s Upon Completion

Self Paced Learning

Course Outline

2.3hr to complete

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Section 1
  • Bring attention to the sensation of your body as you slowly flow through interesting shapes and postures. Warm up your entire body in a balanced, sustainable way in order to prepare for meditation. Props: block, something to sit on
  • Prepare your body to sit in meditation with this slow, easeful practice. You'll flow through standing warrior poses, hamstring openers, spinal twists, and more, all while maintaining a steady, measured breath. Props: 2 blocks
  • This is a great go-to sequence you can do before you sit. You’ll wake up your spine with gentle cat/cows, do leg lifts to strengthen your glutes and inner thighs, and more—all to prepare for a comfortable seated meditation practice. Pay attention to your breath throughout class and you’ll be ready to move right into meditation after your savasana. Props: none
  • Prepare your body for seated meditation with simple but effective movements. Find mobility in your shoulders, spine, and lower body, while also creating subtle strength that will support you as you meditate. Props: none
  • In this quieting yin practice to prepare for meditation you’ll move through a hip-opening sequence: child’s pose, swan, half butterfly, square, and lotus or easy pose. Props: Blanket, blocks
  • Need a little movement before you meditate? Curious about how to set up a good seat for meditation? In this short practice, you’ll first do a few stretches to help you feel grounded. Then, you’ll learn four ways to use blankets to make sitting more comfortable and more effective for a lasting practice. Props: 2 Blankets
  • A short and calming class designed to prepare you for meditation. You’ll focus on opening and stabilizing key areas of the body (legs, neck and shoulders, side body, lower back, and upper back) and cultivate a restful awareness to take with you into a concluding seated practice. Have a bolster, folded blanket, or meditation cushion available.
  • Learn key areas of the body to relax and stretch before pranayama and meditation. This five-minute class will introduce you to simple movements that will help you prepare your spine and hips for seated meditation and release tension in your neck and jaw for a tranquil pranayama practice. Props: none

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Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely, you can include this course in your Yoga Alliance training hours, with each hour equivalent to one continuing education credit.
This course is entirely self- paced, allowing you to learn at your convenience.There are no imposed deadlines or time constraints for Course completion.
No prerequisites are required; this course is open to anyone interested in deepening their knowledge and practice.
No, the course is accessible to all individuals interested in enriching their understanding and practice of yoga.Yoga teaching certification is not a prerequisite.

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