The practice of mantras goes back thousands of years and holds great power. Chanting raises our vibration and energy! Lori has started her practice of chanting in 2000 and led Kirtan ( ecstatic chant) for a solid decade in VT. No props necessary.
Breathwork is an intrinsic part of Yoga but we often think of it as separate. Asana (postures) and Pranayama (conscious breathing) were practices designed to prepare our bodies for meditation. Enjoy this 15 minute-meditation prep and notice how your sitting practice becomes slightly more accessible.