This slow moving, floor based session will improve your flexibility, mobility and body mind connection. This practice can be used as a moving meditation and it works with our meridian energy channels.
Feel freer and more relaxed!
This is a quiet, slow, contemplative practice that complements a busy mind or lifestyle, regular yoga practice and other sports.
If you want to improve your joint mobility, flexibility & stability – Yin Yoga is for you.
Yin Yoga has many benefits including; reducing stress, improving emotional, mental health and well being.
Yin Yoga is great to compliment any active Yang or movement practices – whether in sport or in Yoga.
Yin Yoga is for you if you’d like to really spend time getting to know your body and your mind.
It will give you time out, just for you.
To contemplate, investigate, to reflect, to nourish your body and mind.
While physically you won’t be moving quickly, or building up a sweat like in other yoga classes, this is a much quieter, slower practice to allow you to really feel what is going on.
This can really help inform you about what’s happening and what’s suitable for your body in yoga – which can transfer to your yang practice too!
You explore your body and mind, through a series of floor postures, which you hold for several minutes working deep into the fascia. The fascia is worked in all yoga practices in Yin Yoga you have time to access the deeper tissues.
The practice can be used as a moving meditation and it supports your ability to be more comfortable in your sitting meditation practice.
Take the time to stretch and lengthen and to let go of anything that no longer serves you.
Yin Yoga really builds the mind- body connection – really tuning into your body on the day.
Each posture can be used as a mini meditation.
You practice with awareness and make adjustments tailored to your own body.
Props are used to either help increase or decrease the sensations and support you in the practice.
In postures you don’t try to go to your full range of motion, you stay well short of it as you are in the postures for longer.
You work deep into the connective tissues and fascia through a series of floor postures, which are held for several minutes – with compassion (it’s not an endurance test!).
You find a point of stillness and stay there
( as long as the sensations within the pose are appropriate).
You then adjust the posture to keep the sensations mild – this may involve moving further into the posture or backing out.
This is called playing your edge. Your edge changes while you are in the posture and you move mindfully, according to what you are feeling, not by what the pose “should look like”.
Yin Yoga is such a good thing for flexibility, mobility and stability- great for everyone but for those involved sport – it’s what I find in my own practice that aids in my recovery times, gives me stability, strength and longevity for the sports and active yoga practices that I do.
Yin Yoga is my secret weapon on long mountain expeditions, to stay mobile and strong at altitude in the high mountains.
In Yin Yoga there are longer holds, mostly floor based postures and students encouraged to adjust the posture to their body, rather than rigidly to form themselves into a particular shape. Each student is practicing intelligently, listening to their body, with guidance from the teacher as to what might be appropriate for them.
You need both Yin and Yang in your life to create balance but it also depends on what other activities you have going on in your life.
Too much Yang will lead you out of balance. Too much Yin will also lead you out of balance.
Choose to complement what you’re already doing and take your life towards balance.
Yin Yoga challenges people and every posture will explore different aspects of that. You don’t have to be flexible to try this! Yin Yoga Events
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