Sat, Jan 30|
Foundations of Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga is a simple approach to yoga practice, but by no means easy. In Yin Yoga we return to the functional movements of our body and connect with the deep stillness inside.
Time & Location
Jan 30, 2021, 12:00 PM
About the event
Yin poses are held seated or lying down for several minutes at a time with minimal to no muscular engagement. Each pose is followed by a minute of integrative rest. By creating deliberate stresses on the yin tissues they becoming stronger and more supple. This approach, practiced intelligently, has the potential to slowly unravel long held patterns in the body and restore optimal health and balance movement in the joints.
Yin Yoga is very different than “restorative” or “gentle” yoga. The poses ask us to come to an appropriate edge of sensation and remain still for a period of time. This requires a willingness to not only be still with what is, but to explore our bodies and with them our held emotional experiences. For this reason, Yin Yoga is a also a true wonder for moving energy, and releasing tension, stored emotions and trauma. Conscious practice of Yin Yoga can lead to deep somatic and emotional healing and prepare one for deeper states of meditation.
Some topics that will be covered include:
Yin Poses, Alignment and Sequencing
Yin Versus Yang Theory
Functional Anatomy of Yin Tissues and the Major Joints
Fascia and the Major Fascial Meridians
Basic Yin Meridian Theory
Seasonal Practice Theory
The Yin Practice of Non-Striving
Pendulation as a Form of Staying With Sensation
Mindfulness Meditation in Yin Yoga
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