“When you reach your edge, soften. Soften until you slip through the constraints and can create a new rhythm, a new route, a new release. Water is soft yet powerful. Reach your edge, then soften.” Victoria Erickson
This therapeutic Yin yoga evening is suitable for everyone* and a perfect compliment to those who partake in dynamic activities / sports or have a busy, active life.
What is Yin?
Based on traditional Chinese medicine. Yin is the opposite of Yang, which is fast, bright, energetic and outward looking. Whilst Yin attributes are slow, dark, passive, soft, reflective, inward looking, autumn/winter and night.
A gentle start with a strong focus on the breath and a grounding, balancing meditation.
Taking time to set up each floor based pose with props/support, we will hold each posture for between 3-5mins to allow the body to fully relax, let go and work on a deeper level. The focus of the workshop will be on opening the hips, shoulders and lengthening the spine. Yin yoga is challenging as the chatter of the mind often takes over. You will learn to be still by focusing on the breath and how to listen to feelings, sensations and emotions in the body.
Benefits of Yin yoga
• Targets the fascia and connective tissue in the body to stretch, release and create space
• Releases emotional patterning stuck in the body
• Increases circulation
• Can improve postural and skeleton alignment
• Calms nervous system
• Reduces stress and relieves tension
• Balances our yin and yang attributes
• Opens energy (meridian) channels in the body
You will leave feeling grounded, relaxed and easier to let go of negative thoughts and emotions. Finishing with some warming herbal teas and homemade organic chocolate to feelfully nourished.
Friday 21 September 2018 6.30pm – 8.15pm
*if you are hyper-mobile this may not be the right class for your body*