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We hold each yoga asanas for extended periods in Yin yoga to maximize a deep stretch into the fascia-focused areas. As we hold the pose, we can become more receptive & reflective to what’s happening within & around the body, in addition to noticing our reactions & responses to the stillness. Variations/props are offered to help you relax within the target area.
The practice encourages mindful, conscious breathing, listening to your body & observing the mind, returning you to a sense of wholeness.
Rebounds: Sometimes we do several shapes before a rebound, sometimes a rebound after every pose, sometimes long holds/rebounds & sometimes shorter holds/rebounds. Every class is slightly different, so you gain creativity within your practice.
Yin Yoga – Yin yoga shapes & rebounds.
Yin Yoga Flow – A flow of Yin yoga shapes & rebounds, includes one/three short Downward Dog Yang poses
In Chinese medicine, Qi/Ki/Prana/energy moves through a network of energy pathways called ‘meridians’ that interconnect with corresponding organs, tissues & cells.
There are twelve main meridians seen as the main points of energy storage & distribution. Within Traditional Chinese Medicine, an organ’s Qi/energy moves through that organ’s meridian & there is an inter-connectivity of our emotions & physical health where our emotions can impact the health of the body & vice versa. The twelve significant meridians consist of five Yin meridians: Heart, Spleen, Lungs, Kidneys, & Liver & five Yang meridians: the Small intestines, Stomach, Large intestine, Urinary bladder, Gallbladder; the Pericardium meridian, & the Triple Warmer, also known as the San Jiao meridian.
Each class sequence offers a specific or combinational meridian focus.
These are free yin yoga sequences that target the shoulders, chest, arms & spine. They will encourage blood & energy flow through these areas that tend to get constricted by how we physically carry ourselves & hold onto our mental/emotional ‘baggage.’ Promoting the opening of the upper body to create space at the heart center & restore a sense of peace where there may be anxiety. Six meridians begin or end in the fingers of the hands. They all pass through the shoulder, or armpit & six upper body meridians are the Heart, Small Intestine, Large Intestine, Lung, Pericardium, & Triple Warmer/San Jiao.
These are free Yin yoga sequences that focus on the lower body. The hips are an area that can often hold a lot of unconscious tension, old emotions & deep vulnerabilities, which can lead to a shortening of the tissues, pain, tightness, lack of mobility & tension. With deep reflective stretches, these sequences will release lower back pain, hip, pelvis, groin & leg stiffness & reduce muscle soreness & discomfort. The six meridians that begin or end in the lower body are the Liver, Gall Bladder, Kidney, Urinary Bladder, Spleen, & Stomach meridians.
These are free yin yoga sequences that include myofascial release techniques. There are many benefits to working with myofascial release techniques. These include reducing pain, releasing knots/trigger points, improving movement & flexibility, improving muscle function, enhancing circulation by breaking up the tight areas where blood flow may become restricted, & reducing exercise-related soreness.
Yin Yoga Therapy sequences are structured to create space for specific misalignments you may be experiencing within both body/mind. The class sequences will rejuvenate the body, clear the mind, open up the heart, & allow energetic healing to take place.
These classes are suitable for all levels of experience & ability.
Variations are given to suit all skeletal structures. Always listen to your body.
A creative online Yin yoga & Chinese Medicine training program combining body movement, mental resilience techniques, & developing emotional quotient.
This online Yin yoga teacher training is an entirely self-paced teacher training program to gently guide you through all the fundamental aspects of the Yin yoga practice, including fundamental philosophical & physiology aspects; how to place this theory into the application of Yin yoga, & how to take these principles with you off the mat.