YIN - Restore & Renew
Time & Location
About the Event
YIN - Restore & Renew, every Wednesday - Live from Manchester 7:30 - 8:30pm
Upon booking you will be sent the zoom link.
If you are in the Manchester area and want to come to the class in person the address is Studio 17, Egerton Rd S, Stockport, SK4 4LS. Just show up and bring a mat.
This class is designed to rest your mind and your body. It involves gentle movements, breathing techniques, meditation, a guided relaxation, Sanskrit chanting and asana that are held for a couple of minutes. You will feel physically and mentally restored after taking this class and it is a wonderful addition to all vinyasa based Jivamukti Yoga classes, such as Open or Spiritual Warrior Classes. Your fascia will be gently but effectively stretched, your breath elongated and your mind calmed.
On a physical level, Yin enhances the natural range of motion in the joints. By keeping your muscles soft, you release deep layers of connective tissue, creating more ease in any style of yoga and in seated meditation. On an energetic level, Yin enhances the flow of prana (life force) in the tissues around the joints, where energy often stagnates. The practice to doing an acupuncture session on yourself.
Sequences are often geared toward strengthening certain energy channels (called nadis in yoga or meridians in Chinese medicine), which ultimately support the organs, immune system, and emotional well-being.
There are massive mental benefits: Holding poses for three to five minutes often brings up discomfort. Yin conditions you to stay with the intense sensations that arise, rather than quickly moving into the next pose. "It trains you to become more comfortable with discomfort instead of becoming alarmed. It marries meditation and asana into a very deep practice. Discomfort is going to come up all the time in everyday life and Yin can make us more comfortable with the uncomfortable.
You don't have to trade in your dynamic practice to reap the benefits. I encourage students to do Yin poses before or after a regular class, or as a stand-alone sequence. You're conditioning the tissues to become more elastic, so practicing has a positive effect. The more you do it, the more you'll want to do it.
There are three crucial things to do as you practice Yin. First, come into a pose to your appropriate edge in a respectful way. Second, become still, just as you would during meditation. Third, stay for a while, as you would for an acupuncture session. In the beginning aim for three to five minutes, but if one minute is enough, start there and grow into two minutes. It is ok to come in and out of the pose if it is too painfull, we are trying to push the edges not break them. Breath into any areas of discomfort and slightly push your edges. Over time your edges will expand, grow and blossom!
- ONLINE TICKET£5£50£0
- DOUBLE CLASS£8£80£0