Yin Yoga integrates the ancient wisdom of the Meridians and the Chi flow in a meditative Yoga practice.
In a Taoist / Zen way, we emphasise the value of breath, meditation and intuition rather than ritual worship or rigorous following of old scriptures and perfect alignments. It matters how it feels much more than how it is supposed to look.
In the asana we target the fascial system which connects every part of the body to another. It gives support and stability, yet allows for flexibility and motion.
We focus on connective tissues, ligaments, tendons and joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active physical practice.
Suitable for all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to all dynamic and muscular exercises that emphasise the lengthening and contracting the muscles.
The practice is focused on three tattvas or principles:
“playing our edges,”
“remaining still” and
“holding a pose for a long time.”
While initially, Yin Yoga can seem boring or passive, there is actually quite a challenge in finding our edge in the poses and then holding them for a long time.
By doing so we practice Taoist Mindfulness Principles while reaching into our deepest level of fascial tension.
Here is a gateway to emotional healing and the releasing of energetic blockages. Our Acupuncture Meridian energy flow gets stimulated and we activate our body’s own healing powers. We refresh, rejuvenate and activate our Chi.
We ride the edges of our sensations with a gentle flowing breath, like a surfer riding the waves of the ocean. You need to experience this to really know what Yin Yoga is all about.
If you like to try just get in touch and I will let you know when & where we will meet for the next class.