Yin Yoga-Using the Wall

Yin Yoga
All Levels
Fri May 14
(UTC-05:00) Eastern Standard Time
60 min

About this class

Yin Yoga to let the events of the week become your yesterday. See my intro & demo here: https://youtu.be/5-VADgdCgQE

In this class, you'll discover how to use the wall for specific poses.

Yin yoga is a passive, still practice that works into the deeper layers of connective tissue, joints, and ligaments to release chronic held tension and to restore vitality and health to these important tissues. Unlike the muscles, which are more yang parts of our bodies, the connective tissues need to be addressed with a quiet attitude of acceptance. Postures are practiced seated or reclining and are held for several minutes (3-5) at a time. This practice also targets the meridian lines of Traditional Chinese Medicine/acupuncture to enhance the body's immunity, create emotional equilibrium and promote the balanced flow of chi or prana. Yin Yoga balances the yin and yang aspect of ourselves through a strong, sweet practice that will challenge you physically and mentally. Yin yoga is appropriate for students of all levels.

You will focus on

  • Allowing the energy of the week to release and get wrung out so it doesn't deflect from your weekend.
  • Guiding you in supporting your body for it's best release.
  • Using the wall as a prop in your Yin practice.

How to come prepared

  • Have the following props available to you from your mat: Bolster, rolled up blanket, at least two blocks.
  • The following props are optional: a 3-5 lb hand weight, 10 lb sandbag -or- 5 lb bag of rice, & 2 straps belted together or one stretchy strap.
  • Dress cozy and comfortably. Yin Yoga is a "cold" practice so I suggest if you are cold natured, to have layers to apply as your body cools, especially for Savasana.
  • Practice at a clear wall space about the span of your arms