Yin Yoga

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Mondays 7:30pm @ Bodyneed

The term “Yin” means “passive” and alongside its other half “Yang” (active), forms the concept of duality that informs the Taoist universe and philosophy. Yin yoga has come to represent a slower – paced yoga practice which focuses primarily on floor poses held for longer periods ( between 3 – 5 minutes depending on posture and class level ) done in concert with breath-work. It complements the more dynamic yoga classes which work the muscles more actively and offers a balance to those who are physically active and play sports at all levels. As the postures are passive and the movement from one to the next, executed at a gentle pace, Yin yoga is an excellent complement to the more physically active lifestyle, both from a physiological and psychological “slowing down” perspective.

Typically, props are used such as bolsters, blocks and blankets to support the body and alignment. This encourages a restful disposition, which allows the body to be more receptive to stretching and the mind to unwind.

Slow yoga offering respite from the fast – paced modern life-style! Yin yoga on Monday night is normally booked out and there is a waiting list for new practitioners. Please email ewalyhb@gmail.com if you would like to be put on the wait list for a spot on Monday nights.