Life requires balance. For every down, there is an up; for every outside, there is an inside. Yoga also requires balance. If you are only doing the “yang” forms of yoga it may be time to discover the yin-side of your practice.
A slow, nourishing, meditative form of yoga which works deep into the connective tissues, bones, joints, fascia and ligaments in the body. Based on the principles of Chinese Traditional Medicine developed with the aim of stimulating the free flow of energy (Chi) through the body, removing any blockages, increasing circulation in the joints, improving flexibility and enhancing the well being of our mind and body.
This practice involves long holds in the postures, between three to five minutes, using our breath to guide us and move through any resistance, allowing us to unlock deeply held tension and help balance our busy “yang” lifestyles by cultivating patience, stillness and deep relaxation.
The more we work our fascial system and deep tissues, the less dense and tight our bodies become as we age. Movement and stretching hydrate the fascia and literally help slow the ageing process.
Other benefits include reduced stress, balancing of energy, increased circulation, improved flexibility and release of tension.