Free Yin Yoga
Wednesday March 24th at 6pm, we’ll host our first FREE Yoga Community Class!
Tell your friends and mark your calendar for the last Wednesday of the month since this will be a recurring monthly free event!!
The theme for this class will be Yin Yoga for the Chakras. When all chakras are in balance, we feel vital, safe, inspired and tuned in to our natural potential. Working with the chakras can be fun and relaxing, bringing a new sense of purpose. One of the ways to do this is through a gentle Yin yoga, meditation and pranayama practice.
In Yin Yoga, we hold mostly passive poses for about two to five minutes to work into our connective tissues and at the same time energetically targeting the 7 main chakras. You can expect slow, deep stretches and meditation, balancing and strengthening the body, mind, and spirit.
Before you come in: During a Yin Yoga class, poses al held for several minutes with support, thus it is extremely important that you bring a thick blanket, (yoga) bolster and blocks or a thick pillow for your practice. We do have blocks at the center, however more than 2 blocks may be used on certain poses.
After your class: this is a cleansing practice, so be sure to drink plenty of water afterwards. Also, since we are working with deep connective tissues and joints, avoid vigorous physical activities for 24hrs after.
Looking for a deeper chakra experience?
Mystic Grove Oils Center is offering a $20 off a Chakra Alignment for any services booked within a week of this Yin Chakra class. Your energetic centers will be primed and ready to come full circle with an alignment with Michael, bringing you balance and wellness.
What Is Yin Yoga?
Yin is a slow, soothing, and meditative style of yoga that targets the deep connective tissues, bones, joints, fascia, and ligaments in the body. 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 fascia and literally help slow the aging process.
Lengthening extremely tight tissues can be an uncomfortable practice, but using this time to focus on breathing is a large part of Yin Yoga and also one of the many Yin Yoga benefits.
Typically, when we experience discomfort, our bodies naturally become tense and we use our fight-or-flight response. Yin Yoga teaches us to reroute the mind and slow the heart rate when we experience discomfort.
Eventually, your mind will remain relaxed throughout your entire practice, you will be able to release the tension, and more easily stretch your connective tissues.
What Will I Experience During a Yin Yoga Practice?
During a Yin Yoga class, it is common to experience different emotions such as anxiety, fear, happiness, sadness, or boredom from our experiences stored within the body. These stored-up emotions can manifest as pain or blockages like knots in our shoulders, tight hips, sore necks, or internal pains. Yoga encourages you to become aware of these stored emotions so you can begin to recognize them and release them.
What Are Yin Yoga Benefits?
As we age, our bones begin to degenerate, we lose mobility in our joints, and our fascia tightens. However, a consistent Yin Yoga practice helps to regain mobility and ease pain in the body. This is because it applies gentle, healthy stress to our joints and gentle stretch to our connective tissues.
Yin Yoga is an excellent counter to the more physically demanding – or yang – yoga disciplines. This deep stretching is the perfect follow-up to intense yoga or other physical activity so you can stay balanced and flexible to help avoid injury.
The more you practice Yin Yoga, the more you will embrace slowing down and connecting to yourself.
Reserve your spot today!
This class is at 6pm!!!
Hope to see you there!