FREE Yoga Community Class!
***YIN YOGA FOR CHAKRAS***
Wednesday March 30th at 6:30pm
Tell your friends and mark your calendar for the last Wednesday of the month every month!
The theme for this class will be Yin Yoga for the Chakras. 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, practice.
In Yin Yoga, we hold mostly passive poses for about two to five minutes to work into our connective tissues. You can expect slow, deep stretches and balancing 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 thick blankets, (yoga) bolsters 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.
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.
Arrive some 5' before class. BRING THICK BLANKETS/YOGA BOLSTERS
Reserve your spot today!