Sunday Series: Introduction to Yin

by | Feb 1, 2019 | workshops

Sunday Series: An introduction to Yin

Sunday 10th and 17th March, 2019 – Running 3pm to 5pm 

Our next Sunday Series focus is on ‘An introduction to Yin’.  The Sunday sessions are ideal if you are looking for a softer, slower and steady way of doing Yoga. Expect mostly floor-based postures, helping you to find a pathway to meditation and opening the body. 

What is Yin Yoga?

Chances are you may have already been doing yin based activities most of your life, especially as part of your Yoga routine. However, you might not have had a name to it, and most likely you didn’t spend two hours exploring yin poses.

Here’s a quick summary: 

  • Yin focuses on holding the poses for several minutes.
  • Noticing the stretch, yet not pushing beyond it.
  • In yin we are aiming to a deeper and kinder awareness to the body.
  • We notice the breath, ensuring there is always space for the natural soft breath.
  • It is an unhurried practice with reduced muscular effort. 

Why is Yin different to other styles of Yoga?

Other style of Yoga you will typically hold the poses for 20 to 30 seconds – with yin you will begin to notice what’s happening when you are in the posture for longer. Essentially you are trying to make space. As we may already know ‘Yin is the opposite to Yang’, and in day to day life as well as in Yoga we need both to help us keep balanced.

Just because it’s slow doesn’t mean it’s easy!

On the whole yin is a slow practice, as we slow down we need to find more balance and support. Just because it’s slow doesn’t mean it’s easy! Initially it can feel a challenge to hold poses for longer. Eventually the benefits of yin will help you to create a sense of safety and ease within the body and mind.

Booking

Please book in advance. The fee for the two dates is £50 per person. Book online here.

We are keen to welcome as many people onto these sessions. If you are on a reduced income and would like to be considered for lower fee option please contact us via email. For anyone who is a current student, you are welcome to attend as a Karma Yogi, please get in touch and we can explain how this works.

Both sessions will be led by Jasmin

 

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