Yin Yoga Workshop: Letting Go in 3D
A unique combination of Yin to release the connective tissue, acupressure to clear the meridians, and the consciousness-based healing of BodyTalk….all to facilitate letting go.
Our focus will be on the Meridians of the Lung, Large Intestine, Kidney and Bladder through use of the long held postures of Yin combined with acupressure to promote the flow of Qi. The consciousness-based healing of BodyTalk will find and release the hidden mental, emotional, and physical energy blocks within the group consciousness, to intensify our own healing possibilities and ability to let go of what no longer serves us.
Yin Yoga Benefits
Calms and balances the mind
Reduces stress and anxiety
Balances body and internal organs
Increases circulation, both physically and energetically through meridians
Releases fascia throughout the body
Increases mobility in the body, especially the joints and hips
Stimulates production of hyaluronic acid, lubricating joints
Anti-aging affect on joints and spine
Improves ability to relax, and to meditate
Ultimately improves Yang Yoga practice through mindfulness and connective tissue release
What is Yin?
Yin uses long held postures of 3-5 minutes, the amount of time for connective tissue to release. The whole body is connected through an intricate network of connective tissue or fascia, responsible for communications in the body. Healthy fascia is a key element of health, as it facilitates vital communication that can be compromised when fascia is blocked. Release of the connective tissue promotes the flow of energy (Qi) through the energy channels (Meridians). By promoting energy through the meridians, yin helps maintain physical health and emotional balance. Qi is our life force energy. When the Qi flows freely, there can be no disease.
Everything in life and in the universe has a yin/yang component - Dark/Light, Cold/Hot. One cannot exist without the other. We need both for balance, yet most of our activities in life and exercise are yang in nature, working the muscles and generating heat. The muscles and the connective tissue cannot be addressed with the same activity. When we exercise the muscle, we are not addressing the connective tissue. Yin yoga allows the muscles to relax, providing the necessary stress to the connective tissue to promote readjustment. This is very important as we age, since without stress, our connective tissue shrinks and our joints atrophy. Yin Yoga has an anti-aging affect on our connective tissue and can help prevent degeneration of our joints.
What is the difference between Yin, Yang and Restorative Yoga?
Restorative Yoga – Activates the parasympathetic nervous system, allowing us to rest and digest. Props are used to achieve the ultimate physical, mental and emotional relaxation, without stress.
Yin Yoga – Stresses the connective tissue through long holds in order to stretch and stimulate the connective tissues of the body and nurture the joints.
Yang Yoga (asana) - Stresses muscle tissue through movement and repetition in order to stretch and strengthen the muscle tissues of the body.
Yin and Yang Yoga are mutually beneficial and both should be practiced for balance in the body and in life.
Experience Linda’s unique Yin Yoga workshops. These one-of-a-kind Yin workshops combine Yin Yoga, Acupressure, and the consciousness-based healing of BodyTalk, all geared towards a specific topic to nurture your mind, body, and spirit.