“If the body is not cultivated, the mind cannot be cultivated,” said the Buddha.
There is one thing that when cultivated and regularly practiced leads to deep
spiritual intention, to peace, to mindfulness and clear comprehension, to vision and knowledge, to a happy life here and now, and to the culmination of wisdom and suffering. And what is that one thing? Mindfulness centered within the Self.
The terms “yin” and “yang” are labels that convey the polarities that occur in
the natural world. Specifically, yin is “shady side of the mountain” and yang is
“sunny side of the mountain”. To simplify this, think of the two labels as opposites – like hot and cold, light and dark, day and night. Things that are cool, hidden, dark and slow are traditionally labelled as yin in nature. Likewise,
things that are warm, apparent, bright, and fast are traditionally labelled as yang in nature. If we apply this labeling system to yoga practices, we might say that faster styles of yoga are yang while slower styles of yoga are yin.
Of particular note, is the fact that a yin yoga practice often facilitates deeper understanding of the self, meditative calm and facilitation of the parasympathetic nervous system – and these things would all be in the “yin” category using the aforementioned labeling system.
What does a student experience in a Yin Yoga class?
As with any other style of yoga, each yoga class is as unique as the person
teaching it, however there are some general things that every yin yoga class will
Almost all of the postures are practiced on the floor (or using the wall for
Most of the postures target the hips, legs and spine
The student finds an edge of therapeutic and non-threatening intensity in the
posture, then stays for a period of time (2-5 minutes on average).
The physical goal of the practice is to enhance range of motion that has been limited by our history, postural patterns, or previous injuries
The postures are practiced in stillness (without reactive fidgeting)
The student comes out of the posture slowly and carefully, resting briefly
There is often a profound experience of both physical relaxation and emotional
release and/or stability
Our Yin Yoga and Meditation classes in our relaxed natural Yoga hall environment offers a truly unique relaxation experience. So if you suffer from any of the following then you will benefit from our Multistyle Yoga classes wich include Hatha, Iyengar and Yin Yoga.:
- insomnia, sleep problems
- irritable bowel
- tension headache and migraineCalm down now
- overthinking, worry, constant thought
- high blood pressure
- adrenal fatigue