TCM YIN RESTORATIVE yoga //
Based on the subtle principles of Taoism & TCM, Acupuncture & meridian theory; This practice seeks to remove obstruction in our 'qi' or vital force. Poses are held inactively long periods lending itself to restoring circulation, joint health and overall stress relief.
CLASS STRUCTURE //
0-5:00M PRANAYAMA | breath work
5:00-25:00M first three gentle poses
25:00-45:00M five more static poses
45:00-50:00M FINAL & PEAK POSE
50:00-60:00M CORPSE POSE | Shivasana
YIN & Restorative CLASS FOCUS //
extremely gentle practice:
yin classes hold poses pasively for time on the mat; often with the use of supports.
deep muscular relaxation:
holding the poses for time we slowly become more aware of subtle 'holding', in time we learn to relax completely into the pose.
release fascia & improve joint mobility:
getting deeper into the poses aids in releasing the fascia as well as joint mobility.
RELIEVE & MANAGE STRESS:
yin classes are great for managing stress, and cooling to the mind/spirit from a tcm perspective (good for anxiety, insomnia)
working with specific meridians and organs during the practice, we aim to restore health to the whole.
all experience welcome:
all levels of experience in yoga are welcome.