Autumn is an optimal time for slow and grounding practices, such as yin yoga, to help us connect with stillness and reflection. Yin facilitates a healing cycle of receiving and releasing which can support us in aligning with the cycles of nature.
In our extended yin practice, we will apply static, gentle pressure in long holds to build fluidity and elasticity throughout your connective tissues. This workshop is focused on yin yoga poses for the upper body which will facilitate openness in the chest, release in the neck and shoulders, and softening tension jaw. The yin practice promotes strength and the mobility of Qi (vital energy) flow throughout the meridian systems we will be specifically targeting enhancing and balancing lung Qi.
Throughout the practice, we will draw on ancient breathing techniques to focus the mind and release patterns of tension. Developing a conscious relationship to your breath can shift us in body, mind, and spirit.
Have you ever noticed how you take a deep breath right before you do something challenging?
We intuitively know that we can use the breath as fuel to ground us for life’s most challenging circumstances. Out of all of the processes of the autonomic function of the nervous system, the breath is the only one we can control. We take in on average 21,000 breaths every day. In many ways the breath functions like a river, it will flow whether we watch it or not. Through skillfully practicing ancient breathing techniques we can unblock our vital life energy, soothe the nervous system and invite in a sense of deep relaxation.
All are welcome.