Yin Yoga: rehabilitation

Yin Yoga: dragonfly on the wall pose

What is Yin Yoga?

Suitable for nearly all levels of students Yin Yoga directs the asana practice into the connective tissues, ligaments, and joints which are not exercised very much in an active (or yang) asana practice/workout. Yin Yoga can seem boring, passive, or easy but it can be quite challenging due to the long holding of poses (2-20 minutes) and the quiet depth we explore inside the body and mind. Joints and tissues become strengthened and rehabilitated. This style isn’t about changing and pushing ourselves like a yang class or regular exercise, instead, the yin style allows for a gentle and quiet power to arise facilitating a deep release of healing.

In our busy and modern lives we appreciate strength and the yang attitude of “go for it” but this often leaves no end to our desires and exhausts us. Yin Yoga brings both a physical cultivation of strong flexible joints and connective tissue, and a peaceful, thankful, and inward contentment through the longer holding of gentler poses. Joints and connective tissues are different from muscles and need to be exercised differently: they respond best to a slow, steady load. Yin Yoga will sometimes include some yang postures to counteract the aging process of upper-body muscle loss and lower-body immobility, so the challenge is both physical and mental in this anti-aging yoga class that allows for a gentle stretch and rehabilitation of body and mind.

If you’d like personal instruction, come join me for my group Yin Yoga class weekly at Balance Yoga Center.

Namaste beautiful one.

xoxo

How to turn back the clock on aging without spending a lot of money

Favorite quotes from the above Decoding Immoratily Documentary: “I’m not willing to say the cancer is gone, they just can’t find it anymore. The last 3 biopsies were negative. “If this was a new drug, it would be a billion dollar drug over night. These are things you can do for free simply by changing your diet and lifestyle.” “We now understand at a genetic level that when you change your lifestyle, it changes your genes.”

Powerful video about the Nobel prize winners and their discovery of what’s at the ends of DNA strands: telomeres and their importance in quality of life.

To increase your telomere length and quality of life: exercise and reduce stress and negative thinking. “Telomeres and stress track together so when stress goes down, telomeres are lengthening.”

Yoga helps to do this. So I’ll see ya soon!

Peace, love, namaste.