Yin Fascial Yoga Immersion
Yin yoga & Self – Myofascial Release
Instead of dwelling on the negative and what we lack, let us be grateful for what we have and use this time for cleansing and renewal. We need to move out the old to create space for what is new; we need to clear what is keeping us trapped in the same outmoded, habitual patterns and learn a new dance. We need to learn a new way of being that helps us to access our body’s natural healing capabilities and power in order to deal with the challenges that face us with greater equanimity.
Yin yoga is a practice of long-held, deeply relaxing “stretching” poses that open the Nadis and the “meridians” (energy pathways of the body) restoring youthful joint mobility as activate and gather Prana, the life force.
Whereas the yoga most people are familiar with appropriates the muscles or yang tissues of the body, yin yoga targets the more interior, supportive structures, the fascia or “The Fuzz”. Yin is as vital as a yang yoga practice, where one flows from pose to pose, energetically pushing the envelope, concentrating on building muscular strength and stamina. In today’s world, Yin Yoga is designed to stretch and revitalize the deeper connective tissue in every part of the body helping us to find balance in our both, physical and emotional bodies.
This a “needle-less” form of acupuncture that leave us feeling calm and energized at the same time.
The Asanas combined with deep, focused breathing encourage us to tune in and listen to our body and surrender to our feelings rather than trying to push them down or control them. Poses are held between ten breaths and ten minutes, to liberate the body’s chronic holding patterns and relieve pain, helping one to recapture some of the ease and freedom of movement you used to have as a child. One of the most potent ways to cultivate the body’s subtle energy, Yin enables us to heal ourselves, move blockages out, prevent injury and find a deep sense of peace in the body, mind and spirit.
When we are more grounded in the body, the mind and the spirit can be set free. By finding the courage to let go, to surrender the need to control, we discover the unexplored territories of our own interior landscapes, and while what we find may feel new, these treasures, our body-mind potential and capabilities have actually been there all along.