yang yin YogA & MINDFULLness
A perfect combination of a fun flowing vinyasa practice to energise, followed by Yin to stretch tired muscles and mindfulness to soothe our soul. The class is open to all levels, including complete beginners.
So what is Yin // Yang yoga ?
Yang (Vinyasa) relates to movement, often repetitive, which creates heat in the body; working with fire, masculine dynamic energy. By contrast Yin is about finding stillness and cooling the body; working with the feminine, receptive energy. This Yin and Yang energy is opposing but complementary, and so for optimum health, needs to be balanced.
In Yin yoga, seated or reclined poses are held for a longer period with active muscle engagement; to increase range of motion in that part of the body. The poses work along meridian lines, used in Chinese Medicine, which act as “energy highways,” for the body. Each week we will focus on a different meridian line, targeting specific areas of energetic and emotional focus to help bring the body back into balance and optimise your energy flow, known as “Chi” in Chinese medicine.
During the class we will learn mindful meditation techniques to help shift us from distracting mind chatter and discomfort, to observe whatever arises, before letting it fade away. The “mind chatter” is lessened and the “volume” turned down on persistent and negative thought patterns. The hope is that we develop mindfulness skills that can be transferred from the mat to everyday life.
When: Thursday 18th October to 8th November
Where: Daisy Cottage, St Ouens
What to wear: loose fitting / comfortable clothing
What to bring: Water. I provide mats, but you're welcome to bring your own if you wish.
Cancellation Policy: Your booking is really important to us, it's reserved especially for you. We respectfully ask for 5 days notice for cancellations; cancellations without 5 days notice are non-refundabl