May 01, 2016 at Good Karma Studio in Albany.
Sunday 5/1/16 12-1:30pm $25
Sign up here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=24145&stype=-101&sView=day&date=04/24/16
In Yin Yoga, poses are held for several minutes at a time in order to the stretch the connective tissues in the body. In Restorative Yoga, props are used to support the body so that you can hold poses for longer, allowing you to open your body through passive stretching.
This class, a blend of yin and restorative yoga, will utilize the most supportive and versatile prop there is…our yoga swing.
All postures throughout this class will be from a supine, or seated position on the floor with the addition of blocks, bolsters, and blankets to eliminate unnecessary straining to create a very relaxing & meditative practice. Emphasis will be placed on melting your body into each pose and stretching your mind body connection further then ever!
Curious about these practices? Here’s a bit more…
Yin and Yang….In Chinese philosophy, the yin yang symbolizes the duality and interdependency of the natural world. Things that are yang are moving, changing, and vigorous. In contrast, things that are yin are still, static, and calm.
The majority of western yoga practices have evolved into being very yang- lots of movement, with an emphasis on stretching and strengthening the muscles. Muscles are yang, while connective tissues like fascia, tendons and ligaments are yin. A yin practice will stretch the muscles of the body at first, but when poses are held for upwards of five minutes the pose begins to stretch and move the deeper connections of the body.
Restorative yoga is a practice that can be done by anyone and helps improve flexibility without risk of injury if done mindfully. It helps to still the body and mind allowing you to restore balance to the systems of the body.
Our culture tells us to keep working hard and you will see the results. Restorative yoga holds a beautiful truth; letting go, slowing down and caring for your body, heart and soul will lead you towards the most amazing result, you.
Join us for the this blend of relaxing styles that we call, Swing-storative