In the Vinyasa Flow classes, we move with the breath,…
Yoga Kula LIVE // Yin
Thursday 11.30am - 12.30am
// With Julia Knight //
Yin Yoga is a synthesis of traditional Hatha yoga, Eastern energy medicine, pranayama (breathing) and meditation. Yin style postures are performed either sitting or in supine (lying down). Yin poses are normally held for between 3-10 minutes – during this time participants are guided into a meditative state with pranayama and sometimes mantra. Through this practice muscles are encouraged to relax and yield to gravity, allowing the connective tissue (fascia, tendons, ligaments) to be targeted and released. The modern founders of Yin Yoga – Paulie Zink, Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley – have developed their practice and teaching in this Yin tradition to support and balance a Western lifestyle and yogic development. The thinking behind this style is that we spend so much of our day in a state of ‘yang’ that in order to restore the balance we need to work with Yin practices – we feel good when we are balanced! Yin Yoga is especially well known as a preparatory practice for meditation. Students will find that during the longer stay in each posture, emotions and thoughts will arise – the teacher will encourage an acknowledgement of these thoughts and emotions and instruct to simply let them pass – we learn through this practice to be the observer. As students move into a meditative state tension releases and a growing inner awareness to the chattering mind evolves, this awareness allows us to move towards a calmer and more centred state of mind.
Works on the deep connective tissue such as fascia and joints etc. This keeps the connective tissue healthy and flexible.
Balance a hectic life/mind with its meditative focus, encouraging Alpha-theta brainwave activity, leaving you alert and relaxed. Gravity and breath draw you deep into postures, releasing tension and steadying the mind.
Complement dynamic practices such as Ashtanga, Flow and Hot yoga with a cooling, meditative approach.
Foster emotional, physical and spiritual self-awareness.
Reduce stress by bringing the parasympathetic nervous system into play (which aid rest and digestion).
Reduction of tension and stress-induced musculoskeletal imbalances.
WHAT TO EXPECT
A lot of hip work!
A quiet practice which can also be deceptively strong.
A good foundation for meditation practice, both physically and mentally.
A basic connection and understanding of the links between Chakras and Meridian pathways.
A serene, parasympathetic (rest and digest nervous system) approach.
By joining us for an online class you are showing your support in the hope that Yoga Kula can power through this time and move back to normality one day. We would greatly appreciate it if you could spread the word amongst your own friends and family too.
Online classes will be serviced via Zoom. All participants will receive an email with information on how to join the class up to one hour before the class begins.
During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.
Pay Drop in prices of £8.50 daytime (Mon – Friday before 5.30pm) or Anytime drop in £10.50 (evening and weekend classes) or use your Monthly Virtual class pass (£40).
- Adults only
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