Yin Yoga 60 minute practice designed to optimize the efficiency of the heart and lungs by coaxing open upper body energy pathways. This fully grounded practice promotes bliss through longer held poses that invite stillness of the body and the mind. Practice is accessible to most levels.
Will need the following props: blanket or large towel, yoga blocks (or two hardcover books), and possibly a yoga bolster (not necessary).
Slow Flow 60 minute practice refreshes the spine to optimize mind & body health. Guided movement and breath awareness will invigorate the spine leaving you physically energized and mentally balanced. Practice is accessible to most levels.
Will need the following props: blanket or large towel and two yoga blocks (or two thick hardcover books).
Yin Yoga 60 minute practice will teach mindful awareness to allow deepening into longer held poses, unlocking stagnant energy lines and optimizing the body's detoxification system. A fully grounded practice that will leave you feeling connected and calm. Practice is accessible to most levels.
May need the following props: blanket or large towel, yoga blocks (or two thick hardcover books), yoga bolster (or strap two bed pillows together lengthwise).
Enjoy this 60 minute grounded Slow Flow practice designed to create core strength and a calm mind. Practice can be completed with no pressure on the wrists. Suitable for those with wrist injuries, carpal tunnel and overuse from computer work.
No props are necessary. May need the following props: blanket or large towel, yoga blocks (or two thick hardcover books).
Don’t underestimate the power of stillness. I did.
When I first heard about Yin yoga it intrigued me with its blatant opposition to the growing yoga trend being to practice faster, harder, hotter. I initially was skeptical of what a completely static pose could bring. After trying a class, I immediately realized stillness might be just what I needed to find better body balance. Now, years into applying Yin postures to my practice, all I can say is WOW!
Right from that first practice Yin blew me away with an energy release that so subtly comes out from beneath the surface. The trick is to stay still and connected. No matter if you are new to yoga, or have an established practice, try adding some Yin postures and I think you too will be amazed at what comes up.
My video Yoga Trick: Get Foot Loose utilizes two Yin yoga poses that are designed to release the feet. Why is this important? Ou...
George Burns said it best, "You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old". He sure was no yoga buff, but he had a great point. I believe that freedom of movement is what keeps us young, and a flexible spine is the key. Here’s a video with a couple of greatyoga tricks to revitalize your spine when you get out of bed, warm it up while waiting for a led yoga class, or prepare it for your own yoga practice. Really anytime to energize is a good time!
How did I learn this trick? Years ago I had the fortunate opportunity to attend a workshop with David Williams, one of the first non-Indians to learn and teach the Ashtanga Yoga series. Over the past decade, he has traveled all over the world teaching workshops that promote safely practicing Ashtanga Yoga. David has become highly vocal on the dangers of "pushing your limitations in the practice". Now in his sixties, David gave the invaluable advice to take time before the traditional...