(photo courtesy of http://www.yinyoga.com) Fascia is a structure of the connective tissue and is composed of collagens, elastics and reticular fibers. It surrounds our muscles, blood vessels and nerves. According to “The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga” by Bernie Clark, muscle is ~70% muscle cell and ~30% fascia. When we are cold in our muscles, … More Why cold in Yin?
Hatha Yoga teaches us to use the body as the bow, asana as the arrow, and the soul the target. B.K.S. Iyengar Start in easy sukasana Hand to heart other to belly Breathe and feel the belly expand and collapse Seated forward fold Fold over right, center then left Switch leg cross position and repeat … More Yin yoga flow for upper body meridians and spine focus
Why was I so drawn to Yin Yoga? I stumbled into this practice a few years ago. It took a while for me to understand because I consider myself a “yangster”. I’m always moving. I love a good kickboxing class. I love jumping…I like to sweat and work hard. So with the Yin practice, I … More Cultivating a Yin Practice
Intention: Swami Kripalu once said, “My beloved child, break your heart no longer. Every time you judge yourself you break your own heart. You stop feeding on the love, which is the wellspring of your vitality. The time has come. Your time. To live, to celebrate, and to see the goodness that you are. You, … More Heart and lungs, urinary bladder and kidneys Yin flow
Yin Yoga is known as the unglamorous type of yoga, but it has so many healing benefits. Here was my sequence this morning: Seated meditation Inhale arms up and back to heart center (3 x) emphasis on drawing the belly in and not having the ribs pop forward Easy chin across collarbone slow side to … More Yang Yin sequence UB and Kidney meridian
Easy Suhkasana Opening Meditation Hands on floor, lengthen the spine and dip the right shoulder and look to the left Dip the left shoulder and look to the right (Repeat this action 4 – 5 times with Ujjayi Breathe) Hands on knees, inhale, lift chest open heart Exhale, Chin towards chest (Jalandara Bhanda) (Repeat this … More Yoga Flow – Outer Hips/Quads