An introduction to the principles and practice of Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga directs the stimulation normally created in the asana portion of yoga practice deeper than the superficial or muscular tissues. Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice.
Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.
While initially this approach of hatha yoga practice can seem quite boring, passive, or soft, yin practice can be quite challenging due to the long duration of the poses. We can remain in the postures anywhere from one to twenty minutes! Yin and yang tissues respond quite differently to being exercised. You need to experience this to really know what Yin Yoga is all about.
This workshop will be partly theoretical, explaining the principles of Yin Yoga, as well as practical, experiencing the deeply releasing quality of the practice.
Eknath has studied anatomy and theory of Yin Yoga with Paul Grilley.
When: Saturday 24 May at 15:00 – 18:00
Price: 45€ (students/unemployed: 35€)
Workshop Cancellation Policy : cancellation with full refund until 48 hours before start of workshop. After that no refunds are possible. Thank you for understanding.