Calm Your Spirit With Yin Yoga
Simply getting back to feeling yourself, the true you. While feeling more intune and connected to your body. Yoga reminds us of our connection with the earth, each other, in fact the entire universe.
Yin Yoga is a slow paced and gentle style of Yoga, primarily focusing on passive stretching and holding poses for an extended period of time. Unlike other forms of yoga that emphasise dynamic movement and muscular engagement. Yin Yoga targets the deeper connective tissues, such as the ligaments, joints and fascia. This practice promotes flexibility, joint health and overall relaxation.
One of the key benefits of Yin Yoga is its ability to release tension and stress from the body and mind . as you hold poses for an extended duration (typically 3 to 5 minutes) your muscles relax, allowing the connective tissues to lengthen and release.
YOga is for Every-body
Over 300 Million people of all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels enjoy the practice of Yoga worldwide. Build confidence and fitness in your own time and at your own pace.
All my courses are focused on Yin and healing yoga practices created specifically to feel stronger, more flexible and in control of your body and wellness.
Yoga offers physical and mental benefits to people of all ages. If you are going through an illness, recovering from surgery or living with a chronic condition, then yoga can become an integral part of your treatment and can potentially hasten your recovery
Yin Yoga & life force energy
This deep stretching not only helps improve flexibility but also stimulates the flow of energy, known as life force energy or “qi” in traditional chinese medicine.
By working with life force energy, Yin Yoga helps restore balance and harmony within the body. This practice targets specific meridian lines, which are energy pathways that correspond to different organs and functions in the body. By gently applying pressure on these meridians; Yin Yoga helps to improve the flow of energy throughout the body, promoting overall vitality and well-being.
Yoga - body & mind connection
Strengthen your Body / Mind Connection with the practice of Yoga
Yoga Nidra, (known as yogic sleep) is a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. It's an immensely powerful meditation technique, and one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain. Yoga Nidra is easy to follow at any age, all your body has to do is lie down. Yoga nidra offers a space to explore what you need in the moment, as well as an opportunity to work on releasing long-held emotions.
Meditation offers us the opportunity to withdraw from not only the distractions of the outer world , but also the chatter of our inner voice. Meditation is vital for our yoga practice as it nurtures our ability to focus. To focus on our body as we slowly move through asanas. It also helps us to create space within our own head , space to slow our inner chatter so that we can actually BE in our yoga practice , not just present. By being relaxed internally , we can be relaxed physically as our muscles soften and reduce their tension allowing us to get the most from each asana.
Yin Yoga & Inner Calm
Yin Yoga offers a unique opportunity for mindfulness and introspections. The extended holds in each pose create a space for stillness and reflection. As you focus on your breathand observe the sensations in your body, you cultivate a deeper sense of awareness and presence. This meditative aspect of Yin Yoga can help calm the mind, reduce anxiety, and improve mental clarity.
What is Yoga?
Yoga focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to enhance both physical and mental wellbeing. It originated in India many hundreds of years ago, and has continually evolved towards the form that is popular throughout the world today. There are many different styles of yoga practices today. My approach although rooted in this amazing centuries old tradition, is modern and straightforward in approach to make it accessible and welcoming to all
Do I need a Yoga mat ?
If you want to also practice at home then having your own mat is a great idea. They aid stability and create a special physical and energetic space for you to practice on. They are available from lots of places at lots of different price points.
I'm not flexible, can I do Yoga?
Yes! In fact you are a perfect candidate for yoga. Many people think that they need to be flexible to begin yoga, but that’s a little bit like thinking that you need to be able to play tennis in order to take tennis lessons. Come as you are and you will find that yoga practice will help you become more flexible. This new found agility will be balanced by strength, coordination as well as a sense of physical confidence and overall well-being.
I'm not fit, can I do yoga ?
Yes, absolutely. There is no assumed level of fitness required for the yoga classes and workshops I teach. You could be a couch potato or an athlete, yoga can benefit everyone. Yoga can help you gain a sense of physical confidence and overall well-being.
How is Yoga different from stretching or other fitness?
Unlike stretching or other fitness training, yoga is more than just physically working your body. Within the physical practice of yoga we connect the movement of the body to the rhythm of our breath, which helps to focus and relax the mind by directing our attention inward. Yoga can improve your bodies strength, flexibilty and balance, whilst also calming your mind and improving your posture and how you breath.
I have an injury, can I do Yoga?
Yoga can provide a therapeutic tool for healing and recovering from an injury. Yoga helps restore flexibility and range of movement recovery after surgery and can prevent adhesions. It strengthens and realigns older bodies to improve balance, lower the chance of falls, and encourages independence in daily activities. If you have an injury ask your medical practitioner about adding yoga therapy to your recovery plan.
Yin Yoga & its benefits
Regular Practice of Yin Yoga can bring about a multitude of benefits, both physically and mentally. Some of the notable effects iclude increased flexibility, improved circulation, stress relief, enhanced joint mobility and a greater sense of relaxation and calmness. Additionally, many practitioners report feeling a deep sense of inner peace and connection to their bodies.
Whether you are new to yoga or an experienced practioner, Yin Yoga can be a valuable addition to your wellness routine.Its gentle nature and emphasis on self-care make it accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels. So why not give Yin Yoga a try and experience the profound benefits it offers yourself?