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Yin Yoga

Nature is all about balance:

  • creation vs destruction
  • the changing seasons
  • day and night
  • sun and moon
  • light and dark
  • activity and rest

We are an expression of nature - we need contrast, balance and challenge to develop and evolve.

This is what Yin and Yang is - opposing forces that together create unity; one not able to exist without the other. Our bodies and our minds are in a constant state of yin and yang. The body needs energetic and dynamic movement just as it needs rest, rejuvenation and replenishment.

Our modern lives are very yang-heavy. Yin yoga (along with AntiGravity Restorative yoga) brings things back into balance. Yin yoga is a floor practice utilizing various props to support the body allowing the soft tissues including joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia to be worked. Some classes will employ a combination of yin and yang elements in the form of standing flowing sequences. Yoga Nidra is another class under the Yin umbrella that is purely a guided meditation done laying on the floor for deep rest and replenishment. It can be done alone or as a lovely addition to the end of a Yin yoga class.

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Should we wish to be free and alive with full power, we must choose to bring the full might of our conscious mind to the present experience. We must choose to FEEL again. We must SENSE this life.

- Brendon Burchard