a deliciously deep and mindful practice in which floor-based postures are held for 3-5 minutes. This allows the body to slowly stretch and unwind. Knots in muscle fibres may release and energy can flow freely throughout the body. You might find yourself feeling ‘lifted’ and ‘light’ after a Yin Yoga class. By staying we can enable stillness to arrive in the physical body. Through this stilling we create a space to witness the sensations in the body and fluctuations of mind, emotions and breath.
The Yin practice invites us to explore inner landscapes with a quality of self-reflection, accepting and accommodating that which arises free of judgment or attachment – with equanimity. We learn to pay attention to what is, as it is – with an attitude of kindness.
Life is precious – it is the rarest gem and to be granted the blessing of a human form is a great privilege. To truly recognise the preciousness of this human body requires a real effort to…slow down: especially in a busy city like London where there is so much speed and so much sound.
As we witness our physical, emotional, and mental experiences, we become present and anchored into the now. With this rootedness can come a sense of lightness of being and deep inner joy. Yin Yoga is beneficial and suitable for all levels of Yoga practitioner. Come and experience it.