yin it to win it

What is life if we aren’t continually learning, questioning and discovering?

I am excited to share that I will be starting a Yin Yoga training this August. Yin yoga has always been a subtle yet profound practice for me.  In stillness, the physical, energetic, emotional and mental states of being are refined and aligned through heightened inner awareness. In Yin we tune in to the meditative power of the breath, observing what arises when you let go of doing and enjoy just being.

Yin yoga is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature. Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things; yang is the changing, moving, revealing aspect.

In yin yoga, poses are held for around 5 minutes and focus on working on the body’s connective tissue, as well as calming the mind to achieve inner peace. Regular practice can lead to longer and leaner muscles, a stillness of mind, reduced stress and anxiety.

I can’t wait to introduce this practice to ya'll!  Which of course is accessible to any body shape, type and level or fitness and flexibility. This practice can be a stand alone yoga or meditation practice, or complimentary to your current practice. 

It’s especially for anyone who has ever thought “I can’t do yoga, can’t meditate, can’t be still". This practice teaches you that you CAN and you work within your own personal limitations and focus on how it feels, rather than how it is supposed to look. 

Sound interesting?  Check out some resources below & stay tuned for more updates on offerings over the coming months. 

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Intro to Yin Yoga Flow

Restorative Yoga Flow ( 60 min )

For my power yoga lovers who aren’t ready to make the leap. I got you. @Chelseadoesyoga 60 min restorative flow might be a better starting point

Free Yin Yoga Posture Download

Yin Yoga 101- Great Overview/Guide by MindBodyGreen