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Yin Yoga with Josie
September 19 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am CDT
Yin Yoga recurring class
@ 9:30 am At Holistic Gateway
(Saturdays. Limited live seating due to CV19)
Payment can be cash of Via PayPal at the start of end of class:
Fee: $15.00 per session
5 class package: $65.00
10 class package: $120.00
Follow alone in house or live via Zoom:
What is yin yoga?
While “yang” yoga focuses on your muscles, yin yoga targets your deep connective tissues, like your fascia, ligaments, joints, and bones. It’s slower and more meditative, giving you space to turn inward and tune into both your mind and the physical sensations of your body. Because you’re holding poses for a longer period of time than you would in other traditional types of yoga, yin yoga helps you stretch and lengthen those rarely-used tissues while also teaching you how to breathe through discomfort and sit with your thoughts.
The practice of yin yoga is based on ancient Chinese philosophies and Taoist principles which believe there are pathways of Qi (energy) that run through our bodies. By stretching and deepening into poses, we’re opening up any blockages and releasing that energy to flow freely.
“A yin yoga sequence has a very similar effect on our energies as an acupuncture treatment,” yin yoga instructor previously tells mbg. By holding the various poses, a yin yoga sequence can help restore the healthy flow of Qi in our bodies.
Here, the goal isn’t to move through postures freely–postures could be held for three to five minutes, or even 20 minutes at a time. A yin practitioner is trying to access the deeper tissues, and many of the postures focus on areas that encompass a joint (such as the hips, sacrum, and spine, to name a few).