Find Your Inner Zen with Candlelight Yin
By Melita Mollohan
Opposing forces in Taoist thought, the terms yin and yang can describe any phenomenon. Yin is the stable, unmoving, feminine, hidden aspect of things; yang is the changing, moving, masculine, revealing aspect.
Most forms of Hatha Yoga, such as Ashtanga, Vinyasa, or Power Yoga practiced today emphasize muscular movement and contraction (yang).
Instead of the rhythmic contraction and release that best stretches muscle, yin yoga works to stretch connective tissue using a slow, gentle stretch. This allows the overlying muscles in the area being worked on to fully relax.
The yin practice generally focuses on the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. Postures are held anywhere from three to ten minutes at a time. An ideal practice as preparation for meditation, yin postures are accessible to all levels of practitioners.
Enjoy this class to only the flickering lights of candles that allows you to find full relaxation for a good night’s sleep, as well as, rejuvenation that will continue through the entire week! As you practice Yin Yoga more & more you will notice that your regular yang yoga practice going up by leaps and bounds!
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