~From "the Gift of Imperfection" by Brene Brown
A SLOW, SUPPORTIVE PRACTICE FOR DEEP RELIEF
• Enjoy some mid-week quiet time as you work to slowly release difficult areas such as the back, hips, shoulders and many other areas. The restorative element is found in the many props used to safely and comfortably relax into a pose. Postures are held for 3 to 5minutes with a maximum of 10 poses per class. Modifications are alway part of the process. We will find the right position and propping for your unique body.
• Yin yoga requires a minimal amount of engagement, aiming for stillness and holding for time to achieve a slow release throughout the body’s connective tissue network. It is designed to target fascia, ligaments, joints, and even bones. Connective tissue responds and releases through long held poses or sustained pressure. In order for the fascial structures to take the stretch and stress of the pose, the muscles need to be as relaxed and disengaged as possible.
A DEEPLY RESTFUL EXPERIENCE
“I will let my body flow like water over the gentle cushions.” Sappho
• Start the end of your week by immersing yourself in total surrender. Completely supported by comfortable props, you will disengage and begin to release tensions held within your body. Soothing music, sometimes accompanied by guided meditations, will ease your mind/body/spirit away from chaotic daily life and into deep, restorative rest. Each class will consist of a maximum of 5 poses, all held for 10-15 minutes. Modifications are always part of the process. We will find the right position and propping for your unique body.
* A healthy spine enhances our overall well-being. Restorative sequences are created to move the spine gently in all directions.