Times of rapid change like ours require flexibility and the ability to adapt. We've seen a technological revolution, economic, political, and a vast enrichment of our intellectual and cultural capital. But we also face unprecedented new dilemmas. We are bombarded daily by a constant stream of information, and thanks to all our devices (smartphones, laptops, tablets... etc.), we are in ceaseless contact with dozens or even thousands of other people, rarely if ever enjoying complete downtime.
Our brains are information-processors and problem-solving machines, and certainly our analytical skills are crucial to meeting the challenges we face. But even more important is the magic of "elastic thinking", which can generate new, often wild ideas. Some will prove useless, while others will culminate in innovative solutions required for the problems of modern existence. To succeed, we need to hone those adopted skills.
Yin Yoga can provide us an opportunity to zone out, slow down our thoughts and provide answers and solutions to our physical and emotional challenges by a simple and natural process of introspection.
Sometimes the practice of Yin Yoga might result in life changing realisations and can be quite an emotional experience.
Yin Yoga consists in holding a relaxed posture or passive stretch for typically 3-5 minutes, exerting positive stress on the subtle body tissues, as a way to trigger the body's natural repair response leading to stronger and more supple joints.
Yin Yoga addresses in particular the "opening" of the restriction or feelings of "tightness" within our fasciaor connective tissues, therefore deeply enhancing the space for the muscles and the joints to move freely with, plus improving calmness of mind, relaxation and relief from negative feelings of worry and anxiety.
In Yin Yoga we enhance and balance Prana/Chi, our life force, and when done in a group we have an opportunity to connect our collective energy in a wonderful spirit of community.
Through the practice of Yin Yoga, the body naturally also increases its production of Hyaluronic Acid.
Hyaluronic Acid is associated with youthfulness in our bodies.
Hyaluronic Acid can attract and bind 1000 times its volume of water allowing our joints and tissues to be hydrated, lubricated, spring-like, and more graceful.
We look forward to seeing you at our Donation Based 90 min Yin Yoga practice at Academy of Natural Therapy in Greeley, CO on Monday May 7th, from 5:30-7:00pm <3