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New Year Detox Yin Yoga Workshop

New Year Detox Yin Yoga Workshop

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Where

Embody Wellness
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

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Unit 9, London GB SW8 2LE
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  • Workshop

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When

Jan 3
2016
13:30 pmto15:30 pm

Price

£25

Full Description

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, meridians are the body's internal channels through which our Qi or energy flows. In this special New Year workshop led by Paula Hines, we will practice Yin Yoga poses to stimulate the liver and gallbladder meridians – two organs that play an essential part in the body’s detoxification process.

The word ‘Yin’ comes from the Chinese philosophy of Taoism where all is composed of the complementary elements of Yin and Yang. While Yang is faster, hotter and more active, Yin is slower, cooler and passive in comparison. With Yin Yoga the focus is on targeting the deeper “Yin” tissues of our bodies such as our ligaments, tendons and fascia (the cling-film-like membrane which holds our muscles together). To help achieve this, poses in Yin Yoga are typically held for three to five minutes.

The many benefits of Yin Yoga include increased circulation, improved flexibility and reduced levels of stress. In addition, Yin Yoga encourages the cultivation of a calm and focused state of mind - making it the ideal way to start the New Year after the holiday festivities.

Suitable for all levels except complete yoga beginners and pregnant students.