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Open Your Heart - A Yin & Restorative Yoga Workshop

Open Your Heart - A Yin & Restorative 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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Type of Event

  • Workshop

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When

Feb 27
2016
13:45 pmto15:45 pm

Price

£25

Full Description

In this special heart-themed February workshop led by Paula Hines we will practice a mix of restorative yoga poses to open the heart space in the physical body and yin yoga poses to stimulate the heart and small intestine meridians which govern our capacity to love and be loved. Imbalanced heart and small intestine Qi can result in digestive problems, heartburn, poor circulation, heart problems and low moods. When heart Qi is balanced we can have a greater ability to connect with others, feel more vitality, joy and inner peace.

Yin and restorative yoga are both deep, meditative practices which activate the parasympathetic nervous system (calming the body's fight/flight response). Poses can typically held for 3 to 10 minutes or longer. In yin, the focus is on moving deeper into the connective tissues of the body (ligaments, tendons and fascia – the cling-film-like ‘tissue’ which holds our muscles together), while in restorative the emphasis is more on facilitating physiological rest to promote deep relaxation.

We will close our workshop practice with a calming Yoga Nidra (‘Yogic Sleep’) meditation.

Open to all levels except pregnant students.