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Yin Yoga

Need some mental and physical nurturing? Finding your yoga practice has plateaued? Then try Yin Yoga.

A deeply calming practice, which will leave you refreshed and revitalised. Suitable for all levels, Yin is a meditative form of yoga. We use long holds in seated and lying postures to allow deep tissues (fascia) within our body to be stretched.

We stay with our experiences rather than always rushing, taking the time to just be.

Where

Sherborne Place, Cheltenham GB GL52 2RS
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Type of Event

  • Workshop

Yoga Styles

Levels

When

Feb 8
2015
07:30 amto09:30 am

Sunday afternoon 2:30-4:30

Price

£20

£5 discount if booking and paying before the end of January.

Full Description

The term Yin Yoga comes from the Taoist tradition. Yang relates to movement. Many aspects of the modern world are yang: the pressure to succeed, constant stimulation of the senses, our need to control our situation.

Yin is about finding stillness and softness, acceptance of our situations.

All yoga has aspects of both yang and yin; the yang aspect shows up in postures that develop our muscular strength, and in faster styles of yoga these dominate. While this is very beneficial, the negative aspects can be that it emphasises our need to be deeper, further, emphasising our ego’s drive to achieve. The yin aspects of yoga are when we achieve stillness, the ability to be comfortable with our own body, softening and releasing. Yin Yoga classes emphasise this to provide a counter-balance to our modern Western lives: we need both yin and yang to come into balance. Come and experience it.