Much of Western yoga consists of yang practices, which are active and heat-building, focusing on contraction and muscle strength. Although yang styles of yoga are certainly beneficial to the practitioner, a balance of active and passive tissues and energies are needed for optimum health. Yin Yoga is the elixir to achieve that balance, as it aims deeper into the connective tissues surrounding the joints, (ligaments, tendons and fascia). Yin postures increase flexibility, release deep-seated energies, and prepare the body and mind for relaxation and meditation. These passive yet challenging yin postures consist mainly of floor poses, which are held for 3-5 minutes at a time, encouraging the practitioner to dive inward on a physical and a mental level. Susan Jane Hall will be guiding students through a series of postures specific to the Winter season.
As Susan guides students to release into the therapeutic benefits of their yin practice, Master Reiki Practitioner and Sound Healer , Anna Cutler Karahodzic, will inspire a deeper state of ease and relaxation by sharing Reiki energy. Reiki is a hands-on, Japanese technique of healing through stress reduction and relaxation and has had profound benefits in those who practice it. The system is based on the concept of universal energy, this energy that animates and permeates every living being. When that energy is low, one is more likely to feel stressed or sick. Likewise, when one’s energy is flowing well, health, vitality and peace are more likely to occur. With our energy in balance, we can experience ourselves and the world around us with more openness and love.
We will end the experience with a journey through Yoga Nidra. Yoga nidra is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. In yoga nidra the practitioner remains in a state of light withdrawal of the 5 senses (pratyahara) with four senses internalised, that is, withdrawn, and only hearing still connects to any instructions given. The goals of both yogic paths, yoga nidra and meditation are the same, a state of meditative consciousness called samadhi.
Practitioners will have their own experience in the process. The intent is to leave with greater openness on a cellular level. Reduced stress and tension in the tissues which radiates outwardly in terms of energy. A lightness in auric and radiant body which may be experienced as LOVE.
Space is Limited
March 22nd, Sunday 1-3pm
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