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Yin Yoga, perhaps the slowest and deepest form of yoga, has the unique ability to address deep set tensions in body, mind, and spirit. In this style of yoga the stretches and positions are held for longer periods of time allowing for release and natural adjustment on all levels of our being. Intimately connected to breathing and breathwork practice, Yin Yoga is an excellent choice to manage stress, emotions and to improve postural alignment. In a world where a high paced and success driven lifestyle is promoted, Yin Yoga serves as an anchor and grounding counterbalance. Here at Living with The Spirit, Yin Yoga serves as a way for us to guide our clients inwards, though the body, towards the breath, and their inherent source of awareness.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF YIN YOGA?
The most obvious benefits of Yin Yoga is its ability to stretch and restore the connective tissue to a natural and healthy state. Because each pose is held even as much as 5 minutes, there is ample time and space to learn to deeply relax into a new range of motion. To open our body up it is crucial that we allow ourselves the time necessary to return to our body consciousness by opening up our joints and tendons. When the body begins to open up one of the most common benefits is pain relief as the energy channels start to flow naturally once again. The style of Yin Yoga is dedicated to the nurturing, healing, and restorative aspects of self practice. The main areas of focus are the hips, lower back and spine, as these are the primary hinge points where people struggle the most in today’s modern society. We love how Yin Yoga practice gives direct access to working with soothing the nervous system and calming an overactive mind.
YIN YOGA: WHO IS IT FOR?
At our retreat center Yin Yoga serves a very special purpose. As we work with clients from all walks of life from self-healing & restoration, to personal development and empowerment, Yin Yoga creates a bridge between the physical and spiritual practices. It combines breathwork practice with gentle physical activity to ground us into balance and harmony. Our clients often go through emotional releases and increased awareness of behavioural patterns as part of their transformation. Here Yin Yoga serves the purpose of moving the internal energies in a deliberate and manageable way that facilitates overall personal growth. In this practice we have the possibility to observe the circulation of blood and qi through the vessels and meridians of the body. Simply put, Yin Yoga is for everyone who is looking for a personal practice that cultivates and increases overall awareness.
YIN YOGA AT LIVING WITH THE SPIRIT
You are more than welcome to come join our yin yoga sessions at our center in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We also provide online yin yoga classes by request. We will teach you how to incorporate this gentle and beautiful practice as part of your personal health journey and lifestyle.