SATURDAY JUNE 9, 2018
IntroDUCTION to Yin Yoga - Workshop
Have you tried Yin Yoga or wondered what it is?
If you’re tired and craving energy…
Or you’re over stimulated with a racing mind and not able to switch off…
Or your mood is a little erratic...
Yin might just be the remedy your mind and body is asking for!
Our workshop is an Introduction to Yin, so no experience is required. Come and experience the multiple benefits of this slow-paced style of yoga. During the workshop, poses will only be held for 45 seconds to 2 minutes, with the freedom to come out of any posture at anytime.
Yin yoga is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature.
Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things;
Yang is the changing, moving, revealing aspect.
In the body, the relatively stiff connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia) are Yin, while the more mobile and pliable muscles and blood are Yang.
Yin is primarily a series of floor poses that work the lower body - hips, pelvis, thighs, lower spine which are rich in connective tissues. These tissues respond best to a slow, steady load, which is why we hold poses for longer. If you gently stretch connective tissue by holding a yin pose for a long time in this way, the body will respond by making it a little longer and stronger.
Not only is Yin a wonderful way to release physical body tension but it also is an effective way to just “be”. We are bombarded with stimuli, 24/7. It’s so easy to end up not switching off - to end up with a mind that is constantly busy processing all the information that’s thrown at it. Whether the information is good, valuable or rubbish, it doesn’t matter, the mind still needs to deal with it. The mind gets used to that amount of information and starts to crave stimuli if it becomes quiet. So we end up browsing, looking for stuff; it doesn’t matter what, as long as we fill the gaps. Gaps we really should allow to stay empty to find some sort of downtime - for the mind to stop and for you to just be!
WHEN: SATURDAY JUNE 9, 2018
COST: GOLD COIN DONATION *
VENUE: Powerlife Studios, 2/69 George St, Moffat Beach (entry Allen St)
BYO: 2 cushions, light blanket & socks
PLEASE BOOK YOUR PLACE: Email Julie
firstname.lastname@example.org or book at the studio’s reception.
Proceeds will go to MC Wheels aka Nathan Tessman, a young talented rapper who has a rare condition called SMARD 1, which severely affects his ability to perform everyday actions. Nathan’s condition has no cure, so his future is uncertain and unpredictable. He is a real life hero and is one of human bravery, honesty and compassion that remind us of our own humanity and of what is really important in our lives. All proceeds collected will be gifted direct to him. Nathan has a special place in our hearts at Powerlife as his mother is part of our tribe at the studio and will be very much appreciated.