Hi everyone, thank you for joining me in this hour long full body yin yoga class to honor the winter solstice. This is an all levels practice that will deeply stretch your entire body while also promoting rest and relaxation. We’ll be pairing each pose with an affirmation from my new I RADIATE JOY affirmation card deck (https://bit.ly/affirmationdeck).
Please have two blocks handy or you can substitute with couch cushions, pillows or thick blankets. We’ll be doing poses like straddle, half saddle, shoelace, sphinx and reclined twist. I’m joined by my foster cat Maggie in the beginning 🙂
The Winter solstice is a paradox and a time of transition to honor darkness as well as the return of light. It marks the longest night of the year as well as the return of sunlight as we move towards Spring. The last thing we want to do during the Winter solstice is overexert ourselves! This is a great time to pause and do less.
This time of the year is all about resting, saying no, sleeping and tuning in to what we truly want. A flower is not meant to blossom year round and we aren’t either. Winter is a time for us to hibernate physically, mentally and emotionally. While we can’t actually sleep for months, Winter is a beautiful opportunity to reduce the amount of activities, tasks and stresses you normally have.
PREVIOUS WINTER SOLSTICE PRACTICES:
Restorative Yoga: https://youtu.be/djdYZ6CbJRw
Winter Solstice Meditation: https://youtu.be/cDlEwDhu1Ws