Celebrate the new moon by setting your intention for the coming weeks. The new moon is a time of rest and introspection which allows us to ask important questions like:
“what do I need?”
“what is most important to me right now?”
“what change do I need to make?”
To honor this time of deep inquiry I’ll be guiding you through a gentle full body yin yoga practice. Have two blocks close by for this class or substitute with some pillows or cushions. We’ll be staying in the poses for around 3 minutes on each side. I recommend keeping a journal close by so you can write down your thoughts and insights at the end of our class.
What is Yin Yoga? Yin yoga is often called the Yoga of the joints because unlike other styles of yoga, the emphasis is not on the muscles but on the deep connective tissue. Connective tissue is made up of fascia, ligaments and tendons which surround and form your joints. Yin yoga improves the range of motion in your joints and also strengthens them. The results and benefits are more flexibility and greater range of motion and also more stability within your joints.
There are 3 principles of Yin Yoga.
1. Find your edge
2. Be still
3. Hold the pose