Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra Learnshop
March 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT| $35
Come learn about the backgrounds and history of these practices, including hands on demonstrations, and then enjoy a deep practice of both styles.
More about Nidra:
Yoga Nidra is a deeply contemplative and transformative experience. Your body is at rest on the floor, and you remain still throughout the practice. Yoga Nidra takes you to a hypnogogic state, the place between sleep and awareness. Although you remain awake during the practice, your mind is at rest.
Yoga Nidra is calming to the nervous system. It can help you free yourself from harmful patterns. In Yoga Nidra, you encounter the self in a judgement free, safe space. This can allow for healing and reintegration into your body.
Yoga Nidra works with an energetic system in the body called the koshas. The koshas are layers of energy surrounding the body. On the Nidra journey, you pass through each layer until you reach your energetic center, the seat of the true self.
Each step on your Nidra journey takes you through one of these energetic bodies until you encounter your center, the you inside the layers. It is in this sweet space of knowing that are immersed when in Yoga Nidra. A time outside of time, a place of universal knowing, where you engage with yourself for healing and growth.
More on Yin Yoga:
Yin yoga focuses on stretching connective tissue around the joints. A passive practice, Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for 3 to 5 minutes, accessing deeper layers of fascia.
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 yoga works on the Yin tissues – also known as the connective tissues. Connective tissue responds best to a slow, steady load. If you gently stretch connective tissue by holding a yin pose for a long time, the body will respond by making them a little longer and stronger – which is exactly what you want. Remember the principle of the exercise is to stress the tissue so the body will respond by strengthening it.