Yin Yoga

YIN YOGA AND INJURIES

So many students are directed to Yin Yoga by their “other” yoga teachers because they believe it to be a healthful, healing practice. This is not incorrect, but it also isn’t complete! Yin Yoga is most beneficial for those with injuries because they can easily adapt around them, or take a completely different pose. Rather …

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Nick demonstrates yin yoga pose caterpillar

BEST MUSIC FOR YIN

New teachers often want to know what kind of music is most supportive to the Yin Yoga practice, and while it depends on personal preferences, I can offer the following guidelines: Select music that does not have words that can be understood by the practitioner. If you are teaching to an English speaking audience, avoiding …

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yin yoga, 'fallen angel' pose, yin yoga sequencing, yoga mat, sheepskin

BASIC PRINCIPLES OF YIN

I had the honor of studying with the author of The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga [hyperlink to amazon book page] Bernie Clark, who teaches that the three principles of Yin Yoga are:

1. Find the edge of sensation
2. Find stillness
3. Hold for time
(4. Come out with awareness)

The edge of sensation is important, because our bodies …

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WHAT IS YIN YOGA?

Yin Yoga is a term that is used to describe a style of yoga that is static, held, supported poses with a particular aim of supporting joints and connective tissues. Unlike other forms of Yoga found in the West, Yin Yoga is primarily seated and lying down, with ample support. You can expect to hold …

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