Yin& Restorative workshop 21Oct 10-12.30
Exploring the similarities and differences of these two types of yoga
- 25 British pounds£25
- The Ludworth and Mellor WI Hall
In this workshop we will practice both - Yin yoga and Restorative yoga . Although in these two types of yoga some of the postures / asanas might look the same but there is a clear difference. In both types we are holding the postures for longer periods than in other types of yoga . Both are mindful practices and are more meditative than other styles. Yin yoga is incorporating the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the postures are meant to stimulate the Meridians through also known as "Nadis" in Hatha Yoga. These are channels or pathway through which vital life energy flows, "Qi" or "Ch'i" in TCM or "Prana" in Hatha Yoga. By applying moderate pressure to the connective tissues -,the Fasciae, the Tendons it is aiming to increase the circulation in the joints and improve flexibility. Restorative Yoga is a practice first introduced by BKS Iyengar. It's a healing practice for the body and the mind and is often used as a preparation for "Pranayama" (yogic breath control). As in Yin yoga it helps the practitioner to turn inwards but instead of looking for pressure or stressing the tissues , it is focused on discovering where tension is held in the body and then to relax those areas allowing the body to totally let go and relax. To aide relaxation of the body we support the body with props such as bolsters, blankets and we are also using chairs and walls. Restorative yoga is an excellent practice to reduce the stress of modern life as it can introduce a "parasympathetic response" which is a relaxed state of the body and the mind with the ability to bring peace and healing.
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