The practice of yin yoga, as a whole, is similar to other forms of yoga in the sense that it does offer the same objectives and goals to stimulate and create growth within the mind, bodies and spirits. However yin yoga has the ability to heal us on a deeper level than other forms of yoga. Yin yoga focuses on the ligaments, joints, bones and connective tissues; where as other forms of yoga has more focus on stretching the muscles. Therefore yin yoga is the perfect way to supplement other forms of yoga. In yin yoga practice a pose is held for a long time to allow muscles, ligaments and joints to work together to improve flexibility in the dipper level.
Yin yoga also has a calming and soothing yoga practice which has ability to retain the mind and body to become better at dealing with chaos and distraction. Dealing with stress becomes easier with the practice of yin yoga because it enables you to cultivate a quiet mind and light body.
Yin Yoga Benefits
Physical benefits: Increase mobility of joints and hips, Better lubrication and protection in joints, more flexibility of connective tissues and joints, release the fascia in the body, headache and migraine reduction, improves sitting ability, improves other yoga practice, increase overall flexibility, better circulation throughout the body, balances internal organs.
Mental benefits: practice of yin yoga calms and balances the mind, lowers stress level, deeper relaxation, helps coping with anxiety, increases clarity and focus, develops willpower, can help those with addictions, eating disorders or have experienced trauma in their lives.
Energetic benefits: regulates energy in the bodies, increase stamina, and helps increase our flow of Prana throughout our body by stimulating meridian lines.
Psoas is a long, smooth-fiber muscle that connects the torso and the legs, functioning to link, move and stabilize the body as well as our mental and emotional states to our actual embodied circumstances. Learning to release them and then to balance them side to side allows a deeper meditative awareness of the body.
The primary function of the psoas (major and minor) is a hip flexor – responsible for the first 30 percent of lift in the leg.
Hip is placed in the centre of the body and contribute towards a number of body movements like walking, sitting and lifting etc. However the factors like sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise and poor posture leads to stiff hip joint also with age our joints become stiffer if not kept mobile. Yoga is an extremely effective practice which not just keeps hip joint flexible the yoga practice strengthens the joints. When hip joint is flexible the body movements become much easier and a lot of other yoga poses become easy to practice. A flexible hip also helps to eliminate lower back pain or knee pain stemming from over compensation.
In the workshop you will learn how to do poses to improve flexibility in the hip joints as well as strengthen the lower back and learn how to release the psoas. However these poses must be done with care and patience and with your own capabilities.
It’s no surprise that so many practitioners aspire to do Handstand. They are fun and they require strength, balance, flexibility and the ability to control your center of gravity. Mentally, they can bring up instinctive fears of falling and losing control and challenge our perceived limitations.
In the workshop you will learn tips how to practise arm balances poses safely and easily and how you can overcome the fear of falling over.
After every workshop we will finish singing some ancient mantras to purify our hearts and expand our compassion and love for the Self.
All Workshops: £80
Ashtanga yoga focuses on physical strength and muscle training. Practicing this style of yoga makes your body toned, strong, and controlled. It also helps in weight management, increases flexibility, works on core strength, and builds stamina and endurance.
Practicing Ashtanga will benefit you with various mental issues like stress, headaches, tension, etc. It opens your mind and is great for mental rejuvenation.
Emotional benefits consist of controlling and balancing one’s emotions. A balance between emotions and feeling is needed, Ashtanga helps you with it.
Ashtanga yoga also works on spiritual healing. It promotes openness of the soul; it is a great way to get connected with your inner-self. Practicing Ashtanga also brings positivity in and around you, and you will also start feeling energetic and happy.