It was love at first pose. From my very first class, I found Yin to be a deeply satisfying practice.
If you are unfamiliar with the practice of Yin, allow me to share a bit about this bountiful and beautiful style of yoga. Yin Yoga has a myriad of benefits. It restores our natural ability to move with fluidity. It builds strength and resiliency, helping us achieve optimal health. Yin helps regulate the flow of energy, and is calming and balancing to the mind and body. It lowers stress levels, increases stamina, and leads to a greater ability to sit quietly in meditation.
Often students new to Yin yoga expect it to be an easy, perhaps even boring practice, far removed from the more familiar and dynamic Yang practice. But Yin is so much more than simple floor stretches.
I hated my first yin class, yep I said it! I couldn’t calm my mind down long enough to appreciate the process. I even had an attitude about it, like it wasn’t as good as all the other yoga classes, (Really?). All personality Type As’ . . . this is the class for you to balance out all your other yang activities! (Yin is good for everyone though).
Eventually, I realized that I needed to add yin to my life. Yin has allowed me to have access to postures that I never thought I would be able to do; my practice has become safer and more enjoyable for me. Most of the aches and pains that I thought were inevitable due to age are no longer present in my body, my struggle with lifelong insomnia has almost vanished, and meditation has become much easier, and is now a must for me.This has allowed me to become much more intuned with myself and has positively influenced every aspect of my life.
At Ignite Yoga, we believe that yoga is for everyone–For people of all ages and all walks of life.