Candlelight Yoga changes to Yin Yoga

February 4, 2015
Tanja Alexandra Kern





Allow Yin yoga to take your yoga practice to a deeper level physically, emotionally and mentally. 

Yin and Yang are relative terms, and can only be labeled as Yin or Yang in comparison. Both Yin and Yang contain a small part of the opposite energy and together they create optimal balance.


Let’s find out a little more about Yin yoga and the difference to a Yang style yoga practice.

Yin yoga accesses the deep connective tissues (ligaments, tendons, fascia) as well as the bones and in addition to the many benefits it offers, one very important one is that it helps sustain joint flexibility. Flexibility in our joints usually decreases with age and we come to understand why it is so important to incorporate a gentle slow-moving, meditative practice into our lives that supports the balance of Yin and Yang and keeps us flexible as we age. It is a stunning proof to see that the majority of elderly Asian people maintain their mobility and are so flexible that they repose in simple squats instead of standing or sitting. Most of them practice Tai Chi or Qigong. 

“Qigong has been called “Chinese Yoga”, just as Yoga has been referred to as “Indian Qigong”. Qigong can be considered as a combination of a number of Yoga (the science of self-realization) and Ayurveda (the science of self-healing) practices.” Source: The Qigong institute 

In a more physical Yang styled yoga we strengthen our muscles and make sure to not stress our joints by engaging our muscles and practicing correct alignment.
In the more meditative Yin yoga session we intend to stretch connective tissue around a joint by holding the poses for several minutes and making sure to completely relax the overlying muscles to reap the full benefits of our Yin practice.
Yin yoga focuses on stimulating the ligaments and joints to encourage strengthening, flexibility and lengthening in these deeper tissues. As we will be holding poses for longer, Yin yoga also invites us to become more aware and comfortable with arising emotions, thoughts, sensations, and our breath.

Allow Yin yoga to melt your stress away as you deeply relax, restore, revive and balance your body, mind, emotions and spirit. 

Create perfect harmony by including both Yin and Yang yoga in your regular practice.

This class is suitable and beneficial to beginners and all level practitioners.

Classes will take place on a continuous basis and the first session starts on
on Tuesday, February 17th
and for your convenience you can choose between
morning session (10.00 – 11.15 am)
or lunch hour class ( 1.00 –  2.15 pm).

Fee for one class $15, package price available.

Space is limited. Sign-up today to reserve your spot.


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