SuryaStarr Yoga is offering a two hour Yin Yoga Immersion class followed by a one hour Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation.
Saturday, June 5th from 2 to 5 pm. Cost is $35.00 cash or credit at the door.
Space is limited to 4, so please make a reservation by private message.
What is Yin Yoga?
Yin Yoga focuses on the slow, patient, opening of the fascial layer of the body. The fascia is the connective tissue that underlies the skin, wrapping around the muscles, ligaments and tendons, which hold the bones together. It is the conduit for the meridians (nadis) of the body through which energy flows. Over time chronic lack of use of this fascial layer causes stiffness and inflexibility, restricting mobility and the flow of prana (life force). Fascia responds differently than muscle and requires this slow and mindful approach to facilitate opening. This is a deeply meditative practice.
The class will consist of poses done mostly on the floor while observing the three tattvas (principles) of this traditional Taoist practice. These are:
1. To acknowledge and accept the appropriate level. Moving slowly for the body to observe the edge - to understand and explore the limits. Not to force beyond, but to gently encourage more opening.
2. To cultivate stillness in both the body and in the mind. Embracing the mind-body connection. When the body learns to let go, the mind follows.
3. To allow for time. The poses are held from 3 to 7 minutes in order for the body and the brain to shift and settle. To find more space.
A Yin Yoga practice is a wonderful complement to an active yang (hatha and vinyasa) practice. Balance.
What is Yoga Nidra?
Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness which hovers between waking and sleeping. The practitioner is fully aware of what is happening around them during the session, but chooses to focus on what is occurring deep within their own being.
Each practice begins with a guided full body relaxation.
Then the individual is encouraged to take a sojourn in the mind to a place of rest and restoration.
When the journey is complete, the person "awakens" refreshed and rejuvenated.
Namaste Sweet Spirits!
Surya Ashoka (Lisa Starr)