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Yin yoga lands in the body in a completely different way than most are used to, targeting the ligaments, joints, fascial network, and even the bones, rather than the main muscle groups. These are considered the "yin" tissues of the body, and are equally important to work with as the more active, "yang" tissues that form our musculature. These tissues are accessed when the body is cool, and must be approached with sensitivity and patience. Rather than falling into a flow of movement, the challenge of yin yoga resides in the stillness of each pose. Only 10-15 poses are used in a single class, and each one is held for 2-5 minutes. While in each posture, breath and intention are used to release deeply held tensions in the joints and ligaments that may have been silently keeping you from finding that perfect downdog or comfortable seated pose this whole time! Chinese medicine and Taoist philosophy were major influences in the formation of Yin Yoga. The stillness we find in this practice allows more time and space to explore the subtle energetic system that flows through and sustains the physical body. Over the course of five weeks, we will be exploring how energy expands from source to form the five essential elements, or patterns, that flow to create and sustain the physical world. We will move from the ground up, and become acquainted with the energetic patternings of earth, water, fire, air, and ether as we facilitate greater ease and freedom in this flow of energy within our own bodies. Adults only, please.

Family Balance Yoga

1200 S. College Ave. · Fort Collins, CO

$10.00

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Yin yoga lands in the body in a completely different way than most are used to, targeting the ligaments, joints, fascial network, and even the bones, rather than the main muscle groups. These are considered the "yin" tissues of the body, and are equally important to work with as the more active, "yang" tissues that form our musculature. These tissues are accessed when the body is cool, and must be approached with sensitivity and patience. Rather than falling into a flow of movement, the challenge of yin yoga resides in the stillness of each pose. Only 10-15 poses are used in a single class, and each one is held for 2-5 minutes. While in each posture, breath and intention are used to release deeply held tensions in the joints and ligaments that may have been silently keeping you from finding that perfect downdog or comfortable seated pose this whole time!
Chinese medicine and Taoist philosophy were major influences in the formation of Yin Yoga. The stillness we find in this practice allows more time and space to explore the subtle energetic system that flows through and sustains the physical body. Over the course of five weeks, we will be exploring how energy expands from source to form the five essential elements, or patterns, that flow to create and sustain the physical world. We will move from the ground up, and become acquainted with the energetic patternings of earth, water, fire, air, and ether as we facilitate greater ease and freedom in this flow of energy within our own bodies. This class now includes a yoga nidra component. Bring a blanket and pillow to class. Adults only, please. Cost is $10/single class. Please pre-register to attend. Register at our website: http://www.childrensyogainfortcollinsco.com
Instructor:Dana
Date:Wednesdays from: 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

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