Yin and Restorative Yoga

with Jo McMullen

Fridays 5.45 - 7.15

Yin Yoga

 

Most types of Yoga today are dynamic, active practices designed to work only half of our body, the ‘muscular’ half or the ‘yang’ tissues. Yin yoga works the deeper tissues and ligaments, joints and fascial networks, even our bones, these are the ‘yin’ tissues.

In Yin Yoga we come to a soft edge, hold the pose and become still. Focusing on the breath, paying attention to the present moment.

Yin Yoga is a simple, passive practice, however, this does not mean it is easy, it is challenging due to the long duration of the poses. Props can be used for support and comfort.

Yin yoga provides physical, mental and emotional benefits is yielding and very nourishing. Yin is designed to exercise ligaments regain space and strength in the joints.

Postures will include hip openers, forward and backward bends and twists.

Postures are held for between 3 and 10 minutes.

 

Benefits include :

Reduced Stress levels

Improves heart and lung function

Helps digestion

Improved Blood pressure

Encourages Mindfulness, helping us physically and energetically

Deepens Self awareness

Enhances Flexibility

Restorative Yoga

A deeply restorative, mindful practice that has an overall calming on the nervous system. It is deeply relaxing and healing.

Slow moving, long held postures with the help of props i.e bolsters, blocks, bricks, belts and blankets which offer support and maximum comfort for a deeper state of relaxation.

 

Benefits of a Restorative Yoga Practice:

A welcome respite to our busy daily lives , letting you disconnect , slow down and move at a more natural tempo

Benefits include :

Slows down the Sympathetic nervous system or the fight or flight stress response that is damaging for our well being

Encourages Mindfulness

Deepens Self Awareness

Relaxes Muscles

Lowers heart rate

Due to the nature of the postures , the head is below or near the heart which stimulates the brain

Helps with depression and Fatigue

Helps Focus

Improved sleep

Enhance Flexibility

 

This is a still and slow practice, aligning the physical and mental by practicing stillness and gentle movement for extended periods of time. Calming the mind and stillness is often very challenging for most people, however this practice will reward with feelings of peace and restfulness.

To reserve your place please contact:

Joanne McMullen

Mobile No. 07949943495