Yin Yoga classes run on Friday evenings from 6.00 p.m. to 7.15 p.m. at Vandyke Upper School, Vandyke Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 3DY.
Join us this term to transition to Autumn as it arrives in a gust of wind and a flurry of falling leaves. This pretty picture is a perfect depiction of vata dosha. Autumn, the season of vata, can aggravate this dosha’s attributes: rough, dry, mobile, light, cool. As the temperature drops and we change our diet and our dress, it’s also an ideal time to take a look at where vata reveals itself in our yoga practice.
Do you find it particularly difficult at this time of year to focus during meditation and asana? Do you tend to rush from one pose to the next, without taking time to experience the benefits of each? Do you spend your time in Savasana (Corpse Pose) running through your to-do lists?
Of the three doshas, vata is the most easily disturbed or dis-arranged. Vata is associated with the elements of air and ether (space), so “vata derangement” is often blamed for restlessness or air-headedness.
Ground with us, but grow and ripen in your practice, relax and stay put, let go, release the feeling of gripping on to things, and just take time to harvest the fruits of your practice!
We will enjoy a balanced practice including Asana, Pranayama and Meditation/Concentration exercises – come and join us to Ground and Grow!
Term dates: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 October and 6 November 2018
Come and join me for the perfect way to melt into your weekend! What better way to end the week than to allow yourself time to be still, and to yield slowly to the support of the floor?
Are you exhausted by the end of the week, looking for a way to connect compassionately with yourself? Do you want to develop your meditative practice and find a way to be still with yourself?
Yin Yoga has the same goals and objectives as any other school of yoga; however, it directs the stimulation normally created in the asana portion of the practice deeper than the superficial or muscular tissues (which we are calling the yang tissues). Yin Yoga targets and applies moderate stress to the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body, with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility.
While initially this style of yoga can seem quite boring, passive, or soft, yin practice can be quite challenging due to the long duration of the poses. We can remain in the postures anywhere from one to twenty minutes, allowing the body to softly yield to the floor, whilst we work on turning our attention inwards and accept the emotions which arise as we find stillness.
The practice of Yin is an opportunity for communicating in a sweeter and more compassionate way with ourselves. Within the safety and softness of the poses we are better able to send and receive our heart’s messages, to fortify the parts of us that need attention and to encourage a greater understanding of ourselves in this world.
Friday night dates: 23 March, 27 April, 8 June, 20 July, 7 September, 12 October, 23 November 2018
Contact us to book a space this term or a Yin Yoga class space by calling 07930 988894, e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us via the Facebook page Yoga with Michaela/search @yogimichaela