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.
Summer Term 2: “We Become One”
Unity – the ultimate goal, the union of Self and Universe.
The Bhriadaranyaka Upanishad tells us that “one in union with the Self is not aware of what is without and what within, for in that state, all desires are fulfilled.” Sat-chit-ananda: absolute reality, pure awareness, unconditioned joy.
Join us this term when we will spend time each week looking at some of the ancient yoga philosophy around the unity of solar and lunar, masculine and feminine energy, and ultimately of the Self and the Universe. We will enjoy a moderately strong flowing Hatha yoga practice incorporating both Sun and Moon salutations, and some heating and cooling practices, along with some Pranayama and meditation.
Term dates: 30 July, 6, 13, 20, 27 August and 3 September 2019
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: 11 January, 22 February, 5 April, 24 May, 5 July, 6 September, 18 October, 29 November 2019
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