Combining both Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra into one class offering Christine provides you with the opportunity to be in a completely relaxing and meditative space to crawl into bed afterwards and have the best sleep of your life!!
In a Yin class, we usually hold poses for 3-5 minutes at a time, and it tends to be quite a meditative practice. When we practice Yin yoga, we’re trying to access the deeper tissues of the body, and many Yin yoga poses focus on areas like the hips, sacrum, and spine. It’s important to note that Yin yoga isn’t the same as restorative yoga, and can be quite intense physically.
Mentally, Yin yoga is a great way to grow your meditation practice. Without the constant distraction of movement that we can come to rely on in a more yang/flow practice, Yin forces us – gently – to slow down and go inward.
Physically, Yin is an amazing way to maintain flexibility and mobility in our joints, which is especially important as we age, or if we play a lot of sports that tighten our muscles.
Yoga Nidra (also known as yogic sleep) is a form of guided meditation, a method of Pratyahara (withdrawal of senses) that allows you to scan the body and tap into a state of relaxed consciousness as the mind settles in a place between wakefulness and sleep
Writing a Gratitude Journal helps to organize your thoughts, facilitate integration, and helps you accept your own experiences and put them in context. In essence, it allows you to see the meaning of events going on around you and create meaning in your own life.