YIN YOGA in Basel
Relax into the present moment
Spirit: restful | mindful | accepting
Tempo: very slow
In yin yoga is a peaceful practice- at least on the outside! It can be, quite challenging to be still in various poses for longer than just a few breaths. But that is exactly where "the magic happens". If we become still, we start to notice the movements in our mind. We are also able to connect to the sensations in our body, happening all the time, being pleasant and sometimes unpleasant. By giving the same loving care and attention to every sensation or thought, we learn to become "the observer" of what is happening within. This practice will sooner or later lead to peace, clarity and equanimity. So much for the mind and spirit.
Of course we benefit also physically from Yin yoga: our muscles learn to relax completely which helps to go beyond into the deeper connective tissues, which often are neglected and untouched. Working with fascia, ligaments and tendons, the need patience, have to stay longer (3'-5') in each asana, in order to create change. Yin Yoga ist gentle and we use a lot of props to support our body. Practiced on a regular basis, there will be more (joint-) flexibility, less distress in body and mind and often we sleep better!
A wonderful tool - also in addition to more active yoga stiles.