Wow! It’s day 16 already! I’ve been sick for days and days so mot much yoga going on. Happy to finally be back at my mat.
Today I eased back into practice with a Yin class with Bernie Clark via Gaia TV. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Yin, it’s a very slow practice where poses are held for several minutes. It does not build heat in the body, which is why I’m using blankets in this video. Yin targets the fascia and tendons (Yin materials) rather than the muscles (Yan materials). It’s a deep release practice that can be quite intense – as intense sometimes as it is NOT vigorous. I like to do gentle Yin when I am sick, or exhausted and depleted.
Bernie Clark is a Canadian teacher, the author of one of the Yin bibles, ‘Yin Yoga, Principles and Practice’. SO great to able to do a class with him! Here’s a link to the class. It’s called Mindfulness Directed at the Body. Lots of backbends – which leave me feeling warm and inspired about life.
Here’s Bernie’s website. The site is very helpful for those trying to learn this style.
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