Dead Slow Gentle Hatha
Based upon the classic asanas (poses) that most people think of as Yoga, this class moves very slowly so that each yogi can find the correct way to adapt the pose to their body.
The focus is on lengthening and strengthening the small and large muscle groups, opening the joints and focusing on the breath.
Ideal for Yoga novices! Yin yoga is a floor based style of yoga where the posture is held for 2 to 5 minutes or more. Yin yoga works deep into the connective tissues to activate change at the deepest level. Focus is on the joints and tendons; opening, releasing and restoring.
Yin is a wonderful practice on its own, but also an excellent complementary practice to Gentle Hatha and Yoga Nidra.
AND MORE YIN...
Go deeper, be quieter, feel complete release with this Yin and Myofascial Release (MFR) practice. This practice blends Yin yoga with MFR using balls and props to release the adhesions in the fascial body. These adhesions hold onto the tension, stress, and injury that cause stiffness and pain.
Move better, sleep better, feel better!
And then there is this...
Yoga Nidra - Beautiful, Ancient Magic
Yoga Nidra is a form of meditation, but unlike any meditation you may have known. It is a unique combination of deep relaxation and alert awareness that rejuvenates and renews both the physical body and the mind.
As the body rests in savasana (lying on your back, with pillow, blanket and any other items to ensure you are as comfortable as you can be), I will guide you through seven stages of relaxation into the deepest of ease and silence. At this point you will simultaneously access the power of the logical left brain and the intuitive, insightful right brain to create positive change in your life.
Your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems move into alignment to restore the body and mind to homeostasis.
This is a state of balance and oneness, where you can tap into creative powers beyond the ego-mind and have access to healing on a physical, mental and emotional plane.
Thanks to Sheila Cullen for this lovely description.