Ambient Bliss: Yin Yoga + Sound Healing
Please join us for a potent practice designed to support whole-body health, immunity and vitality!
“Bliss out” completely with a nourishing yin yoga class, set to an ambient soundtrack from musician Jon Crane. I will lead an hour-long yin practice to wash away tension from your week, followed by a half-hour “soundbath.” While you decompress, Jon's tabla, hang drums, crystal bowls and gongs will bathe you in soothing vibrations. Come join us for a deeply peaceful sonic session. All are welcome!
Fall into Balance: Yin Yoga & Pranayama
Saturday, October 14th, 2017
6:00 - 7:30pm
6521 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, Washington 98115
$25 - Registration coming soon
As we shift into the autumn season, nature begins a process of letting go and holding onto only what is essential. This is an optimal time for slow and grounding practices such as yin yoga to help us connect with stillness and reflection. Yin facilitates a healing cycle of receiving and releasing which can support us in aligning with the cycles of nature.
In our extended yin practice we will apply static, gentle pressure in long holds to build fluidity and elasticity throughout your connective tissues. This workshop is focused on yin yoga poses for the upper body which will facilitate openness in the chest, release in the neck and shoulders, and softening tension jaw. The yin practice promotes strength and the mobility of Qi (vital energy) flow throughout the meridian systems we will be specifically targeting enhancing and balancing lung Qi.
Throughout the practice we will draw on ancient breathing techniques to focus the mind and release patterns of tension. Developing a conscious relationship to your breath can shift us in body, mind and spirit. Have you ever noticed how you take a deep breath right before you do something challenging? We intuitively know that we can use the breath as fuel to ground us for life’s most challenging circumstances. Out of all of the processes of the autonomic function of the nervous system, the breath is the only one we can control. We take in on average 21,000 breaths every day. In many ways the breath functions like a river, it will flow whether we watch it or not. Through skillfully practicing ancient breathing techniques we can unblock our vital life energy, soothe the nervous system and invite in a sense of deep relaxation.