My yin yoga experience started in Ubud in Yoga Barn centre. The class took place in a hut with no walls, surrounded by the jungle. I was hearing grasshopper’s chirring and watching twilight slowly falling while stretching in butterfly asana. The atmosphere impressed me, no doubt. But what I loved most was the opportunity to practice surrender, which was omitted so much from my daily life.
I explain briefly what is yin yoga about for those who dont know: this is slow meditative practice, usually sitting or lying down on the flour. It targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice.
I remember about my first class: a connection between physical letting go of tension and letting go on the mental level. This was a very powerful insight for me: to see how it actually works.
I still love yin yoga and see its numerous benefits. I see how it assists in establishing connection to your body. Being fully in our body is such a challenge for us, especially during stressful times! Listening to our body – this is what we do in the class. We focus all attention on feeling. Our concentration and observation of bodily sensations leads to intimate connection with our body, emotions, feelings. It results in true acceptance of ourselves. Letting ourselves being what we are is actually love ourselves. No t faking, letting go of a mask – such a relief and amazing feeling of real freedom!
The connection to body deepens with time, letting go becomes your natural attitude. I discover it affects my energy level!
Join me in this process – lets do yin yoga together! J