In Yin yoga asanas are held for several minutes, which allows the body and mind to relax. Yin yoga is more about observing the sensations in your body and mind than about performing asanas. It is the opposite of dynamic yoga and a brilliant exercise in taming hurry and stress.
Practicing yin yoga has a notable effect on the fascias, which get tighter with age, and the exercises can be used to target specific parts of the body, such as neck/shoulders, hips, back, and buttocks, etc. The sessions are always designed around the client’s wishes and needs.
The starting point for practicing yin yoga can, of course, be considered to be ‘solely’ body-focused, but it can also be approached through observing emotions. Our bodies can easily store irritation to our hips, tension to our lower back and sorrow to our lungs. Yin yoga is a great way to improve self-awareness and develop body-awareness.
Each yin yoga session is unique. The themes of the sessions vary, depending, for example, on the time of day. At its best, yin yoga is a meditative exercise, which provides a strong sense of everything being well without you having to move anywhere – you are already there.
Regular practice reinvigorates metabolism, helps muscles to recover, and adds flexibility to connective tissues. You might even experience increased feelings of patience and gratitude, and your eyes opening to more beauty within and around you.
Yin yoga is suited to both experienced yoga practitioners and those new to yoga. You are perfect and ready to practice yin yoga just as you are.Yin yoga offers everyone the opportunity to find their own way to practice yoga.
The private and small group sessions make it possible to adjust asanas (postures) individually for everyone. You’ll always get the perfect exercise, suited to your needs at that moment. Stiffness is by no means an obstacle, in this form of yoga it’s even an advantage of sorts. I am happy to tell you why hypermobility (which is so easily seen in yoga images on social media) actually makes yoga more challenging.
AcuYin® is a yin yoga exercise, which, in addition to the regular asanas, deals with the acupoints of the body either by using hands or a ball. Each exercise is themed by specific body meridians (energy channels) or by focusing on the current season, following the Five Element theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Some of my AcuYin® sessions are called Yin Bliss. During these sessions I will assist you more by pressing or massaging acupoints and otherwise supporting your asanas through touch. The Bliss sessions are extremely relaxing and brilliantly suited to being the last exercise of the evening. It’s also possible to combine these sessions with a long meditation and/or essential oils.