Yin Yoga has been growing in popularity over the last several years. Some say ‘Yin is In’ or ‘Yin is The New Black’.
I often get requests for recommendations for Yin Yoga Music both from my students and teachers.
I don’t always use music in my home practice but, I tend to when I teach.
Most of the locations I teach at are quite urban there may be a fair bit of external noise that can be distracting, so I find adding a little music can create an ambiance and a container for practice. Read More “Music for Yin Yoga”
Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga: Same, Same, But Different?
As a teacher who specializes in teaching Yin Yoga, I am often shocked by class descriptions labeled as Yin / Restorative. If you are a teacher or studio owner who has never taken any specialized training in either Yin or Restorative Yoga, I can see how the two could be confused as interchangeable. Read More “What’s the Difference Between Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga?”
Deer pose, or Mrigiasana, can be practiced with a focus on stretching the hips or as a twist. This post is about using Deer pose as a release for tight hips. You can see how to use Deer pose as a twist here.
This particular hip opener can be practiced with a short (Yang) or long (Yin) hold depending on your needs. Read More “Tight Hips – Deer Pose To The Rescue”
This particular pose was one of my most requested videos! Little bridge is another pose that can be done either as a Yang pose to strengthen the body and create energy, or a Yin pose using a block for support so that you can hold the pose longer.
Many of my students love this pose and have found it very helpful for relieving lower back pain. Read More “Supported Little Bridge Pose”