Author: Patrycja

How to Balance Yin and Yang in Your Yoga Practice

Yin and Yang are the Taoist concepts that bring together passive poses with dynamic sequences when brought together in one yoga practice. Yin yoga incorporates slow, long-held, passive stretches that work on the deeper connective tissues (or fascia) and joints in the body. Yang yoga, on the other hand integrates more active movements that employ your muscles and blood flow, building...

5 Reasons You Need Yin Yoga in Your Life

Yin yoga, based on the Taoist theory of complementary and opposing principles in nature, involves a series of passive, long-held poses that primarily focus on the lower part of your body. The practice loosens stiff connective tissue or fascia, which are richly found in the inner thighs, lower spine, hips and pelvis. With each pose lasting up to 5 minutes, the...

4 Yin Yoga Poses for Healthier QI

It’s winter and if you’re like most people, you’re probably not feeling your best. However, you may have come across someone who always has incredible energy no matter how cold or gloomy it is outside. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, this means that the person has an abundant supply of health energy that is circulating adequately. Healthy qi can make a...

How Yin Yoga Can Relieve Back Pain

Low back pain is more common than most people think. It is estimated that about 6 percent of the North American population is suffering from low back pain at any given time, and about ½ of the people will suffer from back pain at some point within the next one year. There are several lifestyle factors that can cause back pain....

Yoga Nidra and Its Benefits

Yoga Nidra is the correct name for a form of yoga that is often referred to as yogic sleep. It is a yoga practice that offers immersive physical and spiritual benefits and is not difficult to learn. This article will teach you more about the practice so that you can explore it for yourself.   Savasana (Corpse Pose)   To begin your Yoga Nidra...

An introduction to Meridians and Yin Yoga

In today’s world, everything is fast-paced – whether it is work, education or physical exertion. This is where Yin Yoga can act as a remedy to our lifestyles, overflowing with stress and overwork. Unlike vigorous, Yang-dominated yoga forms that are so popular today, Yin Yoga is a more comfortable contrast to modern-day practices, with its intensely restful, yet long-held postures. Yin...

The Role of Yin Yoga in Opening Your Fascia

A lot of us suffer from decreased range of movement and physical limitations in our bodies. However, we don’t realize this until we experience a chronic injury. Yin yoga can help prevent restrictions that occur as a result of the binding of tissues, such as muscles and fascia. But What Really is Fascia? Fascia is a fibrous tissue that connects every cell...

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The 8 Limbs of Yoga Explained

If you practice yoga or go to a class you may well hear the term ‘8 limbs of yoga’ mentioned. This can initially be confusing and is often not explained to newcomers. The 8 limbs of Yoga described in the Yoga Sutras of the great Sage - Patanjali is a set of core principles, that overarch everything we do and should be...

Benefits of Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is a wonderful, relaxing type of yoga that really allows you to stretch into poses. When you take the time to get in those deep stretches, you become deeply relaxed. It’s a great kind of yoga to do in the evening as it will promote a peaceful sleep. After a long workday, yin yoga is a beautiful way...

Yoga for Couples

Yoga For Couples If you've ever been to a yoga class, you will probably find the majority of lessons involves single people standing on their own yoga mat in front of a teacher. However, if you have a like-minded partner who is prepared to give you a try, it can be an incredible bonding experience for the two of you. Couples...

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