The Yin Yoga Kit: The Practice of Quiet Power by Biff MithoeferAn introduction to the practice of Yin Yoga that emphasizes its meditative roots and provides balance to our modern, yang lifestyles
Offers an alternative to the outwardly oriented yang-style yoga practices in use today
Contains a deck of posture cards that assists users in designing a personalized practice and a 75-minute audio CD with a guided routine led by the author
Yin Yoga is known as the quiet yoga. Many of the most popular forms of yoga, such as Ashtanga and Power Yoga, are fundamentally yang in nature, based on rhythmic movements of the muscles and focused on the need for change and attainment. Yin Yoga, in contrast, does not concentrate on the muscles but on connective tissue and bones, the parts of our body that are closest to our core and critical to our physical well-being and range of motion. The postures are all practiced on the floor and each is held for a lengthy period, usually three to five minutes. This intense non-movement allows us to experience the poses in a deeper way that enables the muscles to relax, the nerves to calm, and the surrounding connective tissue to remain healthy and supple. This meditative approach is more akin to those found in the earliest Hatha Yoga traditions.
In The Yin Yoga Kit Biff Mithoefer presents 14 poses used in Yin Yoga and explains each postures benefits, including which chakras and meridians will be most positively affected. The individual posture cards included illustrate the poses, provide advanced and modified variations, and assist users in designing a personalized practice sequence. The 75-minute CD contains a sample guided routine narrated by the author, with each pose presented on a separate track so listeners can rearrange them or shorten the routine as needed.
Yin Yoga Sequences
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However, there is another side to yoga, just as there is another side to the yin and yang symbol. The poses are often held for much longer than poses in hatha or power sequences, with the goal of accessing deeper connective tissues as well as connecting with a more meditative state. If yin yoga has piqued your interest, give one or a few! This yin yoga sequence is excellent for beginners, containing in-depth instructions and photos. It also contains openers for several areas of the body like the chest and hips, so you can touch on several muscle groups in one sequence. Find the sequence here: Yogi Approved.
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I firmly believe that it is important to take a step back before we transition into a new year. However, in our very busy society it is hard to slow down and allow yourself time to process. I hope this yin sequence serves as your permission slip to take minutes for yourself. Use this time to look back on the joyful times, the broken times, and the times that felt neutral. Practice gratitude for all of it. You made it through.