This unique session includes 2 hours of delicious, meditative yin yoga & breath-work followed by a soothing one-hour Sound Bath with Martina from Yogic Sound.
This class is a great introduction to Yoga & designed to restore the nervous system, helping to release deeply held tensions from the body and mind. Martina uses Gongs and Himalayan bowls to bring the body back to its natural state of balance and harmony. It is a simple yet profound way to connect with the core of our being and tune our body at the cellular level through the gentleness of its resonance. When the Gong is played, the sound vibrations immediately quiet the mind, allowing relaxation in the whole body and beyond.
Our lifestyles tend to be very Yang. Most of us find it hard to switch off, unplug and be still which can eventually lead to burn out. This can come in the form of a breakdown, illness or injury from which it can take a long time to recover. We are then forced to become more Yin in our approach. Yin yoga applies moderate stress to the tendons, fascia, ligaments & bones, in order to encourage circulation in the joints and improve flexibility. So, as Yin Yoga goes deeper than simply targeting just the superficial muscles, this practice can create lasting structural change in the body. But not only that. These long held, floor based postures improve the flow of qi (the subtle energy said in Chinese medicine to run through the meridian pathways of the body). The thought in Yin is that this brings about better organ health & vitality, stronger immunity & emotional well-being.