Yin Yoga Workshop – Transition into Autumn
Date: Saturday 15th September
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Location: Yoga Bodhi, Bartlett Street, Bath
Cost: £20 (Early bird £15 before 15th August 2018)
This is the 3rd, and now last workshop Donna will be running in 2018.
Each workshop will be a deep dive into the practice of Yin Yoga, and they will incorporate meditation and self-care tips and practices to take away – helping you transition through each season.
Following on from our Spring workshop, we transition into Summer on June 16th. The extended time gives us a chance to explore Yin’s subtle balance of strength and softness, stillness and movement, awareness and non-attachment.
Yin Yoga works with the meridian lines, which are used in Chinese medicine. These channels (meridian lines) conduct energy around the body, but they can become stuck and out of balance. During each seasonal workshop, we’ll look at how best to support ourselves through natures cycles. Allowing us to work with nature, instead of against it. As we settle down into these longer held postures, we will talk about the Chinese medicine theory behind the element, colour, nature, organs and emotions related to each season.
The Autumn season governs organisation, setting limits and protecting boundaries. Moving from the outward, expansive nature of summer, to the inward, contractive nature of autumn. It is a good time to begin new projects that focus more on the internal – more introspective. The energy of the lungs (organ associated with Autumn) is “letting go”, so autumn is a good time to be mindful to let go of anything we may be holding on to so we can make room for new experiences that will help us to learn and grow.
• Element: Metal
• Colour: White
• Nature: Yin
• Organs: Lung, Large Intestine
• Taste: Spicy
• Emotion: Grief
About Yin Yoga
• Is deeply nourishing & relaxing physically, emotionally and energetically
• Involves holding postures for a length of time (3-5mins) to safely stress and nourish the connective tissue
• Compliments more dynamic physical activities (yang yoga, weight training / crossfit / running / cycling)
• Teaches us to become still in our body and mind – connecting back with our breath and how we feel in our bodies
• Encourages softness in the body and emphasises relaxing muscular tissues