inviting calmness & space & balance into our daily life
Yin compared to yang is less, slower, softer, more passive, surrendering, not forcing.
Through yin practice, we invite gentle energy to our daily life, invite stillness, gentleness, and kindness, for our body, our mind, and ourselves. Not forcing, not pushing, but listening to our body, connecting/balancing to our body, our mind, and ourselves.
In yin yoga practice, we hold each pose for several minutes, which creates moderate stress to the connective tissues through stretching and compressing. The practice is designed to create balance in the water channel in the fascia, increase blood circulation in the joints, improve the flow of energy, and overall physical and emotional well-being - releasing and connecting.
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Yin Yoga & New Moon
New moon is….
When the moon and sun have the same ecliptic longitude, the moon is in shadow and rises before dawn and sets with the sun. For a couple of days, the moon is almost invisible, it is a time of darkness. It is a time of inwardness, reflection, visioning, and setting intentions for the month ahead. It is a time of new beginnings, a seeming pause in the darkness before its journey back to fullness again. We are given full permission to slow down, to turn inward, to tune in, to reset.
It is a time to check in with ourselves,
What do I want?
What do I need?
Where I am now? Where do I want to go?
What do I want more of?
What do I want less of?
What I do want to invite into my life?
The new moon reflects a new beginning, it is a time for setting intentions, dreaming, rest, self-care, visualizing, slowing down, reset, to check in with ourselves what it is we want and what we need. It is a time to deepen the relationship with yourself, be with yourself, listen to your heart.
trust the potential
planting a seed
I have been syncing my practice with moon phrases for a while, and feeling yin yoga’s slowness/inwardness is a great combination for the time of the new moon. It is a moment that allows me to check in with myself, to reset, and anchor again my next step through the process of setting an intention, rest, and gaining clarity. I am grateful I have the opportunities to practice and benefit; as well as grateful to share the practice with you together.
The process of yin yoga & new moon will be including meditation, yin yoga, journaling, and sharing/connecting.
For the practice, it may be nice to have a yoga mat or blanket, and some props like blankets, blocks, bolster, cushions, pillows, chairs or books, anything that supports the practice.
For journaling, you can prepare a notebook or paper and pen.
For the space for yourself, you may want to prepare the space where you can concentrate without distraction, you feel safe, you feel calm, light a candle or incent, or whatever way suits you.
If you have some questions or any concerns, feel free to get in touch with me by email.