Physiologically, a yin practice cultivates stress-resilience by rewiring our neuropathways for less reactionary and more responsivity within ourselves and our relationships; so we can experience stress on a less intense level and bounce back from stress quicker than before. This is achieved by consciously working with mindfulness meditation within the yin poses, to observe your experience, to connect again and again to the breath/pranayama practice which reestablishes that the parasympathetic (rest and digest mechanism) nervous system is ‘driving the bus’ so to speak (vs. the flight of flight sympathetic nervous system reactivity).
Postures are held 3-10 minutes, props are used to support the surrender, in opening up the meridian lines and stretching the connective tissue.
Reiki: healing Reiki energy is infused into the practice room at the beginning of class for all to experience and supports a deeper energetic experience, and willing students may experience hands-on treatment Reiki as Stephanie shifts around the room in tune with the duration of the pose.
This practice is highly recommended to:
Warm (26′ – 28′ C). Bring Your Own Eye-Pillow or purchase in studio ($24)