Candlelight Yin Yoga

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This form of Yoga uses long passive holds (3-6 minutes) to work on the deep dense connective tissues of the body-the tendons, ligaments and cartilage-which are difficult to energize and open.  The longer holds facilitate deeper opening, increased flexibility especially in the spine and hips, and rehabilitation for the joints and muscles.  The benefits of passively holding the poses include restorative benefits, deep relaxation and balance.  As you release and surrender your body you consequently release and surrender your mind, letting go, becoming calmer and less reactive to stressors. Yin promotes your meditative/stillness state connecting you to your intuitive and creative self.  Use of bolsters and blocks support the body to deepen the benefits of the poses.  Yin is also an excellent compliment to your active practice, sports or other exercise, as well as your yang-dominant lifestyle.

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