The tranquil, moonlit lullaby of existence.
The slow focus of a deeper, more meditative yoga practice.
The parasympathetic side of the nervous system.
The cosmic caffeine kick of vivacious vitality.
The dynamic, energetically fueled vinyasa flow yoga practice.
The sympathetic side of the nervous system.
We have both in our lives all the time:
Night and day, light and dark, winter and summer, fire and ice, happy and sad, introvert and extrovert, mind and body, UPS and DOWNS…
…to name a few.
And when we flow back and forth between them effortlessly…
We feel balanced.
This is why we practice yoga.
We use breath, movement and focus to energize, to get warmed up and then to slow down, to relax, to restore.
To get better at flowing between the two… effortlessly.
Without succumbing to the wild emotions of UPS and DOWNS. (like rocking the roller skates and then breaking an arm, or having a baby and then getting no sleep, or moving into a new home and then not loving your neighbors?)
We practice. Not to create balance… but to create FLOW… which gives us a better sense of balance.
Here at Love, we intend to create a more balanced flow of yin and yang this holiday seasons so we’ve add some yin style classes to our schedule on Sunday nights and I’ll be introducing more Yin concepts into Thursday nights.
Here’s the difference if you’re not sure….
Restorative yoga and Yin yoga both focus on relaxation, flexibility, and stress relief, but they have some key differences in their approach, postures, and goals.
Restorative yoga is all about deep relaxation and stress reduction. Including gentle, passive poses with the support of props like bolsters, blankets, and blocks. Think meditative naps.
Yin yoga also focuses on relaxation but involves a bit more effort. With longer held postures, usually 3-5 minutes, without the extensive use of props. The aim in Yin is to gently stretch and stress connective tissues, such as ligaments and fascia, to increase flexibility and joint mobility. Think meditative stretches.
Please ask if you have more questions and as always… if you try a class that doesn’t feel quite right to you… just head straight to savasana. Everyone will assume that you’re an advanced yogi deep in meditation. : )
NOV. 12TH CANDLELIT YIN
NOV. 23RD THANKSGIVING MORNING FLOW
NOV. 26TH CANDLELIT RESTORATIVE
DEC. 3RD GONG SOUND MEDITATION
DEC. 10TH CANDLELIT YIN
DEC. 17TH CANDLELIT RESTORATIVE
DEC. 21ST WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION