Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is like having a massage- it releases the tension, worries and stress from being a mother, it helps reduce the stiffness from running and cycling and it eases the everyday imbalance from work and life.  Yin has always been a part of my practice, but since becoming a mother, its been even more important to take this time for myself each week.  It’s a practice I do sometimes in the morning, to ease the tension from a long night.  Sometimes in the evening, to quiet my mind after a busy day.  Often, I yin on holiday as it really helps with jetlag or travel tightness.  It’s also a practice to balance the hormones and so very often beneficial during your cycle. 

Yin poses are floor based, they are held for 3-10 minutes and the idea is to gently open the connective tissue, or fascia in the body.  In my practice, I emphasize that we should find comfort in the postures to help the body to release.  Yin is very beneficial for tight muscles but can also help bring balance to internal organs as well and is therefore lovely if we are feeling any imbalance in our digestion, or hormones.  It allows the energy or prana to flow more freely in the body.  And therefore, we often feel rejuvenated and revitalized after the practice. 

I offer a two-hour yin yoga workshop once a month.  You will feel as though you have had a mini-escape and I do hope you can join for the next one.  Please book here

Published by kellyannyoga

Yoga to me is a practice that allows you to feel as though you have had a workout and a massage at the same time. It both strengthens and sooths the body. On a deeper level it is a practice that allows you to get to know yourself and your body intimately. It is a time you give yourself to nourish your body and mind. I have been practicing and studying yoga for seven years. It brings me great satisfaction to share my practice and knowledge with others, so they too can benefit from Yoga as I have. Through Yoga you can become stronger, more flexible, and balanced in body and mind. As a student with YogaCampus I am deepening my knowledge and understanding of Yoga and all it encompasses. Yoga has much to offer and is most beneficial when it is tailored to your specific needs. As a runner I use Yoga to bring balance back to my body and stretch into tight areas. As a mother I used Yoga throughout my pregnancy to be more comfortable and allow me to have a natural birth without pain relief. I used Yoga post-natal to bring strength back to my body as well as heal aches and pains from carrying a baby. As a partner and friend I use yoga to be more patient, compassionate and understanding to those around me. I look forward to working with you to discover how Yoga can benefit your life.

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