What is Slow Flow Yoga with Yin?
Slow Flow Yoga
Slow Flow brings the element of time into the flow practice and focuses on purposeful movements guided by breath. Extensive verbal cues and physical embodiment of the yoga postures create a safe, comfortable environment to practice yoga as a beginner or at intermediate levels. Each pose is presented with various options, based on each person’s level of experience. Slow Flow Yoga allows time and space to exist between transitions and an emphasis is placed on focused breathing, connecting the mind to the present moment, and increased physical movement and sensation. This class allows the practitioner the space to evaluate his or her personal limitations, and to acquire or refine the skills necessary to move beyond perceived limitations or therapeutic constraints.
In Yin Yoga, floor postures are held passively for several minutes in order to access a safe and positive ‘stress’ on the deeper layers of connective tissue in the body. Physically, Yin Yoga restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints, primarily between the navel and the knees. Energetically, Yin Yoga opens the body’s meridian system, which enhances the body’s energetic flow and supports emotional equilibrium. As this practice emphasizes stillness and silence, Yin Yoga prepares both the body and the mind for deeper experiences in meditation.