Yin Yoga Level 1

A 60 min. practice of Yin Yoga. (There is also a half-way mark which is pointed out – it is an appropriate stopping point if you need a shorter practice) Find sanctuary and quiet in long-held postures.  You will needs some props like several blankets and/or pillows and a sense of experimentation as you guide yourself into the long-held stretches.

This Passage from the TaoDeJing is fruitful inspiration for Yin Yoga practice:

48. Inaction

The follower of knowledge learns as much as he can every day;
The follower of the Way forgets as much as he can every day.

By attrition he reaches a state of inaction
Wherein he does nothing, but nothing remains undone.

To conquer the world, accomplish nothing;
If you must accomplish something,
The world remains beyond conquest.

See Bernie Clark’s wonderful website for more information on this quiet practice.

gather up some blankets and pillows, and yoga blocks if you have them before starting the podcast!

gather up some blankets and pillows, and yoga blocks if you have them before starting the podcast!

Seal Pose - an alternative is Sphinx, with your elbows on the floor and forearms on the floor

Seal Pose – an alternative is Sphinx, with your elbows on the floor and forearms on the floor

Caterpillar pose with props.  You can use as many or as few props as your like!  Everyone's shape is different!

Caterpillar pose with props. You can use as many or as few props as your like! Everyone’s shape is different!

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