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Yin Yang Yoga

Course Overview

Yin Yang Yoga blends two styles of yoga into one practice – bringing together the benefits of passively holding yoga poses with more dynamic sequences and standing postures. 

Yin and Yang are the Taoist concepts which describe the two relative qualities present in everything. Yin is more internal, passive, cooling and downward. Yang is more external, dynamic, warming and upward.

When these terms are applied in yoga, Yin Yoga is a slower, quiet, contemplative practice where poses are passively held for longer. It works on the deep, dense (Yin) connective tissues and joints in the body. Yang Yoga, in contrast, refers to a more active practice. This works on the (Yang) muscles and blood flow, building strength, stamina and flexibility. Yang styles of yoga are those with rhythm and repetition like Vinyasa Flow.

For a balanced yoga practice, we need both Yin and Yang elements and with a focus on creating a positive energy flow. 

The Yin Yang Yoga Practice allows you to slow down, relax, and turn inward, which helps alleviate stress and restore your energy levels.  In this 9-week Yin Yang Yoga Course we will focus on Yin Yang yoga for the Season including Breathwork (Pranayama), and Sound Healing as tools for deep relaxation.

Course Description

Week 1: Introduction of Yin Yang Yoga, 3 Principles of Yin Yoga, Gentle Yang Vinyasa flow, Natural Breath Awareness and Natural Breathing Process. Mindful awareness meditation

Week 2 Yin Yang yoga practice for the season, Meridian work for the kidneys and bladder, heart and Small intestines, triple warmer and circulation, Pranayama Nadi Shodhana (Alternate Nostril Breathing), Mindful awareness meditation

Week 3: Yin Yang Yoga for Winter, Pranayama of Bhastrika, Nadi shodhana , Chakra Awareness Meditation.

Week 4:  Yin Yang yoga for Winter ( balancing the element of Water and Fire) Pranayama Bhastrika, Nadi Shodhana, Bhramari , Chakra Awareness Meditation.

Week 5: Yin Yang yoga for Winter balancing the fire element to keep warm Pranayama Bhastrika, Nadi Shodhana, Bhramari Chakra Awareness meditation

Week 6: Yin Yang Yoga balancing the Earth and Water Elements, Pranayama Bhastrika, Nadi Shodhana, Bhramari ,Yoga Nidra

Week 7: Yin Yang Yoga balancing Earth and Air Elements, Pranayama Bhastrika, Nadi Shodhana, Bhramari , Yoga Nidra

Week 8: Yin Yang Yoga Balancing the 5 elements, Pranayama Bhastrika, Nadi Shodhana, Bhramari , Sound Healing Meditaion

Week 9: Yin Yang Yoga Balancing the 5 elements, Pranayama Bhastrika, Nadi Shodhana, Bhramari, Sound Healing Meditation

Course Outcomes

By the end of the 9-week course you will have experienced the skills of Yin Yang Yoga. On an energetic level, you may experience improved energy flow and enhanced flow of chi in the organs.

Some of the benefits of a regular Yin Yang Yoga Practice include:

Yin Yoga Benefits:

  • Calms and balances the mind and body.
  • Reduces stress and anxiety.
  • Increases circulation.
  • Improves flexibility and improves joint mobility.
  • Works deeply on the connective tissues (fascia, tendons and ligaments).
  • Balances the internal organs and improves the flow of chi or prana.
  • Stimulates the meridians(energy channels) bringing balance to the organs in the body.
  • Can prepare the practitioner for meditation practice

Yang Yoga Benefits:

  • Strengthens and tones the body
  • Improves flexibility and circulation
  • Increases stamina
  • Calms the mind down by inviting us to synchronise movement with the breath
  • Removes tension and obstacles in the body to allow breath and prana to flow
Materials
  • Soft Mat/Yoga Mat
  • Yoga Strap
  • Blanket
  • Eye pillow
  • Blocks

Please note Yoga Mats, strap, blankets, blocks are also available to borrow from NSCC. Please clean before and after use.

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