Yin Yoga with Linda Dias... a meditative stretching practice 8am at Uptown Body, Falmouth MA Everything around us in nature is bursting with change. Color, temperature and texture transition with the season. Even the ability to breathe can shift with the pollens of grass and trees. Stretching promotes effective breathing patterns which helps to fend off stress and encourages relaxation. The result? The ability to thrive in the midst of change!
Patanjali promotes acceptance of change in his Yoga Sutras. Aparigraha or "non-grasping" applied to circumstances or relationships means not being possessive and resisting forced change.
Meditate on the color red-related to the fire element - it builds courage, confidence and an open heart to lead you toward acceptance of the people in your life and change. Red supports the heart and promotes a release of "grasping."
"The way that we see things today does not have to be the way we saw them yesterday. That is becuse the situations, our relationships to them and we ourselves have changed in the interim. This notion of constant change suggests that we do not have to be discouraged."
Summer is just around the corner and it's time to get ready to enjoy the beautiful Cape Cod outdoors! As the winter clothes are shed, losing a few pounds and toning up may make it on the "to do" list.
A Yin Yoga practice will complement your preferred activity to keep fit. It will allow you to stretch, relax and achieve greater focus in your daily activities. Yin Yoga is a meditative stretching practice designed to allow the muscles to relax and the connective tissue to lengthen. This allows for greater flexibility and ease in the body.
So if you're working hard on toning your body, add a Yin Yoga practice and reap the benefits looking AND feeling great!
Join me Saturday mornings 8am at Uptown Body, Falmouth for a Yin Yoga practice...breathe, stretch and relax into summer.
There's always more to learn about yoga and in turn, learn about yourself.