Yin Yoga & Pranayama Workshop
Co-lead by Alice Despard (RYT-200) and Liz Chabra (ERYT-500)
Preparing ourselves for the changing of the seasons as Spring approaches is a time-honored practice in the yoga tradition. Pranayama, which means "energy management", is an important tool in the yogi's toolbox. Working with the breath, pranayama helps us to optimize and regulate the flow of universal energy (prana) through our bodily systems, thereby supporting our immune system in pollen season as well as shaking off the sluggishness of the winter blahs.
The Yin postures in this workshop will focus on the lungs, heart and intestinal meridians. These postures, which are held for a length of time, encourage a meditative and receptive mind and so lend themselves perfectly to the introduction of breath work to begin stimulating the subtle energy body (pranamayakosha) which surrounds our physical body. In this workshop sequence, we will interweave Yin postures and breath work, followed by a short period of meditation to seal the practice.
Please bring your own mats and blankets if you have them and wear layers of clothing appropriate
for a yin practice oriented on the floor. We will also provide some blankets and other props.