Yin Yoga and Anatomy - Chicago, IL
From Friday, April 29, 2011
To Saturday, April 30, 2011

An introduction to a taoist view of the body. A taoist approach to yoga emphasizes the critical difference between the yin and yang tissues of the body.

Muscle tissue is Yang, connective tissue is Yin. These two types of tissue do not respond to training in the same way, and a students practice becomes more effective when the difference is understood. Muscle tissue is trained by contraction and movement. Connective tissue is trained by long, static holds. Students will learn how to analyze a Yoga posture to determine which joints are involved and which are limiting the range of motion. In particular we will focus on the five movements of the hip and the six movements of the spine that need to be addressed in any Yoga practice. We will develop a Yin practice, which emphasizes holding Yin (floor) postures up to five minutes. This type of practice is new to most students of Yoga, and it is a wonderful complement to the more muscular styles of asana practice.

To register for these classes please contact: http://yogamind.com/workshop-paul_grilley-2.shtml">Chicago Yoga Center

Location Chicago Yoga Center

Chicago, IL

Yin Yoga and Anatomy - Chicago, IL

From Friday, April 29, 2011
To Saturday, April 30, 2011

An introduction to a taoist view of the body. A taoist approach to yoga emphasizes the critical difference between the yin and yang tissues of the body.

Muscle tissue is Yang, connective tissue is Yin. These two types of tissue do not respond to training in the same way, and a students practice becomes more effective when the difference is understood. Muscle tissue is trained by contraction and movement. Connective tissue is trained by long, static holds. Students will learn how to analyze a Yoga posture to determine which joints are involved and which are limiting the range of motion. In particular we will focus on the five movements of the hip and the six movements of the spine that need to be addressed in any Yoga practice. We will develop a Yin practice, which emphasizes holding Yin (floor) postures up to five minutes. This type of practice is new to most students of Yoga, and it is a wonderful complement to the more muscular styles of asana practice.

To register for these classes please contact: http://yogamind.com/workshop-paul_grilley-2.shtml">Chicago Yoga Center

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