Community Collective: Yin Yoga and Sound Meditation
Community Collective - Yin Yoga and Sound Meditation
Monday, June 5
5:30 - 6:30 pm
What is yin yoga?
While “yang” yoga focuses on your muscles, yin yoga targets your deep connective tissues, like your fascia, ligaments, joints, and bones. It’s slower and more meditative, giving you space to turn inward and tune into both your mind and the physical sensations of your body. Because you’re holding poses for a longer period than you would in other traditional types of yoga, yin yoga helps you stretch and lengthen those rarely used tissues while also teaching you how to breathe through discomfort and sit with your thoughts.
While you’re in each pose, work to find stillness. Avoid fidgeting or moving around as best as you can to release fully into the posture. You want to push yourself to a point where you feel a deep sensation (known in yogi terms as “comfortable discomfort”) that helps stretch your fascia and ligaments. However, you should never stretch to the point of pain.
Breath is an important component of yin yoga, too, because it gives you something to focus on in the more difficult and uncomfortable postures. In yin, you’ll breathe from your diaphragm—with every inhale, feel your belly and ribs expand and with every exhale, pull your navel into your spine. Another good rule of thumb for deep breathing in a restorative yoga flow is to make your exhales twice as long as your inhales.
With this Spacious room there is plenty of room to spread out we will open the large garage doors on these warm summer nights either way we will keep the room at a comfortable temperature, so the muscles stay warm throughout this class!
Pacific City's New Community Collective Experiential Space. Located on the 2nd level, across from H&M next to TAVi Art Gallery, Suite H210
Parking Instructions: Take the left gate to underground parking veer left and park at the bottom by the elevator go to second floor! I have parking validation stickers.