During this past year, I have found a new appreciation for yoga. It has many benefits: for the mind, body, and soul. Sounds cheesy, I know, and some may be skeptical. But I have found it to be such an amazing way to relax, unwind and just get in tune with myself again. I live a whirlwind of a life, and it is hard to destress and calm down for the craziness of everything else going on.
Why Yin Yoga?
-it is considered the most passive form of yoga
-much slower paced
-purpose is to “surrender” into the asanas/poses
-really works the connectivity tissues in the body
-uses the element of time to really make the poses effective
I must say I have been pretty terrible at dedicating time to yoga these past few weeks. Just so much going on. The only class I have been religiously attending is a 6am class on Friday mornings. It certainly gets the weekend off to a great start.
I have also gotten creative and started to incorporate using my horse for yoga. It is challenging as I use his back as a platform. I balance and hold the pose while on his back. The view from atop is quite amazing sometimes! God love him for being patient and putting up with my crazy shenanigans. I have mastered a modified Child’s Pose and Shoelace while on him.
Don’t be scared. Give Yin Yoga, or any type of Yoga for that matter, a try! See how you feel. I am sure you won’t be disappointed!