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The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga

The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
White Cloud Press
 | 
December, 2011
ISBN:
9781935952503
In stock now: 
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$28.50 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga provides an in-depth look at the philosophy and practice of Yin Yoga. Three points of view are presented: those of the Yogis in India, the Daoists in China and the medical and scientific researchers in the West. The book offers a look inside the deepest and most ubiquitous tissues of the body, the connective tissues, and explores what happens to these tissues as we practice Yoga. 

Clark's fascinating and comprehensive book is divided into three sections:
(I) What is Yin Yoga; (II) The Benefits of Yin Yoga, including discussions of anatomy, the energy body, and the heart and mind body; (III) The Practice of Yin Yoga, including illustrated descriptions of 30 Yin Yoga asanas (poses).

Several flows are offered with different themes: flows for the spine and hips, and flows to increase energy movement to the kidneys and liver. Throughout the book over 200 pictures and drawings are used to help illustrate the technical points presented as well as to clarify the practice.

Yin Yoga has the same goals and objectives as any other school of yoga; however, it directs the stimulation normally created in the asana portion of the practice deeper than the superficial or muscular tissues (the yang tissues). Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.

Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles.

 “A quick glance at the chapter headings gives a clue of the breath of what’s offered: Prana, Bioelectricity, Chakras, Cognitive Therapy, Meridians, Bones and Cartilage… there is something interesting here for just about everyone.” —Sarah Powers, from the foreword

For more info: yinyoga.com.

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