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Yin Yoga

DVD
Publisher: 
Pranamaya
 | 
April, 2006
ISBN:
9780976383642
In stock now: 
4
$52.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Yin Yoga: The Foundations of a Quiet Practice is the definitive video presentation on Yin Yoga by its foremost proponent Paul Grilley. It is called a quiet practice because of its quiet, inward nature: poses are done primarily on the floor, held without a lot of muscular effort, from 2–5 minutes each.

Yin Yoga is not yet another brand name of Yoga postures, but part of a larger conception of Yoga that can be called Taoist Yoga. The fundamental insight of the ancient Taoists (Chinese Yogis) is that on one level of awareness there are always opposites called Yin and Yang, but on a higher level of awareness these opposites are united in “the Tao.”

When we are ambitious and energetic, the life force flows through our muscles, the Yang layer of the body. This is the essential attitude of Yang, the creative force without which there would never be anything new. When we are peaceful and contented, the life force flows through our skeletal system, the Yin layer of the body. This is the essential attitude of Yin, the quiet insight without which there would never be peace of mind.

The Tao of health is to embrace and cultivate both of these essential layers of the body.

The materials on these DVDs will provide you with everything you need to begin practicing Yin Yoga. In addition to the carefully planned classes that teach you how to practice, there are additional lecture materials that explain why Yin Yoga is an essential complement to Yang forms of yoga and a necessary practice for living a balanced life.  

This 2-disc set contains over 5½ hours of material, including 108 minutes of theory lecture; 2 fully guided Yin practice sequences of over 60 minutes each; 1 fully guided Yin & Yang practice sequence of 60 minutes; 3 specially choreographed Yang sequences; 8 voice-only guided Yin sequences of adjustable length; and customizable playback of the Yin and Yang practices to create new sequences.

Also by Paul Grilley are the book Yin Yoga and Anatomy for Yoga on DVD.

Publisher’s Description: 

Yin Yoga emphasizes yoga postures held on the floor for long periods of time (usually 2 to 5 minutes or longer) with a minimum of muscular effort. The focus is on gentle stretching and stimulation of the fascia and connective tissues of the body. Rather than an exclusionary style of practice, Yin Yoga is the necessary complement to muscular, dynamic strength-based yoga and fitness practices.

Many people find the results of Yin Yoga practice to have transformative effects on body and mind. The gentle but consistent stimulation to the connective tissues encourages long-term health and flexibility of the joints, recharges the energetic system of the body and naturally draws the mind inward into a relaxed, meditative state.

The materials on these DVDs will provide you with everything you need add Yin Yoga to your life. In addition to the carefully planned classes that lead you through the practice, Paul Grilley presents an in-depth lecture on the theory and purpose of Yin Yoga that brilliantly establishes the benefits of this practice for a healthy and balanced life. It is our wish that you find this balance in your own life through these wonderful practices.

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