An introduction to the practice of Yin Yoga that emphasizes its meditative roots and provides balance to our modern, yang lifestyles
• Offers an alternative to the outwardly oriented yang-style yoga practices in use today
• Contains a deck of posture cards that assists users in designing a personalized practice and a 75-minute audio CD with a guided routine led by the author
Yin Yoga is known as the quiet yoga. Many of the most popular forms of yoga, such as Ashtanga and Power Yoga, are fundamentally yang in nature, based on rhythmic movements of the muscles and focused on the need for change and attainment. Yin Yoga, in contrast, does not concentrate on the muscles but on connective tissue and bones, the parts of our body that are closest to our core and critical to our physical well-being and range of motion. The postures are all practiced on the floor and each is held for a lengthy period, usually three to five minutes. This intense non-movement allows us to experience the poses in a deeper way that enables the muscles to relax, the nerves to calm, and the surrounding connective tissue to remain healthy and supple. This meditative approach is more akin to those found in the earliest Hatha Yoga traditions.
In The Yin Yoga Kit Biff Mithoefer presents 14 poses used in Yin Yoga and explains each posture’s benefits, including which chakras and meridians will be most positively affected. The individual posture cards included illustrate the poses, provide advanced and modified variations, and assist users in designing a personalized practice sequence. The 75-minute CD contains a sample guided routine narrated by the author, with each pose presented on a separate track so listeners can rearrange them or shorten the routine as needed.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have been trying personalize my yin yoga sessions and was excited to see an item with cards so I could build my own sequence. The book focuses a great deal on acupressure points/meridians and chakras. All very interesting, but as an athlete, I'd hoped for more information on dealing with specific muscle groups. The cards are great. Unfortunately, there are only 14 of them, meaning the options are very limited.
A cd is also included, but the man's voice is unbelievably monotonous. I could only listen to a few seconds of it.
I've been practicing with Paul Grilley's Yin Yoga DVD for some time now and decided to get this kit...Glad I did!
You get a CD that includes a 1-hour Yin Yoga practice. I like the sequence and there is a 1-minute Savasana after each of the 9 postures which is very nice to get in touch with your Qi (chi). Each Yin Yoga posture is held for 5 minutes. There is a final relaxation and Metta meditation. I like Biff Mithoefer's voice/instructions and he doesn't talk too much.
Here are the postures on the CD:
Half Butterfly ( 2 sides)
Shoelace (2 sides)
Spinal Twist (2 sides)
The only thing I don't like is that Seal is placed during the beginning of practice, but since I can load this on my iPod it's easy to change the sequence how I want.
You also get a Yin Yoga book which I like very much. It is easy reading and easy to understand. There is discussion on Yin and...
I have purchased used kit from Amazon that was described to be in a very good condition, which it was. This kit has a book, cards with pictures, names and desriptions of the poses and DVD. basically, if you want to self practice, this kit will provide you with all the tools you need to do your yin practice. Personally, I always attended workshops for yin practice. Teacher would play nice, calm music during practice. Since poses are held for extended period of time, I had teachers who used aromatherapy mists, oils and towels during practice. These provide practitioner wilth additional sense of well being and relaxation.
Book provides step by step sequencing for 60 minute, 90 minute and extended yin practice. Very useful kit. I will be goign to it frequently to refresh sequencing and perfect poses alignment that I teach to my students.
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