Winter is the most yin of all the seasons. The dark hours slow our energy down and encourage us to go inwards. We may feel physically stagnant, sluggish with little desire to be active, and craving more quiet activities. Our yin yoga practice can replenish and revitalize the body, and help us to find harmony with this cold, dry season. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), water is the primary element of winter, and the primary organs are the Kidneys and Urinary Bladder.
Two weeks from today, Friday January 28th from 6-8 pm I will be leading a special Candlelight Yin Class that will focus on this Meridian pair and honor the water element by stimulating the channels that run down the front and back of the spine, as well as down the back of the legs and up the inner thighs. Postures that encourage full circulation of the back line of the body, especially the spine and the lower back around the kidneys, will help replenish our vital energy.
We will celebrate the darkness with the lighting of candles - the flickering of light both comforting and somehow hopeful. A reminder that we need the darkness (the yin) just as much as we need the light (the yang).
I hope you will join me for this special Yin practice that will be offered in studio at Orleans Yoga. Sign up here. I encourage you to set aside this time and to immerse yourself in this meditative practice. Comfortable, cozy clothes are encouraged....
With much love and wishes for a Happy and Healthy 2022 for all.