Yin/Restorative Yoga with dian fitzpatrick of Honor Your Body Yoga, LLC

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6-7:30pm Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at Awakening Point Studio with Mary Ellen Moses
What is Yin Yoga? (Thought to be one of the original forms of yoga, lost as
yoga became westernized)
The pace of Yin is a lot slower than other styles of yoga, which may be why it’s not as
popular as more established styles like Ashtanga or Iyengar yoga in the West. This view
is however changing and many proponents of Yin now believe that it is actually one of
the oldest forms of Hatha yoga.
The primary focus of Yin yoga is to stabilize the energy in the body by focusing on the connective tissues, or
fascia found deep in the soft tissues. These connective tissues, including tendons, ligaments, and aponeuroses,
tend to be tight and stiff, creating a restricted body. Yin aims to loosen up these tissues, increasing their
flexibility and pliability. According to the origins of the practice, the connective tissues are ‘yin’, and the
muscles and blood are ‘yang’ – the two must be balanced with each other to achieve tranquility.
$25 per person. Space is limited, so register by calling Mary 973-670-7421 or email yogamarys@yahoo.com.